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41 And Still Going

Formula One
by Thefinaltarget (U14573120) 11 September 2010
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Michael won't retire, there are many reason why,
1) He has aleady stated he is after one more title.
2) The developments on the 2011 spec Merc has started already and Michael is working along the Mercedes team to design the best car to suit him and Nico for a title battle.
3) It would ruin his reputation.
4) Why would he quit half way into the season?
5) Why would he quit because some rumours are flowing around.
6) Michael said this season may be painfull but he has to fight though it.
7) The car is suited to Nico's driving style and was firstly designed for Button.
8) Schumacher had no input on the 2010 car.
( Three years away ).

Michael has more of a chance next year, so why quit when some looneys on this board think he will.
He will fight though thick and thin, I won't be surprised if he gets a good result tomorrow.
Fur Mercedes Fur Schumacher...

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comment by Simba (U3196220)

posted Sep 12, 2010

OMG, even now in post race talk, Eddie Jordan is still talking out of his backside, I can't bare watching when he is on the screen, can we not employ someone who at least tries to say something interesting that in't derogatory, he really is the vilest, most pointless little nobody.

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posted Sep 12, 2010

If you look at Michael's career in F1, when he started, the first season he didn't win the championship, it took him a few seasons. The same happened when he moved to Ferrari, it took him and the team a couple of seasons to get the car set up to win regularly.

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posted Sep 12, 2010

I doubt that Michael will retire any body that knows his character, also knows his level of determination.
As for Eddie Jordans comments, well, lets put it this way . If Eddie said good morning to me I would have to check that it was still day light and before mid-day.
Michael has always been under the spot light for what ever his methods aren't always desirable but there is no denying his ability.
He's older now and F1 has moved on quiet a bit since last he drove competitively. Let's face it the car is a 'Dog' and the tyres perform in a totally different way than he's used to plus the car was created with Button in mind who has an entirely different driving style.
Rosberge has been more able to cope because he is more hours in present day F1 than Schumacher also, not taking anything away from Nico, any talented person that was once on top of their game will always find it difficult to adapt to anything other than what has proved successful for them in the past.
He'll be back but he needs the right machinery and the right environment first. Hopefully Pirelli will also play a part in his winning rehabilitation.

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posted Sep 12, 2010

wish E.J. would just zip it;enough rot comes out of that mouth already

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comment by daveyd (U14611946)

posted Sep 12, 2010

EJ just made that rubbish up on the spot. Managers going in and out of the garage...errrrr...maybe because they dont have a reserve driver?

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posted Sep 13, 2010

I love how so many people here are knocking Eddie, when he was the first one to voice his opinion he was sure Schumi would return this season. No-one believed him then...

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posted Sep 13, 2010

MS is a very commited driver. I am sure everybody still remembers his drive at US Grandprix 2004 after his brother accident and also IMOLA 2003. I am not sure how many drivers today have such commitment. MS is a bad losser so he is not going out without a proper challenge. I am not sure if he will win another Drivers Champion but he will be a contender.

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posted Sep 13, 2010

I like Eddie Jordan, he has a bit of spark and obvious enthusiasm that some other (current and past) team managers may have but don't show as much. Unfortunately he tends to speculate, then exaggerates his own speculation 'till it becomes gospel in his head. Sometimes he's right sometimes he's wrong but I do wish he had something a bit stronger to go on before he makes some of these statements winkeye

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posted Sep 15, 2010

EJ may be onto something, who knows?
One thing for sure is that it is good to hear the view from a (ex) team-manager: you need to decode what he says and then he makes perfect sense.
BTW, remember all Dennis' huff and puff about no team orders at Mac? Now that we see in print here and elsewhere that DC was under orders, will Dennis sue for defamation of character, or quietly let the truth seep out?
As for MS, if he gets pleasure out driving, good for him! He is certainly far more combative and gritty that some other 'old-timers', one of whom has just received his P45...

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posted Sep 22, 2010

I really love all this rumors concerning MS retirement.In my view they are pure nonsens.To understand his decision for the comeback or also a retirement we only can guess about his motives.
But one thing is fact that MS is enjoying the driving also in 2010.And even if his critics are blaming him now I m also certain that he doesnt care because they are the very same people who also blamed him in the past.
As example questioning that he is the All Time Best also after winning 91 races.(Thats only one race short of 92 races or the number of wins from Senna and Prost combined )
So I m almost certain that MS will continue until he has won his 92 race.It s almost impossible this year so he will be around also in 2011.And only after that win he will decide about his final retirement.
Only depending on how realistic reaching other goals will be after his first win.Like 100 wins or the 8th F1 title.True MS has passed his peak but also 2010 we saw good races from him and when he can do a good Q3 he will succeed.

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