"Zidane retired with more glory than Schumacher," Alonso was quoted as saying. "Michael is the most unsporting driver with the largest number of sanctions in the history of formula one. That doesn't take away from the fact that he has been the best driver and it has been an honour and pleasure to battle against him. Everyone has their time and you have to respect his decision. Things will be more equal now."
Only two points apart with three races remaining, this should make things even more interesting. Schumacher won last weekend in Monza and with Alonso's DNF, he was able to make up a lot of ground in the points chase. He then announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season, giving him extra incentive to close out his career with an 8th Driver's Title. Next race is Oct. 1 in China.
[Source: Guardian Unlimited]