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Old 30 Sep 2011, 08:56 (Ref:2962848)   #361
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Well Bruno's had a reprieve so we have to scratch him from this list for the time being!!

Pantano's just crept into my head for some reason. Stellar in everything until F1 and even then probably didn't get the chance to show what he could do.

Can anyone recvall how he did in various other F1 tests he was given years back. IIRC he had runs in Benetton's and Williams'?

I guess he is a current version of Marco Apicella but then I still rate Marco as one of THE lost talents of the last 30 years.
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Old 30 Sep 2011, 17:57 (Ref:2963037)   #362
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Marco Apicella = the shortest Grand Prix career of anyone who made the grid.

Has Geoff Lees been mentioned?
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Old 30 Sep 2011, 19:17 (Ref:2963112)   #363
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Marco Apicella = the shortest Grand Prix career of anyone who made the grid.

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A travesty when you think of all the other Italians who made it around the same period!!

Lees has been mentioned. However I would venture that had Thackwell not knobbled himself at Thruxton in 1981, he would've wiped the floor with all that season and Geoff wouldn't have got much of a look it.
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Well, this is a bit of a bump, but I scrolled through this thread and didn't see Mikko Kozarowitzky's name mentioned. Some, ahem, old-timers might remember him from the late 70s. He had been fighting in nearly equal pace with one Keke Rosberg through European single seaters, as well as the Tasman series. Now, I'm going off memory from a book I read a while ago, but I think Marlboro wanted a Finnish driver in F1. Rosberg, tied up in his contract, was unavailable, so they chose Kozarowitzky instead.

He got his chance for the RAM team in the 1977 British GP. However, team boss (whose name escapes me right now) anticipated that there might be rain coming, and ordered Mikko to drive flat out right from the start, which resulted in him crashing hard into the barriers, breaking his wrist. After that, they tried to persuade him to duct tape his wrist and go back out there, at which point "Kozarowitzky told what he thought about Mr. Team Boss what he thought about him, and promptly stormed off". An interesting story, because Kozarowitzky's name is often (nearly always) forgotten whenever Finnish F1 history comes up.

After hearing what happened, Rosberg considered himself "really lucky", because had he been in Europe at the time, his career would've likely followed that of Mikko's.
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Interesting thread TBH, well worth a bump.

I'm affraid we can soon add Robin Frijns to the list.
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Interesting thread TBH, well worth a bump.

I'm afraid we can soon add Robin Frijns to the list.
Definitely!

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Now Vandoorne and possibly even Ocon!!!
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I'd like to add Johnny Herbert. This blog http://www.1994f1.com/2018/11/30/joh...ton-b194-test/ makes you wonders what he might have achieved had he not had his F3000 shunt.
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Old 16 Dec 2018, 07:35 (Ref:3870630)   #368
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Johnny Herbert was quick from the start of his career. He was impressive all weekend at Brands. I was watching at the entry to Hawthorn bend on the outside of the circuit, so saw what happened.
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If only Herbert hadn't had that accident, who knows what he would have achieved? Certainly three GP wins were no indication of what should have been
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I was there too, although I was just out of sight of the accident. It was the first time I had taken my wife motor racing and I pranged my MGB on the way there. An eventful day.....
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Crikey what an awful day!!!

No doubt at all in my mind how good Johnny was, for the guy to be competitive against the best and win three F1 races with the hindrances he later had with his feet/ankles is remarkable.

Flavio to me always seemed about the 'now' and didn't look very long term regarding drivers.

I feel pretty much the same about Donnelly as I do about Herbert. Those two were the stand out drivers from UK/Ire at a time when the depth in abilities in junior single seaters was arguably greater than it is today.

Damon Hill has often said that he felt privileged to have raced against these two, whom he felt were top drawer.
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I think Damon said Martin was the toughest team mate he ever raced against, or something along those lines
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