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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2006, 21:44 GMT 22:44 UK
Tributes to Schumi
Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher
Alonso says beating Schumacher gives his titles more weight
Fernando Alonso, world champion 2005-6: "I always said to become champion when Michael was still on the track has more value than when he retires and I was extremely lucky to win the last two championships. All the drivers wish him the best with his new life with his family and it has been for us a pleasure to race with him."

Mika Hakkinen, world champion 1998-99: "If you take the overall picture then there is no doubt about Michael and what he has done in his career in F1. He has achieved something remarkable. I don't think there will be a driver in the future who can beat that achievement for a long time, or maybe ever."

Felipe Massa, 2006 Ferrari team-mate: "He is a great guy, a fantastic person for me because he wanted me in the team, and I will miss him."

SCHUMACHER'S RECORDS
Michael Schumacher after the Brazilian Grand Prix
Wins: 91
Drivers' titles: 7
Pole positions: 68
Fastest laps: 75
Points: 1,369
Flavio Briatore, Renault team boss: "What Michael Schumacher has done today will go down in the history of F1. He was flying. I don't know what he had but he was literally flying. We've won a difficult championship against an extrememly difficult rival, Ferrari, so congratulations to them too for keeping the title open even too much."

Stirling Moss, British motorsport legend: "I'm sure he will be remembered, first of all, for being able to galvanise a team so well. He was an amazing personality.

"He got Ferrari, when they were really nowhere, and took the right men with him and he brought the team forward, galvanised them together, and with his ability and the sort of person he is he got them into being the winning car they are today."

Niki Lauda, three-time world champion: "He is the greatest. Nobody will ever beat him, as long as we are alive."

David Coulthard, rival: "He is the greatest all-round racing driver this sport has seen."

SEE ALSO
Alonso takes title as Massa wins
22 Oct 06 |  Formula One
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Alonso revels in second title win
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F1 review 2006
22 Oct 06 |  Formula One
Michael Schumacher profile
02 Oct 06 |  Drivers
Schumacher 'made Ferrari great'
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Who is the real Schumacher?
22 Oct 06 |  Formula One
Schumacher's career in photos
10 Sep 06 |  Motorsport
Schumacher hailed as 'greatest'
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