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[SJ]hendrix

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Schumacher to sub for Massa
« on: July 29, 2009, 08:10:07 pm »
Michael Schumacher is back omg going to drive for those ferrari guys next race

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Michael Schumacher
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 08:14:16 pm »
Yes indeed.. Horrible to wait for the next race. :)


[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 09:28:59 pm »
This is now the third thread where we discuss about this.. lol

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 09:57:36 pm »
He's gone but not forgotten!  lol
Oh wait, he's back!  :rotfl:

[SJ]nissan man

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 10:40:37 pm »
This is now the third thread where we discuss about this.. lol


this is such a huge story it deserves it's own thread lol

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 11:24:33 pm »
great news, will be so interesting to see how he goes, i mean.. his not exactly young these days either.. I hope he goes well i really do.

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 11:38:56 pm »
I think it's great that he steps up like that.  :yes:

[SJ]Mozza

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 12:44:28 am »
WOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

 :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:

we need another "Epic Excitement" icon!

I can't wait to see Raikonnen's face when Schu slaps it on pole!  :D :D

[SJ]Andy Fuller

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2009, 02:19:48 am »
It will be awesome to see Schumacher, Hamilton, and Vettle on the same track with Kimi as Schumachers teammate. I think this is the right move for everybody. Schumacher likes Massa and knows he will go back home after Massa is better. This way Ferrari gets Schumacher back for a little while, Massa will not have to worry about his seat being under threat because Ferrari found new talent, some of the drivers out  there would want another chance (or their first chance for that matter) at racing him (Webber), and the fans get see the giant come out of retirement.

This is gona be great!

[SJ]Peter Enqvist

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 04:23:21 am »
I don't really think it's right that Schumacher is going to fill in for Massa.  I think Ferrari approched Michael because they want the press and the attention that it will generate.  I can't think of any other reason to do it.  And that's just taking advantage of Massa's misfortune.  Schumacher has not been racing for close to 2 years, and he injured himself in a motorcycle crash earlier in the year.  He isn't in the condition he needs to be in to race F1.  He has almost a month to get in that condition, but will he be able to?  I don't know that he will.  I think Marc Gene would have been the correct replacement for Massa.  I believe he's the spare driver, and he's race fit.  He's also Spanish, so racing in Valencia would be something that he would really appreciate.

But I do agree that it will be very interesting to see Raikkonen and Schumacher driving in equal equipment.  I would rather have seen that happen when Schumacher was still racing, because now it will not be fair to compare him to Kimi, but it will still be interesting.  I wonder if Schumacher will get his former race engineer and race crew back, because they're Kimi's crew now.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 07:10:09 am »

I can't wait to see Raikonnen's face when Schu slaps it on pole!  :D :D


Yes of course that would be the best in the whole thing, if its someones misfortune then it must be great, eh?
(yes im getting proper sick of people trolling about Alonso going to Ferrari, or about Schumi now destroying Kimis career)

Its not yet 100% sure.. Schumachers neck is a question mark.
Domenicali wanted to hire Fisichella.. Fisi wanted to race for Ferrari.. so thats likely if the neck aint ok.
(a whole new story that havent been mentioned here, but it would have happened without Montezemolo)

[SJ]Mozza

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 07:16:38 am »
Edited.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2009, 07:22:44 am »
Its nothing personal m8, ive been just hearing it again and again and again and again and again on several forums and people
who loud mouth about these things usually bring nothing more to the discussion.. Im naturally supporting Finnish drivers, its easy to get
tired of such "trolling".. im sure you understand.
:)

[SJ]Mozza

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2009, 07:29:37 am »
Yeh I know mate.
I wasn't saying it would be great it Schumacher coming back destroys Raikonnens career. I would've said the same thing if it was Massa.
I love Ferrari, and I'm a huge fan of Schumi, so I would love for him to do so well if he comes back.


Needless to say, it will be very interesting to see how he goes (if he gets the spot)with a car that obviously isn't in a class of it's own. It might see some of his best driving (like '96, 97) come out again.

[SJ]nissan man

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2009, 08:39:46 am »
I don't really think it's right that Schumacher is going to fill in for Massa.  I think Ferrari approched Michael because they want the press and the attention that it will generate.  I can't think of any other reason to do it.  And that's just taking advantage of Massa's misfortune.  Schumacher has not been racing for close to 2 years, and he injured himself in a motorcycle crash earlier in the year.  He isn't in the condition he needs to be in to race F1.  He has almost a month to get in that condition, but will he be able to?  I don't know that he will.  I think Marc Gene would have been the correct replacement for Massa.  I believe he's the spare driver, and he's race fit.  He's also Spanish, so racing in Valencia would be something that he would really appreciate.

But I do agree that it will be very interesting to see Raikkonen and Schumacher driving in equal equipment.  I would rather have seen that happen when Schumacher was still racing, because now it will not be fair to compare him to Kimi, but it will still be interesting.  I wonder if Schumacher will get his former race engineer and race crew back, because they're Kimi's crew now.


I find it hard to believe that Schumacher, widely recognized as the most fit and prepared driver in the paddock, would even consider doing this if he didn't think he was able to do it at the highest level. Its not like Michael has not driven the F60 either, i'm sure he has tons of miles in that car. what i'm more curious about is if the development pace of the car picks up with Michael back in the cockpit full time. Everyone knows Schumacher was one of the best development drivers on the grid while no one knew if Massa or Kimi could develop a car. 

On the other hand, Marc Gene never proved himself as a skilled race driver. In his F1 career he never could measure up to his weak teammates.

I'm curious if having Schumacher as his teammate will wake Raikkonen up. When Kimi is on, he is incredibly fast, but when he is off, he is just average. 

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2009, 08:42:55 am »

Needless to say, it will be very interesting to see how he goes (if he gets the spot)with a car that obviously isn't in a class of it's own. It might see some of his best driving (like '96, 97) come out again.


Definitely, personally i want to see Schumi perform well.. after all he is a true legend. :)

[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2009, 09:07:36 am »
I heard it is pretty much confirmed. Well on the radio this morning, but then again. Do we want to believe the news???

I hope he does well if he returns for some races. Lewis the new Schumi??? I do not think so :D I hope we can see for our selves.

[SJ]granada7511

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2009, 04:07:26 pm »
that great news to hear his coming back in the F1 series
after all his a treu legends. 7 time world champion ,very strong reputation
and now a comeback after 3 years out ,very nice

but i hope that he doing well and not messup his strong career
 after all ferrari have very strong competitors 

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2009, 05:17:32 pm »
hmm i think he will be allright.. anyone remember Niki Lauda? :)

[SJ]fastaff

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Re: Michael Schumacher
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2009, 10:53:15 pm »
Well if anyone knows Ferrari its got to be Schumacher he's driven them enough think its a  good business move for Ferrari as he is on the payroll, anyway how fortunate for them to have a built in backup driver so to speak. Glad to hear Massa will recover from his injuries but it will take a long time I think before he will drive again. Unless he decides he's had enough and retires, might not be a bad choice with the injuries he sustained what bad luck.

[SJ]GizMoTo

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2009, 12:00:57 pm »
maybe he won't take the seat

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8186319.stm

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Michael Schumacher's spokeswoman has raised concerns over the fitness of the German legend ahead of his scheduled return to Formula 1 on 23 August.

"It is not sure yet the neck will hold and the comeback can be started," said Sabine Kehm on Wednesday.


[SJ]DRokK

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2009, 07:29:11 pm »
Valencia being a street track is heavy on both neck and back i imagine.  :hmm:

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2009, 08:27:20 am »
Schumacher wont be driving after all.. the injured neck wont allow it.  :cry:
Badoer will be driving the second car..

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2009, 08:56:55 am »
Oh damn, what a shame!  :cry:

[SJ]FAR

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2009, 09:21:32 am »
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yep, it`s confirmed...comeback is canceled.

The injuries from his bike crash are still not healed up enough. They now say (it was a secret so far) that he has gotten  fractures at a cervical vertreba and his cranial bone at this crash.

Still not good enough for the forces in a F1 car...too much pain obviously...if that all is true, it`S better that he canceled the comeback...i think another crash with this injuries would be relay realy bad...

A shame...could have been very interesting...

 :dunno:





[SJ]Stein

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Re: Schumacher to sub for Massa
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2009, 04:42:21 pm »
My collegue came up with an interesting theory:

He wasn't allowed to practice nor quali, just do the race.....  in other words, if it's gonna be that way, then:  :sulk: phwoar


Dont know where he heard that, but i could surely relate to that better!  (as i thought shumi's were indestructable... i've been trying to jinx him for so long, but he finally won; i didn't watch F1 again..)

ANyways.. i'm gonna get flamed for what i sayd anyways... but that's what you can expect when you make someone stop watching...


i would however have found it VERY interesting to see what he could do with the car!  :P




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