Michael Schumacher is the outstanding Formula One driver of his
generation and, statistically, the greatest ever. Gifted with a rare
blend of superior ability and nerve that defines a champion, for 15
seasons he has left rivals trailing in his wake, winning an
unprecedented seven world drivers' championships. But he is a
controversial figure, feared for his ruthless tactics, despised for
using extreme methods in pursuit of his goals. THE EDGE OF GREATNESS
examines Schumacher's entire career: from his first Grand Prix with
Jordan to his Benetton world championships and his attempt to win back
Ferrari's crown. It tells the story behind Schumacher's record five
consecutive world titles, uncovers the secrets of how he has stayed at
the top for so long and examines the impact of his domination on the
sport. Frank, honest, adroit and in-depth - James Allen reveals the
anatomy of a champion.
Michael Schumacher's successful 2001 Grand Prix seasons not only
brought him his fourth World Championship but also netted him a clutch
of new records. Most notably his victory in Belgium raised his total of
wins to 52, beating the record set by Alain Prost in 1993 - but he also
set new records for the number of fastest laps, distance led and laps
led. This volume examines Schumacher's place in F1 history, how he
brought glory back to Ferrari and, comparing him with other genius
drivers, whether he really is the greatest of them all. Topics covered
include: Schumacher's second World Championship for Ferrari, and how he
brought Maranello back from the doldrums; maturing from "crash and bash"
to elder statesman; his skills in qualifying, in the wet, in exploiting
unfavourable situations, and in making crippled cars go on to win;
evaluation from drivers and team principals about how he would measure
up against greats such as Jim Clark, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna; the
records he has broken, how, and what records remain; and full career
statistics plus the record-breaking achievements, with comparisons.
There are colour photographs of Schumacher on and off duty.
Since 1994 Michael Schumacher has dominated Grand Prix, winning
the FIA World championship in five of the nine seasons. In 2001/2002 he broke almost every motor racing record and is the most
successful Formula One driver of all time. This book reveals the real Michael Schumacher through extensive first person material as
well as a narrative by Sabine Kehm, a journalist, colleague and friend of Schumacher. Readers will learn about Schumacher's past,
the secrets of his extraordinary success, his family, his view of other drivers and the state of F1, his opinion of controversial
races and drivers, and will be given an insider's view of Ferrari.
An updated profile of the Formula 1 racing driver, taking the story up to the present with a
detailed examination of Schumacher's career since joining Ferrari. The book analyses the sublime races in 2000 when the Italian team
won its first Drivers' World Championship since 1979.
First published by Partridge Press in 1999, this is the official
behind-the-scenes story of Schumacher and Ferrari's 1998 Grand Prix
season. In 1997 Schumacher became the first man to be removed from the
championship results for unsportsmanlike driving. At the start of the
1998 season, he was an outcast, could he still win races?
Michael Schumacher is a phenomenon. His million-dollar deal to drive
for Ferrari is matched only by the millions of fans that shadow his
every move in what is a very public quest to secure the F1 World
Championship crown for the legendary Italian team. And yet halfway
through the 1999 season the German double World Champion, widely
acknowledged as the finest driver of his generation, was presented with
a new threat: that of his own mortality. When Schumacher's scarlet red
Ferrari careered into the tyre wall at 120 mph on the opening lap of the
British Grand Prix, many spectators thought back to Ayrton Senna's fatal
accident at Imola in 1994 and immediately feared the worst. His
survival, albeit with a badly broken leg, was testimony to the
ever-improving safety levels in modern Formula 1. But with his
Championship challenge destroyed for another year, Michael found himself
with a new challenge: to return to fitness in time for the 2000 season,
and to pick up the mantle for Ferrari once more.
In SCHUMI, Alan Henry describes how the German wunderkind rose to that
challenge, concluding his story at the beginning of the 2000 season.
Much more than that, however, Henry also describes in revealing detail
Schumacher's arrival in Formula 1 back in 1991, his controversial
Championship-winning years with Bennetton, and his subsequent life as
'the saviour of Ferrari.
After a collision with rival Villeneuve in Jerez, Michael Schumacher was disqualified and
damage to his image seemed irreparable. James Allen provides this story of Ferrari's 1998 season, the quest for the world title and
the redemption of Michael Schumacher.
By the early summer of 1995 Michael Schumacher had become one of the most controversial
sportsmen in the world. Almost daily, he was embroiled in torments, traumas and triumphs as he defended his Formula 1 World
Championship. And after the fourth race of the season he led his rival Damon Hill by a single point, setting up the rest of the
season for another classic contest. This book captures in detail the controversies of early 1995: the storm when Schumacher lost a
stone in weight during the Brazilian Grand Prix, how he almost drowned on holiday after the race, and how he and many others went to