And he had not had to retire anyway. Just lost motivation with all this stupid mechanical failures, and if you think about it of course he lost motivation.
Here is a man who has driven 950hp monsters, V12s, reaching 370km/h more power then grip. Legendary tracks, unforgiving tracks. Tracks were there is an edge of gravel and sand, where risk management makes you fast. How is he supposed to be motivated driving the cars of today, these low power, low high speed cars were your immediately stuck at 310 km/h on the longest straights in history, way too much grip, overtaking done by artificial driving aids, driving on these uninspiring car parks.
Having experience with GT cars, he could have some fun in Le Mans or NASCAR. But how would it look like if the 7 times Champion gets beaten by lower rated drivers. Personally I wouldnt care, I can rate the difficulty of switching disciplines in racing. But alot of people racing is all the same. They would think how can he lose, he must not have been good.
Edited by Kucki, 02 November 2012 - 14:23.