F1 » Ecclestone: Sid Watkins 'irreplaceable'


Bernie Ecclestone says Professor Sid Watkins is 'irreplaceable' after his death at the age of 84

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homeheroe - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 10:32 PM

nobody is irreplaceable.. this comment is just reminiscent of his own age and making sure people will not forget him when he finally gives it up.... he is over 80, remember...

nobody is irreplaceable. anything can be learned, and nothing is a secret in this world for to long as long as there is a clever mind behind it to find out about it. sorry, i liked Sid... but nobody has god status. not even god itself, just as you exchange on name with the other when you change religion, you will find another doctor who will do just as fine. perhaps he or she will not find it as easy to get into it after these comments from Ecclestone, but nevertheless, it will happen

Taipan

September 14, 2012 11:27 PM

Home(o) Yes you may find a doctor as skilled in medicine, but will you find a doctor as skilled at getting every driver on the grid to respect and value them as a medical professional and a friend? Will you find another doctor with the skills to make the entire FiA listen to him and change their priority from just making money to really thinking about driver safety?
I doubt it.

Bernie has made plenty of mistakes but bringing Sid Watkins into the sport was one of his best ever moves.

PatW - Unregistered

September 15, 2012 8:53 AM

As an air traffic marshal for nearly 30 years at Silverstone I met the gentleman (very rare in F1) on many occasions. A Great Man in many ways. But for Bernie to say he's irreplaceable that's not saying much for the medics in place now! Yes Sid was extraordinary, but Bernie needs to move on and build another team with the new staff.

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