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Goodbye Michael!!! [Orig posted: 23/10/2006]

Last Sunday was the end of an era in F1 when Michael Schumacher finally hung up his boots. He may not have won his final race but he gave some moments of intense action that will not be forgotten soon. Here are some of the overtaking moves he made in his final race.

Overtaking Fisichella in the first few laps – I’m amazed he was able to catch that slide.

Overtaking Fisichella once again – he pressured Fisi in the final few laps until the Italian finally just cracked.

And finally a true balls to the wall maneuver down the inside of Kimi Raikkonen going into turn one. Its fitting that he ends his career passing the man who will be replacing him at Ferrari next year.

Edit: I had to add this bonus video from Belgium 1995 which was in my mind at least the defining moment of Michaels career. After starting in 16th place Michael went on to win the race by almost a full minute over his championship rival Damon Jill who had started in 8th. This video is of 2 laps in the pouring rain when Michael was on slicks and was still able to hold of Damon who was on full wets. It is a trully stunning exhibition of defensive driving.

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