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      02-21-2021, 05:05 AM   #221
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Dudes. They were out of shape compared to the drivers of today. None of those drivers could stand the physical efforts and G-forces the cars of today generate. They were awesome but for different reasons.

Physically, they are NO MATCH for the drivers of today. Just like in 99.99 percent of all sports now. And Snooker.

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Fitness has nothing to do with manliness, I wonder how today's boy drivers would cope with the cars & tracks of the 70's/80's over a GP distance.
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Fitness has nothing to do with manliness, I wonder how today's boy drivers would cope with the cars & tracks of the 70's/80's over a GP distance.
Does Grojean fit you view of manliness?
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Does Grojean fit you view of manliness?
"NOTHING" or "NO ONE" can beat the manliness of Romain Grosjean the PHOENIX of the FIRE !
Watched it more than 100 times and finally I thought , this looks like a scene of the TERMINATOR !

We are talking here from a Crash-Impact of 67-G and the explosion of a super high octane FUEL BOMB !
While I watched the race : I screamed loudly ! This man is DEAD !!!
"28 SECONDS IN THE HELL OF FIRE"

"ROMAIN GROSJEAN THE PHOENIX OF THE FIRE IS THE TERMINATOR" !!!!





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Does Grojean fit you view of manliness?
Does Gerhard Berger fit yours?

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I never made an assertion that he wasn't manly. You did that.

Again, does Romain Grojean fit your definition of manliness?
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"NOTHING" or "NO ONE" can beat the manliness of Romain Grosjean the PHOENIX of the FIRE !
Watched it more than 100 times and finally I thought , this looks like a scene of the TERMINATOR !

We are talking here from a Crash-Impact of 67-G and the explosion of a super high octane FUEL BOMB !
While I watched the race : I screamed loudly ! This man is DEAD !!!
"28 SECONDS IN THE HELL OF FIRE"

"ROMAIN GROSJEAN THE PHOENIX OF THE FIRE IS THE TERMINATOR" !!!!





Well said, my good friend. Well said!
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old drivers were smoking, drinking often, having a big belly wasnt a problem as well..

maybe they were risking their lives more but for G part, cars couldnt grip that much in corners for that..

modern F1 cars are much safer but more physically demanding, old cars were risky to drive but less physically demanding.. so if you swap drivers, both might struggle.. but if you re fit you can risk your life, but if you re not fit you cant cope with physical demand.. so i agree with MK..
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Well said, my good friend. Well said!
Thank GOD my friend ! Finally we agree about something ...

I'm convinced It's a F* miracle !
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old drivers were smoking, drinking often, having a big belly wasnt a problem as well..

maybe they were risking their lives more but for G part, cars couldnt grip that much in corners for that..

modern F1 cars are much safer but more physically demanding, old cars were risky to drive but less physically demanding.. so if you swap drivers, both might struggle.. but if you re fit you can risk your life, but if you re not fit you cant cope with physical demand.. so i agree with MK..
The older cars were still 4-wheel drifting around corners. And don't even bring up braking in modern F1 cars.

Current F1 drivers are exposed to more consistent G-forces than any other people in the world. More than fighter pilots, astronauts, etc.
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Thank GOD my friend ! Finally we agree about something ...

I'm convinced It's a F* miracle !
There is much we agree on, my friend. There are 2 sticking points we don't. That is normal in any friendship.
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old drivers were smoking, drinking often, having a big belly wasnt a problem as well..

maybe they were risking their lives more but for G part, cars couldnt grip that much in corners for that..

modern F1 cars are much safer but more physically demanding, old cars were risky to drive but less physically demanding.. so if you swap drivers, both might struggle.. but if you re fit you can risk your life, but if you re not fit you cant cope with physical demand.. so i agree with MK..
Mate . In the past the F1 drivers had B@LLS !

Today ? There is only "ONE" with B@LLS ...
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There is much we agree on, my friend. There are 2 sticking points we don't. That is normal in any friendship.

I had many GF's . Over the years I've learned a lot how it works in a relationship !

In other words : "LOVE & HATE"

The stronger the hate . The stronger the love will be !

Think our friendship is about the same...
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I never made an assertion that he wasn't manly. You did that.

Again, does Romain Grojean fit your definition of manliness?
Yes I said in my original post that the guys that drove those old cars were 'real' men & I stand by it. You replied by saying that today's drivers are fitter and yes they are fitter, what's your point?

As for Romain, I suspect that you picked him out because of his miraculous survival from the initial impact & escape from the flames. I fail to see how this makes him more 'manly' than the rest of his generation of drivers, yes his fitness helped with his survival & escape & with flames licking his arse, what else would he or any other driver do...he's not the only driver to have escaped a burning car.
Had it not been for the Halo he wouldn't have had a chance to emerge from the flames like the Phoenix he now is.

Does Romain fit my 'definition' of a 'more manly' 70's/80's racing driver...well obviously that'd be a no
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If Cowell is tired of Merc and their politics then naturally money will do the talking. What happens behind the scenes in the discussion rooms we'll see ..looking at the various vids both Merc and RB may have a slight problem because of the rear floor cutaway in the rules for Mercs long wheelbase and the RB's higher rear rake config.
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Yes I said in my original post that the guys that drove those old cars were 'real' men & I stand by it. You replied by saying that today's drivers are fitter and yes they are fitter, what's your point?

As for Romain, I suspect that you picked him out because of his miraculous survival from the initial impact & escape from the flames. I fail to see how this makes him more 'manly' than the rest of his generation of drivers, yes his fitness helped with his survival & escape & with flames licking his arse, what else would he or any other driver do...he's not the only driver to have escaped a burning car.
Had it not been for the Halo he wouldn't have had a chance to emerge from the flames like the Phoenix he now is.

Does Romain fit my 'definition' of a 'more manly' 70's/80's racing driver...well obviously that'd be a no
Please define what being a real man means. I'm very interested in hearing this.
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Please define what being a real man means. I'm very interested in hearing this.

What makes a 'real' man is unquantifiable

MK, you're taking this far to seriously...
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MK, you're taking this far to seriously...
Dammit my troll game is losing its efficacy!!
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Well ...This my friend ..."THIS" !!!

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Meanwhile..How are you my friend ?
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