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I get what you're saying, jamesedwardmills, but I believe you just made the point that teafcby was trying to underscore. Formula One is not like other team or individual sports, so it's difficult compare it to something like tennis. If you recall, there was much dispute in 2000-2001 as to whether Kimi Raikkonen should be issued a superlicence . His age and relative lack of experience gave the the FIA much cause for concern. (I believe he was 20 at the time) . Maturity (both mental and chronological) is a factor in the success of any F1 pilot. That is why Fernando Alonso is such as stand out, being the youngest ever to win a championship. Speaking of Alonso (remember him? LOL): He's a back to back world champion and a fantastic driver. But not even he should be compared to Mansell, Prost, Stewart, etc. just yet. As far as ANYONE being likened to Juan Manuel Fangio or Ayrton Senna da Silva .... Let's just say, I hope to so see another driver of that caliber in my lifetime. I won't hold my breath.
YOU ARE SOOO RIGHT MIZ_KIM!!!!! As I have been saying in every post it is too soon, give him time. I also agree with the gentleman who said that history will judge him. He has a whole career ahead of him.
Vito, as for Kimi Raikkonen, I would not worry. Ferrari knows what they have and he seems to be happier and more involved than with any other team. I think that he has and will surprise all of his critics and we will see what he is really made of. Right now he seems to be keeping his head about him and driving with a lot of intellegence. Which no one has every given him credit for before. He has raw speed, fearlessness, experience, team support and finally a car the actually works on his side.
We are three races in, I think that we should all sit back and chill and let the season unfold. Enjoy!!!!