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
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)
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
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?
The 2008 winter testing got under way at Barcelona this week as the teams prepared for the first race without traction control since 2001. This was the first of two tests before the break, the second at Jerez next month. Here’s what the teams were all up to.
Michael Schumacher has topped the testing times for a second consecutive day at the Circuit de Catalunya this week. On the face of it, the seven times champion has lost none of his speed. Was he wrong to retire from F1 last year? This poll is closed. Results were as follows: Yes: 197 (61%) No: … Continue reading Poll: Did Michael Schumacher retire too soon?
Lewis Hamilton has announced he’s moving to Switzerland which didn’t interest me very much until I realised the irony of the decision. Plenty of people have pointed out that although Hamilton has said he needs to get away from the public pressure (which is understandable) he could just as easily do that in place which … Continue reading Hamilton to migrate to Switzerland
Over the final races of 2004 we often saw a very different Michael Schumacher. Was his crash at Monza the moment began to serious consider retiring from the sport?
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)
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
Sixteen years of Schumacher. From that incredible first win at Spa-Francorchamps, to his against-the-odds fight to win in Shanghai. There have been championship controversies, genius drives, spins and passes, fast laps and crashes. Look back on Schumacher’s incredible career in pictures.
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
Michael Schumacher delivered a spellbinding performance that recalled his most memorable victories but Fernando Alonso claimed the championship.
Fernando Alonso knows that only misfortune is likely to keep him from a second consecutive world championship after winning in Japan.
Michael Schumacher beat Fernando Alonso to the chequered flag in China to put the pair level on points in the lead of the championship.
Michael Schumacher polarises opinion in much the same way as his immediate ‘great’ predecessor, Ayrton Senna.
Michael Schumacher took a straightforward win in the United States Grand Prix after a first-lap crash wiped out several competitors.
The final part of our top 100 countdown of the best F1 moments captured on video. The top ten F1 videos includes the notorious controversies at Suzuka, some legendary races from Monza, and a couple of amazing encounters in Jerez, of all places. But none of these is number one. To find out what is, … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part X (10-1)
The penultimate part of our countdown of the 100 best F1 videos on the ‘net. Find here a thrilling last lap, an even more thrilling first lap and the luckiest mechanic in Formula One. Also, no prizes for guessing what the most recent clip in the top 100 is and, at long last, the scene … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part IX (20-11)
Numbers 30 to 21 of our top 100 F1 videos. Todays classic Formula One videos include a thrilling win by Jackie Stewart, a stunning pass by Fernando Alonso, a sensational lap with Ayrton Senna and… Taki Inoue. Read on for the eighth part of our top 100.