F1 » Your views: Does fitness give Schumacher an edge?


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MikeG - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 11:54 AM

Michael Schumacher has always had a great work ethic. He is always the most prepared guy out there. My take on it is that 'practice makes perfect' and Michael was the greatest for so many years purely because he worked the hardest. Limited testing and practice in todays F1 has hurt Michael big time !!!

Manxie - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 11:57 AM

Interesting point and also meaningless. We will never know whether or not his fitness is giving him the edge over his team mate. Nico might tell you that he is not tired and exhausted after a race... who knows.

Jon

November 24, 2011 2:12 PM

Don't really see the point of this article?
It is complete speculation- who is to say how fit Rosberg is compared with Schumi?
All F1 drivers are superfit, and once you get past a certain point its the law of diminishing returns.

If Schumi can run a marathon in 2h20m and Rosberg in 4h then maybe you have a point, but if Rosberg can do it in 2h40m then in the world of race driving it doesn't really count for much.

Schumi fan - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 4:03 PM

I beg to differ. Schumi has always gained positions at the very beginning of most races. Then began to slip away as race went on. It was his skills and experience that helped him advanced in the races, however I do agree that his age affects his reflexes, which explains his slow pace in qualifying

Joe - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 11:38 PM

It's a hard decision when it comes to these two...on the one hand you have a driver that has forged himself to be acclaimed the greatest driver ever and on the other a driver that is arguably the greatest never to win a race. In today's money the points speak for themselves: Rosberg has functioned well enough with his team and driven well enough to ensure point superiority to his rival. Who is the better driver? Who knows? Fact is...one man has come out on top in the 'Formula'...so far...

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