Voted for in the previous poll, I'm today looking at drivers who, in spite of their abundant talent, were never able to find the break to bring them to the front of the F1
grid, leaving them to scrabble around in the midfield in the desperate quest to find an opening in a top team. There is a certain peculiar interest in F1
's 'nearly men', who we tend to speak of in hushed tones in relation to what could have been had they found a top drive. It would also be true to say that there is something oddly noble about these figures fighting away in the middle of the pack, giving their all merely to finish in the points, hoping that a front-running team might spot their talent and snap them up on a low wage contract. Also to be considered is the psychology of these drivers, some of whom, in the case of Frentzen
, found themselves in a winning car, yet failed to perform as was to be expected, with Heinz Harald seemingly preferring the atmosphere of the smaller teams he drove with, for what ...