F1 » Former rivals predict the end is nigh for Schumacher


Two of Michael Schumacher's former F1 sparring-partners contend that in an era in which 'the new generation of young drivers are just better than him', the Mercedes Grand Prix star 'will not regain his former glories'

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Manxie - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 12:40 PM

I was one of the disappointed fans, really sad to see him make that mistake on Petrov. There is a good article on the BBC website from Mark Hughes, sober assessment of MS current status.

I think MS needs to chill, race like its his first race, and don't suffocate yourself under your own pressure.

The man sets himself such high standards, i think he 'kills' himself by doing so.

I'm still hopefull (as per FP 3) where he was blistering fast... he might still have his moment on the podium.

Keep at it Michael! :)

Redstone - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 12:52 PM

I think MS has finally come to the conclusion that all F1 fans and former drivers have known for a long time. It was a mistake for him to come back into the F1 circus as a driver. He should have quit whilst at the top and concentrated on his development roll at Ferrari.He could have given Ferrari a great advantage with all his years of experience. He is now sadly destroying his reputation by not quitting at the top. He just looks a shadow of his former self in my opinion

MikeG - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 12:53 PM

He has the best job in the world. His reputation of 7 WDC's is still there and nothing can destroy this. I think that all of these has been's like JH and DC just have sour grapes. As long as somebody is prepared to pay him to carry on with the best job in the world then he should stay. Power to him.

andrew. - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 12:55 PM

I would totally disregard the opinion of Herbert and Coulthard where Schumacher is concerned. They are not exactly best mates with him and have been quite vocal in their critism in the past. Neither are what can be concidered impartial!

Schumacher has all the records going and these 2 have nothing. Nuff said!

MrMrGQ - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 1:11 PM

I think he has lost bit of pace, three years of inactivity can't help. But what's the most different thing is that he's had a lot of bad luck in his comeback that he didn't have in his first run (barring japan and brazil).

Bad luck more than anything has cost him several points and I think he just needs a bit of luck and he'll be back as a match for Rosberg, because even at 42, he can match Rosberg.

wjpbill - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 1:22 PM
Last Edited 1169 days ago

This is just the same story from other sites, amalgamated and repeated.

Only MSC knows what he's going to do and he has repeatedly said I'm staying and then becoming an Ambassador for the Mercedes brand.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! driver abuse removed.

Taz - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 1:25 PM

@andrew

His records aren't been questioned, they speak for themselves.

There are just going on teh evidence of last season and this season thus far. The fact is he did say to judge him on this year's performance and people will, maybe it's a bit too early for that judgement and one comment has sparked this debate but it start sooner or later, that is inevitable.

If your a schumacher fan, I can imagine it's not what you want to hear but it's a fact.

wjpbill - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 1:29 PM

Taz, as you claim it to be a "fact", that would indicate that Mark Webber, Jenson Button, Adrian Sutil and on and on should all quit.

They've all been beaten by their team mates and as we have had a total of 4, yes 4 races so far, we should all just accept that each team only has one driver and cut the field in half.

That would remove any confusion about 1st or 2nd drivers and make it simple.

There, problem solved.

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