Michael Schumacher should be "stripped of F1 title" amid Lewis Hamilton saga
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A journalist has claimed that Michael Schumacher's maiden Formula 1 title should be taken away amid the ongoing Lewis Hamilton saga.
Massa was particularly not happy about the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, which Fernando Alonso won in controversial fashion after his teammate reportedly crashed on purpose to bring out a safety car. Brazilian Massa finished without a point as he came 13th.
Now, legendary F1 journalist Roger Benoit has claimed that Schumacher is only a six-time world champion instead of seven.
He told Swiss-German news outlet Blick: “As a six-time World Champion, he certainly belongs in the top five.
“Of course, I know that he was World Champion seven times. But the 1994 title should actually be taken away from him, because he only won it because of his foul on Damon Hill.”
Former Ferrari driver Schumacher first retired from F1 back in 2006 but made a return in 2010.
However, his return to the sport was largely unsuccessful as he raced for Mercedes, who were struggling at the time.
After the 2012 season, Schumacher announced his second retirement and Mercedes managed to lure Hamilton to join them from McLaren.
Since Hamilton joined the Brackley-based team, Mercedes have been the dominant force until the 2021 season.
In the last two seasons, Mercedes have struggled to adapt to the new regulations, paving the way for Red Bull and Max Verstappen to take full advantage.
Red Bull have won all of the races so far in 2023 with Verstappen winning 12 and Sergio Perez winning two.
F1 will return this weekend with the Singapore Grand Prix, which will take place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 17.