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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mac - Unregistered

January 02, 2010 4:07 AM

@ jenson sucks,
Irrespective of whether you like Schumacher or not,
he was a good driver and its because he is controversial that you will bring many people back
for a look to see how he goes, good or bad.
By distracting the public and press away from all
the bad publicity that has been F1's lot you are
in effect buying time to try and get your house in
order.Todt has commissioned varying working groups
to make F1 more relevant in regard to green technologys etc. which given time may stop whats
remaining from leaving and possibly bring the others
back.As for Schumacher who knows what his motivations are.
Think of it like a pickpocket, use distraction to steal a wallet.

stephen - Unregistered

January 02, 2010 4:25 AM

michael vowed to be the most aggressive f1 driver ever at the start of his career. this dangerous style of driving is why he was so successful during his career. rubens, lewis, sutil, massa and kubica are some examples of 'do anything to win' driving. also in 2010 kobayashi will be driving aggressively, mark webber is another who likes to bend the rules. we will see. heavy cars next year! big offs/ accidents? can't wait for turn 1 in sakir.

jenson sucks - Unregistered

January 02, 2010 4:26 AM

No offence intended Mac, I'm very much a huge Schumacher fan and have been watching F1 for over 30 years, so I am very familiar with the inner workings of the sport.

However, my point is simply they are not using him as a pawn. Why should he care about the current state of F1, as everyone says he will lose his reputation, run at the back of the pack, get eaten up by the youngsters, I mean, he reads the papers, no? If he truly believes he can win again, well why can't he? Why does there have to be an alterior motive to race once more? There always has been bad publicity, there will always be bad publicity regardless if Schumacher is involved or not, so blindsiding the public is moot.

mac - Unregistered

January 02, 2010 4:46 AM

jenson, Michael has nothing to lose and everything
to gain, if he succeeds it will be amazing that he
was able to beat the young guns, and he may then be
able to move past his old somewhat tarnished reputation.
If he fails, well, who would expect someone of his
age and having been out for 3 years to succeed, people
would see it as brave that he had a go.
Maybe to him this is a shot at redemption.
As for caring about F1 he has never left it and appears at every race since his retirement.
I don't think F1 has ever been threatened in the past
like it is now, a lot of big money has left or is
leaving and sponsors are much harder to find.
We'll have to agree to disagree.

jenson sucks - Unregistered

January 02, 2010 5:06 AM

Do you really feel he needs to validate his reputation?

People don't forget history, especially when they got the chubby of hatred on for a particular person, they love to recant past transgressions to boredom regardless.

We will see where our opinions lie in the next round, I suppose.

Agreed to disagree.


January 02, 2010 5:16 AM

I see where some one called me an 'un-informed jerk." Well it is and was history and Shooy grew up during the mean times, then raced. Sure he raced to WIN as does Hammy, Massa, etc. But they are not dealing with the drivers he had to. Rosberg's pride is hurting and as we sometimes do, he lashed out. So what, I am waiting until March. Don't be cruel, to a heart's that true....

ralph - Unregistered

January 02, 2010 5:42 AM

If Schumacher wins next year he will see himself
as a king, most still see Senna as the best and he
knows that, if he can pull this out of his butt he
will believe he is the new king.

jenson sucks - Unregistered

January 02, 2010 5:52 AM

@ BA.

Do I have to use this name, why not? Everybody here seems to have an entitled, and quite well voiced, opinion.

As for the latter, I'm sure you have your opinion on that too.

Mark _

January 02, 2010 6:00 AM

If Nico is so upset about Rubens, Webber, and Kobayashi why doesn't he mention his friend Lewis too? Of all these guys Lewis drives the most like Schumacher. The starts that cut across the track, driving Glock off the track on a straight in Monza, blocking in qualifying, ...

Racing is dangerous and there is a certain amount of risk that drivers are willing to take. As cars have become safer it has allowed drivers to be more aggressive. Maybe the historic racing scene is more Nico's cup of tea.

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