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#8401 Dolph

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 23:13

I even believe that Mercedes payed Alonse to say that stuff, ... to make Schumacher feel more confident, or at least some of his fans, that he is "still in the game" so to speak, after such an non-excistent 2010 season for slow-Schumacher.


You would, wouldn't you, MR. DAMON HILL!! :kiss:

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#8402 JackTorrance

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 23:21

Exactly.. he dismisses Hamilton and Vettel who are his main rivals. as much as I'd love to see Schumi grab another WDC I don't think the car or team are currently up to it. so yes, mind games by alonso.

:rotfl: hahahahaha :rotfl: dude, get a grip on yourself! He mentioned hamilton indirect and also claimed mclaren would be strong. Perhaps if you didnt have your head sofar up hammys backside you wouldv noticed this.

Alonso has raced Schumacher more and harder than the others so perhaps he oughta know who is the main threat and who not. For the record, Schumacher is a 7 times world champ 90+ race win driver. Hammy is a one time champ with a few wins. Get some perspective.

Edited by JackTorrance, 13 January 2011 - 23:22.


#8403 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 23:35

There's a huge amount of respect between Schumacher and Alonso. They've raced competitively against each other since 2003 and know the strengths of each other. Alonso knows what a formidable opponent Schumacher is/was and doesn't take him lightly.

There are many quotes from Alonso about Schumacher

"For me, the championship has more value when racing with Schumacher"

"I am not among those to criticise Schumacher, I know how good he is"

"He is a 7 time champion, he is special"

"He is one of the best of all time"


Perhaps he does genuinely see Schumacher as a threat.

#8404 Mauseri

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 23:43

I even believe that Mercedes payed Alonse to say that stuff, ... to make Schumacher feel more confident, or at least some of his fans, that he is "still in the game" so to speak, after such an non-excistent 2010 season for slow-Schumacher.

Actually, Alonso was right, Schumacher is the most dangerous. Almost killed Barrichello. Will crash on purpose when feels so.

#8405 Birelman

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 00:37

I didn't know Alonso was planning to race so far down the field in 2011..... :rotfl:

#8406 TheMortalBard

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:54

I didn't know Alonso was planning to race so far down the field in 2011..... :rotfl:


Ouch ! he he :lol:

#8407 Yorkie

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 02:11

:rotfl: hahahahaha :rotfl: dude, get a grip on yourself! He mentioned hamilton indirect and also claimed mclaren would be strong. Perhaps if you didnt have your head sofar up hammys backside you wouldv noticed this.

Alonso has raced Schumacher more and harder than the others so perhaps he oughta know who is the main threat and who not. For the record, Schumacher is a 7 times world champ 90+ race win driver. Hammy is a one time champ with a few wins. Get some perspective.

That was 6 years ago and Schumi has just turned 42, i hailed his return but he's not winning any more WDC's judging by last years performance

#8408 Hole

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:51

Actually, Alonso was right, Schumacher is the most dangerous. Almost killed Barrichello. Will crash on purpose when feels so.


Actually his weird spin at Abu Dhabi decided the championship :p

#8409 BRK

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:40

I'm not sure why this has caused such a flutter around here,hadn't paid any attention to it until I read about it on Allen's blog. I think everybody's used to the meaningless stuff that gets said pre-season,and in Alonso's case we've had random remarks such as the Renault prediction from 2009.

It was Alonso,it happened at a Ferrari event,and it concerned a man that many still consider to be part of the Ferrari family: Schumacher. Enough said.

#8410 ivand911

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:44

Schumacher's critics 'too judgemental'
http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/88942

TOP STORY
Give Schumacher more
time to shine - Brundle

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#8411 Tarzaan

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:51

Good news:

Drivers set to get front-tyres boost
http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/88985

#8412 ivand911

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 17:03

Euro-Winterpokal. Kerpen. 15./16.01.2011. from forum.f1news.ru

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video:
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#8413 ivand911

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:05

Jos Verstappen: "Schumacher is still very strong ..."

http://translate.goo...2Ff1-63515.html
http://www.f1news.ru...s/f1-63515.html
Specially for Frans, I even found good caption for the picture from the article - " Jos and the Titan".

Edited by ivand911, 21 January 2011 - 12:09.


#8414 marchi-91

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 13:09

Michael seems to have lost quite a bit of weight. Fair ****s to the guy you can bet he spent more time in the gym then anybody over the off season.

#8415 ivand911

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 13:57

Very good Mika Hakinnen interview, with something about Michael in it:
http://www.f1fanatic...t-the-best-car/

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 14:32

Thanks for that ivand911, awesome videos

#8417 aditya-now

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 20:08

video:
http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded


Thanks for the links, Ivan.

Forgive me to say it, but Michael is indeed getting old. He would have pulverized the competition in earlier days, his driving in Kerpen was modest, to say the least. Contrast that with Fernando Alonso ice carting in Madonna di Campiglio.


#8418 ivand911

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 20:16

Thanks for the links, Ivan.

Forgive me to say it, but Michael is indeed getting old. He would have pulverized the competition in earlier days, his driving in Kerpen was modest, to say the least. Contrast that with Fernando Alonso ice carting in Madonna di Campiglio.

Shame is they didn't invite Michael to carting with Alonso there, we to see who is better on carting. I wouldn't go to much into results from Madonna di Campiglio races. They were not serious. About Michael carting, what I see he didn't finish the race, don't know what was the reason(accident or cart problem). But, still this is fun for him.

Edited by ivand911, 23 January 2011 - 20:21.


#8419 Raelene

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:12

Engine failure. Good to see he's still giving it a go even if it does seem to p1ss some people off here ;)

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#8420 BRK

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:06

Good videos,thanks! LOL @ comparing a kart race with professional karting champions to a small bunch of jokers playing in the snow. :yawnface:

#8421 TheMortalBard

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:41

And so it begins ... Awesome season ahead fellas

http://www.motorspor...p...98289&FS=F1

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" ...In 2011, Rosberg saw off the challenge of F1's returning seven time champion Michael Schumacher, and he insisted he still does not fear his famous teammate.
" It may be close between us, and maybe he will beat me, but there's no way he's going to put me in the shade," he insisted.
"There is no reason why I would be worse than last year -- on the contrary, I will be better!"

In an interview with DPA news agency, Rosberg scoffed at Fernando Alonso's recent claim that Schumacher will be his biggest rival this year.
"It doesn't really interest me, but I found it a little strange that you wouldn't say Red Bull is your nearest rival. That seems pretty obvious," he said.



#8422 femi

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:15

Thanks for the links, Ivan.

Forgive me to say it, but Michael is indeed getting old. He would have pulverized the competition in earlier days, his driving in Kerpen was modest, to say the least. Contrast that with Fernando Alonso ice carting in Madonna di Campiglio.

Literally speaking of course ;)

#8423 Timstr11

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:15

Another excuse: Apparently MS suffers from motion sickness, and cannot do simulator runs while Rosberg can (Ducth site).

#8424 marchi-91

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:29

Another excuse: Apparently MS suffers from motion sickness, and cannot do simulator runs while Rosberg can (Ducth site).



Not an excuse and not exactly breaking news either. Raikkonen has the same condition along millions of people right around the world.

#8425 rhukkas

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:57

Thanks for the links, Ivan.

Forgive me to say it, but Michael is indeed getting old. He would have pulverized the competition in earlier days, his driving in Kerpen was modest, to say the least. Contrast that with Fernando Alonso ice carting in Madonna di Campiglio.


See, this demonstrates the difference between an F1 fan and a motorsport fan.

#8426 Polle

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 15:36

Pitty his engine carked it. No surprise that he was at the front though.

#8427 cindy4ever33

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 16:24

http://www.motorspor...-Kerpen-60.html

another video of MS's kart race in Germany days ago.

#8428 RSNS

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 20:35

If I got the gist of it, Schumacher made a poor start in the first race (fourth place, I think), fought back and overtook for 3rd and 3nd places, placed very fast lap times but could not overtake the leader. In the second race he did overtake the leader but then his engined failed him and he was overtaken by several drivers until the engine broke down.

#8429 Kimble

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 21:00

If I got the gist of it, Schumacher made a poor start in the first race (fourth place, I think), fought back and overtook for 3rd and 3nd places, placed very fast lap times but could not overtake the leader. In the second race he did overtake the leader but then his engined failed him and he was overtaken by several drivers until the engine broke down.


Yes, totally over the hill, a laughing stock, put him out to pasture....

#8430 aditya-now

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 21:11

I even believe that Mercedes payed Alonse to say that stuff, ... to make Schumacher feel more confident, or at least some of his fans, that he is "still in the game" so to speak, after such an non-excistent 2010 season for slow-Schumacher.


I first thought, wow, that could be it, that would be the explanation. Then I saw that Frans wrote those lines. He is the most likable anti-Schumacher fan, as Ivan is the most likable Schumacher fan. Sorry for talking about other posters, it is only in the positive. And I take great joy from both Frans´posts and Ivan´s posts. :up:


#8431 aditya-now

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 21:31

Schumi needs to worry about Rosberg first.... I think Alonso's comments are just mindgames directed at his most obvious rivals, Vettel and Hamilton.


What most of you don´t consider is that these comments of Fernando, exactly at Madonna towards the Italian media, could have very well been directed at the Scuderia itself - it would be the utmost shame, if even the twin brother of Michael would defeat the Reds - so let us give it our all in 2011!


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 17:21

http://www.gocar.gr/..._toy_Schum.html

further information on motion sickness on stimulator.

#8433 I_hate_chicanes

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:19

Another excuse: Apparently MS suffers from motion sickness, and cannot do simulator runs while Rosberg can (Ducth site).


Lol! :rotfl: Schumis so scared of Rosberg.....he resorts to this kind of bullshit now...what next?

#8434 SimMaker

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:42

"The team also said it is working on much more realistic simulation technology that will be ready shortly."


:cool:

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:47

Not an excuse and not exactly breaking news either. Raikkonen has the same condition along millions of people right around the world.


True. Which begs the question who launched that as a newsworthy information and why. If it comes from the team or even Schumacher himself, it does indeed smack a bit of getting the excuses in early.

#8436 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:53

Lol! :rotfl: Schumis so scared of Rosberg.....he resorts to this kind of bullshit now...what next?


The bullshit is inside your head, looking for a way to have a pop.


Typical tabloid gutter press newspaper reader reaction.

#8437 Spa95

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 13:17

True. Which begs the question who launched that as a newsworthy information and why. If it comes from the team or even Schumacher himself, it does indeed smack a bit of getting the excuses in early.

Those 'excuses' have been around for at least 6 months now. Then f1today tried to put the 'exclusive' tag on it and finally everyone else woke up.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 13:34

This "story" came up even before he put a foot in a mercedes F1 car.
It was stated (not officially) shortly after his GP2 test when it was questioned why that was neccessary - because the simulator was not an option for him.

#8439 as65p

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 18:11

Those 'excuses' have been around for at least 6 months now. Then f1today tried to put the 'exclusive' tag on it and finally everyone else woke up.


Apparently the quotes of Mercedes (PR department I assume) are from wednesday. It's not a new story but it's been rehashed right now, and my question was, by whom. Or more specifically, why does Mercedes feel the need to comment right now, if it's just old irrelevant stuff.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:17

"The team also said it is working on much more realistic simulation technology that will be ready shortly."


:cool:

wont be ready until 2012

Apparently the quotes of Mercedes (PR department I assume) are from wednesday. It's not a new story but it's been rehashed right now, and my question was, by whom. Or more specifically, why does Mercedes feel the need to comment right now, if it's just old irrelevant stuff.

someone probably asked near the start of the month when ross brawn said the new simulator wouldnt be ready until 2012

Edited by arknor, 27 January 2011 - 19:18.


#8441 femi

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:28

It was his neck, now it is the simulator. What is it next going to be, his marbles?

#8442 arknor

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:44

It was his neck, now it is the simulator. What is it next going to be, his marbles?

did you actually read the posts?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 22:00

It was his neck, now it is the simulator. What is it next going to be, his marbles?


when has Mercedes used his neck as an "excuse"?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:24

From YAHOO Eurosport.com - Pat Symonds on Michael Schumacher 2010 season and for 2011 :))

''Finally, the 57-year-old offered his views on the off-colour return to competition last year of record-breaking multiple F1 World Champion Schumacher, who he helped to engineer to the first two of his seven drivers’ crowns in the top flight at Benetton back in 1994 and 1995. Whilst confessing that he is a fully-fledged member of the ‘Schumi’ fan club, Symonds concedes that the 91-time grand prix-winner’s best days may now sadly be behind him.

“Firstly, I have to say I was very surprised,” he revealed. “When it was announced that he was coming back, I absolutely thought he’d be racing at the front. I have so much respect for that guy; he’s a wonderful driver, he’s a wonderful person to be honest and I really, really was rooting for him last year and I really felt for him when it didn’t go as well as we all hoped it would.

“Will he get back [to his best]? I don’t know. One of the things I know about Michael from working with him is that he can adapt his driving style to any car – those who remember that classic race in ’94 in Barcelona when he was stuck in fifth gear will appreciate just how good he is at adapting – so to say the car didn’t suit him I find a little bit difficult to believe, because I think he would have adapted to it very quickly.

“One can say that at the end of the year he was more competitive than at the beginning and I think that’s true, but he didn’t quite do what I expected so I’m not so sure it’s still there. I think he’s found a good rival in Nico [Rosberg – team-mate] and I think he’s going to have to work very hard. I hope, hope, hope that he does it this year, because I really believe he deserves it – he is one of the greatest champions our sport has ever had, and I really want to see him leave on top again.”


Pat Symonds rocks ! :up:

Edited by 7timesbetterthantherest, 28 January 2011 - 04:27.


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:30

Pat Symonds rocks ! :up:


Indeed, Crashgate is forgiven.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:56

It was his neck, now it is the simulator. What is it next going to be, his marbles?

:rolleyes:
Do you realise how bitter and illogical you sound? The guy has had a couple of genuine, understandable medical issues over the last 18 months and the racing press has reported on them. Nobody's 'making' excuses for anything, it's just life, happening, as it generally does.

#8447 cindy4ever33

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 15:25

MS is in the celebration of 125th anniversary of Benz today in Stuttgart.

Follow Vincent Desmonts @VincentDesmonts (http://twitter.com/vincentdesmonts) on twitter for more pics of today's event.

#8448 merschu

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 15:53

Here are a few pictures of Michael Schumacher attending the launch of the new Mercedes SLK.

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#8449 merschu

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:47

Few more pictures from the event.

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#8450 ivand911

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:14

He is not really overdress. With jeans? :rotfl: