F1 ver­sus V8 Su­per­cars

Wheels (Australia) - - Wheels Interview -

“F1 is dif­fer­ent, for sure; you can’t com­pare tour­ing car rac­ing with a real race car, but the fact is you could get the best blokes out of F1 – you get Hamil­ton or Vet­tel or Raikko­nen – and if you put them in a V8 race here, they would get smashed; the boys would make mince meat out of them, be­cause it’s such a dif­fer­ent thing.

“It would take even some­one like Hamil­ton lots of time to be com­pet­i­tive. I reckon it would take them half a year to get any­where near to fight­ing at the front.

“All the guys driv­ing here at the front – Whin­cup, peo­ple like that – they are very, very good driv­ers. But it’s the same for them; if they changed cat­e­gory and went to F1, they’d get smashed to start with.”

BELOW: THE HRT VX COM­MODORE MEZERA SHARED WITH JA­SON BRIGHT IN 2001. HE OF­FI­CIALLY LEFT SU­PER­CARS AF­TER THE ’04 SEA­SON ABOVE: TAM­ING THE SPIKEY, EVIL SIERRA RS500, THE CAR IN WHICH HE AND TONY LONGHUST WOULD RACE TO BATHURST GLORY IN 1988

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