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Formula One records
Michael Schumacher holds the following F1 records:
Most championship titles: 7
Most consecutive championship titles: 5
Most race wins: 91
Most consecutive race wins: 7 (in 2004 - European GP, Canadian GP, United States GP, French GP, British GP, German GP, Hungarian GP) This record is shared with Ascari, who won the last 6 races of 1952 and the first one of 1953. The following race was the Indianapolis 500, in which he did not participate. Afterwards he won other two races, but since the Indy 500 was officially part of the F1 World Championship, his winning streak was already over.
Most race wins with one team: 72 with Ferrari
Most race wins at the same GP: 8 at the French Grand Prix (Magny-Cours)
GPs won in most different countries: 20
Most time between first and last race wins: 14 years,1 month and 2 days
Most second place finishes: 43
Most podium finishes: 154
Most consecutive podium finishes: 19 (from the 2001 United States Grand Prix, until the 2002 Japanese Grand Prix)
Most points finishes: 189
Most laps leading: 4970 (with a total of 23,464 km in 136 Grands Prix)
Most pole positions: 68
Most starts from first row: 108
Most fastest laps: 75
Most doubles (pole position and race win): 40
Most hat-trick (pole position, race win and fastest lap): 22
Most championship points: 1,364
Most consecutive race finished without retirement: 24 (from the 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix, until the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix)
Only racing driver ever, in any racing class, to win 5 times at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Only racing driver ever, in any racing class, to win 5 times at Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Most race wins in a season: 13 (out of 18 races)
Most fastest laps in a season: 10 (out of 18 races; tied by Räikkönen in 2005)
Most championship points in a season: 148 (out of a maximum of 180)
Most podium finishes in a season: 17 (out of 17 races)
The one major record Schumacher is set to miss out on is the record for most Grands Prix competed in. His final race will be his 250th so he will finish 6 short of Riccardo Patrese's record of 256.
I rest my case
What a shame you CANNOT rest your case. If you did, you'd not bother listing the cheat's statistics. That's all he's got going for him. Very few bits of his driving equal the true greats. Smucker manipulated everything he could to get the list so that sad sheep like you would forever lament him. Now let him rest in peace (after all, he has no conscience).
Your stats may be correct, but you're missing the point completely.
Shoomakker was at Ferari when Ecclestone and his FIA cronies were hell bent on making Ferari the number one team in F!. The rules have been changed so many times to benefit Ferari that it's almost unbelievable.
Ecclestone was once asked who he wanted to win an upcoming race - his answer speaks volumes for the FIA policy.....
'I don't care as long as it's a ferari' was his response.
END OF ARGUMENT (big FULL STOP).
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I believe that Alonso can go in his own way although someone thinks he can hardly catch up Micheal. He is very different from any famous F1 players in the past.It's quiet possible that he is the very person and the only person who has beaten Micheal in historty.
His records fill up more than a page !!!
Alonso, in posterity, will at best be remembered as a two-time champion, coz I dont think he has it in him to win again with McLaren. Even more, I doubt if he will be a force in F1 racing 5 years down the line, forget being a champion 14 years after starting to race.
Schumi is the BEST. It is a sad day for all of us when we saw him retire at Suzuka. One can only pray for a miracle in Brazil.
just bear in mind though that he has had more opportunity that most of the other great drivers since the seasons have got longer and longer, his career has gone on longer due to increased fitness levels, earlier starting age etc, and since his 2nd or 3rd year has always had more or less the best car, with a numpty as his teammate (sorry rubens)
also, hes always had yer man brawn telling him when to drive fast.
its true to say he has that consistancy to just get the job done, but ive seen him out driven plenty of times.
and none of those statistics mention all the cheating.
he will never be forgiven for the hill incident.
Ultimately it's very difficult to compare drivers because it's not the driver but what they're driving that really counts. For all this talk of is Schumi tbe greatest or not, for me he's still the only driver who I've ever seen outperform his package on a regular basis. Just look at last weekend after Alonso's first pit his car made him the slowest driver on the track.
The Ferrari with Schumacher in it was still a pretty bad drive for the first few years and it's amazing to look back and think he could actually mount a serious challenge.
My enduring memory of Shumacher has to be when he was out of the championship after he broke his leg at Silverstone and he just sped of in the distance and left Hakkinen, Coulthard and Irvine trailing on his first race back then him having to slow down so much so Irvine could get past.
That for me is why Shumacher is the best. As for Alonso yes he is still young but until I see him get the best out of his car in a bad situation, for me there is no comparison
You are just blind saying the records schumi has but you should think about something.
Schumacher had the best car during a lot of years and he didn't have too much racing drivers to fight with.
With all that things even the worst could win. (I am not saying that Michael is bad)
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First 2 championships with Benetton were with inferior machines and first 2 with Ferarri I would say. Perhaps they should make a rule where rubbish drivers are given the best machinery? I seriously doubt that the manufacturers would agree to that though.
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Good stats for Schumi, but let's wait for Alonso when he retires then we compare who's the better driver. The young lad has long way to go before he will be 35 or 37 and he's starting it at a right pace. Who the hell knows if the next 10 years will be Alonso winning? That's at least 11 championship titles (just a wishful thinking).
Correct, but it is very doubtful that Alonso will be racing at 37. That is the genius of Schumacher - to be racing and winning and fighting for a World Championship at 37 - more than 15 years after his debut in F1. I sincerely doubt Alonso would be in F1 at 37 years of age. That is the difference between Schumacher and other pretenders. Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen, Villeneuve etc. have come, had their two minutes in the limelight and faded away. You need to be a MICHAEL SCHUMACHER to be racing competitively over such a long time. And Alonso doesnt have it in him.