He is 3x WDC, former holder of most wins in F1 history, drove succesfully for years through one of the most dangerous eras in the sport....I will take his opinion over a BB poster any day.
Three world championships.
Both of you look at the original quote. The poster was using Jackie's safety record as a reason to listen to him regarding this manouvre. I never discounted his other achievements.
Your criteria for anyone to have a valid opinion on F1 is pretty extreme...
What criteria? Can you read my mind?
You've already discounted the opinions of a couple of current/recent drivers, including the reigning world champion.
Current drivers have a vested interest to attack Schumi. Their opinion is totally biased.
Now, the views of two triple world champions are not relevant.
Your bold assumption, not mine.
Unless you are expecting Alain Prost to come out in Schumacher's defence, it seems there is only one person's opinion that is relevant in your view.
And that sir, marks you out as a fanboy.
I am no more a fanboy than anyone else on this board.
Schumacher was late and excessive in his move. The williams was already alongside when Schumacher started his squeeze. It was very close to a serious crash.
I agree. This happens in racing sometimes. Schumi would not pull the move like that every single time he is forced to defend. So it was a little bit more hairy than usual. No big deal. Everyone lived.
More relevant to the regulations, Schumacher also forced Barrichello completely off the racetrack (if we define it as the area within the white lines - a definition that too many drivers have become casual with). The grid penalty is deserved.
Haha, "forced"? Get real. For 3 reasons, he was not forced:
1) they never touched
2) Barichello had the option to slam on the brakes at any moment. He chose not to do so.
3) At this moment below in the photo: Barichello chose
to go for the tiny space within the white lines:
If he did not want to be "forced" (as you put it) outside the white lines then why enter a zone where your right tyres are already right next to the white lines?
Edited by rolf123, 01 August 2010 - 17:16.