Schumacher: Before the man became a king

Schumacher: Before the man became a king

As Michael Schumacher prepares to do it all again, Adam Cooper has unearthed a previously unpublished interview with the German from the winter of 1993 - when he was on the cusp of greatness. His views on his future, and his revelations about his competitors of the time make for fascinating reading

Before I finally switched to digital a couple of seasons ago I stuck resolutely to using a microcassette recorder for all my interviews. I never re-used a tape, so stashed around my office I have boxes containing hundreds of the things, representing over 20 years of my working life.

Some are neatly labelled with places and dates, while others are less informative, containing just odd words like 'Monza' or 'Damon.' A few offer no written clue at all as to their contents. So much for my filing system...

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