European Grand Prix Media Review

Find out what the British press made of the European Grand Prix in our media review.

thetimes

Headline Schumacher’s home win closes gap
They say “[Alonso] lives in Oxford and goes on holiday to Wales, so he is not exactly geared to being windswept and interesting for the cameras.”
We say Bernie Ecclestone reckons Michael Schumacher was more interesting as a World Champion – but Schumacher lives in Switzerland which is hardly any more exciting.
Verdict
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theindependent

Headline Schumacher has the edge in game of cat and mouse
They say “It became clear that the red cars had a small but critical advantage all along.”
We say Spot on – this was a car superiority win, not a tactical win.
Verdict
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theguardian

Headline Schumacher shows old mettle to cap a pit-stop triumph
They say “‘I agree that we went too hard,’ said Martin Whitmarsh, the McLaren chief executive. ‘If we’d selected the right tyre from Michelin’s portfolio we [Raikkonen] could have beaten the Ferraris’”
We say Surprised that Whitmarsh thought McLaren were that close to winning – time will tell.
Verdict
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thedailytelegraph

Headline Schumacher breathes new life into title race
They say “Schumacher holds the key to the season. The championship is alive again, as is his future at Ferrari.”
We say Michael Schumacher making a title race interesting? Never thought I’d see the day…
Verdict
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thesun

Headline Hamilton is a Brit tasty
They say “There was a Brit winner at the Nurburgring yesterday – but unfortunately it was not Jenson Button”
We say Most papers picked up on Hamilton’s excellent GP2 win. But I don’t remember Adam Carroll getting the same coverage last year.
Verdict

thesun

Headline Schu is coming for you Alonso
They say “Ferrari ace Schumacer harried Alonso for 36 laps before unleashing a volley of fastest laps”
We say A bold attempt at making the race sound more interesting than it was.
Verdict

thedailymirror

Headline Schu is back in the old routine
They say “The tactical nous of Ross Brawn allied to Schumacher’s speed dished out a hard lesson to their rivals at Renault, cutting the Spaniard’s lead to 13 points with 13 rounds remaining.”
We say Schumacher’s championship chances aren’t as remote as Ferrari are playing them up to be.
Verdict
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thedailymail

Headline Schumacher win sets up a real race
They say “Hamilton is next in line to carry the hopes of the nation”
We say “Hamilton is next in line to suffer undeserved fortnightly hammerings from the British tabloids”
Verdict

thedailymail

Headline British blowouts – Button and Coulthard fail as Schumacher grabs win
They say “Coulthard’s race was very brief after slamming into Tonio Liuzzi.”
We say Don’t let facts obstruct your desire to slate British talent boys! Of course, Coulthard wasn’t to blame for the Liuzzi crash, and Button wasn’t to blame for his engine failure, but let’s make out that it was anyway.
Verdict

metro

Headline Schuey is Euro star as Alonso loses grip
They say “Felipe Massa was in impressive form as the Ferrari driver claimed his first Formula One podium with third place.”
We say He may have only finished 4.4s behind Schumacher, but his fastest lap was exactly 1s slower.
Verdict

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