Once upon a time on usenet ~misfit~ wrote:
> Once upon a time on usenet DumbedDownUSA wrote:
>> Sir Tim wrote:
>>> ~misfit~ <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> "2016 was a key year for us," said Vettel. "It was not great in
>>>> terms of performance. We finished second in 2015. Naturally you
>>>> want to be closer. We were not and we lost a place, but in terms of
>>>> setting up ourselves for the future 2016 was more important year so
>>>> far since I was with team."
>>>> I've never liked overt arrogance. Going by that statement he thinks
>>>> that he is the most important person at Ferrari by far. I hope
>>>> Mercedes trounce him this weekend at Monza (and Kimi gets second).
>>> Sorry, where is the "overt arrogance" in that statement?
>> If you try really hard you can misinterpret "since I was with team".
>> You have to have a certain mindset in the first place to do so
>> though; you can't see it unless you are looking for it.
> So your contention is that he means 2016 was more important than 2017
> and 2018 (and 2015?) "in terms of setting ourselves up for the
> future"? I guess that's self-evident and as such pointless to say for
> 2017 and 2018 as they come after 2016. However the only other year he
> mentioned was 2015 so the obvious take away from his statement is
> that his presence in the team was key to their current success.
> It's called comprehension. He's saying that a year in which Ferrari
> dropped a place in the WCC standings over the previous year was
> better for the future of the *team* because he joined them.
> That might well be the case but for him to say it is, by any standard
> arrogant. If Arrivebene (sp?) said it w/r/t Vettel then that would be
> fine. Complimenting another is the antithesis of arrogance (which I
> mentioned I disliked yeah?).
Mea culpa. I mistakenly thought 2016 was the year Vettel joined Ferrari in
the moment (and up until I just thought "hang on..." and checked).
It probably won't be the last time I make a mistake....
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)