In 1992, Michael Schumacher was a rookie in Formula 1. Promising young man, was in his second year in the top category of motorsport, and wanted to show service. Ayrton Senna, as triple world champion, was the main target of the German. The rivalry led to a controversial episode, which today intrigue fans of motorsport. At the French GP, the two collided and went out of the race, and the Brazilian drew the opponent for a private conversation without the presence of the press.
The content of quick chat was revealed by German video specially recorded for the campaign ‘Tri Senna’. A win inspires another one. Schumacher’s statement was featured blog Flying Low, led by Rafael Lopes on Globoesporte.com. The blogger also posted the video of the day, which shows the accident and as a result, the Brazilian giving an earful to the opponent.
“The blame for what happened here was mine. As we have already had some discussions earlier that year, and I had complained not only for himself but also for the media, the main reason he came to see me was to ask if we had any problems in the future, we should talk in person, and not complain to the press. And he was right: not everything belongs to the media.” – he said.
The seven-times Formula 1 World champion claimed to have learned much from Senna. “The way he used the accelerator was special, was suited to all circumstances, was master of it. Watching him helped me a lot. ”
SennaTri. The campaign ‘Tri Senna. A win inspires another’, which also featured the participation of Lewis Hamilton, goes beyond the celebration of the three titles won by Senna and draws attention to the performance of the Ayrton Senna Institute across the country to help ensure a quality public education children and youth. A work in 17 years, has benefited over 13 million girls and boys.
Schumacher: Hi Anna, the first time I saw Ayrton was in the early 80s, I think it was in 1980 at the Nürburgring in a racing kart. He fought for fifth place, ie, was not even in front. But how we fought for his position was incredible. It was against a German pilot, Bertzen, I knew very well. The way Ayrton maneuvered was amazing and was very good to see him fly.
Pablo Melo – You and Senna collided in the French Grand Prix 1992. Then there was a conversation between you and Senna and reporters couldn’t get close. I wonder what he spoke to you and what the conversation affected your career?
Schumacher: Hi Pablo. Well, 1992, at Magny Cours, was an interesting discussion. Without doubt, the blame for what happened here was mine. As we have already had some discussions earlier that year, and I had complained not only for himself but also for the media, the main reason he came to see me was to ask if we had any problems in the future, we should talk in person , and not complain to the press. And he was right: not everything belongs to the media.
Vergani Milton – If a race between you and Senna would be possible, which circuit would you choose? What F1 car would you choose to use?
Schumacher: Hi Milton. One of the races, and I think that answers your question, was the Grand Prix of Brazil 1994, we had two excellent cars. And we had a fight on the track was very intense and sharp, and I ended up being the lucky winner of that race. I think Ayrton came running, and, yes, I was very proud to have him defeated, running in their own home and win the race.
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