Michael Schumacher: Black Day! Fans cry for Schumi’s greatest role model
It’s a sad day on the calendar of all fans of Michael sSchumacher.
For years they have been worried about their great racing hero, who is still shielded from the public by his family after the bad skiing accident in December 2013. On March 21st the followers of Michael sSchumacher but with her thoughts on another Formula 1 legend.
Michael Schumacher: fans mourn
It was about one of the greatest racing drivers, for many experts even THE greatest racing driver of all time. For Michael Schumacher, he was initially the greatest role model. Later the two fought bitterly for racing victories in Formula 1.
On May 1, 1994, his life ended much too early – in a frighteningly tragic way. At the San Marino Grand Prix, he died of a bad accident. We’re talking about Ayrton Senna.
The Brazilian would have been 60 years old on March 21. All over the world, Formula 1 fans were thinking of the three-time world champion, who was both role model and competitor for Michael Schumacher.
Schumi vs. Senna
Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher had a lot in common. They were both obsessed with motorsport. They were both driven by an overwhelming will to win, which made them perfectionists. And they both had an uncompromising driving style.
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When Michael Schumacher entered the Formula 1 stage in the Jordan racing team in 1991, nobody really took him seriously. It was only Senna who saw the great talent in Schumi from the start.
The special thing about Michael Schumacher back then: Despite his young age and little experience, he did not shy away from the big names in the industry – not even from Senna. Schumi accelerated and repeatedly attacked the big players in the industry in the races.
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The black weekend of Formula 1
As a result, Michel Schumacher clashed with Senna from time to time. The rivalry reached its sad climax in the 1994 season. After Michael Schumacher won the first two races of the season, the Grand Prix went from San Marino to Imola.
- Born on March 21, 1960 in Sao Paulo.
- Died on May 1st, 1994 in Imola, Italy.
- In 1984 Senna made the jump to Formula 1. He drove a Jashr for the Toleman racing team, then three seasons with Lotus.
- He had his big time at McLaren, where he won three world titles between 1988 and 1993.
- He won 41 race wins and 65 pole positions in 161 Formula 1 races.
- In the past 20 years, there have been several surveys among Formula 1 drivers, team leaders, technicians and journalists as to who was the fastest driver ever. Most of it always voted for Senna.
There Rubens Barrichello initially had a bad accident during the first free practice session and broke his nose. In the final training it was tragic for the first time when the Austrian pilot Roland Ratzenberger crashed into the wall of the route limit and died immediately.
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During the race, Senna then raced into a boundary wall at full speed and died as a result of his injuries. Michael Schumacher won the race, but was then heartbroken after the death of one of the greatest athletes of all time.
Today’s Formula One
Before his terrible accident, Ayrton Senna had thrilling races with Michael Schumacher. The fans want this tension back in Formula 1. Because in the past years – especially 2019 – there was yawning boredom in Formula 1.
Who can stop Mercedes?
Lewis Hamilton was recently the measure of all things in the Mercedes. In the previous year, the Brit had packed the World Cup weeks before the end of the season.
Hamilton in Schumi’s footsteps
Hamilton has a historic chance next season. The Briton can win his seventh world title and catch up with Michael Schumacher, who is currently the only record world champion.
This is Michael Schumacher:
- Michael Schumacher was born on January 3rd, 1969 in Hürth in NRW
- He is the most successful driver in Formula 1 history
- He holds the records of seven world championship titles, 91 wins, 155 podium finishes and 77 fastest race laps
- On December 29, 2013, Michael Schumacher suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident in Meribel, France
- Since then, very little has been known about Michael Schumacher’s condition
- Only friends occasionally comment on his state of health
Hamilton wants the record
When Hamilton won his sixth world title last November, he was asked if he wanted to set the Schumi record. His unequivocal answer: “I am as fit as ever. Our team will continue to step on the gas.”
Mercedes again the top favorite
Also in the new season, whose start was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis, the Silver Arrows and especially Lewis Hamilton are the top favorites for world championship driver and designer titles.
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Ferrari team boss: “I’m very worried”
Ferrari even admitted the growing gap to its big competitor. Scuderia team boss recently said: “I am nowhere near as confident as last year. We are very worried. Because the others are significantly faster than we are. And we are not as fast as we would like to be. “
The Italian racing team still hopes to catch up in the course of the season. Binotto: “The season is very long. There are 22 races. We have a lot of time to fight back. ”
Ferrari in crisis for years
Ferrari has been going through a deep valley for many years. The last World Cup title is now over ten years ago – Kimi Raikkonen was the last Scuderia pilot to do so in 2008.
Since then it has been dusting in the showcase room. Sebastian Vettel, who switched to the Italian racing team as the four-time world champion in 2015, was unable to meet the high expectations. Now the hopes lie with youngster Charles Leclerc.
Is Mick Schumacher moving up?
Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has been convincing in the lower formula classes in recent years. The 20-year-old is also in Ferrari’s junior academy and is already the successor to Vettel at Scuderia. So will Mick move up to the premier class soon?
When does the season start?
But the most important question in the current Formula 1 world: when does the season start? The first races of the season were canceled due to the corona virus. As things stand, it would start in Canada in June.
Formula 1 boss promises a season
However, Formula 1 boss Chase Carey wants to deny rumors that the season could be completely canceled. The American promises to the fans that at least 15 races will take place.
Bundesliga break until May
The Bundesliga obviously continues their break until May. The Presidium of the German Football League will make a corresponding proposal to its general meeting on March 31. The break currently officially lasts until April 2nd. (dhe)