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Schumacher made 116 passes over the course of 2011. Sebastien Buemi was next with 114.
“You try not to think consciously about yourself and your success and what you might have achieved. But then when you see you are now at the same step as these guys. It is hard to put into words.”
“In 1988 he was the only non-McLaren driver to win a race with a lucky victory at Monza ahead of team-mate Michele Alboreto.”
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Comment of the day
Prisoner Monkeys doesn’t buy Luca di Montezemolo’s explanation for Ferrari leaving FOTA:
Actions speak louder than words. Ferrari can say they left because they were tired of others having their own agenda ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ but they have also threatened to leave the sport (and on more than one occasion) in an attempt to get their way with the sporting and technical regulations because they believe the sport cannot survive without them and that they other teams (and the FIA) will be too afraid of that happening.
So call me a cynic, but I?óÔé¼Ôäóm not prepared to believe that Ferrari are championing the future of the sport.
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On this day in F1
Giancarlo Baghetti was born on this day in 1935.
Baghetti made history in 1961 by winning his first ever world championship Grand Prix, for Ferrari at Reims that year. He died in 1995.