In his first career, Michael Schumacher developed a special relationship with Ferrari, the team he took to an astonishing five consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. On his website yesterday, Schumacher congratulated his friend Sebastian Vettel on winning an historic third title, and expressed his continued affection for Ferrari:
“Now that the dust has settled, I would like to again congratulate Sebastian on winning his third world championship. It was certainly a nerve-wracking race for him and he brought the season to a masterful end . I have known this guy so long and like him a lot; I am really pleased for him. For me, the right man won the drivers’ championship.
“On the other hand, of course, I felt very sorry for the Ferrari team, to whom I still have such a close connection. For this season, I would have much preferred to see the Constructors’ Champions wearing red…”