F1 » Six of the Best: Substitute Drivers

Given the fact Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the final two races of the F1 2013 season, including this weekend's United States Grand Prix, Crash.net columnist Will Saunders takes a look at the substitute driver in his latest 'Six of the Best' feature...

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November 12, 2013 12:23 PM

Worth a mention is Jean Pierre Jarier, who jumped in the Lotus 79 for two races in 1978, and although he retired from both (I think), he led the second (Canada) by miles when he retired, and my cousin Michael who was there reckoned he could have lapped the field if the car hadn't broken. A sign of JPJ's hidden talent or the sheer vulnerable superiority of the 79? Who knows...


November 12, 2013 12:32 PM

£900000 per race for Mansell in '94? That works out at £276923 per point. Good job Dhill drove into Schumacher or it would have been £514285 per point and that's quite expensive!

Agree though it's an interesting article.


November 12, 2013 4:10 PM
Last Edited 902 days ago

You're funny.


You don't have a clue lol. Even years later Hill said it was deliberate and that schumacher stole it from him (which is the truth). The only reason Williams and Hill couldn't protest at the time was Senna's death and the subsequent trial that was flying over their heads like the sword of damocles.

F1 didn't need any more controversy either. If schumacher did the same today he'd be DQ'ed from the championship immediately. He tried the same on JV in '97, and despite getting busted after the race he basically got away scot free because JV had already sealed the title by finishing the GP. Unfortunately for Damon, FIA's and F1's standards back then were appaling. The FIA should amend the results of that season and give the title to Hill though.


November 12, 2013 4:25 PM

I recall one of the highbrow dailies leading with something like 'by his actions yesterday, Michael Schumacher not only prevented Jacques Villeneuve from claiming this years F1 crown, but confirmed Damon Hill as 1994's TRUE champion' I paraphrase of course.

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