C'mon Michael, give Rubens a shot!!!

C'mon Michael, give Rubens a shot!!!

Post by ReeferG » Tue, 27 Jan 2004 19:19:39


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Hey Group,

As a six-time World Champion, shouldn't Michael now do the right thing
and help, in every way, Rubens to get his first title.

Niki Lauda did the right thing in 1985.

After beating team mate Alain Prost by 1/2 point in 1984, he helped him
win his first title in 1985.

If he doesn't help Rubens win, I think public opinion will go against
him.

I know one races to win, but six titles!

I wouldn't be able to look my team mate in the eye if I didn't help him.

I'm sure Michael WANTS Rubens to win.

His place in the record books is assured for all-time.

I just hope team orders don't mess it all up.

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C'mon Michael, give Rubens a shot!!!

Post by Beppe Grill » Tue, 27 Jan 2004 19:29:10

that's the most stupid thing I've heard in the last few months

 
 
 

C'mon Michael, give Rubens a shot!!!

Post by David Melvill » Wed, 28 Jan 2004 00:18:34

I was so overcome
by the kaniption fit I had
when I read ReeferGuy's following missive,
that I was compelled to respond thus . . .
Quote:

> ??????????????????????????????????????????????0319on1/26

> Hey Group,

> As a six-time World Champion, shouldn't Michael now do the right thing
> and help, in every way, Rubens to get his first title.

> Niki Lauda did the right thing in 1985.

> After beating team mate Alain Prost by 1/2 point in 1984, he helped him
> win his first title in 1985.

> If he doesn't help Rubens win, I think public opinion will go against
> him.

> I know one races to win, but six titles!

> I wouldn't be able to look my team mate in the eye if I didn't help him.

> I'm sure Michael WANTS Rubens to win.

> His place in the record books is assured for all-time.

> I just hope team orders don't mess it all up.

> ??????????????????????????My?2

> ??????????????????????????????ReeferGuy
> ????????????????????????????USMC-FDNY
> ???????????????????????Live.?.?.?And?Let?Live

> ????????????????????????????????

Given it has always been Michael's modus operandi to tie these things
down in contract (i.e., a #1 and #2 driver), I don't see him letting
such considerations bother his conscience.

--
Cheers!
       Dave

Because the sky is blue,
It makes me cry.

 
 
 

C'mon Michael, give Rubens a shot!!!

Post by John Maxwel » Wed, 28 Jan 2004 14:58:10


0319on1/26

Quote:
>Hey Group,
>As a six-time World Champion, shouldn't Michael now do the right thing

and help, in every way, Rubens to get his first title.

Rubens would be heckled to Uruguay by his Brazilian countrymen if that were
to happen,  which it won't.  It wouldn't speak well for any driver to be
baby-strolled to the finish line.

Quote:
>Niki Lauda did the right thing in 1985.
>After beating team mate Alain Prost by 1/2 point in 1984, he helped him

win his first title in 1985.

History shows otherwise.  Lauda had several mechanical failures that year,
why he lost.   When he had a reliable car,  he held off Prost.   Lauda would
never bandy about a race track just to let someone else win.

Quote:
>If he doesn't help Rubens win, I think public opinion will go against

him.

You haven't been following the nitty-gritty, have you?

Quote:
>I know one races to win, but six titles!

Yeah, well, Ferrari'$ marque influence on FIA and all.

Quote:
>I wouldn't be able to look my team mate in the eye if I didn't help him.

You wouldn't be a racer if you did.

Quote:
>I'm sure Michael WANTS Rubens to win.

That's wishful thinking to say the least.

Quote:
>His place in the record books is assured for all-time.

With a big asterisk.   'See:  Contract.'

Quote:
>I just hope team orders don't mess it all up.

Only when Herr ShellMarlboro retires will Rubens have a shot at the WDC,
that is if FIAT, deeply in debt, do not sell its majority owned subsidiary,
else plop in an Italian as lead driver.

Quote:
>My 2

ReeferGuy
USMC-FDNY
Live. . . And Let Live

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