BBC Home

Explore the BBC

216 comments

user rating: 3 star

Schumacher CALLS OFF COMEBACK!!

comment on the article

Latest 10 comments

Read members' comments or add your own

posted Aug 12, 2009

why do this to us? its not right to screw the fans!

add comment | complain about this comment

posted Aug 12, 2009

it wouldnt at all suprise me if he returns anyway in the near future, i think he has the 'bug' now

add comment | complain about this comment

posted Aug 12, 2009

I screw my fans bondoman <laugh>

add comment | complain about this comment

posted Aug 13, 2009

If Schumacher had been on the pace he would certainly have made an impact. But it was not certain that he would be after so long away from racing at that level.

He certainly would have made a huge impact on the media, even by not racing he has sucked all media focus in his and Ferrari's direction.

add comment | complain about this comment

posted Aug 13, 2009

There has been, and always will be, debate around Schumacher. Talented ? yes, but when he was at his best he had Brawn alongside him, and Ferrari had the benefit of the doubt on too many decisions. It will always be argued that had he not had Brawn and was in say, a Mclaren, would he have enjoyed as much fortune with the officials, and been able to ride his luck as much. Probably not.
While there is no doubting his talent and natural skill a return now to F1 is flawed. The whole scene has moved on and its now the turn of others to be developed. The Hamiltons of this sport are really in demand and somebody else will come through to shine. Schumie has had his day, and if he has an ounce of sense he will know it, hence "the neck". Letting go while you are at the top is hard to take, but a wise decision. Being branded later as, a has-been, is even harder to take. Don't go there Schumie, you will end up with a tainted crown, better to keep the one you wear now. Wisdom is acquired through experience, and that same experience will tell you if you still have it within you, or not, to compete, and for him, to win.
Never mind the racing, winning and all the hype that has become F1, the Bernie and Max factor, bowing before ones piers, strip all that away, and Schumie knows its about pride and respect. His pride and his respect, and that is best left as it is , intact. He has made the correct decision, without doubt.

add comment | complain about this comment

posted Aug 13, 2009

Yingjuan - I could not have said it better.

add comment | complain about this comment

posted Aug 13, 2009

Schumacher didn't make the right decision for the tifosi and for himself. But for Badoer, the sport (stopping worrying about practice (Alguersauri?)) he made the right decision. By the way IT WASN'T HIS DECISION, IT WAS HIS INJURY!!!!!!!

add comment | complain about this comment

posted Aug 15, 2009

I think there are a few aspects that must be kept in mind. Schumacher is a 7 TIMES world champion, not just a world champion. He has absolutely nothing to prove to himself, the world or his fans. He has won, he has lost, and he has won more than he has lost. So ... if he loses today, that detracts nothing from his track record and achievements. Quite the contrary. His return would have once again galvanized the Ferrari team, delighted his fans the world over and added much needed $$$ to the depleted F1 Box Office. Add to this the fact that Michael would be doing this without any long term commitment, just while we waited for Massa to return, and we would have had a perfect win-win situation. And I am desolate that we will have missed the excitement he brings to pit road with all his emotion and true commitment! If I hated motorbikes because friends of mine have died on them, now I detest them and believe they should be banned along with boxing and firecrackers. And PS - Hamilton will shine with or without Michael on the track. In fact, I believe that, at the moment, he is the only one capable of filling the vacuum Michael has left us (with due respect to Vettel).

add comment | complain about this comment

posted Sep 7, 2009

comment by mikey0305 (U13380269)
posted 3 Weeks Ago

To all those that continue to comment on how boring F1 is:-

Why do you waste your time and everyone elses writing comments if you hate the sport so much?

You obviously don't remember the days of no fuelling or tyre changes. Just one race from start to finish. Now that was boring.

And before you start bigging up MotoGP - I have no interest in motor bikes therefore Moto GP bores me. But I respect peoples interest and would not dream of slating them or there preferred discipline.

So please stop, I'm sure you have the capacity to contribute to the discussions rather than just slap boring graffiti here and there

====================
100% agree and echo your comments.
Although I must say I quite fancy Moto GP as well sometimes.
Also, old races with no pit stops and tyre changes had their own advantages like teams preparing cars for real endurance and fights on the track rather than waiting for pit stops strategy to come trumps.
Several races recently had been won on the pits whereas the race should be done on the track.
Also, I remember seeing Nelson Piquet (the senior one) passing out on a podium and once Nigle Mansell pushing his own Lotus trying to finish a race. Drivers at that time were really fighters.
The nowadays ones are really great and legends but I miss those epic races.

add comment | complain about this comment

Comment on this article

Sorry, you can only contribute to 606 during opening hours. These are 0900-2300 UK time, seven days a week, but may vary to accommodate sporting events and UK public holidays.

RATE THIS ARTICLE

Rate Breakdown

  • 5 41.86%
    18 votes
  • 4 6.98%
    3 votes
  • 3 4.65%
    2 votes
  • 2 4.65%
    2 votes
  • 1 41.86%
    18 votes

average rating:
3.02 from 43 votes