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@219 KombreA complete non sense that shows you don't know anything. maybe you just started to watch F1 in 93.Prost was here since the early 80s and often dominated with a car which wasn't the fastest.Even for the part of his career where he competed against Senna it could argued that he was the best... maybe not enough charisma and the bad luck of being French in an English dominated sport...
AP was nothing but a miserable coward, in with management. Only winning due to a far superior car in 1993 and being in bed with Balestre. I think 5th is rather generous...
@216I was comparing the situation between NM and NP at Williams to LH and FA at McLaren. Both the 'senior' multiple wdc's expected the 'junior' team mates to fall into line and be their de facto number 2 - in both cases they did not.Re team orders at Williams (I hate to keep on about it) - check DH Wiki entry, it actually says team orders forbade him to race Prost.
@214TV commentator could have his/her own view. Equally at the same era, Berger was the number 2 to support Senna at McLaren. They banged wheels with each other in late 1980's, but never raced against each other at McLaren. Senna even "allowed" Berger to win a Suzuka 1991 by slowing down at the last corner.
@207That was precisely the point.@204Appologies if it seemed aggressive - but sarcasm re: Hill's career is frustrating, his facts and figures stand up to most.@214Don't understand the LH/FA comment. FA may have percieved himself as No1 but McLaren had no such orders.
@214 mit911Piquet may have thought he should have been number one but it quickly became clear Mansell was at least his equal. Mansell would have won that season if he had been given more support. Prost benefited as did Raikkonen a couple of decades later.
@212/213Hill was definitely the number 2 driver to Prost at Williams - I remember watching races when even the commentator remarked on it. They may not have declared it to the public but it was clearly understood.Re. Mansell/Piquet - didn't Piquet consider himself as number 1 being multiple world champ and Mansell not fall into line, much like LH and FA at Mclaren.
@212 2112_DongIndeed. At Williams it went back even further than that with Mansell and Piquet. Had team orders been in place back then Mansell would almost certainly have won in '86.
@ 211Williams did not impose team order in late 80’s and early 90’s. Williams might have higher expectation on one driver over another, such as Mansell over Patrese, Prost over Hill, Senna over Hill and lastly Hill over Coulthard. Yet the “second driver” were free to challenge for a victory, if they could.
@210Prost also benefited from team orders, when he won the WDC at Williams he had Damon Hill riding shotgun for him. Some would also say he benefited from the influence of a fellow countryman who was head of the FIA at the time. Maybe this is all part of the game - it shouldn't be but I think it is.
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