“30 years ago the debut of the most successful driver in F1 history” – With this tweet, Scuderia Ferrari wanted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 debut, which took place on 25 August 1991 at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit at the wheel of a Jordan. A special message from the Italian team that, together with the German champion, rewrote almost all the records of this sport in the triumphal five-year period 2000-2004. However, the text posted by the Maranello team did not go unnoticed for a different reason by many web users.
In the post, the German champion is described as the “most successful F1 driver”. This is a definition that has accompanied him for many years, with 91 career victories and seven world titles won. Now, however, his records have been surpassed (in the case of victories) and equaled (as regards the world titles won) by Lewis Hamilton. The Englishman is on the hunt for the eighth world championship this year and can boast 99 GPs won in his palmares, eight more than the former Ferrari driver. Under the post published by the social media manager of Ferrari there was no shortage of aggressive responses from some Hamilton fans.
Whether it was a matter of distraction or a deliberate ‘provocation’ it is not known, but certainly the Schumacher-Hamilton dualism does not stop inflaming the minds of fans of this sport.