I also love how people fail to bring up the incidents where Hill punted off Schumacher in 1995.
Well, he did that, why discuss that?
Undue punishment, other divers overtake on the warm-up lap too without any penalty. The only reason was only his huge advantage ahead of the british Hill.
Hill was behind him, the british blew it. Schumi deserves the title, Damon has the best car on the grid, but he can win only if Schumi was banned or the german has problems.
Masterdrive for Schumi, a well deserve title. He should won the WDC in Monza, but some need a distraction from the scandals, and the F1 need fight to the last race.
Masterdrive from Schumi. Classic. He could win by 1 minute lead from 16th place.
Villeneuve would not be there because of his race bann penalty. It was a disgusting decesion to take away his 2 ponts from Suzuka instead of his well deserve race bann. Schumi could win that race if he didn't get wrong tyre set. The accident was only a slight touch. One race earlyer Villeneuve almost push him out of the track while the canadian come back from his pit stop.
Brilliant decission after an undue penalty. Neither Schumi or Wurz remember the laping before the line, and I don't find any video or photograph which prove that.
Hard racing, he gets the penalty. But don"t forget, there was an SC situation, so HHF should have been stay behind Schumi after the Ferrari come ahead of him.
A start accident. Schumi try to go to the pit, like every other driver do..
EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX 2001:
That was not the first TO in the history (97 Jerez, 98 Melbourne means Hakkinek is an unfair driver? Or Remember Hamilton from 2008)
go to Austria 2001 comment
The bills payed by the sponsors, not the fans.
It wasompletely regularin 2003. Patrese do the same in the Hungaroring in 91 or 92.
BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2003:
Alonso, Webber, Montoya, Senna or Berger to the same in many times. It's hard racing, not a tea party.
Noo proof again, just an opinion from a spanish stewart.
Hard Racing against cry-baby Barichella...
Lets hope no one can save us from an 8th WDC title:
British GP 94: That might be true, that does not give him the rights to not serve the penalty he has been given. (He did, but too late, and that equals not serving).
Australia GP 94: Hard thing to give an answer on. The rules say that you can defend your position if you are in front, but when a driver have the front wheel, higher than the rear wheel of the other car, they are "side by side" and they have to give eachother enough room to drive on the track. However, this does not apply in a kamikaze-move, or a very late move. Hard to say, I mean Schumacher could've given more room, and then it would've been ok. (Just like Hamilton could've given Webber this year, and why Alonso shouldn't been penalized in this years British GP).
Belgium GP 95: Yes, it was a fantastic drive, however, that does not justice for dangerous driving, you cannot force other drivers off the track.
Europe GP 97: He was. He was stripped for the Japan results, for one reason. He was banned from that
race, but he was able to participate while they waited on the appeal. The appeal failed, and the banned, that was imposed for the Japan GP did count. You cannot transfer an already applied penalty. And i honestly cannot understand why you defend, and try to excuse something he have admitted to be doing himself. It doesn't matter why Villeneuve and Schumacher came close, the thing is, they did, and Schumacher did try do make Villeneuve retire.
British GP 98: Well, the penalty was right, if it happended. Anyway, is wasn't delivered quick enough, and was removed. So, it is no proof that he did anything wrong either, no big deal, fair win, and a great use of a loophole (serving it on the last lap).
Canada GP 98: Hard racing does not
include pushing others of the track. Heinz-Harald Frentzen had two options, crashing into MS or not. MS-fans should be glad he chose not to. But Schumacher did not give enough room. Fair penalty. And again, no need to excuse with things that have happended earlier in the race, making it to happen. If Schumacher had leaded with 3 laps, then spun, loosing 3 laps, it doesn't justify anything.
Austria GP 00: Trying to get to the pit? Wrong way, or, what? Not a very nice thing to do, but very smart, maybe a bit in the grey area of the rules, still a smart thing - had it worked. I remember us being told the same thing when I was racing (Do not try to get the vehicle off the track, just yourself if you want a greater chance of a red flag).
Europe GP 01: What was the big deal here? Start-crossing? Nah, enough room. The pit entry, where he crossed the line? Well the rules say that he cannot cross the line in
to the pit with the whole car, but we don't know what the agreed to on the drivers meeting. The pit exit? As far as I see, he didn't cross the line with any part of the car. So, agree with you. (I might not remember everything)
Austria GP 01: Oh, three wrongs make them right? Legal, but not fair. Neither was the McLaren moves,- I honestly don't think others than McLaren/Hakkinen fans does think that. The same way that I think that the ones who support the "Austrias" is Ferrari or Schumacher fans.
Germany GP 01: O.o I cannot remember anything, the red-flag situation? Oh well, need to hate Schumacher pretty much I guess...
Austria GP 02: See at 01.
USA GP 02: O.o what to you mean? This was, if possible, more an insult to racing fans, than Austria.
Europe GP 03: The rule is, that you are not allowed to get any outside help, unless you are in a dangerous situation. I wouldn't belive you should be allowed to continue the race just because you went off in a dangerous place. Anyway, he was not penalized, and then, it seems like they though he was in a dangerous place, then, ok with me. However, he had enough place on the inside to not touch Montoya, but that, was a race incident.
British GP 03: What is that all about, I only remeber the kilt-guy on the track
Australia GP 05: Remember the situation, but not clearly, will not comment.
Monaco GP 06: As far as I remember, they looked at the telemetry at the point Schumacher said he lost control, and the telemetry said he was going in 16 km/h. However, that is the strangest "loss of control" I have ever seen. I think the penalty is fair.
Hungary GP 10: The rules say, that you need to leave enough place on the track when another driver is on your side. The track is between the white lines, not
the wall. If you look again, Schumacher is pushing Barrichello, way past the white line. That is a violation of the rules.
Excellent answer Tarzan. If i may also add a few things:
Aus 2002: Schumacher got held up by the Safety Car. Nobody seems to remember that. He would have jumped Cry Baby Barrichello during the pits stops otherwise
Jer 97: MS was easily faster than JV until Ferrari screwed up his tyres. In normal race circumstances he had the WDC wrapped up. JV drove quite bad and almost crashed into MS in earlier races.
1994 season: Hill's mistake. He should have waited. Secondly he was no match for MS the entire season in a much superior car. Was he not lapped my Senna and MS at BRazil ?
Most of the other incidents, Tarzan has answered well.
Like I have said, Austria 02: It does not matter, why he ended up behind, he was behind, even though it was legal, the way to do it, and the reason why, felt, and feels wrong, when I'm watching it because I am a racing-fan. Jerez, same thing, bad tyres doesn't mean he is allowed to crash into others. Almost crashed, is not a crash, and, if one driver crashes into you, you are still not allowed to crash into him (unless you are racing in NASCAR of course). Australia 94, yes, he should've waited, and more on that, watch higher in my answer. But still, even though Schumacher was a lot faster than Hill that season, it still don't make it legal. Sebastian Vettel wasn't allowed to crash out people just becuase he was the quickest this year, but things made it hard for him to win the championship.