13 October 2005
Don't Give Up Schumacher
This Sunday's Formula 1 race at Shanghai is the last race of the year 2005. Fernando Alonso became the youngest Formula 1 Champion in history taking over the crown of 7 time World Champion, Michael Schumacher.
Michael Schumacher admits 2005 has been Ferrari's worst season in years, but says he is determined to bounce back after his reign at the top was brought to an end. He remains in a battle with Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia to finish the season third, but has no chance of catching Kimi Raikkonen who will end runner up to Fernando Alonso no matter what happens in Shanghai.
Ferrari won 15 of the 18 races last year but have only won once this time around, in the controversial six-car United States Grand Prix, and Schumacher's best 'real' result has been a second place finish.
While Schumacher, 36, is clearly heading towards the twilight of his career, he has at least two more seasons left in him, his agent Willi Weber told the German press this week. He has confirmed that he will not turn to the "dark side" to drive for MacLaren before he retires.
Forget about 2005 and look forward to 2006. Don't give up Michael!!!