P_O_L wrote:I remember F1 journos like Roebuck comparing Schumacher to a NAzi wartime officer in his column. Praising mclaren for their no race collusion tactics melbourne 98 while flaming Ferrari when they did the same in 2002.
During one FIA gala (can't remember the exact year) Schuey was "joking" imitating some salutation or something belonging to Nazi officer. Even if he didn't do that his hypocrite ubermensch behavior certainly inspired people to think that if he was born in 1910 he'd be a role model for Nazi officer - arrogant, inhumane and immoral.
I find that hard to believe. Please come up with some pictures or refference or retract that accusation. Shumi has stated in various intervieuws that he is far from proud on that epidose of German history. And even if he did, is that suddenly a carte blanche for british journos to lower themselves to that level? I thought the UK authorities had eradicated such behaviour by good guidance?
Its even more hilarious you mention arrogance, a favorite argument from British onto Germans or shumi in particular. Eversince the emergence of Lewis he is been branded the 2nd coming. "the best driver ever'. Better than Sennna, Shumi, Clark, Villeneuve, Lauda, Prost. If you dont call that arrogance (the kid has won 4 races), then you must be pretty thick.
Last monaco 2007, Dennis was accused of giving team orders. He responded by saying:"the last time i gave a teamorder, was in melbourne 98 to correct a mistake by our team". Therefore diffusing the story the mclaren drivers came up with, that they agreed before the race that whoever entered corner 1 first, would win the race. It was a lie invented by mclaren PR. DC stated in the season revieuw 1998 in autosport, that he had done it to protect his contract with mclaren and that he wasnt proud of it. That same DC defended Rubens for moving over at the last lap for shumi at austria. There is still a difference though, mclaren robbed the fans of a true race in melbourne 1998. Ferrari at least fought with shumi onto rubens gearbox untill the very last meters.
Whatever, it remains very hypocrite of the Brit press to defend poor lying mclaren whilst attacking Ferrari for doing exactly the same. More reason to think the UK authorities arent so superior to Spanish as youd like to think and what was the main reason for giving a reply.