As what gives with today’s youth? Get Off My lawn
First ‘N Foremost, I totally 100% understand
that it does Not matter what an Aging Blogger thinks or Scribbles…
That said, I found myself feeling Depressed
over the current state of Formula 1 following that Mega crash between the Up ‘n
Comer George Russell vs. Dare I say it? Veteran Valtteri Bottas at the
illustrious Tamberello corner at the Autodromo Internacional Enzo e Dino
Ferrari circuit at Imola, Italy.
As we know the youthful Russell in the anemic
Williams FW43B was trying to overtake Bottas in the world beater Silver Arrows
Mercedes W12 on a drying track with just a single dry line upon it’s slippery tarmac,
for which Bottas rightly positioned his car to force Russell to have to go onto
a damp patch of Ash-fault in order to try passing him, which we know went Haywire!
And may be I’m making too much out of the irony
of two formula 1 drivers colliding at a Mega 290kph, ergo some 180mph at the
very same corner where the late Ayrton Senna lost his life, as Russell screamed
over his In-car radio “Is He trying to Kill Us?” But the very last Red Flag
preceding this incident in San Marino was 27 years ago for Senna’s accident at
this very same corner!
As I’ve said previously, I’m not a Fan of toto
Wolff’s, but did appreciate him publicly calling bullshit upon the 23 year old
Mercedes Development Driver. As Russell is trying to emulate Bottas path to a
coveted Mercedes seat, as the Finn graduated from Team Willy’ after Nico Rosberg
retired upon becoming World Champion in 2016, the last time anybody Beat Sir
Lewis for the title!
Also I’ll begrudgingly agree with Herr Wolff
that it does indeed “Take Two to Tango,” but I firmly believe the accident is
Russell’s fault, and I’d even go so far to surmise the Briton totally knew who’s
car he was trying to Overtake and make a not-so-subtle statement in the process…
As what’s that ‘Ol
Saying? Oh yeah, be Careful what you wish for! As I’m sure Valtteri might have
something to say about being Sir Lewis’s team-mate, Eh?
And I know that I shouldn’t draw conclusions
over one event, but for the moment I’ve lost a huge bit of respect for Russell,
who I like as a driver.
But may be I’m just a Tottering ‘OL cojer, Shush!
But I’ve noticed a disturbing trend the past few years that first began with whom
I nicknamed Maximus Hothead’, aka Max Verstappen, who seems to have toned down
his Rants and is much calmer this year, so far.
Next, I noticed Charles Leclerc seems to be
quite mercurial over the In-car radio when he’s Not getting his way Ontrack,
especially as Vettel’s “wingman.”
Along with Lando Norris who’s always either
complaining about somebody else’s driving style or trotting out a ready made
excuse for why he can’t get further up the grid! Which in fairness seems to
totally mimic Golden child’s approach.
And then Ditto for Russell, who seems to go
Berserko on the radio after something goes Horribly Pear Shaped! As these four
in particular seem to act like they believe the video games their so prolific
at carry over onto the real tarmac and everybody should just simply get Out of
their Bloody way!
As how many countless times have we seen Golden
Child (Hamilton) drive in the exact same defensive posture Bottas was doing?
And would George have tried the same Overtaking maneuver on Lewis Hamilton’s
Silver Arrows if hypothetically the chance arrived?
While I’ll also admit it’s Rich hearing
Hamilton complain over being “roughed up” by Verstappen on the run into the
first corner at Imola, as seriously Lewis? Getting a bit toasty in the kitchen?
Yet again in fairness, suppose none of these
Young Turks holds a candle to ‘lil Syd viddle’s (Vettel) radio antics, since I’ll
never forgive him for telling the late Charlie Whiting to G-O FUCK HIMSELF!
Did I say and do Stupid things when I was 23,
Absolutely! Which to put into perspective was so long ago, that it’s now 32
years ago when I saw Ayrton Senna my one and only time in person walking into
the F1 Paddock for practice on the Streets of Phoenix Arizona for the Iceberg Grand
Prix, aye Karumba!
As I bring up Senna’s name because he’s the
most Ruthless, Vindictive and Maniacal Formula 1 driver of All time! And only “the
Professor” (Alain Prost) comes close to being as Devious as the Brazilian was.
Although Ayrton obviously was a brilliant
driver, who I rank ahead of my Hero Der Terminator’, aka Michael Schumacher! Who
perhaps I’m still biased over, but I cannot recall the German ever going All
Potty mouth or Sniveling over the radio?
As the part that Depresses me about F1 right
now is the Uber’ Testosterone laden need to completely Crush the Soul of your
competitors, be it placing your knee upon the neck of your team-mate or the
opposition and clearly define who the true Alfa Male is!
As may I still be Naïveafter 35 years of religiously following Motorsports to feel this type of behaviour doesn’t occur Stateside in Indy Cars? As I get it that everybody wants to be P1, but IndyCar doesn’t appear to be the same bloodsport Formula 1 is…