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Old 08-15-2006, 06:10 PM
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M. Schumacher the best ever??

Seeing how it is likely there are only five races left in his illustrious F1 career, please give your opinions. Here is some footage to give some insight and perhaps a more informed opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsA5...elated&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AFAF...elated&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUULX...elated&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuxGz...elated&search=

And just for some fun......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FqcD...elated&search=

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Old 08-15-2006, 06:18 PM
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He hasen't said hes going to retire for certain yet, has he? He's like the Brett Farve of Formula 1.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:52 PM
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Negative, not the best ever.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:53 PM
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Alot of people think he is an asshole. And I don't even watch F1.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:59 PM
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Best in our life-time IMO.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:11 PM
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Best in our life-time IMO.
Ditto,

just cuz he had some run-ins and disagreements with other drivers now and again, caused controversy and crashed into a pit-crew member doesn't mean he's not a great driver...
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:13 PM
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What happened to Ayrton Senna? Sure, he's dead but he was around when I was born. That definately counts as in my lifetime.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:54 PM
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Schumie's definitely the most succesful driver ever- most poles, most wins, set lots of track records. And although many people say it was all the car, his teammates, while running well, never had the same success as him.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:35 PM
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All his car? Not in the early years of his career with Benneton or Ferrari. Up until 2001, Schumacher tended to have a car that was not the best in the field, but he made up the difference with driving talent. Since then (at least up until last year), Ferrari was the class of the field car wise and hence Schumacher dominated. This year is probably a relative guide as to his greatness or otherwise. The Ferrari, taken over the whole season, not the last few races, has been roughly on par with the Renault. Schumacher and Alonso have gone head to head four times now (Bahrain, Imola, Nurburgring, Hungary) - and the result is 2-2 (I score Hungary as a win to Alonso with the way he drove around Schuey). We're watching a driver who is no longer at his peak take on a driver who is nearing his peak and they're both equal. Schumacher is showing his greatness simply by matching Alonso this year in a car that is no better than Alonso's.
Greatest ever? Though call. Let history decide. Its too early to tell. Much easier to judge once he's retired and given the distance of time to look back.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:40 PM
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Yes.the best ever then Senna then mr mansel
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:05 PM
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:25 PM
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Prost ahh yes...yet the 3rd spot is more opinionated for me...one overrated driver,keke rosberg.his stats are not impresive.look on f1.com(official site) and go to hall of fame.and you can't forget the fangiomaster.
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:56 PM
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Alot of people think he is an asshole. And I don't even watch F1.
Then you're hardly in a position to comment.
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:59 PM
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Can't believe I'm buying into these type of threads, as it never achieves anything other than the pro and anti lobby come out in force and nothing is ever resolved.

The only thing I will say is that you can't compare drivers from one era to another. Is Michael better or worse than Senna, Fangio, Moss, Ascari etc, you just can't compare them.
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:41 AM
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Statistics prove he is the best,but it is uncomparable.... How many times did we discuss this yet ? Just a million times ?
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