F1 fans: Schumi's not missed

2013-03-11 14:36

BERLIN, Germany - Six out of 10 Germans who follow Formula 1 won't miss retired seven-times World champion Michael Schumacher in the 2013 season, according to a survey by Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

The survey, carried out by online market research agency YouGov, showed 60% as saying Schumacher, who retired at the end of 2012, won't be missed in 2013. Only 28% of those polled thought Schumacher's absence would be a loss for the sport.


Schumacher initially retired at the end of 2006 from Ferrari but returned in 2010 to drive for Mercedes. However his last three years in F1 produced just a one podium finish.

Compatriot Sebastian Vettel has meanwhile won the F1 Drivers' title for Red Bull for the past three seasons.

1000 thousand people took part in the online survey from March 6-8 2013.

What do Wheels24 readers think? Make your point on our Home Page poll!

Stay with Wheels24 for the 2013 Formula 1 season – fresh reports every day.


  • Cobus Fenwick - 2013-03-11 21:37

    Is a glass half full or half empty? 1000 Germans??? out of how many are there? If you don't like Michael Schumacher, you will find 600 in Germany. It all is how you see it. If Hamilton does not perform this year it is most probably because he is racing in Michael's car. If he does well this year is it because he is better than Michael???? What a joke it has become to try and advertise somebody into something. What happened to Timo Glock that made Lewis WC in 2008 at Interlagos. Apparently the Lollypopman only received a Veyron and Glock on his boat can make way much easier on the water than on the track. Hamilton (1 WC) and Michael (7 WC), spot the difference. Michael will always be missed, even those who did not like him will now have to find somebody else to disslike.

  • Maartins Siphiso - 2013-04-19 07:11

    Biggest cheat in F1 history, 7 championships and all. he ran way humiliated, he achieved less that zero on his "return". In fact his return proved what a dangerous driver he really was, the incidents are there to prove it. He was only good if the car had all the "driver enhancing aids" and gadgets - anti stall, launch control, anti skid etc etc. When he returned, the cars had none of those, and shumager fell on his nose. The only reason I will miss him is to see how his @rse got kicked and got beaten by the rookies.

  • pages:
  • 1