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Schumacher on Netflix. 
 

Brilliant. Tugs on the heart strings. Made in the similar lines as The docufilm Senna. 
 

Poor bloke achieved so much and didn’t have time to enjoy his family. 
 

A true sporting great. 
 

enjoy. 

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It was enjoyable but there was no need for them to show the Senna crash in such detail.  They left out a lot of the bad side of Schumacher though, they did cover him having his seasons points tally removed at least.

 

He is up there among the best, but also among the least sporting, or some would say 'driven' to mask that side of him

 

In his day, and with the right car and team around him, he was untouchable.  His Benetton tactic of getting on pole and starting with as little fuel as possible in order to gain a pitstop on the next car as quick as possible, then pit, cruise to last few laps then splash and dash finish, were unbeatable when it fell right.  Would be impossible these days with no fuelling.

 

From the film, he seemed like a bit of a decent lad away from the racing 

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Mate was working in the pits at the Nurburgring a few years ago. Not F1, some general racing whatever. For the evening, there was an events tent on the grounds somewhere. 

 

Helicopter approaches, lands. Out gets Schumacher, all totally unannounced.

 

Mate said there were Germans there literally crying. The place went nuts.

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19 hours ago, Jimothy said:

He is up there among the best, but also among the least sporting, or some would say 'driven' to mask that side of him

 

In his day, and with the right car and team around him, he was untouchable.  His Benetton tactic of getting on pole and starting with as little fuel as possible in order to gain a pitstop on the next car as quick as possible, then pit, cruise to last few laps then splash and dash finish, were unbeatable when it fell right.  Would be impossible these days with no fuelling.

 

From the film, he seemed like a bit of a decent lad away from the racing 

 

Very true.

 

It's a source of huge regret to me that such a genuinely gifted driver felt the need to resort to gamesmanship and cheating. The way he saw it, I think, it's that you do whatever is necessary to win. Sadly, in many peoples eyes, including mine, it's compromised his reputation and cast a shadow over an otherwise extraordinary career.

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On 23/09/2021 at 13:59, Matt_1 said:

Mate was working in the pits at the Nurburgring a few years ago. Not F1, some general racing whatever. For the evening, there was an events tent on the grounds somewhere. 

 

Helicopter approaches, lands. Out gets Schumacher, all totally unannounced.

 

Mate said there were Germans there literally crying. The place went nuts.

I didn't realise he could do things like that

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