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Post by campbell » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:11 am

Decent read. Andrew Benson always writes well.

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Post by DJ » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:41 pm

Yes, read that on BBC website the other day. Although Benson gets a hard time in the comments - and generally - for being unable to write anything F1 related without finding a way to insert something that praises Hamilton. :lol:
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Post by Stevoraith » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:05 pm

The latest ‘F1 beyond the grid’ podcast is an interview with Ross Brawn about Schumacher.

Nothing particularly earth shattering but worth a listen.
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Post by Dominic » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 am

campbell wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:11 am
Decent read. Andrew Benson always writes well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/46747192
Agree, it was a decent read. Very much confirms my opinion that Schumacher is not a true champion, but was a cheat whenever he could be, and had an unfair advantage in the Beneton (although not proven) and was on "special" tyres during his Ferrari years. No doubt that he was talented, and moved the game on in terms of attention to detail and driver fitness commitment. I very much doubt that he would have as many championships if he had been on equal terms with the other drivers. When he came up against Rosberg at Mercedes he was totally outclassed. Rosberg, while a great driver, will never be classified as one of the true greats of all time. I don't think Schumi should be either.
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Post by rossybee » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:25 pm

Dominic wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 am
campbell wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:11 am
Decent read. Andrew Benson always writes well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/46747192
Agree, it was a decent read. Very much confirms my opinion that Schumacher is not a true champion, but was a cheat whenever he could be, and had an unfair advantage in the Beneton (although not proven) and was on "special" tyres during his Ferrari years. No doubt that he was talented, and moved the game on in terms of attention to detail and driver fitness commitment. I very much doubt that he would have as many championships if he had been on equal terms with the other drivers. When he came up against Rosberg at Mercedes he was totally outclassed. Rosberg, while a great driver, will never be classified as one of the true greats of all time. I don't think Schumi should be either.
Couldn't have put it better myself :thumbsup

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Schumacher at 50 - BBC F1 article

Post by campbell » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:30 am

Well I’m glad I shared that then. Nice to stir things up once in a while.

I take the +ves from both Schumi and Hamilton’s careers.

Rosberg is a strange fish.
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