July 17, 2006

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See, here's the problem, Steven. By the time the daughter (or, for that matter, son) in question would be old enough to drive in F1, the father would be too old to be any good.

Guess that's the difference between going in a straight line and, y'know, having to actually DRIVE.

Actually, their haven't been that many good sons of F1 dads, now that I think of it. Jacques Villeneuve (Jack Newtown) won a world championship, something Gilles never managed. Damon Hill won a championship (his dad Graham* won one).

Also on the scene is Nico (Wonderboy) Rosberg, son of Keke, who's in his first year. We'll be seeing Nelson Piquet Jr. soon. It's way too early to tell with either of them how good they'll be. Mathias Lauda, Nicki's son, may never make it to F1 (particularly after finishing 21st in 2005's GP2 series).

I'd put Vanina Ickx up against any of John Force's girls, though.

*changed to correct 'father'. Thanks, Don!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 06:10 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 We haven't had a female Andretti come over to F1 yet. That must happen at some stage, surely? Nico looks promising, Nelson, hmmmmmm, I watched the whole A1GP season, and he dominated the first couple of races, then all but lost it completely. So maybe not the prospect he seemed from GP2.

Posted by: flotsky at July 17, 2006 07:19 PM (6T2ID)

2 Yeah, he seems like he's aiming to be a disappointment, Nelson does. Nico sure started out well, but ever since the first race he's been languishing towards the mid-to-back of the pack... which is pretty good for a rookie, I suppose, but not what we were prepped to expect.

Hype is a marvelous thing, no?

Posted by: Wonderduck at July 17, 2006 07:33 PM (y6n8O)

3 Damon Hill's father was Graham.
Phil Hill is no relation, and "only" won one title.

Posted by: Don Speekingleesh at July 18, 2006 10:17 PM (fc6cT)

4 Doink. Idiot.

Posted by: Wonderduck at July 19, 2006 03:52 AM (+rGmJ)

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