A ruthless competitor, Michael Schumacher won an unprecedented 91 races, seven world titles including five in a row with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. But despite his unrivalled record on the track the German remains a figure of controversy because of his win-at-all-costs attitude.
After years of racing in the high risk world of Formula One and winning a record seven world titles, Michael Schumacher's skiing accident suggests that perhaps retirement has not dulled his relish of dangerous pursuits.
As German driver wraps up another successful F1 season with a win at the Brazilian GP on Sunday, mid day deconstructs the 26-year-old's dominance en route his fourth world title.
What is the difference between Sebastian Vettel and Ryan Giggs and Sachin Tendulkar? While two are considered legends, while one is struggling to gain universal acclaim.
There are still a minimum of two races left for India to host as per the current Formula One contract. However, as things stand right now, the drivers and the fans won't get a chance to buckle their seatbelts at the Buddh International Circuit at least till 2015.
Sebastian Vettel created history by winning the Indian GP for the third time. It however, has been a script that he has been writing with a golden pen for years.
It can be easy to miss amid the gourmet restaurants and wine-stocked bars of the teams' palatial hospitality centers, but none in the paddock dispute that the Kremlin and its elusive tenant - the 82-year-old Englishman Bernie Ecclestone - remain the nerve center of racing's Billionaires Row.
Sebastian Vettel has attracted cynicism and even boos this year but if there was any doubt that he belongs among Formula One's greats, he obliterated it at Suzuka.
After unsavoury booing greeted Vettel's irresistible form, including victories in the last four grands prix, debate has raged over whether fans should salute his mastery or yearn for more competitive days.
F1 racing is perhaps the most dangerous of competitive sport. A split second's lapse in concentration could prove fatal - as it unfortunately has, far too often than it should have.
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