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F1: 5 Best races of Michael Schumacher

German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher
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Modified 26 Jul 2018
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Let us take a look at some of the best races of Michael Schumacher. Riding with the wind whistling beyond you, Formula 1 drivers have always had an enigmatic presence in the sport as they showed commitment and pace. They make the sport their own as fans gawk and applaud. With soaring temperatures in the cockpit and immense friction to deal with, these speed fanatics have to endure a lot of patience-riddling incidents to keep their calm and increase the competition on their rivals. There are drivers who do this purely based on their performances in the racing track, whereas there are some who make their mark through the various controversies embroiled in the media. But there is one who’s not a stranger to both these aspects. There is one who has been coveted by his fellow rival, David Coulthard, for being “the greatest all-around driver in Formula 1”. He is the man who, recently, battled out of a coma. He is the Red Baron – Michael Schumacher.

Schumi has rarely stepped out of the spotlight and has pushed himself to perfection every time on the track. Such was his competitive spirit that he even pushed the patience of the race stewards to the utmost limit by pulling off antics that many would consider as an aspect of “un-sportsmanship”. But these are just some qualities that make him to be remembered and revered for the entertainment that he provided with the sport – with controversies or pure class. Let’s concentrate on the latter as here are some of the top races of his career which have shaped his godly stature in the sport.

#5 San Marino Grand Prix, 2005

Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso c
A close finish at the chequered flag, Alonso, and Schumacher

Although he didn’t finish at pole position for this race, it was surely a race for every Schumacher fan to remember as he shunned off every competition to reach the second place...starting from 13th. An incredible achievement, as he was overpowered by Jarno Trulli for most of the race before getting his A-Game on to get through a succession of drivers and challenging long-time race leader, Fernando Alonso, by being right on his tail till the end of the race. A remarkable race in the German legend’s career.

 

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Published 30 Jun 2014, 19:00 IST
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