Vad bättre att göra när vi sitter och väntar på säsongsstart 2010 än att gräva lite djupare i Schumacher-arkiven på nätet?! Som uppföljning på Schumis bil som var till salu och krasch med Damon Hill, så har Schumacher själv i dagarna uttalat att han ångrar att han körde in i Villenueve på Jerez 1997.
En inte helt olik incident.. Läste på formula1blog.com att Schumi säger;
“What could I change in my career?” Schumacher said,
“I have some moments that if I could have them again, yes I would do them differently – probably 1997 in Jerez. I would have had a couple of opportunities to avoid all this and still win the championship, but you take your lessons and you learn from them.”
Och han snackar lite mer om varför han slutade och annat. Vet inte helt varifrån citaten är. Hinner inte gräva efter det nu, men så här säger han;
“Why did I stop in 2006? The simple matter was I was tired – I didn’t have the energy to continue and I didn’t feel there was any point. I didn’t regret it; I thought it was absolutely the right decision. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve been doing since and I hope I will continue to enjoy it in the future.
“There’s lots of talk about me returning to Formula One. I was very close obviously this year to replacing Felipe, but whether I’m going to race in the future or not, we will see.
“Definitely it was a big disappointment not to be able to come back this year for Felipe; that was the main reason, because I was just giving a hand to the team who had found themselves in exceptional circumstances.
“Driving the 2007 car really felt like driving it – it didn’t take me very long to drive the car on the edge, which was something I enjoyed after being out for so long. It didn’t take me long to feel good and come back.
“I felt I was possibly ready, but obviously there was the neck issue and it emerged that I wasn’t. I regret obviously falling in February, but sometimes life writes the story and you have to deal with your destiny.
“I still love motorbikes; I haven’t raced one since, but we’ll see what happens in the future. I guess my neck by the end of the year or beginning of next year will be fully fine, but I will be 41 – and that would make me the grandad of F1! I’m not sure I want that.”
Och så själva “incidenten” med Villenueve;