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#8501 KiloWatt

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:44

Frans - What a bitter shallow person you are.


I just think he's got a crunch on him and isn't ready to admit it yet...

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#8502 7timesbetterthantherest

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 00:23

man, I hope this new season would start 2morrow but we have to wait another month :down:

Pretty quiet on the Schumacher thread ... :confused:

Here are some odds as of so far :

2011 Formula 1 Drivers Championship Starting Odds

Fernando Alonso 3.75 All Books
Sebastian Vettel 3.75 Bet365
Lewis Hamilton 3.75 All Books
Michael Schumacher 17.00 Sportingbet.com.au
Jenson Button 13.00 Bet365
Mark Webber 15.00 Bet365
Nico Rosberg 15.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Robert Kubica 21.00 Sportsbet.com.au
Felipe Massa 21.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Nico Hulkenberg 51.00 Bet365
Adrian Sutil 81.00 Bet365
Kamui Kobayashi 101.00 Bet365
Rubens Barrichello 101.00 Bet365
Jaime Alguersuari 101.00 Bet365
Vitaly Petrov 151.00 Bet365
Sebastien Buemi 251.00Bet365
Vitantonio Liuzzi 251.00 Bet365
Nick Heidfeld 501.00 Bet365
Jarno Trulli 501.00 Bet365
Heikki Kovalainen 501.00 Bet365
Timo Glock 501.00 Bet365
Lucas di Grassi 501.00 Bet365
Christian Klein 501.00 Bet365
Bruno Senna 501.00 Bet365


So Schumi is in 4th and Button and Rosberg are in 5th and 7th place respectively ....

Pretty darn good odds would'nt we all agree ? 42 years old with a so-so 2010 season and he's in 4th place ... Not bad at all ... :up:


I cant wait till Bahrain - podium for Michael ...

#8503 Raelene

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 00:41

honestly - big deal who gets what odds.

#8504 Myrvold

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:21

Uhm, Schumacher is 8th?

"Michael Schumacher 17.00 Sportingbet.com.au
Jenson Button 13.00 Bet365
Mark Webber 15.00 Bet365
Nico Rosberg 15.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Robert Kubica 21.00 Sportsbet.com.au"

#8505 Frans

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:31

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rolleyes:



These Schumi's .... Always tampering with the results.... :lol:

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 13:09

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rolleyes:



These Schumi's .... Always tampering with the results.... :lol:

here he comes like a fart in the wind :wave:

#8507 aditya-now

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 13:32

man, I hope this new season would start 2morrow but we have to wait another month :down:

Pretty quiet on the Schumacher thread ... :confused:

Here are some odds as of so far :

2011 Formula 1 Drivers Championship Starting Odds

Fernando Alonso 3.75 All Books
Sebastian Vettel 3.75 Bet365
Lewis Hamilton 3.75 All Books
Michael Schumacher 17.00 Sportingbet.com.au
Jenson Button 13.00 Bet365
Mark Webber 15.00 Bet365
Nico Rosberg 15.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Robert Kubica 21.00 Sportsbet.com.au
Felipe Massa 21.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Nico Hulkenberg 51.00 Bet365
Adrian Sutil 81.00 Bet365
Kamui Kobayashi 101.00 Bet365
Rubens Barrichello 101.00 Bet365
Jaime Alguersuari 101.00 Bet365
Vitaly Petrov 151.00 Bet365
Sebastien Buemi 251.00Bet365
Vitantonio Liuzzi 251.00 Bet365
Nick Heidfeld 501.00 Bet365
Jarno Trulli 501.00 Bet365
Heikki Kovalainen 501.00 Bet365
Timo Glock 501.00 Bet365
Lucas di Grassi 501.00 Bet365
Christian Klein 501.00 Bet365
Bruno Senna 501.00 Bet365


So Schumi is in 4th and Button and Rosberg are in 5th and 7th place respectively ....

Pretty darn good odds would'nt we all agree ? 42 years old with a so-so 2010 season and he's in 4th place ... Not bad at all ... :up:


I cant wait till Bahrain - podium for Michael ...


Great odds for Nick Heidfeld - the Renault is fast and the odds are 501.00......


#8508 aditya-now

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 13:34

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rolleyes:



These Schumi's .... Always tampering with the results.... :lol:


Yes, what else can you expect from them...

#8509 salamin

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 13:54

on bwin schumacher has the 4th smallest odd (12) after vettel (3.25) alonso (3.50) and hamilton (5)



#8510 r4mses

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 18:16

I dont know if it was posted before, there's an interesting feature on MSC on CNN (three parts)

http://edition.cnn.c...macher.bk.a.cnn



#8511 FlashMaster

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 18:21

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rolleyes:



These Schumi's .... Always tampering with the results.... :lol:


Come on Franz, even your boy Vercrashen is respecting him

http://www.formel1.d.../newsID/1664523

Edited by FlashMaster, 09 February 2011 - 18:21.


#8512 steveninthematrix

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 18:49

"the tallest tree catches the most wind"

#8513 ali.unal

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 19:48

http://plus.autospor...aily-jerez-blog

"Michael, was the plan this morning to show the car's pace to prove all the critics wrong?"

The smile disappeared. The corners of his mouth moved inwards. The steely eyes that we saw so little of last year were back. I was careful not to suggest it was an out-and-out glory run, but in his mind I'd crossed a line. How dare somebody accuse the seven-time world champion of resorting to such tactics?

Glory run or not, the question was there to be asked. Yes, teams run a variety of programmes each day, but the two shorter runs took place quickly and early, and that was it. That's not a lot of work before switching to runs nearly twice as long...

But Schumacher was having none of it. He asked if I considered a 10-lap run to be short, and my response was "reasonably so". With that he turned away to conclude the media session, simply telling me "you may interpret it how you want".


Glenn Freeman. What an ****le.

#8514 BRK

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 19:55

On the forums nonsense like this would amount to little more than pure and deliberate trolling,so that's what this guy seems to be,a troll of the highest order. Not just on the internet but in real life,mind you...

Did you pay a dollar to read this garbage? :lol:

#8515 ali.unal

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 19:57

On the forums nonsense like this would amount to little more than pure and deliberate trolling,so that's what this guy seems to be,a troll of the highest order. Not just on the internet but in real life,mind you...

Did you pay a dollar to read this garbage? :lol:

Yeah, unfortunately. And he announced this story in his twitter by labelling it "Schu-gate"

Nonsense. Pure BS.

#8516 BRK

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:03

Yeah, unfortunately. And he announced this story in his twitter by labelling it "Schu-gate"

Nonsense. Pure BS.


Man...I've seen a lot of Hill/Jerez 97/Austria 02 style bait attempts in the past by journos,but trying to provoke him over a test session is as cheap as it can get.

#8517 steveninthematrix

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:12

Over-steery tires... Michael's dream

MS loves pointy cars, that oversteer quite a bit, which he balances with the throttle..... the thing that Sutil is struggling with, is precisely what Michael likes in his style.... and he is one of few drivers who enjoys this...

these Pirelli tires stay the same, and expect Michael to move near the front

win #92 anyone?! :clap:

#8518 FlashMaster

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:15

@glenn_autosport

For those unhappy with the Schumacher piece, it was not a tactic to provoke him. I assure you it was nothing more than a genuine question


troll.

Edited by FlashMaster, 11 February 2011 - 20:16.


#8519 Bunchies

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:16

Over-steery tires... Michael's dream

MS loves pointy cars, that oversteer quite a bit, which he balances with the throttle..... the thing that Sutil is struggling with, is precisely what Michael likes in his style.... and he is one of few drivers who enjoys this...

these Pirelli tires stay the same, and expect Michael to move near the front

win #92 anyone?! :clap:


I think he likes pointy in the "grippy" sense, not the "Drifty" sense.

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#8520 BRK

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:19

@glenn_autosport



troll.


The tweet before this one:

Behind the scenes at Jerez blog updated, explaining how to get on the wrong side of one Michael Schumacher http://twurl.nl/z814ib 36 minutes ago via web


Genuine question. :rolleyes:

#8521 FlashMaster

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:21

He even gets paid to write such rubbish

#8522 ali.unal

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:24

What's wrong with these nested quotation in Autosport forum? Why isn't it allowed to have one or more nested quote, which would make the post above ^ more meaningful!

Anyway, I remember when Schumacher gave a press conference on his come back last year, one journo showed up and asked whether Michael came back to show he could win in fair way too. Rumours were that it was again an Autosport journo to ask that question. Michael responded to it by saying "Yeah, 91 victories and 7 titles were won by unfairly, yeah you are right."

Man, you can bash him if you want, but why so low?

#8523 JackTorrance

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:27

Schumacher was his usual fantastic self again today. That man is simply the best ever. Great to see his name on top of the list. I hope the tyres suit his style more and hell show us some of the brilliance he had earlier in his career, when he dragged cars into places that it didnt belong. :up: :up:

#8524 baddog

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 22:27

My problem isnt the question.. nothing gives F1 people the right not to be asked questions like that. Whats crap is the way the journo writes the story to make it all about 'him and schumi' as if they were some kind of equal opponents in a contest. Its NOT about you its about the subject of the piece you poseur.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 23:01

My problem isnt the question.. nothing gives F1 people the right not to be asked questions like that. Whats crap is the way the journo writes the story to make it all about 'him and schumi' as if they were some kind of equal opponents in a contest.


I would agree on both counts. The journalist's responsibility is to ask the question everyone else was already thinking. But a good journalist will avoid becoming part of the story. Of course, many of them will just say it's their blog, and blogs aren't "real" journalism, but that's a whole 'nother hobby horse and beyond the scope of this response.  ;)

#8526 as65p

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 23:09

Seems the guy hit a nerve, and not only with Schumacher...

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 23:17

I would agree on both counts. The journalist's responsibility is to ask the question everyone else was already thinking. But a good journalist will avoid becoming part of the story. Of course, many of them will just say it's their blog, and blogs aren't "real" journalism, but that's a whole 'nother hobby horse and beyond the scope of this response. ;)

Apart from that, the journo's answer "reasonably so" to Schumacher's question shows that he's a total jerk without any decent knowledge.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 23:50

I wondered why Autosport did not report the news of Schumacher's first heading the time sheets since his return at the top of the page. Could this be the reason? (Honest question; perhaps Autosport does not always prints the test session's results at the top).

#8529 JackTorrance

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:32

Am watching Schumacher giving Senna a wax at Spain GP 1992 in wet conditions. Senna couldnt touch the German. Schumacher the only one who gave the superior Williams of Mansell something to think about. What a driver!

edit: woops, and Senna spins off and crashes trying to catch Schumacher with 2 laps to go.

Edited by JackTorrance, 12 February 2011 - 01:51.


#8530 steveninthematrix

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 13:56

I think he likes pointy in the "grippy" sense, not the "Drifty" sense.


drifty sounds more like understeer, and the front drifts away...



#8531 steveninthematrix

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 16:07

Spain 92 F1 Entire Race Part1



#8532 Frans

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 16:12

nothing wrong with that journalist, he does a great job there! And of COURSE it was a glory lap of Schumacher, nothing else. low fuel, only for 10 laps on different tires, bam. congratulations.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 16:22

nothing wrong with that journalist, he does a great job there! And of COURSE it was a glory lap of Schumacher, nothing else. low fuel, only for 10 laps on different tires, bam. congratulations.

source?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 16:23

nothing wrong with that journalist, he does a great job there! And of COURSE it was a glory lap of Schumacher, nothing else. low fuel, only for 10 laps on different tires, bam. congratulations.

12 laps, 10 were fast laps plus out and in lap.


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Posted 12 February 2011 - 16:24

source?

Liquor store. :)

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 16:29

Liquor store. :)



Mwahahahahahaaaaahhh

nice one

#8537 RSNS

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 21:55

I wondered why Autosport did not report the news of Schumacher's first heading the time sheets since his return at the top of the page. Could this be the reason? (Honest question; perhaps Autosport does not always prints the test session's results at the top).


Perhaps I was right?


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Posted 12 February 2011 - 22:13

Am watching Schumacher giving Senna a wax at Spain GP 1992 in wet conditions. Senna couldnt touch the German. Schumacher the only one who gave the superior Williams of Mansell something to think about. What a driver!

edit: woops, and Senna spins off and crashes trying to catch Schumacher with 2 laps to go.


If that is what you really see in that GP, well, no one can take your post seriously anymore...



#8539 7timesbetterthantherest

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 21:57

Where are all Schumacher's sponcers gone ?????


His helmet has got a Monster logo on top of it but the rest of the helmet is plain-jane .... WHY ?

Monster energy drink sponcering MS is a bit strange ....

Wili Webber , MS's ex manager ,said last season that finding new sponcers for Michael in 2010 was alot harder than it the past.
He even said that finding a 40 year-old virgin was alot easier these days than finding sponcers for Schumacher .. !



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#8540 ivand911

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 22:24

Where are all Schumacher's sponcers gone ?????


His helmet has got a Monster logo on top of it but the rest of the helmet is plain-jane .... WHY ?

Monster energy drink sponcering MS is a bit strange ....

Wili Webber , MS's ex manager ,said last season that finding new sponcers for Michael in 2010 was alot harder than it the past.
He even said that finding a 40 year-old virgin was alot easier these days than finding sponcers for Schumacher .. !

Why you look them on his helmet? Monster is team sponsor. Here are his personal sponsors:
http://www.michael-s...o...art&lang=uk
I don't know even if they work with Webber any more? Don't worry about him, he will survive. ;)

Edited by ivand911, 13 February 2011 - 22:25.


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 22:25

Where are all Schumacher's sponcers gone ?????


His helmet has got a Monster logo on top of it but the rest of the helmet is plain-jane .... WHY ?

Monster energy drink sponcering MS is a bit strange ....

Wili Webber , MS's ex manager ,said last season that finding new sponcers for Michael in 2010 was alot harder than it the past.
He even said that finding a 40 year-old virgin was alot easier these days than finding sponcers for Schumacher .. !



Has Michael ever had sponsors on his helmet?

Dont think so....

#8542 merschu

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 13:11

Michael Schumacher tipped for success by Ross Brawn

Mercedes GP team principal Ross Brawn believes driver Michael Schumacher has rediscovered his edge.

"It would be a tremendous boost for Formula One if he succeeds," Brawn told BBC Radio Northampton."We had a quiet year with Michael last year. Now he's looking sharp and he might surprise a few people.

"Brawn believes this will be the season where Schumacher, who said he was "slightly concerned" about the pace of the new Mercedes , shows the quality that brought him two world titles with Benetton and five with Ferrari. "He's not been involved in the sport for three years, and undoubtedly in that time, certain edges go soft. I think they're sharp again now," said Brawn.

"I've heard the comments that he's tarnishing his image because he's not winning races, but he's loving what he's doing. He's not worried what people think about him."


http://news.bbc.co.u...one/9399262.stm



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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:24

The longstanding DVAG [VW group] logo is missing.
Since he works now for Mercedes...

And Willy WeBer is taking care of MS licensing business only.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:02

The longstanding DVAG [VW group] logo is missing.
Since he works now for Mercedes...


As far as I remember Michael didn't ever have the DVAG logo on his helmet. He used to wear their cap all the time.
He had the DVAG logo on his cap last year in silver & white
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And this year he has the cap in silver & red.
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He was wearing this cap during the Valencia test.

Edited by merschu, 17 February 2011 - 05:27.


#8545 black magic

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:35

maybe another area of hope follows from pedro de la rosa comments that the pirellis are relative strong grip in the front and will suffer from relative rear tyre degredation.

those characteristcs should in fact suit michael depending on how the car performs.

maybe not all hopeless. the question will be just how strong that front end grip really will be.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 20:16

Irrespective of the Merc's pace , Michael seems to be getting his groove back.May be he would beat Rosberg with relative ease this year.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 20:16

Irrespective of the Merc's pace , Michael seems to be getting his groove back.May be he would beat Rosberg with relative ease this year.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:32

Does anyone even read The Sun? I don't know what to say about this article!

THE yo-yo form of Mercedes GP in pre-season testing is baffling Formula One experts.
Nico Rosberg ended the latest session at Barcelona in second place overall after setting the fastest time on Day 3 of the four-day test.

Yet team-mate Michael Schumacher ended up way down in 23rd overall with a best time more than THREE SECONDS slower than Rosberg's.

Some observers at Barcelona reckoned Schumacher may have been entrusted with longer, more conservative runs to simulate race distances, while Rosberg was allowed to go full pelt on low fuel and fresh tyres.

But others felt the car suits Rosberg far better than Schuey - and that the seven-time world champ is in deep trouble.Schumacher remained nonplussed over his apparently disappointing lap times.

He said: "Overall it was a productive test for us."On the performance side, this isn't the package we will start the season with, so we are not drawing too many firm conclusions."Whatever the truth, Schuey's prospects have become the most intriguing talking point in the build-up to the new season.

And there seems little doubt he is among the drivers who will be happy to have more time to develop his car now the first race in Bahrain has been called off.


http://www.thesun.co...ercedes-GP.html

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:36

It's obvious that Michael is 3 seconds slower than Rosberg.


On a more serious note : i haven't seen any indication (or even comments) that the car suits one driver more. It's all rather murky (which is the only thing worth taking away from the sun article).

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:10

Irrespective of the Merc's pace , Michael seems to be getting his groove back.May be he would beat Rosberg with relative ease this year.


Or he beats Rosberg with some difficulty. Geez. Isn't there a possibility that Rosberg is a lot better than you think?