‘They Better Use It’ – When Michael Schumacher Gave Young Guns Vettel and Hamilton Advice before F1 Comeback

December 29, 2020 6:58 pm

F1 has seen some huge comebacks in its time. One such grand return was that of Michael Schumacher, who returned to the sport in 2010. The German was already the greatest before that, and thus it was a dream for many fans of this century.

Michael Schumacher is an inspiration for many racers presently on the grid. Racers like Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton look up to him as role models. Thus, when Mercedes announced his return in their car, it was a surreal moment for many.

Although the comeback did not result in a grand success, the fans got a few more years of the legendary pilot.

Old footage of F1 is going viral these days. With drivers shifting across the grid, their past times with the teams are being remembered. Well, from such an instance, one clip has a video of Michael Schumacher on a video interview with BBC ahead of his return. The footage shows his confidence and humility both at the same time, reinforcing his greatness.

The journalist informed the German champ how excited the likes of Vettel and Hamilton would be to race against him.

Absolutely. Yeah, exactly, now they have got the chance so they better use it.”

His confidence sparked through his voice and the spirit of racing in his words.

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Hamilton succeeds Michael Schumacher in F1

Lewis Hamilton recently toppled Michael Schumacher’s records. This year, the Briton set the record for most Grand Prix wins and equaled Schumacher’s seven championship titles record. Many praised the Briton on his achievement, and pundits assured that the German would also be proud of Hamilton.

MONTE CARLO, MONACO – MAY 22: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari looks on in the Ferrari pit during the qualifying session for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The sport is flourishing steadily. With a period of lull in between, FIA plans to bring back the excitement in F1. Although a good deal might interpret it as a trick to end Mercedes’ dominance in the sport, it is actually necessary to keep the game alive.

In the end, that is all that matters. Winners will never stop winning if they really possess the mettle.

The streak of big comebacks continues, as Fernando Alonso returns to F1 next year. The Spaniard gives one last shot at his F1 career and he seems to fly already. The Abu Dhabi testing saw him set a better time than his teammate next year; it looks like his preparations are beyond expectations and both him and his team have a good feeling about next year.

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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