by Salamander 18 Aug 2014, 09:52
I came across a rather touching article today detailing the travails of Luca Badoer - it's probably preaching to the choir here but it's a great read nonetheless.
Simtek wrote:Beautiful article. I never got the whole "Look how bad you are" craze even before I discovered this website and I wasn't even watching during his Forti or Minardi days. It was obvious that a 38-year-old with no experience with the 2009 cars and hadn't raced in just about anything in years was going to be well off the pace. I've seen Youtube comments (hardly a font of knowledge, I know) calling him appalling just for accidentally hitting another car in parc fermé (whereas Michael Schumacher has done this). Al Pease is another victim of this. In fact I've seen Pease at the top of a number of lists for worst F1 drivers (example here). It's also like this with teams like Simtek and even Arrows appearing on lists of worst F1 teams but far from deserve it. Here is a list that includes Arrows and other bizarre choices but does not include, off the top of my head, Life, Coloni, EuroBrun or (going by their logic) Minardi. Basically some (or most) people don't know the whole story and just judge based on the first video they see or the first statistics they find.
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