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In 2018 Kimi laps at 163mph at Monza, fantastic.
In 1970 Pedro Rodriguez lapped at 160mph at Spa, a totally different circuit.
But those lap speeds are awesome, despite the 48-year time gap.
Very different safety standards, as well.
Comprehensive vs. slim or none.
Both brave men.
The Porsche weighed 800kgm and the Ferrari perhaps 733kg.
The Porsche may have had 600bhp [it was not a CanAm beast] and Kimi's may have 950-980bhp
The Porsche had an inflated pretzel for a chassis and the pedal box out
ahead of the front axle.
Spa didn't have ARMCO barriers or overruns.
Incident medical response was laughable.
Undoubtedly, both brave, but in 1970, the price of error or failure was
quite a bit higher.