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12-10-03, 20:21
Modest Michael Schumacher insisted he was not worthy of comparison with Juan Manuel Fangio after winning his sixth Formula One World Championship. The German also became the first man since Fangio 46 years ago to win the drivers' crown four years in succession after finishing eighth at the Japanese Grand Prix to take the title by two points from McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen.

"I am not trying to compare myself with Fangio, I don't think that would be justified," said the Ferrari driver of the Argentinian who dominated the championship in the 1950s when it was in its infancy. I have a lot of respect for what Fangio achieved. What he did stands for itself and what we achieved today is unique in another way. That man is much higher than I see myself, you cannot take a personality like Fangio and compare him with what is happening today. There is not even the slightest comparison."

Schumacher grabbed the point he needed after battling his way from the back of the field when he damaged his nose cone in a sixth lap collision with BAR's Takuma Sato. The 34-year-old, who won his first two titles with Benetton in the mid 1990s, would have taken the title anyway as Rubens Barrichello won the race to deny second-placed Raikkonen the victory he needed.


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12-10-03, 20:25
Good for him! No idea about the guy from the '50's but Schumacher is now a legend in his own life time. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

John Falstaff
12-10-03, 20:30
For once I agree with Michael, he really can't be compared to Fangio, or certain others! Some of them were gentlemen!


[ 12. October 2003, 21:30: Message edited by: John Falstaff ]

12-10-03, 20:31

12-10-03, 21:09
Schummi is excellent driver ;)

So, because Barichello won, Ferrari also won the championship http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif