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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2006, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Villeneuve criticises Schumacher!

Now I really think Villeneuve is a dick!

Former Formula One driver Jacques Villeneuve has criticised seven-times champion Michael Schumacher for his on-track conduct over the years and said the German's legacy would quickly fade when he retired.
In an interview due to be published in F1 Racing magazine next week, 1997 world champion Villeneuve said Schumacher would not be favourably compared to other drivers such as the late Brazilian Ayrton Senna and added that he had used too many "dirty tricks" in his career.

I think that the problem is you don't ever see his true personality," Canadian Villeneuve is quoted as saying. "He's a racer -- but a pure racer, nothing but a racer, and because of that, I think that the day he hangs up his helmet people will just forget about him.
"Michael simply isn't a great champion because he's played too many dirty tricks and because he isn't a great human being," added Villeneuve, who has panned Schumacher before for his image and status in Formula One.

"Yes, Senna played dirty tricks too, but he did it with more class, more integrity. When he took (Alain) Prost out at Suzuka in 1990, he said he was going to do it before the race.

"It's quite sad, really -- because the reason Michael did what he did is that he thinks that he is better than the rest of us. He thinks he's bigger than the sport, too, but he isn't," added Villeneuve, who left Formula One earlier this month after BMW Sauber parted company with him.

Schumacher has not made any response to the interview and his spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said on Thursday: "We have been aware of the quotes since yesterday. We don't even want to make a 'no comment' on this."

The Ferrari driver has at times come under scrutiny for the manner in which he has won.

Schumacher was roundly criticised for stopping his car on the track at the penultimate corner during qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix in May, and preventing title rival Fernando Alonso from setting a faster time.

In 1994, Schumacher, in a Benetton, collided with Briton Damon Hill to deny him the title at the Australian Grand Prix. Schumacher won his first championship.

He attempted a similar manoeuvre on Villeneuve in 1997, but crashed out and the Canadian went on to take the title.



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Oh well JV noone's going to remember you for anything other than being the son of Gilles and being a whiny little bitch.
9 years of nothing but

Schumi did apologise back then, and invited you out for a beer and you declined. He got over it, why the fuck can't you?

It's so easy to play the Senna card since he's fucking dead, it's a tad lowclass too since you didn't even know him personally or race against him.

Senna was arrogant as fuck too.

JV you're such a pretentious hypocritical waste of a human being.

The sad thing is that now JV will have more time to bitch and whine in the media.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2006, 06:43 AM
 
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Schumacher not responding to Villeneuve
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'We don't even want to make a 'no comment' on this'
Michael Schumacher's spokeswoman has refused to comment on accusations by Jacques Villeneuve that the seven time World Champion is bland and a liar.

"We have been aware of the quotes since yesterday," Sabine Kehm reacted on behalf of the 37-year-old Ferrari driver.

She insisted: "We don't even want to make a 'no comment' on this."
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2006, 08:39 AM
 
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Lol - yeah - that's little bitter. He's getting whiney in his "old" age :p

For me Schumacher's legacy will fade quickly simply because of the total lack of competition he faced. Steralized tracks, cars riddled with driver aides and underage inexperienced drivers who's collective talents don't equal what men like Prost, Piquet, Gilles Villeneuve and Niki Lauda had in their little finger!

It's become a sad unimaginative sport run by one man who simply can't hord enough money to ever be happy and another who has no concept of true racing and a God complex.
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Hey - I sound MORE bitter than Villeneuve!!! Lol !
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Lol - yeah - that's little bitter. He's getting whiney in his "old" age :p

For me Schumacher's legacy will fade quickly simply because of the total lack of competition he faced. Steralized tracks, cars riddled with driver aides and underage inexperienced drivers who's collective talents don't equal what men like Prost, Piquet, Gilles Villeneuve and Niki Lauda had in their little finger!

It's become a sad unimaginative sport run by one man who simply can't hord enough money to ever be happy and another who has no concept of true racing and a God complex.

You forget 94 & 95.
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For me Schumacher's legacy will fade quickly
You mean the F1 legacy is Fading
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I know Schumacher... but who is this JV??? Must be 1/2 french or sumthing... LOL
(resist the urge to explain to me who JV is... please... see past the sarcasm)
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"Yes, Senna played dirty tricks too, but he did it with more class, more integrity. When he took (Alain) Prost out at Suzuka in 1990, he said he was going to do it before the race.
I think that is funny!
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