Moss: Schumi should quit

Michael Schumacher is ‘past it’ and is only going to ‘damage his achievements’ by persisting with his disastrous F1 comeback, according to racing legend Sir Stirling Moss.

Although Schumi’s return to the grid was hailed as a masterstroke for a sport that has been assailed by one crisis after another, the German has yet to start any higher than seventh or finish any higher than sixth and lies a lowly ninth in the standings with just 10 points to his name.

“He’s a highly intelligent bloke, and all he’s going to do is damage his achievements,” said Moss. “People are going to say that he’s past it now, which he probably is. We’ve never seen Michael with a ‘number two’ who has been comparable. He had Rubens Barrichello, who no doubt is an extremely good driver but not necessarily a winner.”

“Michael’s greatest contribution was bringing English engineers to Ferrari. Ross Brawn and those chaps brought Ferrari from being has-beens back to the front. Because he didn’t have a truly competitive teammate, it was very difficult to know how much of it was down Michael and how much was the car. People say he’s the best because he has seven world titles, but that doesn’t mean anything really. Well, it does mean something – it’s a hell of an achievement – but it doesn’t mean he’s the greatest ever.

“People say it’s because he’s been away for three years and that sort of stuff, but I’m going to stick to what I said at the start of the season. His seven world titles are, in my mind, misleading, and I think we are seeing proof of that now he is up against Nico Rosberg. Rosberg has proved himself as the team’s ‘number one’, and he’s been faster than Schumacher in all circumstances.

“What’s more, I’m not sure he is taking F1 as seriously as he was earlier in his career. You need a compulsion to be there; you can’t just do it for fun, and I don’t think Schumacher has that compulsion any more. To win you need to believe that there is no way anybody else can beat you and, frankly, I don’t think he’s in that kind of mindset. It seems as though this year is just part of his retirement rather than an extension of his career.”

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may those who can do better throw the first stone, So shut up Sir Moss and go play with your lift….

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LOL!

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Come on, this is a sport, so everybody is entitled to have opinions. Schumacher was supergood and fit and had no serious rivals during his days. Now it’s a different time, he might improve but I still don’t see him beat the Vettels and Hamiltons. Sir Moss was/is a legend, if you know/love this sport you should be aware and respect this gentleman to have an opinion.

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Wow really! He doesnt take f1 racing seriously. Im sure if you ask any driver that question, they would slap you in the face. Schumi knows what he’s doing and other people should encourage him, not degrade him.

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He made his comeback because Brawn asked him and because he still felt bit guilty to Mercedes (they helped the start of his career) and he probably was in a state of mind that the car would be as dominant as the Brawn car last year (and off course the salary would also have put a smile on his face). Until now it looks to be a terrible mistake, burning a massive legacy, but who knows, he might proove us all wrong and lap the whole field in Barca the way he did in 1996 in the rain.

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hi i like to known can i tell the show that i like they to have a race to see which car is fastest between – Lexus LFA,Porsche 911 Turbo,Ferrari 458 Italia in sprint an around the track both wet an dry

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Why?…He’s a racer!….anyway,I’ll support him as long as he backs……..

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Who actually cares if Schumi is as good as he was or is or will be he has given F1 a much needed kick up the arse and made it more interesting to watch and if you ask any driver on the grid are they happy to be racing alongside the great fella every one will tell you yes they are maybee not publicly but they are loving the fact MS is there and can now be beaten so years from now the drivers who don’t win many races or world titles can say ” oh yes Michael Schumacher was the gratest oh and I beat him once in 2010″

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it’s just too early to tell, we never know till its over. obviously one must have the best car to win championship. nobody will win championship in minardi/hrt. e.g alonso in renault lastyear, nothing he could do to challenge the championship. but the night is still young, many could still happen. when one is champion, he will be champion. this year it could be anybody. but obviously the one in competitive cars

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Good day chaps
It is hard to hear the true facts but if you could see the comments I posted on my South African website about last weeks F1 race, my comments were parallel to yours. As the saying goes “Quot while you are ahead” Don’t get me wrong he was/is/always will be the best we have seen but I just hope he comes away with a reasonable result this season and still walks away a hero.
Away from the politics of him coming back to F1, promoting it again bla bla bla, he has always done good for racing so don’t hate the good guy just because he is not winning. Trust me he is not a good loser so we will see better results as the year roll on. I was never a big Ferrari fan in F1 but Shumi alwasy got my high 5.
So to Shumi ” Have a cracking year of F1, enjoy it and your supporters, the real ones, will never forget you”. At least this sports hero is giving something back. Some others who earn what they earn and dissapear should look in the mirror!

Regards
Matt Rolston from SA
http://www.click2fix.co.z a

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Formula 1 is the most boring motorsport on the planet!

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If you are a long term fan you will not be able to recall a race like China for Schumi, it was a blamage, so it is logical to judge he made a mistake, after all he is just human. For me he will never be a hero like Senna was, or Mansell, or even Hamilton, but that has just to do with his style.
I liked Ferrari more before the Schumi period, during the Alesi and Berger days with the screaming V12s but maybe it’s me getting older. In my opinion he should find an excuse as fast as he can and call it a day and go fishing at the lake of Geneva.

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I belive much of what Moss is saying but I think schumacher needs more time. He has to get back into his winning grove again. Once hes back on top I’m not sure about a championship but he will deffinatly get a few wins… and even if he doesn’t get back up there at least he is doing better than half the feild and doing what he wants to do for fun.

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good old Sir Moss, still knows what he on about

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You cant knock Sir Stirling Moss that man is a legend and braver than any f1 driver today no belt, bike tyres, etc ect ect. MR M S is also a legend and like all legends should be left that way. But what better man to set your car up for its first season on all aspects of handling while someone as class as Nico gets all the benefits good decision i say, shumi gets paid to play perfect for all i think

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oh one more thing about how brave Mr Moss was he even attempted to take the lift when there wasnt one now thats over taking.

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PS Aryton Senna num 1 still not seen that skill in a f1 car.

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PPS good luck Shumi in ur last season in f1. top 8 by end of season not bad for an old retired champion who wasnt expecting to score great points not many people would be as quick as Nico in that car contender next season

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In no contest what so ever I’ll do this all the time unless some one listens to me. BRING F1 TO LAGUNA SECA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!! THE ONLY USA F1 TRACK.

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Moss, jealous?

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I think considering his age Schumi is doing better than everyone out there, Of course many of us (middle forty guys) are back watching F1 because this man is back, Well what if he ends 20th,

Never watched anyone more cool, humble. sensible, aggressive and arrogant at the same time than Schumacher,

And of course I don’t really think the F1 will take away any of his titles even if do not finish top this year, Also F1 has become a mess of strange rules and regulations, They whine about safety and still wants to fill all those machines with fuel to the brim, Not my idea of safety anyway,
In any case F1 cars are defnitely not the ones they used to be till 2004, We may see single cylinder 500CC cars in F1 in a few years, They will help in cost cutting too

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Honestly, Moss should shut up…. Schumi, (whether u agree or not) is the greatest driver the sport has seen…. Give him time…How many of us 41 year old blokes can get into a F1 car and drive so well eh???

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