Speed Kills (All The Fun)

Michael Schumacher's F1 dominance is so total that officials may change the rules to help his rivals

Michael Schumacher vies with Tiger Woods as the world's best-paid athlete--last year they earned $75 million and $78 million, respectively. But while Woods' performance has been wobbly in the past two years, the German Formula 1 race driver has the opposite problem: he can't stop winning. Schumacher, 35, has been world champion six times, more than any other driver, and is on his way to his seventh title. In his 10-cylinder, 2,997-cc, 853-horsepower, carbon-fiber red Ferrari, Schumacher gets as close to perfection as is humanly possible at 220 m.p.h. The sport's organizers want to slow him down.

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