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Old 10-08-2006, 06:35 PM   #286
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:26 AM   #287
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Ferrari and reliability - hasn't been a problem 'till Michael's engine exploded when they couldn't afford it to. It sucks for him. The end of his carreer ruined by an engine failure.

So Alonso will be champion unless Schumacher wins and Fernando doesn't make it to the finish..

Small chance, practically impossible even for Schumacher
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JAPANESE GP - SUNDAY - RACE REPORT
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Fernando Alonso, Japanese GP 2006© The Cahier Archive

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One day perhaps some worthy sociologist will write a dissertation to explain what happened in the Media Centre at Suzuka when Michael Schumacher's Ferrari blew its engine during the Japanese Grand Prix of 2006. There was a roar of approval. A loud roar. The F1 Media - the representatives of the fans (in theory at least) - did not want Michael to win this one. Why did they react as they reacted? Here was a great champion coming to the end of his era and the chroniclers of F1 history were cheering his demise.

Yes, Michael has always been a controversial soul but this seemed to be more than that. This was about natural justice - the phrase even came up in the press conference. It was about overturning the advantage that Michael had gained from the mass damper decision and the penalty against Fernando Alonso at Monza. Alonso talked about God. The non-believers talked about Fate. The ever-efficient Jean Todt talked about failure.

But what would a sociologist conclude?

Perhaps that the reaction in the Media Centre was a cry of freedom. A realization that there was some mystical powers greater than anyone in the sport. A great steward in the sky, if you like.

Who knows? Indeed, who cares? Perhaps in Brazil in two weeks from now the reverse will happen and Michael will leave the sport with an eighth World Championship. If that happens one can only hope that it does not involve any funny business.

Judging by the noises coming out of the Ferrari pit after the race, there is no appetite left for that sort of thing.

"We are nine points down in the Constructors' Championship," Schumacher said. "We will do all we can to win this in Brazil. As for the Drivers', it is lost. I don't want to head off for a race, hoping that my rival has to retire. That is not the way in which I want to win the title."

And this from the man who twice in the 1990s drove into his rivals to try to stop them winning World Championships.

To win the title is the tallest order possible in F1. Fernando is now 10 points ahead. There are a maximum of 10 points available to Michael in the Drivers' title. To win the championship Schumacher must win the race and Alonso must fail to score. It is possible but not very likely.

In Suzuka Ferrari took the blame for its failure.
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I like that article. ^

" But what would a sociologist conclude?

Perhaps that the reaction in the Media Centre was a cry of freedom. A realization that there was some mystical powers greater than anyone in the sport. A great steward in the sky, if you like. "

Hallelujah!
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Hmmm.

I somehow see Massa slamming Alonso at the beginning of the race and kicking him out.

And then Schumi will cruise to another championship.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:59 PM   #291
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The great steward giveth and the great steward taketh away.
Though I'm sure that next year the lack of Schumey won't change the
bias of the FIA (Ferrari International Assistance).
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After 13 years A Brazilian wins in Home

That's What I call A sort of Homecoming

Whatta sort

That's up for ya Senna !
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TSN just mentioned that they estimate 800 million people are watching this final race of Michael Schumacher's career.

Too bad the spread wasn't a bit tighter between Alonso and Schumacher.

Great career, definitely one of the best drivers ever, with a few sketchy moments during his career. But overrall, congrats Schumie!!

Hopefully, we won't see any headbutts during this race.
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Punctured tire!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well, he is on a different pit strategy then everyone else now!!
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A great career. Second only to Jimmy Clark in my book.
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Alonso is an idiot, and a brat.

I hope he sucks at McLaren. He does not deserve anymore.
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What a great race!! Schumacher picked up 46 seconds after the puncture early in the race. Magnificent racing!!


Congrats to Alonso for back to back titles and Massa winning at home!!
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RenauOWNED.

Still, great amazing career for Schumie, even if he did do a lot of dirty stuff.
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Thursday, 26, October, 2006, 16:12
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Ross Brawn will leave Ferrari before the end of this year, the Italian squad confirmed on Thursday.

In a long anticipated move, Brawn will stand down from his post of technical director and will make way for Mario Almondo.

Engine guru Paolo Martinello will also leave the team, moving to Ferrari’s parent company Fiat.

Meanwhile Stefano Domenicali will take over Jean Todt’s role as sporting director.

The Frenchman, who was appointed CEO of Ferrari on Wednesday, will serve as managing director of Ferrari’s sporting division for a transitional period.

Aldo Costa will head up the team’s chassis department and Giles Simon will lead the engine department. Both men will report to Almondo.

“Ferrari offers its most heartfelt thanks to Ross Brawn and Paolo Martinelli for their immense contribution in the drafting of an extraordinary chapter in the history of the Scuderia and motorsport, which has produced a tally of 11 world titles and of around ninety wins in Formula 1 grands prix,” Ferrari said in a statement.

“After years of hard and demanding work, Ross Brawn has decided to turn his attention to his personal life, while Paolo Martinelli will take on an important role within the Fiat Group: to them go best wishes for a satisfying future.”
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Ok, Ferrari's future without Brawn and Schumacher... Gonna be tough.. Kinda weird to imagine that Schumacher won't be there at Ferrari. He's been there for ages, for as long as I've been watching F1.. Oh well, he's had a great career in F1.

And I think Alonso did great. Back to back title.. Way to go, Alonso!!
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