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Schumacher says Fangio's record is not target

Current World Champion Michael Schumacher has said that equalling Juan-Manuel Fangio's five titles is not a particular target for him. Fangio won his first title in 1951and despite a crash that left him with a broken neck in 1952, the Argentinian...

Current World Champion Michael Schumacher has said that equalling Juan-Manuel Fangio's five titles is not a particular target for him. Fangio won his first title in 1951and despite a crash that left him with a broken neck in 1952, the Argentinian went on to win four further titles in '54, '55, '56 and 1957.

Schumacher - who equalled Alain Prost's record of four championships this year and also holds the record for the most wins in the sport - explained that a comparison was unfair as Fangio raced in a different era of Formula One.

"It's not really a target and I don't think it's really a fair comparison anyway because what this man has done in the times when it was Formula One I think is outstanding. All we are doing in comparison is pretty small; if you see the safety and the cars from the old days it's something unbelievable to imagine to race this fast. I couldn't, and I think it is not fair to compare at all."

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