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#1 Vicuna

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 20:45

Because I can't be doing with the RC forum, I thought I'd raise this 'future nostalgia' issue amongst friends here.

Now that Renault have confirmed the Finn with the name I can't say at Fisi's team-mate at Renault next year, do we think this almost guarantees Schumacher's retirement announcement?

Unless Kimi stays at Maccas, and/or Massa is either happy to be a spare part for a year at Ferrari (or is snaffled by RD), it would seem that Michael is departing F1 - as a driver at least.

I know some of you care...

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#2 CRX Lee

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 02:03

This says Michael will announce retirement at the Italian GP:

http://sports.espn.g...Id=6&id=2575660

#3 cosworth bdg

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:01

WRONG Forum........... :down: Future? years down the track.......

#4 repcobrabham

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:53

must agree with PN : hold your nose and jump into RC, the subject is being done to death there

#5 Vicuna

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:55

:rolleyes:

#6 repcobrabham

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 12:43

hey, never mind us - as you were :D

#7 Keir

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 13:11

It is time for Michael to do another year in F1. He hasn't got his billion yet !!

#8 David Beard

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 19:32

Who is this Michael?

#9 Chris Bloom

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 19:53

I thought he left F1 for good after his one year at Mclaren in 1993, I didn't realise he had come back :p

#10 jj2728

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 20:06

Do you mean Jordan the basketball player? I thought he'd tried his hand at baseball for a bit, then went back to basketball then retired again. Didn't know he was still active in some such sort of thing. :drunk:

#11 Frank S

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:25

Last I heard, "Michael" was still rowing his boat ashore.

#12 cosworth bdg

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:35

I thought he went over the top of the old BANKING at MONZA before WW2..............

#13 Arturo Pereira

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:28

When I saw ´billions´, ´Michael´ and ´retirement´related, I thought in Michael Jackson :cat:

#14 Vicuna

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:55

I reckon 'the announcement' will be

Schumacher to retire - in a yr

Kimi to Ferrari - in a yr

Therefore Kimi and Fernando at McLaren next yr

#15 Paul Parker

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 16:11

The last I heard he was holding talks with Tony Blair.

#16 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 18:00

So you're taking about Schumacher. Yes, I've heard about him. Drove for Ferrari, at least once. at Zandvoort. Don't know the result. Hugo was his first name. Ecurie Francorchamps, 1964. Is he still in the news these days?

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#17 E.B.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 19:43

His collision with Battiston in 1982 was disgraceful and didn't even earn a yellow card. No wonder he thought he could get away with anything when he switched to F1 :mad:

#18 MonzaDriver

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:49

Ciao Vicuna,
in my opinion Schumacher never and for any reason will be part of the Nostalgia Forum.
And I am sure in the future no one will be interested in asking questions about him, to learn more about him, or to go deeper in his attitudes or races.

The reason: for once I am with Alonso, Schumacher is the less sportmanship driver of the history.

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#19 Vicuna

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 11:07

You'll get no argument from me MonzaMan.

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#20 Keir

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 13:35

All that talk about seven or eight world driver championships will get old in a hurry !!

Then again, over at the Padlock Club, they're still talking about the dead croc guy !!!

#21 RTH

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 14:04

At the end of the film 'Le Mans' the team manager strolled over and simply said "Thank you Michael " roll credits.

#22 Paul Parker

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 15:55

Very appropriate RTH.

#23 ensign14

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 16:18

This thread seems to be a load of cobblers. Or at least footwear manufacturers of some description.

#24 Paul Parker

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:19

The trouble with you Ensign 14 is that you've got no sole.

#25 Mal9444

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:58

and should I take it from the foregoing that most of you think Michael Schush a heel? :rolleyes:

#26 ensign14

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:05

Originally posted by Paul Parker
The trouble with you Ensign 14 is that you've got no sole.

Oi, hold your tongue.

Surprised Graham Gauld has not come on here to post with his distinctive brogue.

#27 David Beard

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:15

Originally posted by ensign14
Oi, hold your tongue.

Surprised Graham Gauld has not come on here to post with his distinctive brogue.


This thread is becoming laced with silly posts.

#28 Graham Gauld

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:23

Bearing in mind that a reply from me usually kills a thread stone-dead I am happy to say:

No comment.

#29 ian senior

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:23

As Mr Sparkle said, this is no place for loafers.

#30 MonzaDriver

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:29

So dear members,
you hypothesize that Michaels' skill is due to his confidence with shoes, heel & toe ???

Interesting version.

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#31 E.B.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:32

He is a Shoemaker, but then so was Clark.

#32 David Beard

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:38

Originally posted by MonzaDriver
So dear members,
you hypothesize that Michaels' skill is due to his confidence with shoes, heel & toe ???

Interesting version.

MonzaDriver.


It's a long time since any F1 driver had to heel & toe... :

#33 MonzaDriver

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:54

Originally posted by David Beard


It's a long time since any F1 driver had to heel & toe... :


Of course David,
but they still wear shoes, hence Michael's skill

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#34 Keir

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 13:14

As Steely Dan once said, "Bad sneakers" !! :rolleyes:

#35 RTH

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 13:27

Mr Schumacher has finally decided 'These boots are made for walking '

#36 Paul Parker

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 17:21

I think we had all better tread carefully.

#37 sterling49

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 17:27

I agree that Schumi will not take up much of my memory space, I may be old fashioned, but Black Jacks "wide car" was gamesmanship........something I believe a lot of current drivers do not have......Michael has made too many "dodgy" moves......anyway, this is a Nostalgi forum...

#38 ensign14

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 19:36

Originally posted by Paul Parker
I think we had all better tread carefully.

Although I'm grateful for the platform.

#39 David Beard

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 19:49

Originally posted by ensign14

Although I'm grateful for the platform.


We didn't often hear "Schumacher's last"

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#40 Macca

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 21:27

Perhaps his success was attributable to his personal trainer?

Or just giving it some welly?


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#41 Paul Parker

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 16:56

There's too much toe in on this thread. Much better if we all keep instep, arf, arf!

#42 ensign14

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 17:15

Or put a sock in it.

#43 Paul Parker

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 17:43

In deference to others who might not appreciate my dreadful 'puns' I hereby step away from this thread.