1. To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem.
2. To avoid violation of or interference with: respect the speed limit.
3. To relate or refer to; concern.
In 2006, at least, Riccardo Patrese remains the most experienced Formula One driver ever. And that commands respect.
Michael Schumacher, should he not retire at the end of this year, could eclipse the Italian's current record of 256 Grand Prix starts in 2007, but for now at least, Patrese holds that mantel.