In 2010 I wrote in to criticise Michael Schumacher’s driving in the Hungarian GP and was lucky enough to receive a rather nice wristwatch for my troubles. In that letter I said that I didn’t think of him as my favourite driver ever and that his actions in that race were deplorable, but he also had a lot of admirable qualities. In time I hope it is these qualities (hard work and dedication being chief among them) for which he will be remembered, rather than the lapses in judgment to which he was prone throughout his career.
I also hope that these qualities will help him through the difficult times to come following his terrible accident and that he makes a swift and full recovery from his injuries. As are those of every other true motor racing fan, my thoughts and best wishes are with Michael and his family at this very difficult time.
Mark Bowley, Whitwick, Coalville, Leics