November 26 2012
What an epic battle for the title. We Mercedes AMG fans and probably all other F1 fans had great show at Brazil. But it wasnt the only show for many Mercedes and Michael Schumacher fans. It was the last race of the man who has won everything that possible can be imagined. True F1 GREAT. Thank you MS!!!We have one thread made sticky at the site where people can leave comments about Schumacher..Here is comments from MS, NICO and ROSS after the race:
“What an exciting and eventful Grand Prix!” said Michael after he crossed the line for the last time. “Strangely enough, my last ever Formula One race began with a puncture which pushed me down the running order.
But it’s always been my philosophy to never give up - there’s always a chance, you just have to keep going and seize it when it comes. It’s a strange sort of coincidence that I’ve ended my Formula One career now in P7, which was my first ever qualifying result at Spa-Francorchamps 308 races ago.
It also occurs to me that I was driving with the number seven on my car today and that I have seven world championship trophies in my cabinet.
Congratulations to Sebastian Vettel on claiming his third world title in a row. I’m very proud of Sebastian and really thrilled for him. As early as the first lap, I suddenly found him blocking the track facing the wrong way, but then the two of us both staged great comebacks in the race. His performance also showed that you just have to keep plugging away.
Even under these difficult conditions, my final Formula One race was tremendous fun, and I would once again like to thank the team and all my fans for their support over the past years. I’ve enjoyed the time we’ve spent together very much indeed.”
“the start was pretty good, and I was running in the top eight. After the puncture however, there was damage to the floor and I lost a lot of performance. So unfortunately I had no chance to fight back from there.
It must have been a fantastic race for the fans here in Interlagos and watching on the TV and I hope they enjoyed the show. Congratulations to Sebastian on the world title which is very well deserved. For myself, I am now looking forward to next year and the chance to attack again.
Many thanks to the team for all of their efforts this year which saw our first win together, and we can look forward to making further progress and a better 2013.”
“We saw a very dramatic race today and a fitting finale to a great season for Formula One” said Ross after the race. “From our perspective, the two punctures early on put us in a difficult position with both cars.
Nico’s car suffered a lot of damage and that made his race very difficult. Michael’s puncture wasn’t as severe and the team did a good job to recover, with some help from the safety car. Michael showed all of the skills that we know he has today to salvage his race; considered overtaking, good decisions on tyre strategy, and he kept the car on the road to bring us home some points.
It was a nice way to finish the season and his career with us. In terms of results, his second spell in Formula One hasn’t been as special but it has been so for all of us who have had the privilege of working with him. It has been a real honour for all of the boys and girls at our team, and working alongside
Michael gives you a real understanding of why he is so special and has achieved seven world championships. He will be missed and we all wish him the very best for the future. Congratulations to Sebastian on achieving his third world title today, a very impressive achievement.”