It seems like only yesterday that Michael Schumacher stormed through the soggy pits of Spa to consult DC on his driving abilities, and here we are eight years later and those two are still at it!
In a recent interview with F1 Racing Magazine, David Coulthard said that the now retired seven times World Champion would forever have two black marks against his racing career following his on-track antics against Villeneuve and Hill. The Scot believes F1 fans wouldn t understand the German s motives, and that an apology would help him to be remembered for his skill, ambition and dedication, alongside the considerable work he s done in improving track safety.
“At Monza I told a journalist, on the record, that I think Michael is a great champion but there will always be a question mark over some of the things he s done, but that was me, as an F1 fan, making an observationâ€¦not me, as a fellow F1 driver, launching a Jacques Villeneuve-style attack on Michael,â€ said the 35 year old.
“I have great respect for Michael s on-track achievements, just as I have great appreciation for the way he and I have been able to work together, off-track, within the GPDA, for the good of the sport. That said, there s no question that it must be very difficult for the public to understand some of the things Michael has done on track, and to forgive him for not apologising for having done them, and that s two black marks, isn t it?â€ pondered the Redbull Driver. “The first for what he s done, and the second for not saying sorry for doing it. And a sorry would be nice. Or perhaps he genuinely believes he s never done anything wrong, which is even more worrying.â€
Nice to see some things never changeâ€¦