Evaluating Schumi's legacy

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Re: Evaluating Schumi's legacy

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Siao7 wrote:
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Retro-Virus wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:29 am
Siao7 wrote:
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Senna pushed a team mate on the wall, crashed (the same driver) to secure a WDC and also slowed down in Monaco to defend his provisional pole. The same things that you list as negatives for Schumacher, Senna taught them a decade before Schumacher. But that didn't stop you having him at the top of your list. So I conclude that your post is biased as hell and I also should really stop commenting in Schumacher threads!
Why did they change the racing line after qualifying?
You got your story wrong. The pole was always on the same side for years (it is easy to see the starts of the races from '88, '89, etc. on youtube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Gw7fc ... munication and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8-sAOj ... yrtonSenna).

It's just that because Senna had made a mess from the pole the years before, he wanted it changed. The narrative that the FIA changed the pole side to mess with Senna is a false one.
I am hearing your version for the first time.

Then, why did Senna say that "you bust your balls to get pole' and then they do this.
To my understanding, Senna knew the pole position was on the dirty side. He had fudged up the last two starts from there, while Berger did ok in 1987. It was something reasonable if you think about it, you bust your balls to get pole and the pole is on the dirty side. It's similar to Bottas preferring to go P3 instead of P2 in Bahrain, as P3 would give him a better chance.

The problem is that Senna went to the track officials and asked for the pole to be changed. They seem to have agreed, but it's like asking the waiter to change the menu on the restaurant because it's not to your liking; it's not them who make these decisions. So Senna believed that he got the pole changed, when in reality nothing as such was formally agreed. He then made a fuss that Balestre overturned the decision, when Balestre only gave an order that the pole will not change on the 11th hour. Senna also had bad blood with Balestre from the year before and saw red afterwards. The rest is history
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It's also quite cool to read Toet's article about what was going on with the "driver aids" in 1994. He has some very nice articles, I'd urge you to give them a look. Effectively (to my understanding) they created the driver aid effect, but legally. As other teams too that year.

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Anyway, I am not here to recycle anything. I don't think Senna and Schumacher are in the same level, just my opinion.

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I agree with you here 100% - Schumacher is ahead for me. :nod:

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Any link?

I think it had to do with changing the braking towards the left pedal, right ? Anyway, it ended with him ramming into hill.
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Any link?

I think it had to do with changing the braking towards the left pedal, right ? Anyway, it ended with him ramming into hill.
No, not really. Braking with his left foot was another thing altogether when other drivers were still doing heel and toe.

The article was this:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-rota ... llem-toet/

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Re: Evaluating Schumi's legacy

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Siao7 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:06 pm
Retro-Virus wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:47 am
Any link?

I think it had to do with changing the braking towards the left pedal, right ? Anyway, it ended with him ramming into hill.
No, not really. Braking with his left foot was another thing altogether when other drivers were still doing heel and toe.

The article was this:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-rota ... llem-toet/
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Schumacher is a good driver, but as many people have said, he's never had a WDC as his team mate, and after coming back from retirement, and once paired with Rosberg, he lost. He's also had a few dubious moments like parking his car, ramming into others, and so on.

If you ask me, I would rate Senna as the greatest followed by Hamilton, then Clark. Just my 2C
This is not quite logically correct. I'd suggest that the reason Schumacher never had a WDC as his teammate is because he was the one winning most of them. JV, Hill and Mika weren't going to join him at Ferrari but if he wasn't driving, Rubens would be a 2xWDC, possibly a 4x WDC if inheriting Schumacher's role. Schumacher beat that would be 2-4x WDC quite soundly. Interesting how reputations pan out, but that's for another thread.

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Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:39 am
Schumacher is a good driver, but as many people have said, he's never had a WDC as his team mate, and after coming back from retirement, and once paired with Rosberg, he lost. He's also had a few dubious moments like parking his car, ramming into others, and so on.
Ironic that you mention Rosberg.

The only reason why Rosberg is a WDC is because Hamilton let him win a WDC in the same machinery (albeit with more misfortune, but that season was 21 races and there was enough time to rectify bad luck).

Maybe Schumi would be rated higher if he let Rubens win one title, that way he too could brag about how he "beat" a WDC in the same car.

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KingVoid wrote:
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Schumacher is a good driver, but as many people have said, he's never had a WDC as his team mate, and after coming back from retirement, and once paired with Rosberg, he lost. He's also had a few dubious moments like parking his car, ramming into others, and so on.
Ironic that you mention Rosberg.

The only reason why Rosberg is a WDC is because Hamilton let him win a WDC in the same machinery (albeit with more misfortune, but that season was 21 races and there was enough time to rectify bad luck).

Maybe Schumi would be rated higher if he let Rubens win one title, that way he too could brag about how he "beat" a WDC in the same car.
Hamilton let him?
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KingVoid wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 7:42 pm
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Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:39 am
Schumacher is a good driver, but as many people have said, he's never had a WDC as his team mate, and after coming back from retirement, and once paired with Rosberg, he lost. He's also had a few dubious moments like parking his car, ramming into others, and so on.
Ironic that you mention Rosberg.

The only reason why Rosberg is a WDC is because Hamilton let him win a WDC in the same machinery (albeit with more misfortune, but that season was 21 races and there was enough time to rectify bad luck).

Maybe Schumi would be rated higher if he let Rubens win one title, that way he too could brag about how he "beat" a WDC in the same car.
The WDC that people refer to Hamilton beating in the same car is Alonso in his prime.

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Asphalt_World wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 10:55 am
KingVoid wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 7:42 pm
Retro-Virus wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:39 am
Schumacher is a good driver, but as many people have said, he's never had a WDC as his team mate, and after coming back from retirement, and once paired with Rosberg, he lost. He's also had a few dubious moments like parking his car, ramming into others, and so on.
Ironic that you mention Rosberg.

The only reason why Rosberg is a WDC is because Hamilton let him win a WDC in the same machinery (albeit with more misfortune, but that season was 21 races and there was enough time to rectify bad luck).

Maybe Schumi would be rated higher if he let Rubens win one title, that way he too could brag about how he "beat" a WDC in the same car.
Hamilton let him?
I mean, if it was not for crashing his car in Baku, his abysmal weekend in Singapore, or his numerous moonwalk starts, he could have certainly prevented it.

Hamilton did have bad luck that season, but 21 races is more than enough time to circumnavigate the points he lost due to misfortune.

This is why the whole argument about how “Hamilton beat 3 WDCs” is flawed. One of those became a WDC while in the same team as Hamilton. That should hurt his legacy, not help it.

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