Close friend calls for Michael Schumacher to be stripped of F1 title and downgraded to six-time world champion | F1

Roger Benoit, a long-serving and respected F1 reporter, believes Schumacher should lose his 1994 world title and be downgraded to a six-time world champion. An infamous crash with Damon Hill at that year’s season finale saw Schumacher controversially crowned world champion. The German appeared to veer into Hill, causing damage that forced both drivers out of the race - leading to Schumacher claiming the crown.But Benoit reckons Schumacher should lose what he feels is a tainted first world title. "Of course, I know that he was world champion seven times," he told German publication Bild. "But the 1994 title should actually be taken away…

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