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#12901 Unbiased

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:18

Driver of the day for me.

24th to 5th is impressive in that car. He still has it, you don't lose it just like that. Too bad that is the maximum of the car, he would be fighting for wins like his dominant years in the front 2 team's cars.

But I still feel half the grid should be traded in for new drivers.

Edited by Unbiased, 29 August 2011 - 12:19.


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#12902 Tardis40

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 13:07

It was a nice result, but the car still is the limiting factor. If it weren't for Hamilton's accident and Massa's puncture, the Mercedes would have been 7th and 8th again. Schumacher finished 47 seconds behind the winner in a 44 lap race and he drove a perfect race. One can only hope that next year they will get it right!

#12903 DutchCruijff

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 13:50

Is there any footage of Schumacher overtaking both Perez & Petrov? Yesterday was a great show of his experience, hanging back at La Source in full confidence that there will be a crash and also passing Petrov & Perez + the rest with consummate ease.

Ross Brawn:- "Within my career he is the reference point, he is the best driver I've ever seen"

Edited by DutchCruijff, 29 August 2011 - 13:52.


#12904 Atomicus

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 13:55

Schumacher was very cool yesterday, too bad about the call but since it looked like Rosberg ignored the call I don't think it should be used to diminish Michael's work.

#12905 sharo

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 14:08

We don't know the timing of the call, do we. Radio conversations are usually transmitted with a delay.

#12906 Sof1

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 14:21

The "call" was exactly what it was, Nico pushed too hard at the start of the race and had to save fuel at the end. There was no hint to let MSC pass or anything of that sort.

Nico is ahead of Schumacher with the WDC points and there is no justification for the team to deprive their lead scoring driver of the much needed WDC points. All other attempts of twisting this around, is just bull$hit.

#12907 sharo

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 14:23

I am saying in fact the same, if this was a reply to my post.

#12908 FlashMaster

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 15:10

That was a great video, wish we could see the whole race onboard like that.


You have to live in Germany and buy Sky. We got the "Schwarz-Rot-Gold Channel" whichs shows the race 100% of Vettel, Rosberg and MS onboard.

Edited by FlashMaster, 29 August 2011 - 15:10.


#12909 salamin

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 18:24

another record for MS: first time a driver finishes in the top 5, with a quali position outside the top 20 (only for the Spa track of course)

#12910 salamin

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 20:07

MS onboard first 10 laps
part 1
part 2

enjoy

#12911 ivand911

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 20:28

Thanks.

#12912 Diablobb81

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 20:36

Thanks. The only more footage i would like to see (except the whole race onboard :p ) is his pass at SC restart.

#12913 spacekid

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 21:02

Thanks Salamin, I enjoyed that thanks for posting!

#12914 George Costanza

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 21:07

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

One of best and underrated dry to very wet races.... European Grand Prix, 2000.

Edited by George Costanza, 31 August 2011 - 00:12.


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Posted 30 August 2011 - 22:33

Is there any footage of Schumacher overtaking both Perez & Petrov? Yesterday was a great show of his experience, hanging back at La Source in full confidence that there will be a crash and also passing Petrov & Perez + the rest with consummate ease.

Ross Brawn:- "Within my career he is the reference point, he is the best driver I've ever seen"

It was on the main live feed so should be easy enough to find.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 22:40

MS onboard first 10 laps
part 1
part 2

enjoy



Thanks!! :cool:

#12917 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:36

Interesting to see he only started going through Eau Rouge full throttle starting with lap 8.

Other than that, it seemed like a quite clean run to my untrained eye. Only a few small errors throughout (opening lap Blanchimont, at one point in La Source), but some difficulty with Pouhon, which he approached in different manners a few times...

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:02

Do you guys think Michael will be superstitious and keep the new golden, 20th anniversary helmet or just go back to the old one?

I personally like the new one's look better, the old one has too much red/Ferrari in it.

#12919 GoRacing

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:45

Do you guys think Michael will be superstitious and keep the new golden, 20th anniversary helmet or just go back to the old one?

I personally like the new one's look better, the old one has too much red/Ferrari in it.


I like the new one too, but hard to differentiate between Nico and MS now. Would still want MS to do away with his red one, but maybe something in silver and black!

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#12920 Jordana

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 15:44

Do you guys think Michael will be superstitious and keep the new golden, 20th anniversary helmet or just go back to the old one?

I personally like the new one's look better, the old one has too much red/Ferrari in it.



I thought the same!

He should keep the golden one! It suits him much better! :smoking:



#12921 zelpre

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 20:19

For those who are on Facebook and still didn't notice that there's a new MSC fan page: Michael Schumacher Fan Page

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:30

Is thee any photo or story about Schumacher's 20th anniversary party in Spa? I saw Buemi and Hamilton did attend the party from a photo but I need moer data!

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 15:05

Split the discussion about F1 leaders into it's own thread as that concerns Alonso and Schumacher. Moved posts about the 'save fuel' team orders to the Rosberg v Schumacher thread because it involves predominantly Nico.

This thread is for discussion of Michael Schumacher.

#12924 EdwardCullen

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 15:19

I thought the same!

He should keep the golden one! It suits him much better! :smoking:

remember, the red helmet is the luckiest one for MS
back in 2000 he changed to RED helmet and bam, rest is history
thats why he insisted on having the red helmet in Merc 2010
I dont think the red one will be lost that easily

#12925 EdwardCullen

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 15:21

Is thee any photo or story about Schumacher's 20th anniversary party in Spa? I saw Buemi and Hamilton did attend the party from a photo but I need moer data!

here u go Schumacher's 20th anniversary party in Spa

Edited by EdwardCullen, 06 September 2011 - 15:22.


#12926 puxanando

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:31

Briatore to blame...not Schumacher!

"My problem wasn't Michael," he told the Hindustan Times newspaper. "It was Flavio (Briatore)."



#12927 merschu

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 15:38

Tweets from Monza.

sarahholtf1: I am started to get worried by the incessant chants of 'Michael' and 'Schumi' outside the Mercedes garage


MauriceHamilton: Schumi: still popular at Monza. http://yfrog.com/nu59zij

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alanbaldwinf1: Chants of 'Ole, Ole, Ole Schumi' outside the Mercedes garage, where a lot of the fans are wearing red shirts. Almost like old times.



F1Kate: Good lord. They're now singing very out of tune songs about Schumacher. Well, songs might be being generous...

F1Kate: #F1 #Schumacher fans on the #Monza pitlane walk: pic.twitter.com/z8Gfolc

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byronf1: The tifosi still love Schuie. Here he is below me in the pitlane. http://yfrog.com/kiilprgj

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adamcooperf1: Michael Schumacher as popular as ever, he attracted a huge mob and signed autographs for quite a while


Edited by merschu, 08 September 2011 - 16:37.


#12928 BRK

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 16:38

Forza Schumacher indeed. Good to see the old contingent out in force, looks like he's more popular 'over there' than Ferrari's own drivers.

Some will always be legends no matter what, I guess.

#12929 ali.unal

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 17:12

What a way to start a GP weekend. What an honour he has.

#12930 fieraku

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 17:31

I'm sure some will suggest they're paid actors. :lol:


Hope it's a great GP weekend for Schumi!

#12931 salamin

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 17:33

great sum up merschu :up:

#12932 puxanando

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 18:03

....... looks like he's more popular 'over there' than Ferrari's own drivers.


:lol:
what are you dreaming in night??

#12933 EdwardCullen

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 18:06

Forza Schumacher indeed. Good to see the old contingent out in force, looks like he's more popular 'over there' than Ferrari's own drivers.

exactly :up: :up:
Wonderfull scenes at Monza :up:

#12934 Frans

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 19:51

Enjoy.... The weekend is about to begin soon

Arr

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 21:50

Im sure he is, as yet, more PERSONALLY popular than Fernando. Win a WDC or two for Ferrari to get there please..

However when it comes to the race its perfectly clear who they will be behind to win.. Always always red cars ;)

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 23:34

I'm sure some will suggest they're paid actors. :lol:


Hope it's a great GP weekend for Schumi!


Nope, but it seems some want to read and see too much into those pictures.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 00:22

Nope, but it seems some want to read and see too much into those pictures.


It's not just the pictures. Look at the tweets.
Schumacher is still by far the most popular driver in the world, and not just in Italy (China, Japan, Turkey, etc...) whether you like it or not.


#12938 Atomicus

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 00:34

It's not just the pictures. Look at the tweets.
Schumacher is still by far the most popular driver in the world, and not just in Italy (China, Japan, Turkey, etc...) whether you like it or not.


Didn't debate nor denied that Schumacher is the most popular driver (currently). That's true, tho you could have chosen far better examples with far more racing history than China or Turkey :p

But still what I said is standing, wheter you understood my comment or not. :)

Edited by Atomicus, 09 September 2011 - 00:55.


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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:23

Enjoy.... The weekend is about to begin soon

Arr

i cant believe you paid all of those people to try and get you an autograph! thats some serious commitment you have there! surely atleast one of them got you that autograph , once its framed can you stick a photo of it up

Edited by arknor, 09 September 2011 - 01:23.


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#12940 ivand911

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:23

Red helmet is back.

#12941 revlec

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:08

Forza Schumacher indeed. Good to see the old contingent out in force, looks like he's more popular 'over there' than Ferrari's own drivers.

Some will always be legends no matter what, I guess.


He is.. I live in Milan(near monza) and i can guarantee you that.
There was a Gp program in TV months ago and some pundits were asking why ALO is not so popular in Italy and among Ferrari "core" fans like MSC was(Lauda was also interviewed).. many of them(Ferrari's fans) still remember 2006 and all the poison younger ALO, Briatore and Symonds trew at them as a team and calling michael "poor old".
They also think the only reason ALO is there is not because he loves the team but only because it was his only chance to win WDCs. They have no doubt he will have been in McLaren for many many years if things were different at the end of 2007 year. Of course i'm just talking about a "relatively" big part of Italian Ferrari's fans.

Only people in Spain can think otherwise since ALO is Spanish.


#12942 EdwardCullen

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:20

He is.. I live in Milan(near monza) and i can guarantee you that.
There was a Gp program in TV months ago and some pundits were asking why ALO is not so popular in Italy and among Ferrari "core" fans like MSC was(Lauda was also interviewed).. many of them(Ferrari's fans) still remember 2006 and all the poison younger ALO, Briatore and Symonds trew at them as a team and calling michael "poor old".
They also think the only reason ALO is there is not because he loves the team but only because it was his only chance to win WDCs. They have no doubt he will have been in McLaren for many many years if things were different at the end of 2007 year. Of course i'm just talking about a "relatively" big part of Italian Ferrari's fans.

Only people in Spain can think otherwise since ALO is Spanish.

:up: :up: :up: :up:

#12943 Atomicus

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:09

He is.. I live in Milan(near monza) and i can guarantee you that.
There was a Gp program in TV months ago and some pundits were asking why ALO is not so popular in Italy and among Ferrari "core" fans like MSC was(Lauda was also interviewed).. many of them(Ferrari's fans) still remember 2006 and all the poison younger ALO, Briatore and Symonds trew at them as a team and calling michael "poor old".
They also think the only reason ALO is there is not because he loves the team but only because it was his only chance to win WDCs. They have no doubt he will have been in McLaren for many many years if things were different at the end of 2007 year. Of course i'm just talking about a "relatively" big part of Italian Ferrari's fans.

Only people in Spain can think otherwise since ALO is Spanish.


World is not in black and white, and even if it is true many core fans feel like that, others (a big part) really love Alonso. And if you really live close to Monza you won't be able to deny that. Also many love both Schumacher and Alonso, it is not that it's not compatible even if this may hurt some people here.

And I'm not Spanish, just warning you before your invalid my opinion because of my nationality :)

Edited by Atomicus, 09 September 2011 - 12:10.


#12944 EdwardCullen

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:11

World is not in black and white, and even if it is true many core fans feel like that, others (a big part) really love Alonso. And if you really live close to Monza you won't be able to deny that. Also many love both Schumacher and Alonso, it is not that it's not compatible even if this may hurt some people here.

haha, trying really hard are we?! :rotfl:

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:11

haha, trying really hard are we?! :rotfl:


Sorry, I don't care about your flamme-bait.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:17

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Red helmet is back :up:

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:24

He is.. I live in Milan(near monza) and i can guarantee you that.
There was a Gp program in TV months ago and some pundits were asking why ALO is not so popular in Italy and among Ferrari "core" fans like MSC was(Lauda was also interviewed).. many of them(Ferrari's fans) still remember 2006 and all the poison younger ALO, Briatore and Symonds trew at them as a team and calling michael "poor old".
They also think the only reason ALO is there is not because he loves the team but only because it was his only chance to win WDCs. They have no doubt he will have been in McLaren for many many years if things were different at the end of 2007 year. Of course i'm just talking about a "relatively" big part of Italian Ferrari's fans.

Only people in Spain can think otherwise since ALO is Spanish.


Oooh, I can't wait to see how Puxando tries to respond to this..... he already made a snide comment on this thread about the crowds.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:34

He is.. I live in Milan(near monza) and i can guarantee you that.
There was a Gp program in TV months ago and some pundits were asking why ALO is not so popular in Italy and among Ferrari "core" fans like MSC was(Lauda was also interviewed).. many of them(Ferrari's fans) still remember 2006 and all the poison younger ALO, Briatore and Symonds trew at them as a team and calling michael "poor old".
They also think the only reason ALO is there is not because he loves the team but only because it was his only chance to win WDCs. They have no doubt he will have been in McLaren for many many years if things were different at the end of 2007 year. Of course i'm just talking about a "relatively" big part of Italian Ferrari's fans.

Only people in Spain can think otherwise since ALO is Spanish.



Good to hear the truth from someone that actually lives in Italy rather than from the usual glory hunters from across the world; blue-blooded tifosi (and neutrals such as yourself) are massively underrepresented on this board due perhaps to language barriers. Thanks for sharing, it's heartening to know there are still a lot of them that can see through the hype. :)

#12949 Atomicus

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:54

Good to hear the truth from someone that actually lives in Italy rather than from the usual glory hunters from across the world; blue-blooded tifosi (and neutrals such as yourself) are massively underrepresented on this board due perhaps to language barriers. Thanks for sharing, it's heartening to know there are still a lot of them that can see through the hype. :)


Only because not every single tifosi hates Alonso means blue-blooded tifosi and neutrals are underrepresented on this board.;)

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 13:12

Good to hear the truth from someone that actually lives in Italy rather than from the usual glory hunters from across the world; blue-blooded tifosi (and neutrals such as yourself) are massively underrepresented on this board due perhaps to language barriers. Thanks for sharing, it's heartening to know there are still a lot of them that can see through the hype. :)


I agree that language barrier is an issue...
But i will not call myself 100% neutral(well, i try my best, but you will hardly see a post of mine where i show my hatred toward a particular driver) because the drivers who mean F1 to me are Hamilton and Schumacher.
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Anyway i think if ALO wins may be 2 WDC think could change, but he will never match(may be nobody) the popularity MSC enjoyed when he was at his peak. MS was a trademark and Ferrari cars were even more meaningful when you knew MSC helped to develop it.