there have been moments when he was beaten fair and square - both on the track and away from it - by Mika. And that made Mika so much special to me. Do you remember this breathtaking move by Mika on Schumi at Spa in 2000, by going on the inside of backmarker Zonta and overtaking him and Schumi and cutting in the apex of the corner ? Do a search for Schumi Mika Zonta or Spa 2000 in youtube and you will find videos from every possible angle. I am sure Zonta didn't know where to go !!!
Even the post-race interviews used to be a classic act to watch. In one such interview, Mika was asked what would he do different in the race. This is how the conversation went :
Mika: "The only thing I will change is that in every corner I will try to brake three metres later."
Schumacher: "If he brakes three metres later, I will brake five metres later."
Mika: "See you in the gravel."
All Schumacher could reply to that comment was a lame "We'll meet together!"
i have customized tshirts with Schumi's magic all over them. Got new ones printed every time I went to watch a race live.
Tell me bro, how can I recreate that magic in F1 now ? Which of these current crop of drivers deserves to be a world champion ? Look at the cars, the drivers and the obnoxious money that is made - all in the name of entertainment from this superb sport. Does it warrant a S$1400 ticket for a first corner view, for an inaugural race in Singapore ? If you want to popularize a sport, you should make it affordable to the common man. But who the hell cares ? Make as much money as possible. Greed - there has to be a limit to it, but unfortunately there isn't any.
Whatever lah, I hope next year I will watch this sport closely and contribute more to the threads you create for every race, without fail. Even though I haven't written much in your threads, I've always come back to read the friendly banter amongst us crazy F1 fans