F1 » Rosberg: It was Schumi who made F1 dangerous


It has emerged that before he knew Michael Schumacher would be his team-mate at Mercedes Grand Prix in F1 2010, Nico Rosberg had accused his compatriot of taking driving standards in the sport to a new low...

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jenson sucks - Unregistered

January 01, 2010 5:06 PM

oh please, Rosberg, shut up already. What a weenie. Comments like these make the masses that know nothing agree with what he says. That's the problem with kiddie recollection of events, they only know as far as they have been watching, some a few years, others a few more, so that's their scope of F1.

Senna was the master chopper, master ender of championships, master at wrecking cars, but everyone says how great he was ... PLEASE. He was always pouting, he tangled with Prost, Mansell, Lauda, Warwick and others. He punted Prost off the track in Suzuka because he was pissy with the officials for putting his pole car on the dirty side of the track.

Yep, great ambassador to the sport

107SS2009

January 01, 2010 5:09 PM

A person can be weighted not only by what he does but also by what he says.
Sometime ago at the height of a polemic on driving style, am not sure if it was with DH or DC or both because at that time it was sort of orchestrated MS said, WE COME HERE TO RACE NOT TO MAKE LOVE TO EACH OTHER.
Much later on when NR was still very green at racing he opined about something to do with MS'S driving, he said, his wife should refuse to let him make love for what he did on the track.
But the real men's adage go's, if you can't beat them join them.

betty hiam - Unregistered

January 01, 2010 5:12 PM

Roserg better grow up fast. No blocking, no overtaking --- no racing, as this will become just high speed driving. Nico will probably not be in front of anyone to need to block, or move so fast he needs them to move over. I think Nico is worried that Schu will make him look like a timid non-contender just by stepping into the next car.

jenson sucks - Unregistered

January 01, 2010 5:12 PM

Senna blocked Warwicks' entry to Lotus because Lotus could not run two competitive cars for two competitive drivers, so his pouting had Lotus sign Johnnie Dumfries instead of Warwick. Who's Dumfries??? Exactly the point. He raced only one year in F1, as Senna's team mate, then never raced F1 again. Senna couldn't deal with the having someone be on par with him on the same team, ever.

Yep, Classy Senna.

Chloemojo - Unregistered

January 01, 2010 5:14 PM

Is this the ranting of the young pup who has yet to thrill his public? Nico can either grasp the opportunity to learn from the Master of the race track and become as good Massa did under Michael's guidance or he can continue to open his mouth before engaging his brain and see where it gets him - the choice is his! Either way it will not alter the fact that Michael is a superb driver who has taken competitive driving to new heights and it will be a long time before anyone achieves his brilliance on track - Michael made F1 exciting, not dangerous.

jenson sucks - Unregistered

January 01, 2010 5:20 PM

And to the guy that went on about Spa 2000, when MS and MH split Zonda on the Kemmel straight ....

I was there for that race, you should have heard the crowd roar with delight with that battle that was going on for 2 laps before they split Zonda. Hakkinen said it was a glorious battle, Schumacher liked the battle too, he always said he like racing against Hakkinen the most. If the scary passes are too much for you, perhaps tennis is more suited?

Everybody went bonkers when Mansell and Senna were mere inches apart at over 200mph down the main straight in Spain, it was racing man, I don't understand those that whine about the close quarters racing, it's dangerous .... well, duh.

boufiewolf - Unregistered

January 01, 2010 5:20 PM

People, yes Senna was a master, but he was also roundly critisized at the time by his peers for his driving style. MS is a big fan of Senna but even he moaned about Senna's tactics at Brazil in 1992.
But the sport is dangerous and I am not old enough to remember Fangio, Moss, Brabham, G Hill, Clarke, McLaren etc. But in era's that regulary had 6 or 7 deaths a year, sportsmanship played a greater role and those (Senna, MS) tactics would have even more vehemetly been condemmed as someone would definately lost the number of his mess!! Need I say more?

Dario - Unregistered

January 01, 2010 5:30 PM

@percy plumpuller

so you give no credit to the safety advances? Wearing helmets instead of thin, leather caps. Cockpits that wouldn't toss you out for the car to pin you down. If they didn't make these advances, we would have had a few deaths this ears out of the few horrendous accidents: Massa's for example. Glock would have been dead too because he would have plowed into a single layer of haybells followed by a concrete wall.

The fact that less people die per season has no bearing on whether Schumi had some questionable moves. And the FIA agrees, specifying rules about changing lines once a defensive move was made. Rosberg isn't whining.

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