Originally Posted by lizzieh
I used to be a massive fan of Formula 1 back in the good old days of Prost, Senna, Mansell etc, but even though I can't say I care as much as I did back then, I still keep a watchful eye over proceedings.
As for this year.... answer to "can anyone keep Schumacher on a leash.." the answer is no. If he wants it bad enough.. which he still seems to, he'll win again.
I'm going to be interested to see how this Indian guy does.... sorry can't remember his name off the top of my overworked head.
Barrichello... good driver, but I fear he's nothing more than Eddie Irvine used to be, a journeyman whose sole purpose in life is to be Schumacher's whipping boy... unless he moves.
Button... like him, want him to win a race, it's about time us Brits had someone good to cheer, and I really do think that he has a chance if BAR build on the good progress they made last year.
Montoya and Raik konen... hmmmm. Still yet to see how they're going to get on as teammates.. you couldn't get more chalk and cheese as personalities. Still touting Raikkonen as a future champ..... always have done since he first came on the scene.
As for Montoya... boy he's got some talent, but he needs to learn how to harness it properly... then I believe he will really give Schumacher a run for his money. (am I allowed to say this?!!)
I miss Senna a lot, he was simply the best. If he was still alive, Schumacher would have never won so many titles.
I used to like Eddie Irvine a lot, he was never able to show his real talent but in my opinion he rather spent lots of time with the parties and glamour the F1 circuit had to offer instead on focusing on his driving.
I also think that Schumacher is hard to be kept on a leash, this guy is the Roger Federer of Formula 1, obviously he´s got his weak spots as well but the combination of his and Ferrari´s experience is something that´s hard to be beaten. Sad but true. I just hope that the championship won´t be decided too early this year.
Montoya and Raikkonen are both aiming for the top, I mean...they probably respect each other as team mates (or maybe not
, with JPM you never know) but when it comes to scoring points for the championship the respect soon becomes less and less important and turns into a competition where neither of them are willing to give in. Hopefully that doesn´t lead to too many crashes. It´s interesting to see 2 fiery heads battling over who´s the number 1 in the team but that´s definitely not good for the championship. 2 DNF´s on the race weekend means 0 championship points for McLaren Mercedes which really sucks as I think they´ve got what it takes to be a top team and it would be terrible if their chances would be destroyed by their 2 drivers fighting over who´s the boss.