F1 » Schumacher retires for second time


Michael Schumacher elects to retire from F1 for a second time after losing Mercedes drive

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Wink - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 6:54 PM

Michael! Hold you head high knowing you are one of the greatest drivers in history and have given your fans such enjoyment. It's going to be tough packing it in as i've been there before (2 Wheels)and at 78 years of age, not a day goes by that I don't think and wish I could go back in time. At least you've had a FULL career and achieved your full potential where mine was cut short at Langhorne, Pa in 1956. If you haven't been there then you don't have a clue.
Wink Butz 54a

FreeJack - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 7:15 PM

I think it's a shame...a shame he wasn't able to have a consistent and reliable car to drive in his comeback, that would perform on a level that would allow him to compete for podiums. It's like Michael Jordan coming out of retirement not to play with the Bulls, but with the Clippers. It's too bad...plus, he made it more interesting to follow Formula 1.

When Webber eventually follows him into retirement, it's going to be real disappointing for me as a racing fan. It's always hard when the older generation that you followed for so long starts to leave a sport. I still love the NBA, for instance, but it's not nearly as interesting to me as it was during the Jordan/Magic/Bird era.

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 8:24 PM

ya, the NBA went down hill after 97' Too much money and crappy pop-aesthetic appeal. I guess the NFL and MLB didnt last much longer either. Motor sports is kind of that way too i guess, its what happens when money and corruption are more important than the competition and spirit.

To be honest, the best car wins in F1, at least these days, it doesnt matter really whose driving it, as long as they have the backing of their team. Michael obviously didnt have even the third best car, and suffered some crappy reliability issues, yet he has kept getting stronger. Thats what I like to see, not the fizzling fickle establishment types that try to covet the spirit and lay on a thick line of bull sh*t to keep the gears of a corrupt machine turning.

Realfan 10 - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 9:10 PM
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Sorry love him or hate him.. he will still finish in a respectable position in the championship.. so shouldn't some of those that finish beneath him in the championship retire first.. surelay another team can benefit from Michaels development skills.. Mercedes loss there I'm afraid..

Taipan

October 04, 2012 9:21 PM

Shame to see you go Michael, you gave it your all over the last 3 seasons and Mercedes gave you very little in return. With a better car/team race wins were obviously achievable.
People who claim that MS has failed are clueless, to be able to compete in F1 at 43 years old is astonishing, never seen it before in my lifetime happy to bet that I'll never see it again.
And what a great way to sign off, honest, humble and dignified, thanks for 20 years of great memories mate, a true f1 LEGEND.

jose - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 9:22 PM

mrfill,

Its the same for all, Father time marches on, as the old saying goes..
Hamilton, Alonzo, Vettel, etc no different, all will suffer the same .
a friend Joe Frazer, once yelled from ring center.."Them young boys
won't show me no respect, they all think they can out do the old
man, not now, tomorrow. Well I hope not".
Mrfill simple fact, getting old sucks..

Old Dog, Jose

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