Once upon a time on usenet Sir Tim wrote:
> ~misfit~ <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Once upon a time on usenet Sir Tim wrote:
>>> M2T <***@HomX.com> wrote:
>>>> On 14/09/2018 09:23, Sir Tim wrote:
>>>>> larkim <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> He's getting a bit of flak for clinging onto a seat and
>>>>>> preventing new
>>>>>> blood coming through. My view, that's not his concern, of a team
>>>>>> wants to
>>>>>> offer a place then it's their decision rather than his which is
>>>>>> open to criticism.
>>>>> I've always been big fan of Kimi's but I find his relentlessly
>>>>> downbeat attitude towards the media beginning to wear a bit thin.
>>>>> I think he should retire and make way for one of the coming men
>>>>> but, as you say, if a team wants him and he is prepared to mooch
>>>>> around mid field playing Peter Pan then so be it.
>>>> What coming men?
>>> Ocon, Russell, Giovinazzi, Markelov
>> Agree on the first two but Markelov isn't all that. He's the only
>> Russian driver to race for "Russian Time" TTBOMK (which makes me
>> For two years in GP2 he had Mitch Evans as a team-mate.
>> 2015 Mitch 174 Artem 6. (Yes Artem ran a full season)
>> 2016 Mitch 135 Artem 48.
>> Mitch didn't have any money and couldn't get into F1 (Russian Time
>> used him for his car set-up skills) - what makes Artem better
>> qualified? He's 24 years old, the same age as Mitch. It's not like
>> he's a teeanger just finding his feet.
> I was trying to refute M2T's implication that there aren't any young
> drivers of obvious talent and named the first four who came to mind.
> Maybe Markelov was a bad example (the guys on Sky had been talking
> about him during FP2).
Ahh ok. Fresh in mind then. Fair enough.
> Mitch Evans is clearly a very talented driver but I guess his move to
> Formula E sounded the death knell to any F1 aspirations he might have
> had :-(
That bell had rung before his move to Formula E, the move was in response to
the fact that he couldn't get an F1 seat without many more millions (even
with support from Mark Webber and medium-level backing from NZ motorsport
'angel' Colin Giltrap).
Mitch tried to keep his F1 dream alive but finally accepted financial
reality and joined Formula E and the two guys who finished second and third
to him in his championship-winning GP3 year.
Mitch remains the youngest person to ever win an international Grand Prix
(at age 16).
"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)