“You need to be able to appreciate what you really love”: 12 statements by Michael Schumacher

January 3, 2020 Michael Schumacher turns 51 years old. On this day, The Challenger recalls the famous statements of the Formula 1 driver.

  • "I think I was originally in a way And this is good: insanity is an important component of the driver’s personality. Of course, you need to be partly a car at the same time. They always called me: “German car in an Italian car.

    ” But with excessive rationality and discretion in our business, you will not achieve anything "And I was born in order to be a racer. This is my essence, this is the only thing I always knew how and wanted to do. At four years old I was put in a children's card, and since then my life began with the wheel in my hands."

"By nature, I’m probably completely indifferent to alcohol. And I certainly never sit behind the wheel drunk.

This is both illegal and stupid."

“You need to be able to appreciate what you really love”: 12 statements by Michael Schumacher

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  • "Doubts are very important in order not to fall into self-confidence. You need to remain a skeptic, look for new boundaries for improvement. I always felt that I was not good enough and that I needed to continue to work on myself.

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  • "My father is an atypical father of a racing driver. He is not one of those who always loved motorsport, went to races or watched them on TV. Father was a builder and loved to make things with his own hands. Once he a strange idea came up: he took my children's pedal card, which I had already abandoned, and installed the old engine from the motorcycle on it. That's how it all started, and not at all because my father always wanted me to become what I became "
  • "Talent is important both in racing and in any other sport.

    But it is not enough. You need to develop many different skills."

“You need to be able to appreciate what you really love”: 12 statements by Michael Schumacher

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  • " "Losing can teach more than winning, and I didn’t know this at the beginning of my career. You need to be able to appreciate what you really love.

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  • "I have this rule: if the injury has healed, I never remember it."

"Yes "those who try to avoid trouble are adventurers. We, racers, adventurers - the more complex something is, the more it attracts us."

  • "Success in any case and in any life situation it depends on teamwork. You can do what you do yourself, but with the team you will be much stronger.

    “Formula 1" is a team sport. "

  • "Empathy is fairly easy to obtain, but envy must be earned."
  • "If you get angry when your friend wins, most likely that means you have no friends."

"I always believed that you shouldn’t give up. You need to continue to fight, even if the chances are minimal.

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Sources: the book "Michael Schumacher "James Allen, the statement of Michael Schumacher on his retirement on October 4, 2012, the last video interview by Michael Schumacher, recorded November 30, 2013 - a month before the tragedy, an interview with MAXIM magazine (September 2009), an interview with Damon Hill, another Formula- racer 1 ", at the end of the 1999 season, an interview with Esquire Magazine (December 2013).
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