The 1999 Season was yet another episode in the drama that we call Formula1, Here's what some of the participants have to say.
"Life is strange, but F1 is simply crazy."
``You think feverishly about what you can do to slow the car down. But
everything goes so fast that there is little else you can do than fatalistically
accept what happens to you next.''
``I'd rather not go on and perform so badly. I'd rather not have that.
If you believe in reading the signals, they have basically been that I've
got to stop''
I have learned a lot at Ferrari and I feel a much richer person for
having been with them,’‘Yes, richer in the pocket, but also richer in every
sense of the word. Now it is time to go and join Jaguar.
"We will shake hands (with ferrari) on Sunday night(Suzaka)
"I think I will get on better with Rubens that I did with Eddie.‘Rubens
is like me, in that he’s married, and he doesn’t have a crazy life like
"I don’t think running F1 carries with it much more than money and maybe
power, but I’d rather run our group. In American society money is the measure
of your success, but it’s not the measurement throughout the world.’
‘It would be a fantastic achievement if Mika could win three in a row,
But I am not in the position of worshipping Mika’s success ultimately,
we are trying to beat each other.’
"I hope I’ll be back, but in life and F1, you can never be sure."
“It’s obvious that other people are doing things a lot better than we
are. Until we can match them on a man-to-man basis, then no matter what
engine saviour we might have, it’s still going to be a problem for us.”
The timing is really fantastic. I was really desperate to get out of
Ferrari this season, and I am a lucky, lucky guy. I could not have coped
with another year because Michael Schumacher is so damn good. He is a back-breaker.
He saps you, and the effort of working and competing with him drains you.