So for anyone not into motorsport, Formula 1 specifically, Michael Schumacher is a German F1 driver and the most successful driver in the history of the sport with 7 World Titles. After racing for Benetton, Schumacher moved eventually to Ferrari where he enjoyed much success, setting records for pole positions, races won and a whole boatload of others.
But 'Schuey' was not only known for his elite driving ability. He was also known for having a wild streak and for being impulsive, dangerous and reckless. This was outlined a month ago when Schumacher almost killed ex team-mate Rubens Barrichello by deliberately attempting to block a pass by the Brazilian and almost running Barrichello into a wall at 300km/h. The penalty? 10 spots on the grid in the next race.
10 spots on the grid? IF and thank heavens we are talking in IF's and not WHEN's - Barrichello had ended up crushed after this outrageous move by Schumacher, would 'murder' be a too strong term to describe the actions of this obviously talented but out of control maniac? If murder deemed to be an apt term, is attempted murder a fair summation of events at Hungaroring in early August?
My respect for Schumacher is as low as swerving into your team mate to attempt to save a place in a race you are never going to win, in a championship you could never win, in a sport that so obviously has sped past you.