F1 » Schumacher expected more from Mercedes, claims Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone reckons that Michael Schumacher picked the wrong team for his return to F1 in 2010.

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December 06, 2012 1:57 PM
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oli. did i or did i not misread the comment? i have re read it and it still reads the same for me! but if the post is meant to refer to his ferrari days, well then it still is incorrect. he has been beaten by barro! and there have also been times when barro was ahead of him but has been told to move aside!

ps. i saw a comparison between schumi and seb at age 25, which seb is now. seb has won four times the number of races that schumi had at the same age.

i thought that i had posted another comment, but it isnt there.....
schumi , when he signed for merc, happily claimed that he would be fighting for wdc in his first year back. basically both merc and schummi had not cottoned on the the fact that the honda/brawn 2009 victory, was purely down to the advantage handed to honda/brawn by the fia. had schumi not been told about this, maybe he would not have signed for them. or maybe he was happy to repay merc for getting him into f1 in the first place?


December 06, 2012 2:48 PM

so anychance yesterdays 'he shoudnt have comeback', todays 'he expected more . . .', and a future 'I told him to go to williams and scare rubens properly' or 'give fernando a propper welcome with the reds' or whatever, all all part of the same speech, it is 'slow news day' times about 100

yo mama

December 06, 2012 3:31 PM

You lot are so wrapped up with legacy and how others perceive you. The man wanted to race and win again. He tried, it didn't happen. Time to move on. It in no way tarnish or highlighted any achievements in the past. I'm glad he had the courage to come back and try one more time.


December 06, 2012 6:11 PM

mark. i am sweet on no one, not even you! i was just referring to the fact that at the same age, seb has three wdcs, so bearing in mind that schumi gained 7 wdcs over a 12 year period (?), seb has a very good chance of matching or exceeding schumi. he only needs 4 wdcs over 12 years, or one every 3 years. it was just an interesting statistic.


December 06, 2012 7:23 PM

Schumacher having decided to come back was his decision and his decision alone he was/is more than capable to decide for himself, as it turned out it didn't work out to expectations, at least the expectations of the unprejudiced/unbiased formula one followers.
Schumacher is still the most successful driver of all time up to this day regardless of when and by whom he was beaten, no formula one driver ever existed or will ever exists without being beaten at any one time.
Projecting/professing/prophetic what this and that driver will achieve as against what Schumacher achieved is sort of taking the role of the mostly British media, the unprejudiced/unbiased formula one follower will be happy for whoever achieves what Schumacher achieved and will speak about that only when it happens.

Mark _

December 06, 2012 8:15 PM

richard - I don't see the point in that statistic as by 25 Vettel's career was almost twice as long as Schumacher's. In order to make comparisons percentages give a more accurate picture. Even then in a sport like F1 the car is a huge part of the equation so you can never have a straight comparison. The closest that you can get is to compare how they have done against a teammate. In this regard Michael was much more successful against his teammates in his first six years than Vettel has been in his first six years.


December 06, 2012 8:48 PM

mark. coincidentally i see that murray walker has come up with the same conclusions....time is on sebs side to equal and better schumis record! so great minds do obviously think alike!

re the teammate analogy. well, if you remember, schumi asked for a subservient teammate, seb has to put up with a teammate who is more competitive and does not give help. in fact seb came in as the underdog and yet surpassed his supposed peer. obvously seb and schumi are two different drivers, driving different cars under different rules. seb is driving at a time when cars are closer together, and so his feat is made even more difficult.

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