I didn't think I would be, but I'm quite sad Schumi is retiring again.
Despite what the critics say about his performance since his return, and the illegal advantages he had in the past, He really is a legend and the past three years have seen him improving year on year, adapting to regs, rules and cars completely different to when he retired, to match his much younger team mate this year, and score a great pole position at a track where the driver makes a big difference.One of my regrets is that I wasn't born or introduced to F1 sooner to appreciate just how great he was, of course having watched all of the season reviews, watched many individual races and read opinions on him by journalists I've got an impression of what he achieved, but it's a sad feeling that I was never able to be there at that time and experience history in the making for myself. Regardless of what many will say, F1 will be poorer for his absence, and I think anyone who states that his comeback has tarnished his reputation doesn't understand that it was about a racing god past his prime, buoyed by past glories, fighting against time and new opponents for the chance to sip again from the chalice of success just one more time, his failure making it all the more poignant and him all the more human.
All the best to Schumi, I hope he enjoys his retirement.
Edited by Kvothe, 05 October 2012 - 00:04.