Nigel Mansell, Frank Williams, Senate discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

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He has this belief, this belief that he has some God given right to win every race, no matter what that's messianic right. And you know, think about the personality types, right? I mean process as far as I can answer teen a practical man, I mean, is a reason why nickname was the professor ninety like his goal was gonna win as much as I can. It stoke probabilistic and we play. Yeah, I want victory. I want. I want the fame and fortune that comes along with it and forget I want to survive it right because there's a whole bunch of things to do afterwards and you know that mentality running up against a messianic meaning to like everything right every qualify in every practice session. Every. Let alone every race. They were so different that I think it was almost impossible that they weren't going to clash in ways that became deeply personal. But when you take them out of that crucible right that these were people that ultimately, I think had deep respect for the differences in them. I mean, I think in ways maybe one might say, prosecutive used a little bit of Senate and Seneca useful across here, but they were oil and water. They wouldn't make, you know, Frank Williams from the day. He, I saw Senna always wanted him on his team, and the reason it took until nineteen ninety four was because PROST was there and pros had a clause in his contract that said, I will never be on the same team as Senate. Yeah. So he had to wait for pros to retire to leave McLaren by which Frank Williams me. My understanding and from what I've read is, you know that that Frank Williams loved pitting people against one another, right? I mean, how did. I think the most exciting person I ever watched drive. I do think is Nigel Mansell and you look at mantle was considered kind of second rate, right? He was, you know, at a time there were ones and twos. You know he was the to Andretti and I think he was too. To PK fit Paul to as well when Frank Williams had him as the two PK. That was because we'll PK was the acknowledge number one, but it wasn't mantle was saying, oh, God, no, right. And Williams wasn't the kind to say, look you over to, right? Here's a kind of your starting number two, but you want to be number one, you know improve it. And part of, you know, PK's kinda denigration. I think you know his haughty condescension to Mansell is part of infuriated him, you know, and and I think made him really among the greatest of the greats. I mean, you watch, I believe it's Mexico City. You watch Mansell pass burger on the outside, like Mansell things with impossible aggression. And I think Santa said at one point that they asked him, I could do you worry when you see someone in your river marinades person you worried about was Manso because he's content to go over. You can't go around you. I mean, that's powerful statement coming from Santa Anna. And part of what did that was. I think the infuriated of being the number two to a condescending number one wanting to trounce him. That's why that era. I mean my God, like it's just unbelievable to me to go back and I get honesty. It sounds awful say this, but but I much prefer enjoying enjoy watching races from that area. Then even watching races today, which isn't to say, enjoy races today. And I think this year with Mercedes and Ferrari, both being so close, it's actually quite exciting again at for. I think Formula one is had a few years of really uninteresting racing because so much of as you said, so much mechanical. So much of it is in the car now in less of its in the driver. But you know, back then you really got to see the difference. Yeah. I think that that was an era land the force of personality. He think about the difference in personalities of Senate prostate and Mansell, but whether the other ever stronger personalities on the face of the. Planet and the force of personality could lead to seemingly impossible things. And from my perspective, that was incredibly exciting to watch. I mean, what?.

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