Well, one thing is sure consistent, his fans share his same spirit and determination, even if unreallistic
Lets talk what's realistic
magazine sport issue 169
"I don't exhause myself. I have an average heart rate of around 130-140. If you have a heart rate of this for one and half hours you can cope quite easily. I've had teamates who I've seen with average heart rate of 185, so that's the difference. It only takes a day for me to be back to normal.
He's not old as most 41 year old guys are, The key
"Don't underestimate him. He'll make it work." Eddie Jordan
"It took me seven years to win my first race because it's not easy. Michael has returned with a new team and it will take a really long time to adapt to the car, the new regulations and his team. I think he will get better, but it's going to be tough." Hakkinen
"The german trains for between two and three hours a day which is similar, if not more then when he was in his 20s. He trains at an attitude of 1000-2000 metres which helps to increase oxygen intake and his average heart rate of 130-140 is unheard of in motorsport." (Bascially if you have exericised as much as Schumacher in your life, you'll been increase your oxygen intake which helps reduce the mental decline in ones mind and abilities, as much as having a strong heart rate, you bascially have delayed the aging process, Michael thinks he's between 25-30 years old physically, and he's right, in the past he didn't open to such things as average heart rate.)
Now we need to compare other drivers average heart rates compared to his, and I'm sure he's one of the leaders if not up there. I think he could go strong for 6-7 years in f1, but I see him doing like 3-4 years and maybe 5, if he's this fit in his early 40s, he'll be on Rubens level in his 50s at worst.
He has time on his side given how freakishly fit he is for 41."
Button on MS
Asked whether he had any doubts Schumacher will continue racing next year, Button replied: "I don't think he can quit now. He has to stay next year.
"He has to stay until he is winning races, for himself, to leave the sport."
Button is right.
Edited by SeanValen, 23 July 2010 - 10:12.