Sunday, October 22, 2006

Auf Wiedersehen Mr. Schumacher

Today was the last race of the 2006 season of F1. Sao Paolo saw the emergence Fernando Alonso as back to back world champion. But this race and this day will be remembered in the history of F1 as end of an era called Michael Schumacher.

For the last 10 years, Michael Schumacher has defined F1 with his attitude of and off the race track, his extreme shrewdness, his focus and his wins. The 7 time world champion was not supposed to end his career quietly and he gave his fans what they watch the F1 for.

He started the race on 10th position after a disastrous qualifier. He managed to climb to 6th position. But after an unfortunate flat tire he was relegated to 18th spot. But Michael never gives up and he came back fighting to 4th position after some unbelievably fastest laps. He could not get the title and could not stop Alonso from becoming the world champion. But he showed the spirit and the style that true F1 fans will never forget.

Ferrari won the race with Massa topping the track. Renault won the constructors' trophy.

We will never see Michael on the tracks again but we will never forget this great German.

Thanks Mr. Schumacher for giving us many reasons to be a part of F1!


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