F1 » Brawn: Schumacher pace 'a problem' – and 'difficult to understand'

For the first time, Mercedes Grand Prix has acknowledged that the lack of pace evinced by record-breaking multiple world champion Michael Schumacher thus far in F1 2010 is 'a problem' - and a perplexing one at that

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FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 3:50 PM

Nothing wrong with MS, just taking a little longer than expected. As soon as they build a Schumi car - Tailored for him, he'll be on the podium. That's the way he likes it. Merc GP have build it otherwise why bring him out of retirement?

kerpen - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 4:36 PM

6 paragraphs of text before it actually gets to what Ross says. And on top of that he doesn't say in the report that Michael's pace is a problem he says "Michael's problems are difficult to understand" usless read TBH

Piercarlogasolini - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 4:57 PM

Note for MS fanboys. RB says 'Michael's problem's are difficult to understand', NOT 'Just wait for the next race/the new chassis/blah blah blah. Through the fog of Crashisms, I detect genuine concern from RB (including that he may have dropped a huge bollock)

Invalid Character - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 5:00 PM

Please state your references

Are you talking about this Auto Motor und Sport article :

Because i don't see where Brawn 'acknowledges that Schumacher's lack of pace thus far is 'a problem''.

He otherwise seems to imply that (formula one's) technical basic conditions were always adapted to Schumacher's strength, but that this time the changed technical basic conditions obviously become a problem for 'the superstar'!

Haug otherwise states that he will have a problem if Schumacher doesn't soon understand the tires better (?)

a crack? : 'Er kann jetzt nur hoffen, dass sein Chassis vielleicht einen Knacks abbekommen hat und den grossen Ruckstand auf Rosberg erklart'

we need a german translator!

Ibanez - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 5:57 PM

Its called age! As you get older your relexes get slower this is due to your brain/nerves not being able to recieve/send messages as quickly as before. Nothing will be able to change this, not a new chassis or intensive training

Invalid Character - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 6:20 PM

In scientific terms, we are not talking about actual "reflexes" here, but rather "reaction time", where the real key is practice (to a point where movements almost mimic a reflex).
Now, the effect of age on reaction time varies tremendously from person to person, AND can actually be reversed through practice.
Now from there to saying that Schumacher's problem is his "reaction time" compared to other drivers & that the cause is his age... I don't know but I wouldn't start venturing into explainations for which I have almost no knowledge on...
To me, "he's just too old" is no reason for the 2004 world champion not to perform BETTER than how he's performing now.

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