Michael Schumacher

Angel

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You really have to wonder if those doctors did him a favour when they saved him. I understand that saving a life is their job and all important but sometimes it's not much of a life for the person or their family is it? So sad, especially when it's someone who was so full of life and energy.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
Hes alive which is a bonus that i wasnt expecting as there was total secrecy since 2015 & id been assuming that he had died but wouldn't allow the media to know.

But never expected 5 yrs later the scale of the injury still & what a head injury can do
 

Titch

Champion Elect
Premium Contributor
Believe me, whatever the cause of a brain injury, it’s life changing, some more so than others.

But if he had died F1Brits_90 why on earth would anyone keep it secret ?
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
But if he had died F1Brits_90 why on earth would anyone keep it secret ?
Knowing his complications & he was really struggling with everyday life. In early 2015 update & there was absoultely nothing in the news which in this media era is unheard of. Jennie gow during Mick Schumacher interview. Reading between the lines was forbidden from asking. I was starting to think there was some sinister

I just that family maybe thought that ferrari/german fans couldnt take it. So best to be in blissful ignorance
 

Clay

Test Driver
Mick Schumacher won all three races at the Nurburgring this weekend. He trails Dan Ticktum, the championship leader, by 3 points in the championship and has won 6 races so far, more than any other driver this season.

Edit: Last driver to win three races in one weekend was Lance Stroll.
 
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RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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As much as people like to dis Lance Stroll he actually won the championship in every junior formula he raced in (not all in cars sponsored by his dad) which is more than can be said by some on the grid.
 

Angel

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It's easy to dis Lance Stroll right now but whether he's the problem or the car is you can't really say. Depends what happens next year when he's at Racing Point Force India, or whatever they're likely to be called then. That will be when we will really see if he's any good or not I guess.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Mick Schumacher is now a late contender for Toro Rosso seat which is a bit of irony because he would be getting the seat ahead of Dan Ticktum - his nearest challenger in F3 and who Red Bull want in the Toro Rosso seat but can't because of his ban and not getting enough points for an F1 licence
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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Mick Schumacher's Super Licence status is an interesting one. In 2016 he finished second in two separate F4 championships. It's 7 points for each of those but the two championships did feed into each other so not sure if there is a rule on double counting. I imagine not so that puts him on 14. 40 are needed for a superlicence with 30 being awarded for the F3 title and 25 for second. Which means he needs the title to get it.

The FIA can award and extra 5 on a whim if they want which could push him over if he finishes second but I imagine there will be a debate on that. On the one hand the FIA won't want too because Red Bull have pissed them off regarding the points system. On the other a Schumacher in F1 would be great PR. Will be interesting to see what happens.

I've not really followed Mick Schumacher's career before this year but he has never won a championship in a junior formula
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
yeah I think these ticktum & Schumacher is not til 2020. heres a question I was thinking. obvious F1 had 2 of the same family win races numerous times, but has 3 of the same family ever done that
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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I doubt wins. Other than Schumachers I can't think of any other two that's had wins. Plenty racing but not wins.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff member
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Only the Villeneuves and the Fittipaldis have had three members of the family racing and only the Fittipaldis have all scored points. Emerson and his brother Wilson and Wilson's son Christian.

I think we need a Mick Schumacher thread?
Type one up then matey and I'll transfer it to the drivers thread.
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
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Only the Villeneuves and the Fittipaldis have had three members of the family racing and only the Fittipaldis have all scored points. Emerson and his brother Wilson and Wilson's son Christian.



Type one up then matey and I'll transfer it to the drivers thread.
But but but... I don't know anything about him. Also I really didn't like his dad. erm....etc.
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
I guess not. But it's a funny old world on credit a driver gets from a junior career. Lance Stroll wins everything but is a pay driver. Perez wins nothing and is a potential super star. Palmer took so long to win GP2 it meant be wasn't a real talent. Mick Schumacher does 3 season of car racing without a title and is a potential for an F1 seat.

It's an odd world.
 

Clay

Test Driver
I don't know if you watch F3, but Schumachers race craft is excellent, the reason he was weak up until Spa was that he lacked qualifying pace and he's obviously improved in that area. He raced in two F4 championships in 2016 and only lost out marginally to two more experienced drivers who each concentrated on a single series.
Of course he needs to keep his form in F2 or where ever he moves next season, if he wants to be a serious contender for an F1 seat.
Palmer wasn't good enough for F1 and it goes to show that titles don't mean anything once a driver has reached F1. Perez and Palmer are perfect examples. Ask yourself, why is Perez racing in his 8th F1 season and Palmers ended after 1 and a half?
Perez showed enough talent in junior formulas that warranted the notion that he was a potential super star.
Lance Stroll is a pay driver or else Williams wouldn't have signed him, but the were desperate. He brought £80 million to the team. He was too inexperienced for F1 and could probably still do with another year in GP2. His pace in comparison to Massa was abysmal in qualifying and he couldn't even hold his own against him in the races either judging by the timing sheets. The positive about Stroll is that he knows how to keep his nose out of trouble and how to finish a race.
Maldonado was the crash kid from the day he entered F1 because he had plenty of crashes in lower formulas and continued to regularly crash in F1.
Think about your examples and how they performed or are performing in F1 in comparison to their team mates and you'll have the answer as to why some have a reputation that proceeds them.
 
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