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Offline AlbertM

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Jamie Whincup
« on: December 02, 2021, 09:29:20 PM »

Staring at the keyboard, struggling to articulate what I want to say.

Jamie Whincup (The Supercar Driver) There is probably a stat somewhere to say otherwise. IMHO no driver in ATCC history has remained at the top for pretty much their entire SC career. T8 became the powerhouse they are because of him.

Still proud of the Bathurst 3-peat, breaking the 8 year Ford drought at the Mountain with Lowndes.  Still proud of the all out desire that sunk some Holden wins ;) 

I bleed blue but have respect for the greats regardless of brand. It was a pleasure to watch the rise of Whincup through the golden years of Supercars. I won't begrudge him another win, one last time. (SVG on the other hand. May he burn in hell*  :P ;)  )

* = Disclaimer - AlbertM does not literally want SVG to burn in hell. Mechanical failure or stuck in a stand trap is acceptable.

« Last Edit: December 02, 2021, 09:33:56 PM by AlbertM »
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Offline skaifeman

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Re: Jamie Whincup
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 08:52:15 PM »
We haven’t seen such a consistent and fast driver.

2007-2021, his worst championship position was 5th, and finished in the top three 13/15 times. I honestly doubt we’ll ever see this consistent longevity for a long, long time.

His only letdown is his Bathurst record, of which he has 4, but we can definitely say he threw at least 2-3 away. Which in saying that, the only disappointment was that his bar was set so high, because 4 wins is nothing to sneeze at.

Finished reading his book over the break. Unfortunately it reads more of a history lesson rather than proper insight.
I feel he’s still too engrained in the sport to get into the nitty-gritty emotion of some events. If he releases a book in 15-20 years time it’ll be worth reading.
There is a healthy rivalry with Frosty though, but beyond that, there’s rarely anything you didn’t already know - that Speedcafe or the Sleuth didn’t already report on in the media hype of its release.
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"Ford’s Bathurst winning bonus didn’t even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977