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  • probablygraham probablygraham Feb 2, 2009 19:16 Flag

    I am SO SICK of hearing about Ayrton Senna

    Interesting post, especially since posts about Senna in here are very few and far between so I don't understand your ranting.

    We all have our opinions on who the greatest drivers were. Normally we back them up with reasons and facts. There's no point in comparing drivers from different eras simply because there are so many different factors involved at any time. That goes for any sport - not just F1.

    As to whether typing every second word in capital letters is the way to make convincing arguments, I prefer facts and figures.

    You can put me wrong but I get the feeling you never saw Senna drive. Many of the posters here not only followed Senna's career but many of the greats before him. Not just on TV but actually at the track.

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    • The comparison between Senna and Schumacher is a difficult one anyway, as Senna was an on-track racer and Schumi did a lot of his racing in the preparation. Not just in the set-up, but psychologically. Unlike Senna, Schumi was generally very nice to back-markers so that they wouldn't hold him up as he was trying to pass them. Schumi always made sure he never had any serious competition from a team mate. The Senna-Prost situation would never have happened.

      Senna may have been a bully on the track, but he was also an extremely sensitive and compassionate human being. He did loads of charity work, and was the most upset when Ratzenberger died. There are always two sides to these things.

      It seems odd to me that someone would start a thread *out of the blue* about how sick they are of hearing about Ayrton Senna, when all that would do is prompt a big discussion of Ayrton Senna. In a way, it's a self-fulfilling thread: "See - told you everyone talks about Senna all the time!" Might have been funny if we'd all just replied, "who?"