> > : Come on, Michael, you can do it. Beat the ego-maniac.
> > Are you inferring that Mikey is *not* an egomaniac? As Mark about that
> > one. (Note to Carl: they're all egomaniacs. If they weren't, they
> > wouldn't
> > be where they are. Self deprecation and humility does not get one a
> > drive
> > in F1).
> Certainly, MS has his personality faults, don't we all - but he does
> (never thought I'd say this) have a certain charm and has achieved an
> immense amount in F1 and so has some 'right' to his presence.
> Villeneuve has a severe case of ego-overload (via Pollock, maybe) by
> working so hard at appearing enigmatic, aloof, cool and complex. His
> lack of compliance in interviews, etc, reflects his over-blown
I've spoken to people on or associated with the Ferrari team and
understand Michael to be an extremely nice guy, calm, and very
accomodating to everyone.
I would not venture to say that Jacques himself in person isn't a nice
guy, but look at the way the two of them come off in public. Quite the
> The example of refusing his name to be allowed in F1 games, etc is
> testimony to his frail inner-self.
or perhaps greed of a nature I've never seen. Michael, the highest paid
driver in F1, doesn't charge for his image or his name in computer games
> Humility is rare in this game (well, in life it's rare, come to think of
> it) but these chaps are so fortunate to do what they do and be so well
> rewarded that they should show some good grace - many of them do.
Mika Hakkinen, Johnny Herbert, Rubens Barrichello, Gerhard Berger, Damon
David Coulthard... I can go on and on...
my list of 'nice' guys, who show some humility, gratitude that they are
they are, and offer much in the way of good grace
> From all the folks I know who follow F1 actively and/or passively I have
> never known such a driver (as Villeneuve) to be so poorly rated, as a
but there are some who believe that those of us who feel that way or rate
Jacques poorly as a character are jealous ? That's the farthest thing from
the truth. It's his behaviour (NOT the fact that he's driving a Williams
win the title, both from some good drives but also from extraordinary luck)
has so put me off my breakfast
> Will be a sad day when he lifts the WC in a couple of weeks (unless it
You'll find no-one more sad, much of my anger about the man is disippating
as I begin to accept it may happen, but sadness, that will last until
else assumes #1 at the end of the 98 season
> Nice guys do win, sometimes. Hill, Herbert, Hakkinen (whoops, shurely
> shome mishtake there?!)
No Way ! Mika WILL win, and when it starts, it will happen often. He and
David (my opinion, and hope) will finish 1/2 often in 98...
Thank you Carl, you've made my day