Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Other Tom Walkinshaw

Recently I scribbled some thoughts towards the late Messer Walkinshaw... In which perhaps I was a trifle too harsh? Having called the esteemed Scotsman a total Wanker...

As you see, I don’t have anything against Walkinshaw, and my comments were from a long-long-time ago in a Far-away land. It’s just that I was always a fan of THE BOSS’s, a.k.a. Jos Verstappen, who I feel was one of the more colourful characters in Formula 1 – perhaps a ‘Wee bit like Irv-the-Swerve, eh? (Eddie Irvine)

And thus, I too was disappointed by Verstappen being let-go in favour of Heinz 57 (Heinz-Harald Frentzen) who was also a decent bloke too – who just seemed unable to escape Herr Schumacher’s shadow. As I seem to recall being even harsher upon the plucky EJ (Eddie Jordan) for his most distasteful dumping of Frentzen from Jordan Grand Prix just a scant two days prior to Friday’s practice for Frentzen’s home race at der Hockenheimring in 2001; SHEISA!

So I won’t take back my previous words, but must confess that Joe Saward’s Cohort DT (David Tremayne) has written an excellent story pointing out a different take upon the late TW – as I’d hazard a guess Tom was just trying to do whatever to save his empire...

Tom Walkinshaw – another obituary