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Shumi - heroic last race

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posted Oct 22, 2006

Michael Schumacher did indeed put on a display of true grit today. His determination and speed was outstanding. I'm not going to comment on the "is he the best" debate, though I will say how utterly appalling the standard of English is in this Country. Before calling everyone else "morons" might it be worth learning how to spell? I thought Brunel was a 19th century Engineer, obviously I was mistaken.

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posted Oct 22, 2006

Schumacher - Simply the B-E-S-T!smiley

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posted Oct 22, 2006

has been the best, is the best, and will be known as the best for the rest of the time formula one goes on. Even though a couple of uncharacteristic engine problems thwarted the chances of shumi getting a deserved 8th world title, im sure the FIA will find some way to intervene and make schumi world champion again. This last race demonstrated schumis brilliance, and but for a couple of slip ups costing him about 3 seconds each time, he probably could have came 2nd or even 1st if massa would have let him past from almost a lap down

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comment by 747-400 (U2840141)

posted Oct 22, 2006

Brunel is indeed 19th century Engineer!

what can i say about Shumi? I dont think we have got any sportsman like Shumi

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comment by artabro (U2117719)

posted Oct 22, 2006

A proud Spaniard I am and most happy for Fernando Alonso's second World Championship in a row.

I however will next season be missing Schummacher, an all-time champ for the best and the worst.

Without Schummy and Alonso, we would not have had a fantastic season like this year's

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posted Oct 22, 2006

Whatever people might say about Schumacher, he has truly inspired people who have followed him by his sheer display of skill and determination. I haven't seen anyone else more determined to achieve what he has wanted to achieve and I would like to remember him for that. Whenever I have set out to do something that looks difficult, Schumacher has been one person who has reminded me that it can be done and it gives an even greater pleasure when it all ends because you have given it your best. I am sure thats the sublime feeling Michael will head back home with. Do you still think he will care about what people think or say about him?

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posted Oct 22, 2006

Well said vmnkishore.

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posted Oct 22, 2006

Gotta be honest here ans admit that I'm not a Schumacher fan but with that said, there is no denying that he was damn good and drove some amazing races.

So well done Alonso and good bye Shu, thanks for the memories, both good and bad, they'll keep certain presenters in jobs for years to come no doubt.

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comment by jetcats (U6183216)

posted Oct 22, 2006

Well done Alonso another great season - and farewell to Schumi ..a brilliant drive today.

But I was wondering ....IF Alonso had crashed out/had an engine failure and Schumi was way behind Massa (but in 2nd place) .....would Massa have slowed in a really obvious fashion to allow Schumi to win? ...of course he would you'd probably say .....but in Brazil in front of his home crowd?

I guess we'll never know .......


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posted Oct 22, 2006

Flawed Genuis. Is how best sums him up.

I for one feel privelaged to have witnessed his career. We hear so much about Fangio, Clarke, Stewart etc but I never saw any of them. It would of been great to see him and Senna go at it hammer and tongs, but it wasnt to be. We will ever see as a good a driver again? I doubt it.
So yes thank you Schumibubbly
Btw his race today was Michael personified.magic We're gonna miss those drives!

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posted Oct 22, 2006

What a comeback with Michael Schumacher ! magicmagicmagicmagic He is truly one of the best the world has ever seen.

With this, he waves farewell to the Formula 1 Scene.

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posted Oct 22, 2006

he wil be trully missed

wether you love or hate him
he was a one off Formula One driver

it was a previledge to watch him drive

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posted Oct 22, 2006

I'll be honest i've never supported Schumi. Over the years i have wished countless amounts of mechanical failures on him because he was so arrogant and just to make the racing more interesting. Watching him blitz everyone to win titles easy got boring for me but what a racer he is.

The sport is really gonna miss him next year. He has a certain presence about him that i think all other drivers lack. He always made a rivalry with someone.

I'm looking forward to the new generation though. Raikonen at Ferrari and Alonso at Mercedes could be very interesting.

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comment by dafonk (U2852096)

posted Oct 22, 2006

Mmmm! Lovely! "Shumi" as you insist on calling him, lost.Lost.Alonso won.Won. The sport will continue without "shumi".He got beaten by a better driver. That's what happens.
Simple..but true.

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posted Oct 23, 2006

Mmmm! Lovely! "Shumi" as you insist on calling him, lost.Lost.Alonso won.Won. The sport will continue without "shumi".He got beaten by a better driver. That's what happens.
Simple..but true.

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Not true at a;; really is it. Schumacher took a title race down to the wire with an inferior car. Alson's Renault is far better, Ferrari's only strength this season has been reliability. The fact that Schumacher
is so amazing behind the wheel makes the difference per lap, because the Renault is clearly faster.

When Schumacher has the best car, he wins the title, as he proved 3 years in a row.

When he doesn't have the best car he can still come pretty damn close, see '97 '98 '06 when he took it to the wire every time.

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posted Oct 23, 2006

Also like to add that comparing Schumie to for instance Damon Hill, he won the title in 1996, otherwise known as the year of Williams cause he and Villneuve won all but 2 races I think. Then left the comfort zone, went to Arrows and SUCKED!!! Even when he had a spell at Jordan, who were resonably good at the time with a decent Honda engine under the bonnet, he got 1 win at Spa, why? Because Coulthard cause Schumacher to crash as he was being lapped by das Reignmeister!

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posted Oct 23, 2006

I thought that was a brilliant race and Schumi showed his class. In the early years I never supported him, but I'm a bit gutted he's retiring now as he clearly has the ability to carry on for a few more years. Next season the title race will be wide open, especially as Alonso is off to McLaren, who underperformed this year. I just can't wait!

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posted Oct 23, 2006

Michael proved yesterday that in sport almost anything is possible. if massa had retired for some reason, who would have won, as there would have been more pressure upon Alonso.

right after the race, my dad asked me one question, 'where would Jenson had finished if he didnt have problems in qualifying?'

two answers to that question - he either would have stormed ahead right under the rear wing of Massa, or wouldnt have had the same motivation to 'go for it'. he was 4 places behind Michael, with a race which will have action in it. he had something to prove and he did it. just like my dad always says, what if the cars were like they were in the olden days (30 yrs ago?) when they were almost identical, apart from the drivers little twicks. just think of how many drivers could have been pushing for the precious point to be in the top 3 at the end of the season.

and Micheal will be back, in racing anyway. wait just 6 months - a year. f1 wont be able to get rid of him.

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posted Oct 23, 2006

Schumi was the best of his generation, i do find it quite amusing that Damon Hill is giving him so much grief, quite amusing. He really needs to get over himself and have a shave. Very sour grapes on Damon's part, mind you, he wasnt that great a driver was he damon, how many world titles?

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posted Oct 23, 2006

Michael Schumacher is the best in the world,and he proved it yesterday.i felt so luck that i watched the wonderful game,and i will miss Michael.
Yes,i do agree that f1 wont be able to get rid of him.am i right?

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posted Oct 23, 2006

I am a huge Schumacher fan and was obviously really disappointed after the events of Suzuka because it did gift Alonso the title but i thoroughly enjoyed yesterdays race...Schumacher did himself justice by storming from last to 4th and finishing just 24 seconds behind Massa...considering he lost approximately 60-70 seconds due to his puncture that is phenomenal...if he'd managed to get past Fisi quicker he could well have managed second.

I was delighted for Massa too to win his home grandprix, and felt sorry for Barrichello who had so many half chances to win in Brazil but it always went wrong for him! :D

Lastly congratulations to Alonso who did deserve the title (as much as Schumacher did) and although he has had his fare share of luck every champion does...i think he may struggle next season though in the McLaren especially due to the switch to Bridgestones and i think Kimi will be world champ next year (as long as Massa and Kimi dont take points off each other too much)

Roll on 2007 when we should hopefully finally see a Kimi vs Fernando title race winkeye

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posted Oct 23, 2006

Great race yesterday, shame it has to be soured this morning by that perrenial under achiever Damon Hill. When is he going to get over 1994, if he had any sense that day or any racing skills he would have realised that Schumachers car was already broken and wouldn't have tried to pass him where he did.

Isn't it about time that he let go and joined in with proper racing greats who can see what Schumi has done for the spot and what he achieved at Ferrari.

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posted Oct 23, 2006

In an ironic way the puncher did him a favour.
If he had not got it he would have got to 2nd place and Massa would have let him win.

As it turned out he got to prove how fast he was, overtake loads of people, and genrally look great.

It was imaterial to the title, and people will talk about it a lot more now as a result.

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posted Oct 23, 2006

As a fledgling young (and English) F1 fan, I hated what he did to Hill. Thought I would hate him for ever. However as time has gone by, I came to realise that yes he is sometimes prone to errors when under pressure, but this merely underlines his real desire to win, almost at all costs. And as ive said, give it a couple of years and even the non-fans will see what a huge loss he is to F1. And in driver terms, F1 will never be the same again, such is the level to which Schumi raised the bar!!

Lengend and genius!!

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posted Oct 23, 2006

I have never backed Shumacher. I have bashed him at every opportunity - however I can say that his race yesterday was nothing short of genius. To claw back over a minute from the lead after his tire incident makes you wonder how the race would have panned out if the incident hadn't happened. He did not have the best car on the track - it was purely his determination and skill that got him his fourth place, when many other drivers would have given up.

In comparison, I think the current champion still has a lot to do before he can be compared to Shumacher - but then again, he has time on his side.

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comment by bye bye (U1752354)

posted Oct 23, 2006

What's this got to do with Dennis Wise? Is he driving for Ferrari next season as well as managing Leeds?????

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