Tag Archive: Michael Schumacher
A happy hunting ground in the past, Mark shares his best memories of the Nürburgring
When I was doing Formula Ford in Australia I remember watching one particular race on TV. It was the 1995 European F1 GP at the Nürburgring where Michael Schumacher won on the last few laps against Jean Alesi. Jean was driving for Ferrari and Michael was in the Benetton and he passed him on the outside of the last chicane on the second to last lap in wet conditions.
The event is organized by SMP Racing, Ferrari Racing Days’ promoter is the company “Sportkontsept”.
Ferrari Racing Days will be held at the Sochi Autodrom for the first time in Russia from July 29 to August 1 – race weekend in which motorsport fans will be able to see the famous race – Ferrari Challenge Championship.
Ahead of the season highlight at Le Mans, Mark shares some of the memories he has of the race
I think I first heard about Le Mans in the mid 1980s, when the Rothman Porsches were dominating with Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx. As a young boy you remember those famous Le Mans cars probably more than the drivers or the race. I knew that a lot of ex F1 drivers went across throughout the nineties and that Michael Schumacher raced at Le Mans with Mercedes in 1991. I locked onto the race pretty late but before I knew it I was there myself.
Six different winners in six different races. Nine drivers alternating in the podium.
But Tom Dillmann has managed to escape the front of the championship. His only secret is the regularity. Most drivers say they do not think about the title or the championship. They pose the season race by race. As Michael Schumacher defends “records and titles are not the target, but the consequence of a job well done”
A German lifestyle magazine is being criticised for publishing a photo of Michael Schumacher on the cover of its latest issue.
Media insiders say the photo of the F1 legend, wearing sunglasses and a black winter jacket, may appear initially to be the first look at Schumacher since his horror skiing accident eleven months ago.
Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm says it is “not possible” to talk about how long it will take the F1 legend to recover.
Jules Bianchi “will be very heavily disabled” if he ever emerges from his coma, according to the former F1 driver Philippe Streiff.
The Frenchman, who was paralysed after a 1989 crash, caused a stir on Wednesday when he told French radio Europe 1 that his friend Michael Schumacher is paralysed, can’t speak and has memory problems.