Schu-spin: The final word(s)

Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, Monte-Carlo, 2006Drawing a line under the latest Schumacher scandal (hopefully), I thought it would be interesting to take a sample of what fellow F1 bloggers made of the controversy and how they called it.

All links are to external content and are nothing to do with F1Fanatic etc… If any of the authors believe I’ve misconstrued their remarks please drop me a line.

Finally, do check out the ‘Justice on the Track‘ intro to the FerrariWorld website while it’s still there (click a language option to see it).

‘Pro’

‘Anti’

‘Neutral’

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5 comments on Schu-spin: The final word(s)

  1. Firstly, thank you for the link. I wouldn’t say I was anti-Schumacher and I was disappointed to see him dropped to the back.

    Having said that, yes, I do think he did it on purpose, and there is a certain truth in the cartoon that appears on my blog.

    However, just because he did it on purpose doesn’t mean that I think he should have been punished. What he did was certainly very clever, though it would have been better if he’d knocked the front wing off for authenticity, but he wasn’t really ‘obstructing’ anything – there’s no way any car would have hit him unless they had run very wide also – unlikely at such a small corner.

    In sum: yes, he did it, he meant to do it, but I’m not slating him for it – just satiring :)

  2. The more famous you become the more enemies you get.Moreover people would try to scrutinise everything you do and criticise you (often out of jealousy). All i can say is that Micheal Schumacher is caught up in that whirlpool , what i believe is due to no fault of his.

  3. I also don’t believe he did it on purpose. If a driver is able to stop his car centimeters away from hitting the wall, I’ll call it great control and some good braking power.

    And yes, as Noelinho pointed out, he was not obstructing the race-line.

  4. I agree with Noelinho but I think the punishment fit the “crime” in this case. I just posted my thoughts on my blog and as a Schumacher fan I have to admit this incident was an eye opener. Having said that I think he broke the rules and he was punished so the case is closed. Unfortunately this gives his detractors their proverbial 15 minutes of fame to rant and rave against him.

  5. I don’t think he did it on purpose but it does highlight a flaw in the current qualifying format which I’m sure we will see happen again…

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