baxus Posted November 16, 2022 Share Posted November 16, 2022 12 hours ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said: Alain Prost, a strong candidate for F1 GOAT, got sacked twice for publicly badmouthing his teams (Renault in '83 and Ferrari in '91). The same thing might have happened at McLaren at the end of '89 but he was already on his way out, having signed with Ferrari. At the 1984 Italian GP, Toleman didn't allow Senna (another probable GOAT) to drive because of a contract dispute involving his signing with Lotus for '85. The problem isn't just that Max jeopardized 1-2 in the drivers championship, which RB probably wants more than a win right now because they've never achieved the former and have plenty of the latter. It's the way he defied those team orders. Stupidly, disrespectfully, and publicly. As was stated before on this thread, "Like a shitty boss". All apparently over some insane speculation of Checo wrecking his qualifying in Monaco. No one is irreplaceable. The point of my comment was not to say that Verstappen is irreplaceable but that he is clearly above the pack that was stated to be "in the same bracket" as him. Thought that was pretty clear but obviously not. 10 hours ago, polishgenius said: Well, to be fair, neither does Lewis Hamilton. He did pretty well for himself as a #2 driver, didn't he? 9 hours ago, Werthead said: Yeah, Leclerc's situation this year has been comparable to Max 2-3 years ago, or even at times this year. He's not in the zone yet but can get there. I didn't deny Leclerc's potential to one day reach WC levels, I said he's not there yet and is at the moment not in the same category as Verstappen. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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