F1 » Schumacher blasts safety car rule after worst-ever F1 finish


Michael Schumacher took the chequered flag a lowly 15th in the 2010 European Grand Prix to record his worst-ever F1 result - but had it not been for a safety car regulation that he described as 'not correct', Mercedes' comeback king argues he could have finished 'close to the podium' in Valencia

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beeflin

June 28, 2010 1:28 PM

He's right, the SC came out way behind Vettel and the field wasn't lined up - which also is the reason why Hamilton was confused and the 9 got their speeding penalty. But hey, the FIA can make mistakes too just like everyone else, and I'll believe M$ is close to the podium when I see it, never mind good & bad luck, neither he nor the car are up to standard yet. Next year maybe if the car is good we could see him back at work, but this year he and Ross Brawn have talked more places than he's won.

RawDawg

June 28, 2010 1:41 PM

Let's be honest.

Brawn and Schumacher have been making a total mess of their pit stop stategy and tire choices. It's been beyond abysmal. I'm not even that big of a Schumacher fan and it's painful for me to watch bad decision after bad decision.

Manxie - Unregistered

June 28, 2010 1:54 PM

RawDawg, you summed it up nicely. I saw Ross's face on Sunday, just after MS was called into the pits from 3rd place, and he was FUMING!

I guess they've made a lot of mistakes so far this season and the team is still learning to gell, and knowing Ross, he will NOT allow this kinda crapp going on for much longer. He will get to the bottom of this.

One more thing, I disagree with some of our fellow posters on here who claim that MS should go home. Even with very little brakes left, he thrashed some very successive impressive laps together on Sunday. I think there is (loads) life left in the old dog yet.

For him to shine, everything!!! will have to come together... and not too soon.

richard

June 28, 2010 2:00 PM

manxie. he had new, soft tyres on, had little or no fuel load, so it was expected that he would put in some fast laps, just like koba. button eventually got fastest lap with a light fuel load, but on worn out hards. so schumis times were not outstanding. and dont forget, he was slow ALL weekend! merc wont put up with him for long. he is costing them 20m and some of the board dont like it!

kiwibob

June 28, 2010 2:17 PM

Richard he put in quicker times than kobi and i haven,t seen the stats but i think he would have been the driver who over took the most people for the race and kobi had a lot less fuel and brand new tyres and MS tyres were not brand new on his second stop they put on scrubed hards not bad for an old guy just my opinion and i reckon anyone who can have 2nd fastest lap at this level is way above where i can try and knock them :)

spaghettieddie

June 28, 2010 2:27 PM
Last Edited 1491 days ago

@Kiwi, YES! I SAW! HA! Had a great time. Would have been better if the chick sitting next to me would have stopped bitching about her boyfriend :rolleyes: She was hot, so I dealt with it :p Had to watch the race again when I got home though :p :)

richard

June 28, 2010 2:40 PM

kiwi. it was on the last stop (3rd) that they put on the softs. he was slower than nico all weekend. and did you see him snub brundle on the grid? he was always the most approachable on the grid, when with ferrari.

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