Video: Schumacher and Raikkonen star in new Fiat ad

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Not to be outdone by Mercedes’ ‘Anything you can do…’ advert with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton (oh, the irony) Ferrari owners Fiat have lined up Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen to advertise one of their new cars. The pair who have eight world championships between them swap seats in the new Fiat Bravo T-Jet. … Continue reading Video: Schumacher and Raikkonen star in new Fiat ad

“Michael Schumacher: The definitive record” (Christopher Hilton, 2007)

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Lewis Hamilton has driven 17 Grands Prix so far and had eight books written about him. At that rate, by the time he’s racked up a tally to rival Michael Schumacher’s 250, vast swathes of forests will have been plundered to record his every movement in microscopic detail. Many would question the point of having … Continue reading “Michael Schumacher: The definitive record” (Christopher Hilton, 2007)

F1 blogs review: Schumacher vs Massa in karts

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In the F1 blogs this week watch Michael Schumacher take victory in charity kart race organised by Felipe Massa and featuring top Brazilian talent such as Lucas di Grassi and Nelson Piquet Jnr. Plsu thoughts on the years McLaren Autosport BRDC award, the top teams in 2007, and more of those F1 drivers in one … Continue reading F1 blogs review: Schumacher vs Massa in karts

Official five-disc DVD box set for Schumacher fans?

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Formula One Management appear to be planning a special DVD box set commemorating Michael Schumacher’s five world championships for Ferrari. My Italian’s not so hot (in fact it’s non-existent) but this report on La Gazzetta dello Sport appears to indicate a five DVD special covering the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 world championships is … Continue reading Official five-disc DVD box set for Schumacher fans?

“Michael Schumacher: The edge of greatness” (James Allen, 2007)

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Past titles with the word ‘Schumacher’ on the spine vary from half-decent to downright awful. But ITV F1 commentator James Allen’s new book on Michael Schumacher took me by surprise. Unfortunately Schumacher has not deigned to be interviewed for the “The Edge of Greatness”. Undeterred, Allen nonetheless collared Schumacher’s former team mates Eddie Irvine and … Continue reading “Michael Schumacher: The edge of greatness” (James Allen, 2007)

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher stats

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It’s all too easy when writing about Michael Schumacher career to get stuck in a thick sludge of trivia. The plain and simple fact that Schumacher’s career was so long, so successful and spent with such successful teams that he has obliterated much of the record books – in absolute terms at least. Yes, many … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher stats

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher retrospective

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Three fantastic F1 drivers retired in 2006. But there’s no questioning which of them made the greatest impact on the sport. To a generation of fans, F1 is the sport where Michael Schumacher is king. Their view of it will forever come from the perspective that he is the most successful driver of all time. … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher retrospective