(Motorsport-Complete.com) – Michael Schumacher made second place in the Formula 1 season 2004 all clear. He was confirmed ahead of schedule as the new world champion, for the seventh time in his career. But on which route did Schumacher win his seventh world title? Sebastian Vettel has since forgotten that.
In the press conference before the Turkey Mountainous Prix in Istanbul, Vettel said: “I have to admit: I can’t remember this particular race. I couldn’t say which one it was. But I know: It was early in the season. “
At this point Vettel is wrong: Schumacher sprint 2004 after the Belgium Mountainous Prix in Spa on 29. August unreachable ahead. The battle das 14. of a total of 18 races this year.
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Vettel probably confuses this with 2002, as Schumacher after eleven of 14 races as world champion, namely after the France Mountainous Prix in Magny-Cours on 21. July.
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Both times Schumacher’s title win was not a big surprise. “You had expected it because he had such a big lead, like Lewis this year, “says Vettel.” If Lewis wins the title this weekend, it would [ebenfalls] not be a surprise. “
” I think it is not so much the moment that remains, but the performance itself. Probably like Michael did during the season 2004. He won a lot of races back then. That’s why I no longer know in which race he made the title perfect. “
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“I still remember his first title with Ferrari [2000 in Suzuka] and so on, but not the fifth in a row.”
By the way: Vettel himself battle 2004 also a high-flyer. While Schumacher in Formula 1 in 13 of 18 won, Vettel won in the formula BMW in 18 from 20 Race and became superior champion.