Ayrton Senna , Imola 1986.
Gerhard Berger and Nigel Mansell, some time during the 1980s. I have no idea what they are doing.
Nigel is feeling smug that he has out-styled Gerhard, with his dubious jazzy jacket, but is unaware that his shiny double breasted number makes him look a) short and b) a bit like a chest of drawers.
This would most likely be an official function, perhaps the introduction of a new car of announcement of Nige as a Ferrari drive. Nige is dressed for the occassion, and Gerhard is in his Sunday Best… which is a pear of jeans and a dubious jazzy jacket. Thats our Gerhard.
la dernière fois …
Olivier Panis (Gauloises Ligier-Mugen Honda JS43), celebrating his victory at the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix
Panis was the last frenchman to win a Grand Prix, already 17 years ago
in the list of wins per country France is still ranked as 4th with 79, top 3 consists of Brasil (101), Germany (145) & the UK (227)
Of those 79 wins, 51 are Prost. That leaves only 28 between the likes of Arnoux, Laffite and even one for Alesi, amongst others.
Of those 145 wins for Germany, 91 are Schumi and 39 are Vettel. That leaves only 15 for other blokes.
The UK and Brazil are the only nations that truly has multiple top tier drivers. But Germany’s two trump everyone else, I think.
game over …
Michael Schumacher, Mild Seven Benetton-Ford B194, 1994 Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide
Before all those giant cement run offs, Schumi used to always bin it in practice when finding the limit.