AUGUST 31, 2012
Schumacher the most complete driver of my generation, says Brawn
Ross Brawn, who was working for Benetton when Michael Schumacher won his first grand prix at Spa in 1992, says that 90 wins and seven world titles later, it is still a privilege to work with him.
Schumacher, who is racing in a special platinum helmet in Belgium to mark his 300th race, said yesterday that his future plans would not become known before October, but Brawn said that despite his roll of records, Schumacher is still capable of surprising him.
"There are so many records Michael has established that it will be difficult to ever match," Brawn said. "It may happen one day but it's an exceptional and iconic performance.
"I think he's achieved it not just through exceptional raw ability but through attitude, approach, commitment and being part of a team. He is able to motivate and incentivise the whole team. In my view he's the most complete driver of my generation. He still surprises. In Monaco he was the fastst driver in qualifying even if his Barcelona penalty did not allow him sto start on the front row. It is still a privilege to work with him."