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Old 04-27-2004, 08:12 PM   #9
johnfelstead
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Originally posted by crashandburn
Think of how many more wins/championships he might have if he didn't have to follow team orders when driving under Nigel Mansel.
You lost me there? Mansell was never teamed up with shuey and MS has never had to follow team orders, it's always been the other way round with his team mates definately signed as #2 drivers in the team.

I dont agree with if he was brazilian he would be treated any diferently by the motorsport press, Senna wasnt reveared until very late in his career when he had proven how special he was, for most of his career people thought he was as ruthless and hard as schumacher is now percieved to be.

Nationality has no bearing on this, its how they drive, and in 94 MS was a cheat as was his team, Tom Walkinshaw is legendary in how clever he is at cheating and getting away with it, he will try anything to win if he thinks he can get away with it. One of the last things Senna said to Berger before he died was that he felt the Beneton was illegal and was running traction control. The FIA later found the ability to enable traction control was within the Beneton software, but couldnt prove they had actually engaged it so changed the rules to close that loophole.
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