F1 » Schumacher: F1 now much closer

Michael Schumacher says the competition within F1 is much greater now than in his earlier career

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January 02, 2013 1:53 PM

For a guy who has raced competitively for longer than some of theses guys have been alive, he did pretty well, for instance, without wanting to sound like I'm picking on anyone, the early favorite to replace him pdr and race winner maldonado both finished behind him in the standings, during a season where he was probably at his least competitive ever in an f1 career spanning over 20 years.

Tewin - Unregistered

January 02, 2013 2:30 PM

Schumi needs to accept that the class of 2012 are of a much higher standard than those who used to challenge him in his hay day like Irvine,Coulthard and co.

Hamilton,Vettel,Kimi,Alonso true greats who can drive in any era, what a golden age for f1 shame the great Schumi came back and took such beating from Nico.


January 02, 2013 2:39 PM
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Tewin there is a nice video of schumacher in a benneton, racind against prost in williams and senna in a mclaren, it features flavio getting disgruntled by senna's 'defending' and tom walkenshaw laughing at flavio, may have been his debut season, it will make your eyes bleed


January 02, 2013 2:56 PM
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ty. how many years has schumi been competing? now, add that number to the age of seb when he started competing, and i would say that he would be the only one who could rack up the same number of years.

reading the headline made me think that schumi was getting short sifhted. the racing for him is so much closer, that he runs into the back of others! :D :D

seriously, he has not really been competitive, still a reasonable driver.

by the way, have a look at autosprint listing of their "great" drivers. fangioi top, ascari well up there. but where is lulu, or even alonso?

Tewin - Unregistered

January 02, 2013 3:01 PM

If Fangio can be a world champion at 46 then the likes of Vettel and Lewis Davidson Hamilton can win in their forties easily. Just look at one of the best English drivers who won Indy at the age of forty while he was a rookie just after doing wonderful things in the Williams fw14b a year earlier.


January 02, 2013 3:02 PM

Richard, Schumacher did 19 seasons, Seb's done 6 seasons by 25 years old, so he could match the 19 seasons and only be 38, which is possible but I seriously doubt he'll still be there at 43.


January 02, 2013 3:08 PM
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Richard, Autosprint, JYS above Clark? I find that a bit hard to swallow.

Tewin the AVERAGE age of drivers on the grid in the early '50s was 41, completely different sport to today with different phisical requirements.
And just because Fangio did it doesn't mean Lewis Davidson Hamilton can :rolleyes:

As for Mansell's wonderful things in '92, thank the car for that. And the Indycar championship was an amature sport compared to F1.

You're starting to sound like RGB.

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