One day, it has to come, and I feel this is the moment



                                                            Michael Schumacher







Monza 雖然是我最愛的賽道之一,



但是恨於時差,我早上驚醒的時候已經是賽後記者會了....= =+



而且沒錯.....是被一個大消息給驚醒的......



Schumi 宣布退休...T___________________T



騙人啦~人家還沒去現場看比賽就給我退休(打滾)



今天是不是愚人節啊......>_____<



看了BBC和F1的幾份文字稿,



我才驚覺,這一切好像都是玩真的啊啊啊啊......







我看F1的年資很短,其實只有短短的兩年多一些。



還記得高二的時候,班上會注意F1的只有我和另外一位同學,



但是那時候的我只知道三位車手:大舒,小舒,黑旗小胖XD



其他的一概不認識XDDD



後來歷經大學聯考的折磨後,七月初的某個星期天,



我亂轉電視的結果轉到了法國站的重播XDDD



大舒的神奇四進讓我從此一頭栽進F1這個燒錢的世界XD







第一場守在電視機前面看的GP是同年的德國站,



(恰好躬逢其盛冰滷蛋的飛翔尾翼.....Orz)



按照劇本地,這場的分站冠軍又給了Schumi,



耳聞已久的超級瑪利跳終於出現在自己的眼前。



眾所週知,04年的法拉利有著無敵優勢,



Schumi 在 Spa 就已經慶祝封王,紅軍在 Monza 則是歡慶車隊冠軍,



回頭看看後面,英美和雷諾還在千里之外。



所以,因為 Michael 和默默努力的巴叔,我樂於當個 Tifosi 。







05 年,FISICO 在澳洲就給了紅軍一個下馬威,



接下來雷諾以04年紅軍的樣子橫掃了車壇,



逼不得已下推出的 F2005 哪裡是 R25 的對手?



連夜送來的變速箱在巴林失效,B牌的輪胎在一胎化政策下完全沒有競爭力,



於是,就算 Schumi 再厲害,聖馬利諾曇花一現的優勢



終究只能稍稍撫平憤怒的 Tifosi。



就這樣一直到了年底的中國站,



法拉利在雷諾與 McLaren 的競爭中,始終都只是個配角。



那個時候,不知道多少的聲音說他老了,說他該退休了,



但是我們沒有失望。



純種戰士絕不是來郊遊的決心和毅力顯示他還沒有放棄。



那年的冬天,法拉利沒有冬令營也沒有放假甚久,



早早收假的 Schumi 和車隊技師們進行一連串的測試和研發,



換上 V8 引擎的 F248 似乎蓄勢待發,等著明年在巴林的亮相。







巴叔離隊之後的法拉利讓我還是有點不能習慣,



但是除了可惜外還是只有祝福到 Honda 另闢新天地的他。



浣熊小弟的二號車手角色雖然在季初還有跟不上腳步的感覺,



但卻有漸入佳境的感覺。



美國站,大舒第一浣熊第二FISICO第三,



Schumi 告訴我們,法拉利正式加入搶奪車隊冠軍的行列,



而他,想要再拿一座世界冠軍。



然後退休。







沒有 Spa 的九月其實有點荒涼,



前幾天宣布退休的阿格西更是讓我在電視機前面感傷落淚,



沒想到,在 Monza 這條我最喜歡的賽道之一上,



再一次取得分站冠軍的 Schumi 宣布:



"This is going to be my last Monza race that I'm going to do."



(這將是我最後一次在這條賽道上比賽。)



雖然早知道這一天總是會到來,



可是卻又為自己還沒親臨現場看他比賽而感到扼腕。







我沒有十幾年的F1齡,也沒有辦法如數家珍般地說出 Schumi 在F1的種種,



大舒與眾家車手爭奪冠軍的那幾年我來不及參與,



只能勉強分享到一點04年法拉利王朝的榮光,



和全體 tifosi 共體時艱的05年以及漸入佳境的06年。



不管好與壞,不管他的七次世界冠軍或是那被FIA沒收的那一冠,



不管因為巴叔讓車而得來的分站冠軍(雖然他最後拿的是亞軍獎盃),



或是當年從第十五位一路殺上來最後站上頒獎台,



他不到最後一刻不放棄的奮戰精神是最為我所敬佩的。



儘管有時候為了爭奪那千分之一秒的差距而做出一些頗具爭議性的動作,



例如05年在摩納哥搶走了原本屬於巴叔的第七名,



還差一點撞上前面的小白兔弟弟,



或是今年在摩納哥的「路邊停車」風波,



被FIA一口氣罰退到最後一位。



但是,被罰也好,被鄉民們公幹也罷,



純種戰士說什麼就是不放棄得勝的希望,



哪怕只是一點也好。







有人說,如果沒有 Schumi ,



Senna 過世後的F1將不知道該把重心放在何處。



如果沒有 Schumi,



法拉利沒有辦法躍身為一流強隊並且主宰整個F1。



Schumi 選擇離開車手的位子,



但我卻私心地希望,他的身影不要消失在賽道上,



如果CF的預言能夠再度成真,那便是最好的事了。







最後附上 Schumi 賽後記者會的發言全文,



老實說,看了後真的很感動。



 To make it short in a way, this is going to be my last Monza race that I’m going to do. At the end of this year, I’ve decided, together with the team, that I’m going to retire from racing. It has been an exceptional, really exceptional time, what motor sport has given to me in more than thirty years. I’ve really loved every single moment of the good and the bad times. Those ones make life so special. 



In particular, I should thank my family, starting, obviously, with my Dad, my passed-away Mum and obviously my wife and my kids who, at all times, supported what I was doing, and without their support, without their strengths, to survive in this business and this sport, and to perform, I think would have been impossible, and obviously I can’t be thankful enough, obviously to my family but also to my mates from the Benetton time and obviously, specially in the Ferrari days when I have made so many friends. I have so many great guys in that team and it has been a really tough decision to decide to not work together at this level with all my friends, my engineers, everybody. They are just so great but one day, the day has to come and I felt that at one point that this is the moment as well as, in terms of timing the decision, I thought that it was fair to find that moment so that Felipe has a chance to decide his future, because I think he is a very great guy. He has been doing a very good job for the team, very supportive, a really great teammate, and there was a moment for him to decide for his future, and there was no point for me to take my decision any later than his decision had to be taken and this was the conclusion. 



As well as in a way my future replacement, it’s a driver – at some stage the team will tell you – but I was always pleased and I knew a long time ago – to hear that he was the person, and now I would just like to concentrate on these last three wins and finish it in style, and hopefully with the championship, we have made a big step today for that and I really look forward, and I want to thank everybody who has been on my way, or supporting me at all stages. They have been a lot of people. Thank you very much. 



THANK YOU SCHUMI, YOU'VE GIVEN US THESE FANTASTIC 15 YEARS.



p.s  之前說過,大舒退休之後,我也要從 Tifosi 的行列裡退休了XD



從07年賽季開始,我應該會乖乖當個忠實的雷諾迷直到老大退休吧(笑)



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