Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Schumi, oldest driver to lead a race

After last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, two new records were made. Sebastian Vettel became the youngest double world champion, while Michael Schumacher became the oldest driver to lead a race. At 42 years and 279 days old he is the oldest driver to lead a race since Jack Brabham in the 1970 British Grand Prix. Michael also became the 8th driver this year to lead a race.

Well, what more can I say? This is another one for the record books for Schumi :) In the last four races, Schumi has showed great form starting from his 20th anniversary race in Spa. Except from Singapore, he finished in the top 6 in Spa, Monza and Suzuka in a car that is surely inferior to the Ferrari, Mclaren and Red Bull. Surely, Michael's fans already know even before that he has not lost it yet, but his strong finish in the past 4 races just proved to his critics that he can still race with the young guns especially if given a car that can match their superior cars. 

With Korea just a few days away, I hope Schumi can continue this upward trend. It really makes us anticipate next year and wish that Santa Claus will give him a fast and reliable Mercedes W03 this Christmas to compete with the Red Bulls, Ferraris and Mclaren next year :)