dr-baker wrote:But I do see where you are coming from. It was an experience that not one of us whould want to go through, and if we did, we would want to put it past us and move on. Right?
Exactly. I recently watched a race that David took part in, off the top of my head, I think it was the ALMS series at Long Beach in (I think 2010). He was simply stunning in that race, taking the fight to the 'works' Aston Martin LMP1 cars. Personally I would rather remember David for stuff like that, above his time in F1.
dr-baker wrote:It is for those reasons that he may wish to forget that period, but I wish to remember him for it. Why? Simply because I am not sure I could have done what he did. I don't really have any heros or idols, but if I did, he would be one because of that.
Now that you have put things like that, I can see where you are coming from also. To which I am happy to agree with you.
Therefore perhaps it would be fair to remember David 'the person' more for the heroic way he acted during his time in F1. Another all time hero of mine is Jackie Stewart for simliar reasons.
Whislt perhaps remembering David 'the driver' for his stunning sportcar exploits. Which personally I find is easier to get more exicted about, than his F1 drives. Not least because we see more TV coverage of him actually driving, for us fans to appreciate.