Online scribblers keep hinting, mischievously, that Lewis could go to Ferrari next season. Presumably, this seemingly unlikely scenario would be in place of Sainz. I can't see it as likely, but stranger things have happened and sometimes do.
I remember that very well! I was a huge fan of Keke and almost every newspaper carried the story on the front page with a shot of Keke absolutely on or perhaps even over the limit with the Williams going through a corner flat out on 3 wheels, the forth a couple of inches clear of the track!When I watch an Eff 1 race today, I always think of Jenks, who held strong but reasoned, views about GP drivers. Most of the really good ones, he claimed, often drove at nine-tenths, but only the aces were capable of ten-tenths. By ten-tenths he meant that a driver was willing and able to push the limits between life and death.
One example I saw was Keke at the 1985 British GP, when he did a lap of Silverstone at an average of 160mph. To accomplish this he knew he was risking all, by not braking for Stowe. To scrub speed off, he momentarily took his foot off the throttle and lost 25mph, and slammed his foot hard down again.
It was a huge risk, and Keke knew that, but it paid off. When out of the car in the pits, he shook like a leaf for several minutes and smoked more cigarettes than ever, but he'd happily written himself into the record books.
Do we see drivers at ten-tenths today? Frankly, I don't know, but I wonder from the lacklustre performances from even top drivers whether they even reach nine-tenths.
He was 46 by that time though...Absolutely true, Gripping. And Fangio had the sense to retire whilst at the top.
and that he'll never get the chance to prove as MB won't get a chance to 'be on top' again until the next major rule change...by which time SLH will be retired or just too old to be competitive.... but I suspect that we'd see competitive performances from him if the Merc were on top.