Michael Schumacher: the biker
It’s an old story: retired man gets into motorbikes. TG.com heads to Paul Ricard to see what the F1 legend is up to next…
Posted: 12 Dec 2012
You'd think that there must be some sort of intrinsic link between riding fast bikes and driving fast cars. But Michael reckons that they're two completely different things.
"It's a very different sensation to driving a car. First of all it's a sensation that's new. It's nothing to do with what you do in race cars. In race cars you don't scrape knees and elbows on the road. The way a bike handles, the limit sensation, everything is like a new world. Even though I have a lot of four-wheel experience, it differs so much and that is what excited me."
And that's quite some four-wheel experience he just waved off there. He's statistically the best Formula One driver ever. His records include: most championships, most race victories, most fastest laps, most pole positions, most points scored and most races won in a single season.