F1 “The golden Age” – Something is missing…

I miss Michael Schumacher very much in the F1 races and I’m not the only one.
Many people consider it better now, because it is more competitive. Maybe it’s the truth but I think much of the magic is gone.

F1 Testing on Jerez Racetrack Day 3

It looks like the “Golden Age” of Ferrari ended at the same time, as M. Schumacher and his racer career, after the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos. I was a big fan of “Schumi” and, in my opinion, Ferrari without him is not the same. I remember all the big battles with Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard , and with Kimi Räikkönen e F. Alonso. The exciting overtakings in rainy days, when everybody was afraid of speeding…

F1 Testing Session

After he stopped racing Schumi, always loyal to Ferrari, staid to help the team, but I never saw any more his face shining as it used to in competition.

Canadian Formula One Grand Prix: Practice

Now, I do not see F1 anymore . I tried, and I really think Lewis Hamilton is a fantastic talent and it’s a pity all the shameful events created around McLaren. I was happy to see Jensen Button win the Grande Prix , but something is missing… Someone,
Michael Schumacher, the biggest racer of the world, the Pele of F1.

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil

He is great as a human being too. A men who is conscious of the world around him and makes his best efforts to make other people happy as you can see in the following examples.

Do you know:

  • Schumacher is a special ambassador to UNESCO and has donated 1.5 million Euros to the organization.
  • In April 2002, for his contributions to sport and his contributions in raising awareness of child education, he was named as one of the UNESCO Champions for sport.
  • In Lima, Peru he funded the “Palace for the Poor”, a centre for helping homeless street children obtain an education, clothing, food, medical attention, and shelter.
  • Additionally, he paid for the construction of a school for poor children and for area improvements in Dakar, Senegal. He supports a hospital for child victims of war in Sarajevo, which specializes in caring for amputees.
  • He donated $10 million for aid after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
  • He was nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award for Sport for 2007, which he won both for sporting prowess and for his humanitarian record.Principe De Asturias Awards Ceremony
  • While an exact figure for the amount of money he has donated throughout his life is unknown, it is known that in his last four years as a driver, he donated at least $50 million.(Wikipedia)

If all the famous and rich Football players do the same or half of what he did…Imagine! There would be less suffering in this world.

 

I realise that lots of people don’t like it and I’m aware that lots do, but in one thing all of us need to recognize: He is the Best and F1 World became poorer without him.

F1 Grand Prix of China - Qualifying

Only what is left to me is to blow the dust of the old VHS and enjoy the recorded races.

Italian F1 Grand Prix

By my husband Robert

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