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    Schumi what? Jean who? Come on guys, whit so many brilliant Rally aces from the past to compare there’s no need to mention F1 drivers! Lots of info of every WRC event winner at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...onship_records

    Btw, even if each driver circumstances are unique and difficult to compare, Ogier reminds me the great Walter Rohrl. Here’s a nice tribute to the Master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ollt2LY0wsU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Schumi what? Jean who? Come on guys, whit so many brilliant Rally aces from the past to compare there’s no need to mention F1 drivers! Lots of info of every WRC event winner at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...onship_records

    Btw, even if each driver circumstances are unique and difficult to compare, Ogier reminds me the great Walter Rohrl. Here’s a nice tribute to the Master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ollt2LY0wsU
    You are correct, plenty of past rally drivers that we can compare to, but it is just interesting to compare to drivers from other motorsport disciplines too, or even to sportsmen from other sports

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    We had two drivers (are they only two?), Kubica and Raikkonen who did the oposite, compare motorsports. Sadly both with little success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickRally View Post
    You are correct, plenty of past rally drivers that we can compare to, but it is just interesting to compare to drivers from other motorsport disciplines too, or even to sportsmen from other sports
    Fair point. Tbh, my goal was to remember young guys and newcomers like Revman, that WRC has a fantastic, and sometimes not fully appreciated, heritage.
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    What is this other sport you guys are talking about? Why compare circle racing to a real sport?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickRally View Post
    You are correct, plenty of past rally drivers that we can compare to, but it is just interesting to compare to drivers from other motorsport disciplines too, or even to sportsmen from other sports
    I agree. I am new to WRC, and I was just trying to draw from my past experience with F1 in terms of driver personalities. As my understanding of WRC deepens, I will leave the sins of my past behind! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jparker View Post
    We had two drivers (are they only two?), Kubica and Raikkonen who did the oposite, compare motorsports. Sadly both with little success.
    Alain Prost drove Renault 5 Turbo in Rally Du Var in 1982, but it was the same story if I am not wrong, blindingly quick, but did not finish.
    Ayrton Senna and Jean Alesi have both driven rally cars and both loved the experience. Senna as a courtesy test in the UK in the early 80's, while Alesi as a zero car, I think, on a rally in the early 90's, don't remember the rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jparker View Post
    We had two drivers (are they only two?), Kubica and Raikkonen who did the oposite, compare motorsports. Sadly both with little success.
    Carlos Reutemann. Two rallies entered, two podiums.

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    Yeah; I forgot about Carlos.
    Actually going further back in time, before disciplines became too specialised, we also have multitalented drivers like Vic Elford.
    And one more thought before I stop high jacking this thread - before Henri Toivonen started making his mark in rallying, he was a circuit racer reaching Formula 3 and switching to rallying on the insistance of his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb_sh View Post
    IMO Loeb is probably a better comparison to Schumacher in regards to the combination of talent and professionalism but also the impact on their respective championships. Ogier is like a copy of Loeb with probably a weaker psyche, possibly fundamentally, possibly due his constant comparison of himself to Loeb and his records (I assume).

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