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Old 09-07-06, 12:48 PM
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Michael Schumacher to retire from F1 at end of season

Reports all over the place that Schumacher the 7 time WC will announce his retirement this weekend at the Monza Race.

That will leave Kimi Raikkonen and Massa at Ferrari.
Alonso and ?? at Mclaren

Kovalainen has signed on at Renault to partner Fisichella.
Briatore has signed a new 2 year deal with Renault.

Next season could be interesting, back to a single tyre manufacturer.

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Old 09-07-06, 02:16 PM
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This doesn't surprise me. He's got pretty much every record he can get and is probably the greatest driver in history. Every year he gets a little older and more likely to die. Quit now when you're young and fabulously wealthy.
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Seems more like he is being forced out by Ferrari, because they want Kimi & Massa.

I won't miss Michael and I agree with Jaques..many others won't either.

Pretty much the only record Michael is missing, is F1 starts.
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Old 09-09-06, 11:14 AM
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Michael Schumacher has the type of achievement in Formula 1 that is only matched by the legendary Juan Miguel Fangio. I don't think Ferrari forced him out--he retires knowing well the type of achievement that few other auto racing drivers will ever match.
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Old 09-10-06, 03:26 PM
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It's official he annouced it, as much as I've disliked him over the past few seasons his arrogance etc, It was very sad and moving. He's been an enormous part of F1 in my lifetime's watching it.

I wish him well in whatever new role Ferrari will give him,
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Not a huge fan of Michael, but respect him highly as a driver. And I do like Ferrari. It really was kind of sad watching him make the announcement though.

Will be interesting to see if Todt & Brawn stick around.
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Old 09-11-06, 04:28 PM
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He is a great driver with a couple of incidents in his past (Damon Hill anyone?) that really make me dislike him.

But no one can deny he's one of the best F1 drivers of all time.
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Old 09-12-06, 04:21 PM
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Bummer. Sad day for the sport.

I wish he could have announced it and taken a year "victory lap" so I could see him drive one last time, but I understand they don't do like we do when an athlete retires.

No let's hope he can go out on top and win the championship for an unprecedented 8th time!
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