Michael Schumacher and the Ferrari pr...

Michael Schumacher and the Ferrari prancing horse emblem

There are 10 comments on the BBC News story from Oct 18, 2006, titled Michael Schumacher and the Ferrari prancing horse emblem. In it, BBC News reports that:

Michael Schumacher's greatest feat was not winning seven world titles but turning Ferrari into Formula One's best team, says Sir Jackie Stewart.

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Willie

South Africa

#1 Oct 19, 2006
Sir Jackie Stewart makes a wise assumption, of course. However, dont forget that a very young Schumacher also put Flavio Briatore on the map.
The under-performing Benneton's hardly ever qualified better than fifth or seventh during qualifying, but at the end of the race it was Schumacher that took the flag...
siloviki

Burnaby, Canada

#2 Oct 22, 2006
Willie wrote:
Sir Jackie Stewart makes a wise assumption, of course. However, dont forget that a very young Schumacher also put Flavio Briatore on the map.
The under-performing Benneton's hardly ever qualified better than fifth or seventh during qualifying, but at the end of the race it was Schumacher that took the flag...
If that's Stewart's reason why Schumacher isn't the number one driver of all time then I would have to say that it's pretty weak.

As a team boss, I would rather see my driver push the car to the limits than not.

Enzo Ferrari loved Gilles Villeneuve. Called him his "high priest of destruction".
Willie

South Africa

#3 Oct 23, 2006
siloviki wrote:
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If that's Stewart's reason why Schumacher isn't the number one driver of all time then I would have to say that it's pretty weak.
As a team boss, I would rather see my driver push the car to the limits than not.
Enzo Ferrari loved Gilles Villeneuve. Called him his "high priest of destruction".
Siloviki, I am convinced that there is no sport with a higher jealousy rate among the competitors than in F1. Even among the older boys.
Nobody in tennis bothers to disagree on who the best is between Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras, Agassi, or the present achievers. They just look at the statistics. Why do people say that Tiger woods is the best golfer ever?- statistics.
Imagine people from a different era (like Steward) saying that there was a presently unknown tennis player in 1930 that would beat the pants off Sampras if he lived during Sampras's era. Silly?
I agree with you. He sounds irrational and makes no sence at all.
mclarenkimifan

London, UK

#4 Oct 23, 2006
Very wise words from all...However do not forget its widely assumed the benneton was running some form of ilegal traction control system during the races.Now leadership,there are none presently even close to MS.You have to go back to Senna to see the last great leader.Kimi for example is no leader,he just wants to turn up race and go home.he will not plug half the holes left by MS and ross
Nilva - Brazil

Cariacica, Brazil

#5 Oct 23, 2006
Brasileira, apaixonada por Fomula1. Acompanhei toda tragetória fantástica de Michael. Sem dúvidas o melhor piloto de todos os tempos. Tive o privilégio de assistir a última corrida do alemão. O homem capaz de vencer e superar todos os records. Parou no momento mais inteligente na sua melhor forma.É uma pena não vê-lo mais em 2007, deixará saudades. Mas valeu Michael. Muito obrigada!
siloviki

Burnaby, Canada

#6 Oct 23, 2006
mclarenkimifan wrote:
Very wise words from all...However do not forget its widely assumed the benneton was running some form of ilegal traction control system during the races.Now leadership,there are none presently even close to MS.You have to go back to Senna to see the last great leader.Kimi for example is no leader,he just wants to turn up race and go home.he will not plug half the holes left by MS and ross
I'm not so sure about that with Kimi.

You let him win the maiden Grand Prix of 2007, and you might see a more dedicated Kimi. If Michael Schumacher is around I'm sure there will be some "chat" of what it takes to be world champion.

If Massa is competitive in the car next year and Kimi not, it will go a long way to proving Kimi's mentality, and how dedicated he is to becoming world champion.

I am sort of looking forward to his first flyer in qualifying.
siloviki

Burnaby, Canada

#7 Oct 23, 2006
Willie wrote:
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Siloviki, I am convinced that there is no sport with a higher jealousy rate among the competitors than in F1. Even among the older boys.
Nobody in tennis bothers to disagree on who the best is between Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras, Agassi, or the present achievers. They just look at the statistics. Why do people say that Tiger woods is the best golfer ever?- statistics.
Imagine people from a different era (like Steward) saying that there was a presently unknown tennis player in 1930 that would beat the pants off Sampras if he lived during Sampras's era. Silly?
I agree with you. He sounds irrational and makes no sence at all.
Exactly Willie.

The cars of yesteryear, other than those groundeffects 1000HP monsters had nothing over the Gforce animals of today.

To say that Ickx, Stewart, Fangio etc could have performed at the same level year in year out as Schumacher is an impossible scenario.

Schumacher was the consumate athlete, and mentally as good as they come.
Willie

South Africa

#8 Oct 24, 2006
mclarenkimifan wrote:
Very wise words from all...However do not forget its widely assumed the benneton was running some form of ilegal traction control system during the races.Now leadership,there are none presently even close to MS.You have to go back to Senna to see the last great leader.Kimi for example is no leader,he just wants to turn up race and go home.he will not plug half the holes left by MS and ross
I have a feeling that you might be right about Kimi. Massa might just be the guy to watch.
vladan

Belgrade, Serbia

#9 Oct 24, 2006
this will explain who is the best
herbert will say names of all great drivers damon hakkinen arton !
look movie !

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ferawell michael you are the best
carlo

Marcianise, Italy

#10 Jun 10, 2007
I am a person that at times he/she also works for 20,00 European for a night, I would like so much to do for the formula 1, to also work in the daytime as gardeners or something else to give to live to my family.
to work and to think about doing something to make always the car ferrari of formula 1 to the top working at night also. no to earn money but for the taste of the victory if I can participate make to know me". perhaps it is not what I wanted to express, but if a day met there I would be very happy for what I hold so much to do.
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