Senna vs. Schumacher
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schumi is by far the best driver in the world without
doubt.. though ppl may nt agree bt he is the best of his time & has
proved his ability as a driver time & time again...... schumi has no
real challengers frm ne of the current line of drivers, none cn challenge
him frm where he has reached.. comparing schumi 2 ne of the drivers
current & frm the past is just 4 argumentative purpose..... i mean
c'on wht domination he has had??? he is in2 a gr8 team wid fantastic &
witty personels wid him..... no other team in f1 cn dream of achieving
success like wht Ferrari has achieved... tht team has crashed their rivals
left right & center.
Without a doubt in my mind Senna will always be the better
driver, in many ways. You know it's often said, it's not the machine, but
the driver? Well Ayrton Senna was living proof of that. He was everything
& it wasn't just about winning for him, it was something more,
something bigger. That something I doubt M.S even feels inside of him. M.S,
a great driver, but not as great as A.S. . .
I think that no explanation is needed for obvious fact that Ayrton Senna is the best of all time driver. Schu is really good, he is third on my all time greats list, after Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark - Goran - Croatia
For people saying that Schumacher would not have won 6 championships if AS was alive should look at AS age when he died. He was 34 and maybe had 2 years left in him. Most of MS championships came after 2000 and no way would AS be racing then. Not only that, I believe AS would have been beaten. He was an old man trying to hold MS behind in 94. He had lost the first race and crashed in the 2nd - Harish - USA (Post edited)
I just have to say: Senna was just all in F1 history. I'll
always love him. And I'm sure i'll be able to talk to him to much, after
all, all we gonna go to where he's now: Near God!!
After Ayrton every other driver seems just average even Schu- Bozica R - Slovenia
Schumacher is no where near as good a driver as Ayrton Senna. Senna's records are just started to be beaten after all these years - Ben - Australia
Senna was a great driver. But currently Schumacher is driving well. So I hope he will do well - Jasbir S B - India
I miss you Ayrton - Dany - Italy
I voted for Ayrton because he's simply the best - Jelena F - Croatia
The driving master is on the way to winning his 7th title, and is probably going to win at least 1 or 2 more. 8 world championships is unbelievable for starters, if he races for another 4 or so seasons 10 is not out of the question! however the great Schumacher has broken just about every single record out there including most wins, most points, most wins in a row, most amount of wins in a season and is well on the way in breaking Senna's most amount of poles. In my opinion Schumacher is probably the greatest sportman of all time, and has achieved truly amazing feats in his racing career. There should be no comparison to Senna who I rate definitely in top 3 , probably equal with Mansel. Schumacher is 1 in a million and I don't think no one will come close to what his achieved in the sport of Formula One. He is the one and only, the best of the best - Matt - Australia
Senna got three poles in '94 against a car that had traction control, & anyone has to ask who is the better driver? - Craig - UK
Senna era um piloto muito melhor do que shumacher visto oque senna fez em 1989 no Japão e também em Donington Park foi incrivel ele estava em quarto e consegui ultrapasar todos em uma unica volta visto que estava chuvendo e ele estava com peneus de pista seco. O Shumacher é um bom piloto mas longe de ser o melhor visto que as equipes rivais não tem carro a altura do dela e tambem porque não existe um senna, Allan Prost e Nem outros pilotos de elite da época - Alexandre - Brazil
No brainer, look at the win percentage, Schumi by a landslide... Jeff - USA
Senna is the best!!! - Desiyan - Bulgaria
Senna was a big driver, 2nd of all time, but anyone who watch f1 races knows, like it or not, that Michael is the best of all time. he has the very good, maybe the best car, but is much faster then Rubens in the same and also from '96 till today he and the group of men who followed him from Benetton to Ferrari made that car the best one. in 1994. Michael won all races before Ayrton crashed, although Ayrtons Williams was superior that season. I love Ferrari and Michael. For me, Ferrari is Formula 1 and every drivers dream is to drive for Ferrari and Michael took Ferrari on higher level. The best driver ever and he is still driving... Predrag - Croatia
It would have been great to see more of Senna (AS) v.
Schumacher (MS). MS seems to win many races because he is one of the
fastest drivers out there and his team has the best pit stop strategy, or
somebody ahead crashes off or breaks. AS won because he was just faster.
Had MS and AS raced more it would have been very similar to Senna and
Prost, Senna was faster, but Prost maybe a little more patient, less
likely to crash out, more comfortable waiting for the other guy to crash
or break rather than having to pass him. Senna always felt he was the best
and didn't have to rely on race strategy or other's misfortune to win,
this did not always translate into the maximum points for a season.
i believe that Ayrton was a much more naturally talented and unselfish driver than schumacher. I truly believe that if Ayrton had not died when he did then schumacher would not have the results he has now. Senna would have been on top of him for many years to come regardless of the vehicle he was driving. Schumacher is good but I believe he would not be as much in front if he was in another vehicle - vanda - Australia
No one seems to notice that Schumacher is by far the
leader in total fastest laps (with Fangio the all-time leader in
percentage of fastest laps at 45.1%: Schumacher- 29.6%: Prost- 20.3&:
Senna- 11.7%). A good argument can be made from these numbers that
Schumacher was a better RACER than Senna since the day of the race is the
day to perform (except maybe Monaco).
Schumy, in my opinion is better than senna in terms of the number championship wins over the number of years spent in formula 1. Clearly, Senna in 10 years have only won 3 driver's titles as compared to schumacher's 5 (in his tenth year). The reason schumy doesn't go flat out n achieve unnecessary record fastest laps is because he's not only a talented driver but one who knows how to take care of his car in order to complete races - fleazzz - Singapore
Schumacher is a great grand prix driver in a technical sense, but pales when compared to the incomparable racing ability and the sheer speed of Ayrton Senna behind the wheel. Ayrton Senna was a sporting inspiration who has not been replaced to date in Formula 1 and probably never will be, at least for a very long time - Anthony O - Australia
It is (almost) impossible to compare the two,
I think schumi is better. The reason is that Senna always moved to better teams. From Lotus to Mclaren easily when Lotus was not seen as good. If Senna was the best he would had changed the team. Again with Williams you cannot say that Williams was a bad car. He was trailing by 30 points in 1994. That does imply that he was feeling the pressure from schumi. And schumi went into ferrari with a course to make them the top. Remember Ferrari had not won drivers and constructors for many years and right from 1996 schumi was a title contender for every year until 1999 and 2000 for constructors and drivers. You cannot argue that since schumi is in the best car he only wins. He turned the team into an excellent team and now they are simply too good for the rest. But again Senna is a legend. I rate schumi higher but still i would had liked Senna to race against schumi on many occasions and then compare the both. Since the overall rating goes in favour of Senna there must be something extra special about him but i dont know - Yash P - India
There is no doubt that Shumacher is ahead of any driver of his generation and his numbers are great. But AYRTON doesn't need any numbers to be the greatest of all time. His approach to life and his sport makes him irreplaceable, unbeatable. FOREVER... Vasecon - Greece
Senna is incomparable, determined, irreplaceable and not En Michael can beat his achievement over his short stint of racing career. Senna can never be replaced - azwah - Malaysia
what you all seem to be forgetting is Schumacher raced for
4 years along side Senna. he didn't have any help then . He was in worse
performing cars benneton and jordan and then ferrari. He is one of the
only men to create a team around him which is testament to his ability.
Senna was and is a legend but so is schumi. there are no what ifs they r
both equal in my view its just sad to see u puttin down schumi even though
he has been in the top 4 in drivers standings apart from the yr he broke
his leg. thats a testimate to his brilliance.
I think Senna is better driver , schumacher wins mostly only in great cars while that was not the case with senna. Schumacher has also never had a big opposition, and in last four or five years he had a superior car. in less than three years while they were racing against each other Senna kicked Schumacher's ass though Schumacher had a better car - Mario B - Croatia
I think that Schumacher and Senna both had their own
superior qualities. Senna was obviously faster than Schuey in qualifying,
that's why his pole position record still stands. But in race trim, I
think it would have been fantastic to see those two giants race against
each other after the tragic Imola weekend. I think that in 94 Senna would
have taken the title, but the years to come after that would have been
very interesting as Schuey developed his skills further and further. In
wet conditions I have never seen better drivers than those two. Both Senna
and Schumacher have shown us their amazing ability in the wet (Senna
Donington '93) (Schumacher Spain '96, Spa '97, Monaco '97). In the end, it
would have been a very tight finish between both men as I think in they
are as good as equal in races. Both of them have the ability that other
drivers do not have and that is driving each racelap on- or a little over
the limits as the situation asks for it. It is impossible to say which one
of them is the best, just because we haven't seen them race against each
other long enough. But one thing is for sure, if Schumacher went on to
beat Senna in 94 or later, nobody would have questioned the fact that he
is indeed the best ever.
Senna was the faster - Sergio - Brasil
they are both superb drivers - scott - Scotland
Senna is the greatest driver ever, schumacher is only a really good driver but he couldn't fight Ayrton - mirjana p - Croatia
senna will always remain the best among the best - deepa - India
Is difficult to compare but to be a King during 10 years in F1 is not for anyone. Under the rain MS is the best - Alipio - Brasil
The best ever with out a doubt!!!!! (Michael Schumacher) - Wernher - South Africa
no doubt that senna was better than schumacher : first in 1993
schumacher has a benetton better than the mc laren and the ford hb 7 was better
than the ford hb 6 of senna .
How very encouraging to see the statistics at the head of
these pages and to read the vast majority of the comments. While very
skilled, Schumacher cannot compare with Senna. The nature of the
"sport" at present - more business than sport - means that he
who can throw most money at the solution ...; he who can cheat and not get
caught (or not be penalised too heavily even if he is caught)...; he who
has no really strong opposition ...; and he who can contract the only
other driver with a similar car to lose to him ... is bound to be a
"winner". The sport is the loser here. How I long for real
racing again, as opposed to this high speed, high tech, record breaking
procession. The statistics mean little when viewed over the
I think Senna is the greatest driver I've ever seen. Schumacher has 6 world titles, but Schumacher doesn't have competitive drivers to fight with him in the world championship, and Senna ran with drivers like Alain Prost or Nigel Mansell. And if Senna wouldn't had died, I think he could have won the 94's and 95's F1 world championships at least - FELIPE A - ESPAÑA
Schumacher races in a much more competitive and challenging environment nowadays and comes out a winner every time! Senna might have given him a tough time but sadly he is no longer with us. So I don't think its right to compare them....... LoveSearch - Poland
Senna, simply the best....wish we could have one more Senna..... Tulio - Brazil
There are no doubts that senna is better. If you really saw both you can easily note that nowadays Schumacher don't have any other driver to compete while Senna had Piquet, Prost, Mansel... And that before senna was competing with equal position on the team (didn't have number 1 and number 2). Today Schumaker and Barrichello don't have the same car treatments, even during the race you can see that Barrichello have to be in second place as we saw last year when he stops to let Schumaker pass...... Denis - Brazil
The reason I say this is because if you look at each driver in their time they are both miles ahead of any other driver or team. If one was able to stick them both in a car of equal performance it would be interesting... if one looks at it from race wins and titles it would have to go to Schumi. but then again Senna didn't live long enough to see how many he could win..... Danny - South Africa
I think this is one of the easiest questions I've ever
seen in my life. Of course Senna is better than Schumacher. Senna has
still today 7 pole-positions plus than Scumacher, and Schumacher doesn't
have any driver in these days that can beat him.
Senna was an all time great but Schumi has pushed the bar
further, his championship in 2003 under extreme pressure in his eleventh
year of F1 is a testament to his skills, he single handedly turned around
the fortunes of a failing team..
On the top of all that's been said about Senna and
Schumacher, you have to remember two things:
I only rate Senna higher than Schumacher because Senna
left us before he could accomplish everything he had to accomplish.
Without a doubt, had Senna not died at San Marino in 1994, he would've
kept winning races and championships. He still holds the record for Pole
Positions. Schumacher just won his 73rd race and Senna "only"
had 41 wins. Let's put another character in this fight for a
minute...Alain Prost. He had 51 wins and four championships. Yet no one
(that I've heard) argues that he's the best, so it must have something to
do with desire and committment, and that's not to say Prost wasn't
committed. Senna raced for four different teams from 1984-1994, eleven
years. Schumahcer, 2 teams from 1991-2004 (except that one race for Jordan
in 1991...). Plus, Schumi drives for Ferrari, definitely superior
equipment to anyone else. Senna didn't have that kind of equipment at his
disposal, though he ran extremely well with McLaren and before that,
Lotus. Senna would take people out of his way to win races, and in the
long run, championships.
I saw those two racing drivers and good part of three
careers and and I felt comfortable to say that their is NO OTHER like
Senna and Clark!
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