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9th June 2015, 9:03 at 9:03 am #299797
Think about this :D – It would be very interesting (but not really possible) to see Hakkinen in ferrari in 2000s. Lets say that he lost some motivation after winning two titles (98´,99´),loosing it closely in 00´ and he found only motivation beating MSC fair and square in the same machinery. If he signed the three-years contract 2001-2003 with ferrari, what do you think he would achieve? I would expect quite a hard year in 2001, trying to adopt to ferrari system, but 2002 should be like Senna-Prost in 1988. In 2003 we would probably see a Rai-Mon-Hak-Mcs battle for the tittle ;) …generally I thing every decade should gives us a least one team with two top drivers (like Alo-Ham in McLaren 2007 in recent years) ;)9th June 2015, 8:41 at 8:41 am #299795
This one is a really nice footage of Schumacher driving mercedes w196 with the great J.M. Fangio, probably in 1991. What a privelege for MSC at age of 22 to drive with such a legend! Who did know in that time that MSC will become the F1 legend in the same league of Fangio 15 years later.
In my opinion top 3 of all time: MSC, Fangio and Senna. Is there any picture of all three together?
Schumacher with Fangio in 1991 (2:34-…)31st December 2013, 13:35 at 1:35 pm #135067
My avatar is Schumi in Barcelona 96´ :) ……..”It was a demonstration of brilliance” ….29th October 2013, 14:48 at 2:48 pm #242946
“2004: this season the Schumacher/Ferrari ‘steamroller’ was utterly dominant, winning 13 races from 8 poles. Team-mate Barrichello won twice from four poles. And yet the Ferrari F2004 rated as only the second-fastest car at 100.1. The car that was faster was the generally unacknowledged BAR-Honda 006, which top-car- rated at 100.0. Many have and will disagree with my system’s car rating here. However perceptions of Ferrari’s utter dominance and superiority cloud the issue. Main reason is that the BAR-Honda team was led by the talented but yet inexperienced Jenson Button who driver rated at 100.4. Schumacher’s 100.0 driver-rating more than made-up the BAR-Honda’s 0.1 car advantage enjoyed by Button, to the tune of a comfortable 0.3%. Even Barrichello, driver-rated at 1002, had 0.1 in hand over the Button/BAR-Honda combination, and scored four poles and two wins to the one pole and no win for Button.”
© Patrick O’Brien 201129th October 2013, 13:24 at 1:24 pm #242944
There is a quote on the website: “Patrick O’Brien’s system is the most objective I’ve seen to date.” ~ Peter Windsor, F1 journalist, broadcaster and team manager.
I really respect Peter, so these ratings seem to be quite real :)
Interesting is the list of champions, who won the WDC in off pace cars:
1958 – Hawthorn
1962 – Hill
1964 – Surtees
1969 – Stewart
1971 – Stewart
1972 – Fittipaldi
1973 – Stewart
1974 – Fittipaldi
1975 – Lauda
1977 – Lauda
1978 – Andretti
1979 – Scheckter
1981 – Piquet (according to O`Briens ratings, he won the title with the car which was 0,9s slower than the fastetst!?)
1982 – Rosberg
1983 – Piquet
1985 – Prost
1986 – Prost
1989 – Prost
1991 – Senna
1995 – Schumacher
2001 – Schumacher
2003 – Schumacher
2004 – Schumacher
2005 – Alonso
2008 – Hamilton
2009 – Button
“These 26 occasions of the 63 seasons since 1950 represent 41% when drivers won championships in cars that were not the fastest. That means that 59% of seasons were won by drivers who had the fastest cars.”
© Patrick O’Brien 201127th October 2013, 22:17 at 10:17 pm #244079
Seb seems to be a very nice, humble guy, with 4 WDCs in his pocket at age of 26 :) But its not easy to be nice when everything is going perfectly. I will respect him really much when he will be such a nice guy after for example two or three bad or average seasons. I am sure that its no easy to except bad results since you are a multiple WDC (just look at Fernando). If he will react like MSC did in 96`, 97´, 98`, 05` or last year (never bashing the team…) I will really see him as one of true greatest drivers! The future will tell :)13th September 2013, 16:51 at 4:51 pm #191170
What about Schumacher – Hakkinen? Imagine both of them in ferrari f2002 :D11th June 2013, 22:27 at 10:27 pm #237556
I am a big MSC fan, but I dont see Nigel´s article as bashing Schumacher, but just critisising. For all of his career I was also very critical about his usual mis-behaviour on the track and about some things inside of his F1 teams (Adelaide 1994, Jerez 1997,…,…, clear nu. 1 status, ….), because I was and am very sure, that he didnt need to do that. He would have maybe a few less wins, one or two less WDCs, but he would still be very succesfull and not be seen in such a negative way…. But even though I agree with all this critisism about him, I have to say, that I dont understand why he is always presented as a cheater and with other negative nicknames, becaues he was really no different than many F1 drivers in the past (Senna, …) and today (Alonso, Vettel…). A lot of them made similar things, but its not talked so much or even nothing about them (for example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E3MEVqBSXg). In my country we have a saying that the biggest dust cloud is behind the fastest horse… In case of MSC, undoubtly, one big reason for bashing is envy because of his such a big succes .
About Stewart´s words about MSC I can say that I am dissapointed. I really respect him, but he gave only a few facts and then concluded the whole story from them, but the picture is quiet more complex. And I disagree with him, that MSC was not a great driver. If he was not, then it was not Senna also, and Alonso,…. , but we probably all agree that they are in the top 10 in F1 history so far!7th June 2013, 21:44 at 9:44 pm #237505
@the_sigman, you forgot to add to “With clear numbers 1 and 2” Alonso-Massa, and Petterson-Andretti too.2nd May 2013, 21:05 at 9:05 pm #211408
After four races, can we say, who is the better part of Mercedes duo? Rosberg seemed to be faster at first two races, in China had DNF because of problems with car, pole in Bahrain but fell behind through the race. Hamilton has more points (50 to 14) so far, race pace is not usually on his side, but at the end he always finishes on or closely to podium. So, the standings say Hamilton, race pace says Rosberg. A bit similar story to last year (MSC-Ros), only Nico in opposite role.3rd October 2012, 20:05 at 8:05 pm #209424
No. He will retire.
Will any of drivers who drives in f1 this season (except MSC), still be here when be age of 40+ years?