Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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DTM had offered 14 mio. $, or something in the neighborhood of all the other dtm drivers salaries combined. Shell and Marlboro had offered to pay for a 2007 Ferrari pairing of Kimi/Schu their combined salaries of around 70 mio.. Too bad, that would have been some fireworks to watch. I hope he gets really bored after a few month of retirement. With Schumachers departure, Ross Brawn leaving, Jean Todt moving on to become Ferrari CEO, the head of motor engineering moving to Fiat, and several more key engineers leaving, let's see how competitive Ferrari will be in 2007. I only wish that McLaren/Mercedes finally gets their act together. If not for reliability issues, Kimi could have been World champion last year. McLaren certainly doesn't lack the money or resources. Rigorous quality control might help. My pet theory is that Ron Dennis and McLarens hierachical team structure does not inspire motivation. My guess would be that even the floor sweepers at the Ferrari factory in Maranelo take pride in the teams achievements.