Category Archives: Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher: A True F1 Great

Over the past week, everyone who follows and loves Formula One has been shocked by the news that Michael Schumacher is in stable, yet critical condition after suffering an accident while skiing with his son in France. At the current time of writing there has been no change on Schumacher’s condition and we are still

Where is Sebastian Vettel’s place in F1 history?

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In the last few months the world’s media have run out of superlatives to describe Sebastian Vettel. That reached a fever pitch when the German claimed his fourth world title at the Indian Grand Prix last month. Since then drivers and F1 figures past and present have been heaping praise so high on the 26-year-old,

Your Complete Guide to the Indian Grand Prix

The Indian Grand Prix play’s host to the 16th round of the 2013 Formula One world championship. One of the most modern tracks on the calendar it has won over the Indian faithful since 2011, and the track is fast and flowing for spectators and drivers to enjoy. As like the past two years their

Who’s the greatest German F1 driver, Vettel or Schumacher?

Vettel and Schumacher will go down as two of the greatest drivers F1 will ever see but there are big differences in the campaigns of both drivers, Vettel has more powerful rivals like Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Kimi Räikkönen, Nico Rosberg and his team mate, Mark Webber. Michael has also faced good opposition like Damon

History of the Hungarian Grand Prix

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It might not have the speed of Monza, the character of Spa or the unpredictability of Montreal but the Hungarian Grand Prix has been on the calendar for every year since 1986. The race hasn’t always been famous for great racing but it has produced one or two memorable moments, here’s a look at the history of the

History of the Monaco Grand Prix

Few events in all of sport have the prestige and history of the Monaco Grand Prix, the race on the narrow and twisty streets of Monte Carlo has taken place since 1929. This year will see the 71st running of this famous race, so let’s give you a taste of what has gone before in

Advent day 3 – Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has always been somewhat of a hero to me. When I was growing up he was at the top of his game and winning championship after championship for Ferrari. Sadly it is not my job to  judge his career, just his season so here we go. Schumacher had a fairly average season in an

Schumacher: Stay or Go?

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When Michael Schumacher announced he was returning to Formula One in 2010 in a three year contract with the Mercedes team, it created huge levels of buzz within the sport. Now in the third year of the contract and talk of contract discussion and extensions in the air, the question is being asked: Should Michael

Montreal… The Fans Verdict

Last year’s wet extravaganza  means that this year’s Canadian GP had a lot to live up to. The first hour of FP1 went past without anything to report just the usual set up and aero tests for each team however the curse of FP1 struck again for Heikki Kovalainen this time however it was a driver

Monte Carlo … The Fans Verdict

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  The magic of Monaco dawned upon the F1 calendar and always the sun came out to showcase its incredible scenery and backdrop to what was a typical Monaco grand prix!     The tradition at Monaco is for FP1 and Fp2 to take place on the Thursday as the Friday is a national holiday

Further thoughts on the Spanish Grand Prix… (Part 2)

The struggles of Button, Schumacher and Senna It can be argued that Jenson Button was extremely unfortunate with strategy in Spain. Midway through the race, when running behind Rosberg, McLaren told Button they would be switching to ‘Plan B’. It appears that Plan B was to use the option tyres midway through the race in

Mugello Day 2: F1 Tests – Observations And Results

Day two of in-season testing completes in Mugello.  The beautiful green rolling hills provided a spectacular back drop to for the Formula One tests.  It was business as usual for the teams present.  Running through their programs and ticking off their “To Do”  list.    Observations: MOST LAPS:  4 drivers cracked the century mark, Schumacher (144) , Petrov

Further thoughts on the Bahrain Grand Prix (Part 2)

Pirelli  Unlike some, I’ve been a long time supporter of what Pirelli have done to make Formula One more exciting, but the Bahrain Grand Prix may have been a step too far. When some drivers can only go five laps on the option compound before experiencing degradation, there is an issue. When Michael Schumacher claims

Bahrain… The Fans Verdict

The most controversial Grand Prix of the year occured this weekend but the political side of it put to one side and we had an incredible weekend of topsy turvy racing with unexpected results. The first big story of the weekend occured on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix involving several members of the Force

Seb leaves the field trailing in the sand

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It says a lot about Formula 1 in 2012 that seeing such a familiar face on pole is such a big surprise. But after Sebastian Vettel found himself outpaced by team-mate Mark Webber in both Q1 and Q2, it looked as if he would have to wait for his first 2012 pole, especially with Lewis

F1 News and the Bahrain GP

F1 News Jenson Button expects Nico Rosberg and Mercedes to be strong all year and will be a threat at the front, he says “I’m sure this won’t be Nico’s first and last win,” also he isn’t the only one to think so in recent polls just under 50% expect Nico Rosberg and Mercedes to

Shanghai – The Fans Verdict

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  The first shock of the racing weekend came in qualifying. Aside from a weird shunt for Timo Glock in FP2 practice went without a hitch despite many teams not setting many laps in FP1 due to the cold and damp conditions. So when qualifying arrived it really was going to be an eye opener

F1: A Story Of Tricky And Sticky Nuts In China

Shanghai 2012 set the stage for the Chinese GP where Nico Rosberg, son of former F1 champion Keke Rosberg takes his maiden victory.  The young German lined up next to F1 legend Michael Schumacher and follow countryman and teammate.  From a stellar pole position in which he was a comfortable half second ahead of Lewis Hamilton who

Alonso holds off Perez to take epic Sepang victory

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Fernando Alonso survived thunderstorms and a late charge from Sergio Perez to claim a surprise yet vital win for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix. In a race lasting 3 hours, Alonso took advantage of problems ahead to claim a win that now lifts him to the top of the championship standings. Light rain just

Further thoughts on the Australian Grand Prix… (Part 1)

After an exciting opening weekend of the Formula One season, McLaren has emerged as the team to beat in 2012. In qualifying, they were the first team (other than Red Bull) to lock out the front row since 2009. On Sunday, Jenson Button became only the second driver ever to win three Australian Grands Prix