Sun 12 Oct, 2003 01:04 am
Schumacher makes history:
Barrichello wins the race and Michael Schumacher completes the incredible achievement of winning six Formula One titles. Kimi Raikkonen takes runner-up spot in the championship with second place
Woo hoo! More ammunition for me to use against Brazilians who claim Senna was the best. Schumacher is way better.
Before Schumacher, Fangio was the best, an Argentinian in a German car (Schumacher surpasses the record of five titles he shared with Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio, a feat he achieved last year).:wink:
I don't think, someone really compares Fangio to Schumacher, it's just about the numbers of titles won.
BTW: never heard of this nickname ("Schuuey") for Michael Schumacher before: here, he is normally called "Schumi" (and his brother Ralph "Schumi II").
Just adding that it was Schumacher's fourth consecutive title for Ferrari, to go with the ones he won with Benetton in 1994 and 1995.
Drivers who have won three or more World Championships:
- 6: Michael Schumacher (Ger) 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.
- 5: Juan Manuel Fangio (Arg) 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957.
- 4: Alain Prost (Fra) 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993.
- 3: Jack Brabham (Aus) 1959, 1960, 1966;
Jackie Stewart (Gbr) 1969, 1971, 1973;
Niki Lauda (Aut) 1975, 1977, 1984;
Nelson Piquet (Bra) 1981, 1983, 1987;
Ayrton Senna (Bra) 1989, 1990, 1991.
Yes, Brawn is the brains behind the driving of Schumacher. :wink:
Great achievment-but I still say, MotoGP, the real men of motorsport.
Don't want to get into comparing drivers from different era's, but do want to give kudos to Schumi and Ferrari for overcoming the Michelin tyre debacle and rules changes. Well done!
The qualifying rules threw into jeapardy in the deciding race Schumi and Kimi's c'ship chances, and Williams and Ferrari's cunstructors c'ship.
Of course Schumi nearly took himself out twice, or maybe the second incident, Da Matta braked early causing the jam up.
Wilso, I agree the Moto GP, and I throw in the AMA riders have the stones. It may also be the most pure racing left, I love to watch those races in person!
F1, you're lucky to see four passing manouvers for the lead, in an entire season. Some of the bike races I;ve seen, there's been 4 passing moves for the lead in the same CORNER. And they put it all on the line. You're right X. It is pure racing.