July 29, 2009

Ferrari Go Back To The Future: Ferrari have confirmed that they will replace injured driver Felipe Massa at the upcoming European Grand Prix with Ralph Schumacher's brother.

posted by Mr Bismarck to auto racing at 01:11 PM - 8 comments

When the extent of Felipe's injuries were confirmed I jokingly said to a friend; "They should get Michael back in the car. Ho ho."

BBC Link.

BMW must be thrilled that they'll be bumped off the top of the F1 news now.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:14 PM on July 29, 2009


And Fuck BMW. Seriously. "Wah, we're taking our ball home." Was a BMW supporter and was really hoping Kubica could pull off the title last year (ALMOST!) but now all I care about is what this is going to mean to my man Heidfeld's career:( I don't believe for a second that this isn't a knee jerk reaction from the heads of BMW to the teams poor performance this year.

Hopefully we'll see Sauber resurrected next year with Brawn like success. Teach these bastard manufacturers a lesson again.

I despise Michael Schumacher. 94, 97, Monaco, race fixing... I remember when he retired F1 Magazine did a piece on all the despicable things he'd done in the sport. It ran over multiple pages. I think there was 20+ incidents. I remember thinking "Wow, he really was as big a piece of shit as we thought."

And it's Ralf Schumacher BTW Bismarck. Not Ralph. Great way of wording it though:)

posted by Drood at 01:26 PM on July 29, 2009


You must be a Ferrari-hater or just a complete idiot who has never been to a Formula One race in his life.

Senna was and still is my all-time favorite driver. Michael was better. It's that simple.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 02:07 PM on July 29, 2009

This will end well.

I hope Drood's caps lock button isn't harmed too badly in the response.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:31 PM on July 29, 2009

No actually, I don't hate Ferrari. In fact I wanted Massa to win the title last year when it came down to him and Lewis. In 22 years of watching F1 I was always a fan of Ferrari. I was a huge Jean Alesi fan.

I am a fan, first and foremost though, of Formula One. And what Schumacher did to the sport is despicable. Deliberately hitting Hill in 94. Trying the same again on Villeneuve in 97 and being disqualified from the season for it. Multiple occurrences of putting another driver off the track (far too many to note), bending and breaking of the rules, race fixing etc...

You're obviously one of those blinkered Schumacher acolytes who think he can do no wrong. I'd recommend reading up on The Red Baron, as the similarities between Schumacher and him are many. Surrounding himself with top people (I suggest you do some reading up on history as to where Ross Brawn fits into all this. Schumacher without Brawn = Overrated. A fact which is becoming more acknowledged with Brawn's success this year.) Never putting himself in positions where he is disadvantaged. Schumacher dominated the sport at a time when there was an absolute void of talent at the top of the sport. Once Hakkinen left, who was there? There wasn't anyone in a position to challenge him. I'm not denying he's talented. He's just not the demigod people like you seem to believe. And as soon as it looked like his dominance was being challenged, he quit.

Senna was driven to win, and had the raw skill to dominate WITHOUT his special needs group of supporters. I'm sorry, but I find it very hard to imagine Schumacher doing anything worthwhile with that piece of shit 1993 McLaren that Senna rang the damn neck of.

Everything you need to know about Schumacher can be summed up with Monaco where he parked it to ruin everyone elses qualifying lap. EVERYONE agreed that he did it deliberately. Even the most ardent fans had no defense for what he did. It was just the latest in a long line of transgressions that stretched all the way back to '94. And no amount of revisionist history from people like you is going to change that.

Both Senna and Schumacher were bastards on track. The big difference was Senna never pretended to be anything else.

As if to prove a point, this return is win win for him.

If he matches Raikkonen, people like you will continue to felate him. And if he fails miserably, "well he's not driven in a couple of years" etc...

Once again in a position where his reputation is not disadvantaged in any way. Story of his career.

posted by Drood at 02:49 PM on July 29, 2009

"with Ralph Schumacher's brother."

Spelling error or no, that sir, was a stroke of genius...

posted by nthdegx at 06:37 PM on July 29, 2009

Poor Massa will probably ask to be put back in a coma.......

posted by eccsport78 at 09:28 PM on July 29, 2009

Poor Massa will probably ask to be put back in a coma.......

Apparently Massa and Schumacher get along very well. Michael made very clear that he was filling in only until (if) Massa can return.

posted by dusted at 02:05 PM on July 30, 2009

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