Missing the Points - The Michael Schumacher DSQ

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Missing the Points - The Michael Schumacher DSQ

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Evening everyone

We're now only a month away from the 25th anniversary of Jerez 1997, where Michael Schumacher hit the wrong part of Jacques' Villeneuve's Williams, ingloriously beached himself in the gravel and two weeks later was disqualified from the final standings by an incandescent FIA. Yet in all their justified rage, Formula 1's governing body were benevolent enough to allow Schumacher to "keep" his five victories, and none of his points were redistributed down the field. Ferrari's WCC total was unaffected by Schumacher's actions.

That got Aislabie thinking, what if the FIA had gone for the thermonuclear option and redistributed all of Schumacher's 78 points and five victories from the 1997 season down the field. Who might have benefited, and what historical moments in following seasons might have been affected or diluted? The answers might surprise you. The second MIssing the Points article is right here to be read, and for you to run from The Michael, who as you can see later in the article, wasn't in the best of moods! :pantano:

The Michael Schumacher Disqualification
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Londoner wrote: 25 Sep 2022, 17:46 Evening everyone

We're now only a month away from the 25th anniversary of Jerez 1997, where Michael Schumacher hit the wrong part of Jacques' Villeneuve's Williams, ingloriously beached himself in the gravel and two weeks later was disqualified from the final standings by an incandescent FIA. Yet in all their justified rage, Formula 1's governing body were benevolent enough to allow Schumacher to "keep" his five victories, and none of his points were redistributed down the field. Ferrari's WCC total was unaffected by Schumacher's actions.

That got Aislabie thinking, what if the FIA had gone for the thermonuclear option and redistributed all of Schumacher's 78 points and five victories from the 1997 season down the field. Who might have benefited, and what historical moments in following seasons might have been affected or diluted? The answers might surprise you. The second MIssing the Points article is right here to be read, and for you to run from The Michael, who as you can see later in the article, wasn't in the best of moods! :pantano:

The Michael Schumacher Disqualification
Maybe in future, there could be an article about the 2007 Season if Alonso and Hamilton had had all their points removed and redestributed?
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Har1MAS1415 wrote: 30 Sep 2022, 11:24
Maybe in future, there could be an article about the 2007 Season if Alonso and Hamilton had had all their points removed and redestributed?
That would've given Heidfeld a victory in Canada, and Kovalainen would also have claimed a maiden victory in Fuji.
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Psyclepath wrote: 02 Oct 2022, 19:57
Har1MAS1415 wrote: 30 Sep 2022, 11:24
Maybe in future, there could be an article about the 2007 Season if Alonso and Hamilton had had all their points removed and redestributed?
That would've given Heidfeld a victory in Canada, and Kovalainen would also have claimed a maiden victory in Fuji.
I know, I've done the research, it's all there in The Reject Research Material Thread.
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About 1997 I always wonder if they'd have had the balls to still DQ Schumacher from the championship if Villeneuve's car had been too damaged to continue - removing him from 2nd place was trivial in comparison.
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James1978 wrote: 03 Oct 2022, 06:28 About 1997 I always wonder if they'd have had the balls to still DQ Schumacher from the championship if Villeneuve's car had been too damaged to continue - removing him from 2nd place was trivial in comparison.
Schumacher probably would have got a suspended ban or something like that.
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