Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill (1994)
For me this was actually my golden era of Formula 1. The first GP I watched was also Schumacher’s first back in 1991 so I decided I’d pick the new guy as my favourite… 20 years later he still is and has provided his fans with so many happy moments. I remember Sunday mornings watching the race and making my bets with my dad to see whoever will won, I usually did because I had a good favourite ;) I can remember the joy I felt every time he won a World Championship, as if I did win it myself!
Why did I choose this picture for my praise? Well, this was taken in 1994, even if Damon Hill was the competitor back then I always respected him and even come to like him. They both put the emotion on the track, their rivalry was something good for the fans. Every time that I see pictures of Schumi in the blue Benetton equipment or Damon with his Williams “suit” tears come to my eyes. It was so beautiful and it makes me remember wonderful times with my dad.
So for this and for all the quality on the track, Schumi is the best. And will always be like part of my family in my childhood memories.