Interesting name Ciro, shame there's not too much about him online. Are there any books or documents about him?
Torso wrote:Greatest of all time is MSchumacher
Note that he even competed with Senna and beat him 2 out of the 3 seasons.
How did you calculate that?
1991, Schumi 14th, Senna 1st
1992, Schumi 3rd, Senna 4th
1993, Schumi 4th, Senna 2nd
Seems to me like Senna beat Schumi 2 out of the 3 seasons. If you wish to include the 1994 when Senna died, that makes it 2/4 both ways.
And if you go on from that, does it make Alonso even better than Schumi, cause he beat Schumi in the last two seasons?
1991 does not count as MS was only thrown into first a back of the grid Jordan then a mid-grid Benetton while AS was in the best car with years and months of prep-work to have that package suited to him. It was not a contest....still MS made such a huge impression that AS made serious comments about being worried about this "growing problem" from Germany..
1992 was MS rookie-season but well prepared and with a car he was familiar with yet still a mid-grid package compared to the McLaren. But they both started from the race 1 and made it a full season and MS beat AS.
1993 the chassis of McLaren with ARS was superiour to the Benetton.
A full season and AS came out on top.
1994 the superiour power of Renault was not enough for AS to keep up with MS in the races. And even thoigh AS made a fatal error driving to fast on cold tires with low tire-pressure the 3 GP`s showed MS was quicker on race day.
That makes 2 out of 3 in MS favour. And from MS career the conclution that he has earned the nick "rainmaster" as did AS in his pre-Schumacher days.
And when adding that in the records MS leads AS all the way the conclution is clear and simple:
The greatest ever f1 driver is MSchumacher.
Not the greatest Indy-car driver, not the greatest DTM driver, not the best WRC driver, not the greatest NAScar driver, not the greatest MOTO GP rider or the greatest 100m runner...etc etc
But who cares...this is F1 we`r talking about...and in F1 MSchumacher stands ALONE at the top.
Alonso is not in the contest, he had the advantage of superiour machinery for a couple of seasons but still MS lost to technical problems. I am not saying Alonso is a bad driver, I am just realistic enough to what he did not deliver prior to having a superiour car...
MSchumacher never let a bad car stop him from fighting for racewins and championships. Most of MSchumacher most memorable drives was delivered in inferiour machinery.
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