F1 » Villeneuve questions Schumacher's 'motivation'

Jacques Villeneuve has questioned the 'motivation' behind the continued comeback of the man he narrowly defeated to claim the 1997 F1 World Championship crown - Michael Schumacher

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over2u - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 12:29 PM

Whatever negative tag you may wish to attach to Schumacher - 'Motivation' most certainly is not one of them. Not sure what planet JV is orbiting ! lets hope gravity pulls him back soon !

ice_pick - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 12:42 PM

Who expected Shumacher to be a second ahead of Rosberg?? I certainly didnt - thats just ridiculous. People need to realise that back when Schumacher was with Ferrari, the whole field were more competitive. There was the maximum of a one second gap between the top teams and rear runners - not the ridiclous 4+ seconds you see today.

All the regulation changes in 2009 to allow teams to be more competitive has done the opposite and increased the gap more than ever. This new rear wing nonsense will be gone by next year.
They should go back to wider rear wings, shorter cars with refuelling and maintain full slick tyres.

MikeG - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 12:59 PM

Maybe he just likes to race. Win or lose he is still a 7 times champion. It is about time that people realise that Michael cannot ruin his reputation ... The championships and money are in the bank anything else is just a bonus. Have fun Michael !!!

Diarmuid - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 2:07 PM

These comments are nonsense on many levels. For a start Michael may have appeared to be smiling but that is mainly because he has been doing this so long he knows exactly how to deal with the media. I can guarantee he wasnt smiling behind closed doors.

Secondly, I dont think anyone expected him to beat Rosberg by a second. Even Kubica wasnt even a second ahead of Petrov and there is a much bigger talent gulf there than between Nico and Michael.

Thirdly, Michael was more than 1 tenth of a second faster than Rubens. Yes, Rubens occasionally outqualified him but generally Michael was well ahead of him. And lets not forget Rubens was one of the most highly rated drivers on the grid when he joined Ferrari.

Diarmuid - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 2:17 PM

Im just looking through the qualifying gaps to Rubens in 2004 there. This is how much faster Michael was in quali in the first 8 races of 2004.

Aus - 0.1 (with 1 lap more fuel)
Mal - 0.7 (with 1 lap less fuel)
Bah - 0.4 (with 1 lap less fuel
San Mar - 0.4 (with 1 lap more fuel)
Spain - 1.2 (with 7 laps less fuel)
Monaco - 0.2 (with 6 laps more fuel)
Europe - 1.0 (with 7 laps less fuel)
Can - 0.2 (with 1 lap more fuel)

How JV reckons Michael was only 0.1 of a second faster than Rubens is a mystery.


March 04, 2011 2:20 PM

I should'nt think Schumacher could care less about what Villeneuve has to say about him,i would like to see Jacques still racing at the age of 42.Why can't these former drivers just shut up instead of keep criticizing Michael all of the time,the king will be back and will prove them all wrong,go get em Schumi!!!

WTFROFL - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 2:39 PM

it seems Villeneuve is still sore that he never got a drive in 2010/2011 but MS did, not only that but even after a low 2010 the team is still supporting MS. Yes Jacques, what MS achieved speaks for itself...

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