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Community Level 2F1Fever

F1Fever

Fast Eddie Go Go Go

AdvantagesGrit and a real character that F1 Craves

DisadvantagesMaybe not always as 100% committed as he could be

"...in 1983. Northern Ireland racer Eddie then graduated 2 years later to teh British Championship in that class. A further two years saw him win the Formula Ford festival at Brands Hatch on the way to taking the title in that season of 1987. 1988 saw another leap, this time to British Formula 3, He finished in 5th here and took a international victory when he won heat one of the famous Macau F3 GP. 1990 saw him graduate to international F3000 with ..." Read review
14.09.2001

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Community Level 3hilareeee

hilareeee

He has an opinion on everything

AdvantagesLong time in f1

DisadvantagesNot very good in qualifying

"Eddie Irvine has been driving in formula 1 since 1993, he has been driving longer than almost any other driver currently in f1. At 36 years of age he is one of the oldest too. The highlight of his career was when he drove for Ferrari in 1998 and 1999 with Micheal Schumacher as his team mate. He has had 4 wins in his career, all in 1999. These days his results are more mediocre. He hasn't managed to finish very many races this season. When he has ..." Read review
27.07.2001

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Personality at last

AdvantagesBritsh (well sort of) Personality

DisadvantagesEgo larger than skill

"...not fit the standard mold. Eddie Irvine is more like an old fashioned driver, one who races for the enjoyment of the sport, rather than the money. He knows how to enjoy himself, but can still drive well. He has a big mouth and has made himself some enemies, but at least he says what he thinks, you can respect that in a driver. I don't think he will ever be world champion, but he should consistently make the middle of the field if he can get a good ..." Read review
16.07.2000

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One of lifes characters

AdvantagesHis outspoken, live fast die young attitude

DisadvantagesPlayboy lifestyle leads to conflict with his team

"Eddie has been a favourite of mine ever since I saw him cause a 3 car pile up not long into his formula one career. Unlike most of the corporate clowns in formula one Eddie Irvine is one of lifes true characters. Ok, so he might be a true international playboy who changes his supermodel girlfriends as often as his clothes but he never hides the fact. Eddie enjoys the trappings that his status brings and isn't afraid to enjoy them. Unfortunatley all ..." Read review
29.07.2000

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Community Level 2Truman

Truman

Edd Case

AdvantagesA great man

DisadvantagesA bad car

"Eddie Irvine is one of the good guys,one of the few Formula One drivers to have a genuine personality and an ability to drive to a very high standard.The man who was cruely looked down upon by Ferrari for commiting the sin of almost winning the Championship instead of golden boy Michael Schumacher,well if Schumacher was such an excellent driver he would never have had the crash that broke his leg would he ? Things have not been going well for Jaguar/Irvine ..." Read review
04.08.2000

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Swerve does it again!!!

AdvantagesTop bloke

DisadvantagesStuck with slow pants herbert.

"Edd is my modern day hero. He is exactly what I was like about 5 years ago but without the arrogance!!! Woman here, Woman there!!! Woman Everywhere!!! We all like that. Get it while you can. He is a superb racing driver in a team that has a good driver to develop the car for him like Schumacher. Unfortunately he is lumbered partnering Johnny " slow pants" Herbert for this season and the Jaguar has been unreliable and off the pace. His usual brash ..." Read review
11.08.2000

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Community Level 4Skyscraper...

SkyscraperFanClub

Average At Best

AdvantagesOcasionally good form.

DisadvantagesInconsistent, not particularly quick, threw away easy championship opportunity.

"Has Eddie Irvine ever driven a race that can be described as impressive? For someone so openly critical and often antagonistic out of the cockpit, Irvine?s performances on the track are consistently unremarkable. Having considered the above remarks for some time, I can think of only two exceptions. He debut race for Jordan at Suzuka in 1993 brought him considerable attention within the F1 world: he was lapped by Ayrton Senna who was subsequently ..." Read review
15.11.2000

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Community Level 1the_feline

the_feline

Fast Eddie?

AdvantagesKnows how to have a good time

Disadvantagesmight be past it????

"...am a huge admirer of Eddie Irvine because he is seemingly one of the only drivers out there who knows how to enjoy himself and also manages to get on with the job. Ok, so his results at Jaguar haven't been anything to write home about so far - but we all know that aint down to Eddie himself, - the car just isn't up to the job yet. I do worry about Eddie though - I would have loved to see him continue in the Ferrari with the freedom to race againt ..." Read review
29.07.2000

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Community Level 3Mohammed

Mohammed

FAST EDDIE!!

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"Irvine’s best season by far as he came agonisingly close to winning his first drivers’ title trailing Mika Hakkinen by just two points. The Irishman signalled his championship ambitions when he surprisingly took the opening race of the year, the Australian Grand Prix. It was the British GP at Silverstone which really began the rollercoaster. His Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher was six points ahead of Irvine going into the race but then fate ..." Read review
21.07.2000

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Community Level 7ashford

ashford

Genial Eddie- One of the Best !

AdvantagesQuick,talented,experienced

DisadvantagesCurrent team needs more reliability.

"...for the 2000 season. Generally Eddie has not enjoyed too much reliability,although he has got some championship points and should the famous "Green Cats", iron out the bugs in their Formula I car, you can expect Eddie to be picking-up some more championship points. Given the apparent superiority of the McLaren and the Ferrari currently it may be difficult for the genial Ulsterman to get podium finishes. If he dosent it wont be for lack of trying for ..." Read review
22.06.2000

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Community Level 5daseaford

daseaford

Fast Eddie.

AdvantagesGreat driver - Great character.

DisadvantagesHe does not invite me to his parties.

"...also a great racing driver. Eddie Irvine started his F1 career with Jordan and I think Eddie Jordan still has a soft spot for Eddie and would like to see him back in his team. At Ferrari Eddie started to produce some great results but he was always in the shadow of Michael Schumacher and Eddie is not the type of person who likes to be in anybody’s shadow. The move to Jaguar was a brave move as it was obvious that the car would not be fully ..." Read review
22.06.2001

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Community Level 2andrewj100

andrewj100

Edd'in for the dole que

AdvantagesHe used to be good

DisadvantagesBut not any more

"...all together in Austria when Eddie had a tummy ache! Eddie’s inconsistency last year looks to have followed him into this year and slagging off the new boss Niki Lauder cant be seen as a good move! F1 gets more serous every season and is filling up with young, fit and focused drivers who let there driving do the talking. The space for a driver who drives to impress the girls is shrinking fast. ..." Read review
27.02.2001

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Community Level 4LIZZIE241079

LIZZIE241079

IRISH GUYS RULE

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"...keep up the good work Eddie and lets hope next year you do even better. ..." Read review
05.09.2000

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Community Level 3anguk

anguk

Eddie's the man

Advantagesupfront, has a go, yet to show his best, human

Disadvantagesa bit too laid back at times

"...of the best things about Eddie is he is just so sexy, but that aside he is just what formula 1 needs, there no longer seems to be any characters in the sport. Most of the other drivers have no personality and are just driving machines. The last "real person" I can think of was the great Ayrton Senna. I think now we can truly see if Eddie is as good as he has always said. He was never allowed to race to his full potential while driving for Ferrari, ..." Read review
27.06.2000

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Community Level 2csnow

csnow

Eddie Irvine = Terrible Driver

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesWhere should I begin?

"Why do people think Eddie Irvine is a good driver? To be honest he is terrible. Look at him now in a Jaguar car, he can barely qualify in the top 10. Put Michael Schumacher in the same car and he would be on pole. Remember those times at Ferrari? His average finishing time was 1 minute 15 seconds behind the man. He was only contending for the championship because Schumacher broke his leg and Irvine had the best car. Despite that, he still couldn't ..." Read review
29.06.2000

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