Thursday, April 03, 2008

Michael Schumacher - After A Real Long Time

When I go out for a drink, someone else does the driving.” - Michael Schumacher, 7 Times World Champion.

michael schumacher micheal schumee schumi bacardi drink drive campaign motorcycle motorbikeRecently, I saw Michael Schumacher’s photo on a newspaper website after a real long time. I couldn’t help recollecting how until two years ago, I’d stay home every weekend watching him race in the qualifiers and on Raceday. Most of the time he’d win, but even when he did not he’d never give up and try to finish the race as high in the standings as possible to gain some extra points for the team.

The photograph showed Michael Schumacher in Brussels launching a campaign by Bacardi against drinking and driving. This ‘Champions Drink Responsibly’ campaign will be launched in more than 40 countries around the world to spread the message that 'drinking and driving don't mix'. Advertisements will show Michael Schumacher using taxis instead of driving, being a designated driver and raising awareness that you shouldn’t drive if you have been drinking.

michael schumacher micheal schumee schumi bacardi drink drive campaign motorcycle motorbikeNowadays, Michael Schumacher is also trying his driving skills at motorbike racing. Even though he began practicing only around six months ago, he seems to be doing quite well for a beginner at his age. However, he has said that he is not trying to be the new Casey Stoner or Valentino Rossi and will not be pursuing motorcycle racing as a secondary career. Usually, whatever Schumee tries his hand at; he always aims to succeed and ends up doing unbelievably well. I believe that if he put his heart in MotoGP, he’d come out with shining colours even today!!!


  1. A very minor point...He's going to need riding skills for motorcycle racing, whereas he needed driving skills in F1 racing. :)

    BTW, I often recall that he was declared winner in the race that Ayrton Senna was killed in a tragic accident and which Senna had been leading up to that point. Schumacher's achievements are not to be belittled, but one often does tend to wonder how things might have turned out had fate not dealt its cruel hand in the form of Senna's death.

  2. Hi Sidhusaaheb,

    Well, we all 'win some lose some'. Even Schumacher had his share of problems when he broke his leg in 1999 giving Mika Hakkinen the chance to take the title. Schumee also came very close to winning the Drivers Championship in 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2006 but his car kept suffering from some misfortune or another. It's good he quit while his luck was wearing out, else he might have ended up the Aryton Senna way - and no one would have wanted that!! :)


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