The man who made Formula One into 'Formula Own' is adaptable in every sense of the word. It is Michael Schumacher’s keen perception and apparently intuitive ability to adapt instantly to changing conditions that set him apart from every other racing driver of his generation. Add to that his ability behind the wheel, his indomitable will, his grasp of technical issues plus his talent for motivating the whole team and you have the most complete four-wheeled maestro ever to have graced Grand Prix racing. He has effectively redefined what it means to be a professional driver. His close rival Damon Hill, whom he first came up against in the championship battle of 1994, was later to draw a parallel that was latched onto by many commentators: "If I ever need a heart bypass, then I hope I get the Schumacher of surgery to perform the operation, because you know you can rely on someone like him." The legendary ’Schumi factor’ was the sum of many individual talents. He himself would never claim to be up on a pedestal with Fangio or Senna, but he is certainly on their level, if not one step higher.
"I am not a legend," asserts the record F1 title holder defensively. "Iâ€™m just someone who happens to be good at doing something he enjoys."
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This item is a cap made for F1 legend Michael Schumacher during the 2006 season.
They were made for him to wear on the podium at the end of a race, which was quite regular for him!
It has been personally s...
21:45 31st Jul 2011