I’ve been interested to read some of the comments about Michael Schumacher following on from my post the other day.
Some of you have got into a debate about what were Schumacher’s best years and it struck me that we should enlarge that debate.
Then there were the hungry years at Ferrari from 1996 to 1999, where the title eluded him but he had some amazing races. He won 16 times during these years.
And then there were the two odd seasons in 2005 and 2006, the final years with eight wins and one final tilt at the title against younger opposition.
I’d be interested to know what people think.
Just to be clear on one thing from my post last week: when I was talking about how in the Ferrari days he was able to get everything how he wanted it, with loads of testing and tyres that he could develop, I wasn’t suggesting that this is why he was successful in his first career. He would have been successful anyway.
But it’s one of the key reasons why he was SO successful.