Brawn lost for words

Brawn lost for words

Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn said he was lost for words after Michael Schumacher's win at the French Grand Prix. Not only did Schumacher win the race but a record equaling fifth world title, it was the fastest ever won title and his sixty...

Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn said he was lost for words after Michael Schumacher's win at the French Grand Prix. Not only did Schumacher win the race but a record equaling fifth world title, it was the fastest ever won title and his sixty first GP win, another record breaking achievement. Schumacher also became the only the second driver to win three championships in a row.

Brawn described the 2002 champion as the ultimate driver just after the race: "He is the ultimate Formula One driver," he said. "People try to make comparisons but I do not know how you can do that as in the modern era there is no one near him. I'm lost for words for a change. It was incredible."

The podium: race winner and five-time World Champion Michael Schumacher.
Photo by Shell Motorsport.
"It was such an up-and-down race. We were trying not to think about the championship, but of course it's there. It's wonderful experience to see Michael drive such a wonderful race."

Argentinean Juan Manuel Fangio set the record of five titles back in the fifties and Schumacher always insisted he shouldn't be compared to the great man as racing is completely different in this day and age. But with five titles of his own now, the German will always be mentioned in the same sentence as Fangio.

So will Schumacher go for title number six? Asked if he had the hunger to race on for the 'outright' record, he replied: "I have it, but not for the reason you just mentioned. It is simply the pleasure of racing and trying to achieve as many good races as we can. Ultimately you achieve, hopefully, a further championship."

"We are in such good shape team-wise, performance-wise, we can keep that sort of performance for quite a bit longer and keep having races like we have had today or before. That is what we live for, why we love the sport and what we enjoy mostly."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Ross Brawn , Juan Manuel Fangio
Teams Ferrari