Monday, September 11, 2006

A Legend Retires

Like or hate him, you cannot deny he's a great driver. Michael Schumacher, thank you for introducing Formula 1 to me in 1995. Been your fan ever since. Waited 4 years from 1996 till 1999 before your first driver's championship with Ferrari in 2000. What a battle with Hakkinen. Unforgettable! Here are some of the amazing statistics of Schummi's career, courtesy of itv:
Most world titles: 7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

* Most consecutive titles: 5 (2000-2004)

* Most wins: 90

* Most wins in a single season: 13 (2004)

* Most consecutive wins in single season: 7 (2004)

* Most wins at the same race: 8 (French GP)

* Most wins from pole: 40

* Most wins with one team: 71

* Most pole positions: 68

* Most front-row starts: 114

* Most second place finishes: 43

* Most podium finishes: 153

* Most points scored: 1,354

* Most points finishes: 188

* Most points in a single season: 148 (from a maximum of 180, in 2004)

* Most fastest laps: 75

* Most races led: 139

* Most laps led: 5,059

* Most consecutive podiums: 19 (USA 2001-Japan 2002)

* Most consecutive points finishes: 24 (Hungary 2001-Malaysia 2003)

* Most consecutive seasons with a win: 15

* Most ‘clean sweeps’ (pole, win, fastest lap): 22

* Largest points gap between champion and runner-up: 67 (2002)

* Earliest title winner: 2002 (in July, with 6 races remaining)

* Longest spell with one team: 11 seasons (Ferrari – 1996-2006)

* Most time between first and last race wins: 13 years, 11 months and 3 days

* Never outqualified in 1992, 1993 or 1994

* Only driver to have finished every race on the podium: 2002

2 comments:

Yi Xiang said...

Agree... A legend in the Automobile sports!

Who's next? Kimi Raikkonen?

ngyahloon said...

Alex Yoong:P