F1 » Encouraging Japanese GP for Schumacher

Michael Schumacher: I am quite happy with the race today and the car felt really good. The opportunity to make up places was just what I hoped for and sixth place was the maximum that we could have achieved.

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The blob - Unregistered

October 10, 2010 5:37 PM

I dont know why Schumi didnt stay out for a lap or two more... The option tyres were still good and and a couple more laps would have given him the gap he needed to stay in front of Nico.

Then Nico ruined the rest of the race for MSC, if he wasnt stuck in the turbulent air he could have got close to a struggling Lewis perhaps...

Maybe not but is would have been interesting as Schumacher was clearly much quicker. He wasnt more than 6 tenths behind Nico the whole time.

And drivers say that if you can keep to less than a second behind the car in front you are definately quicker.

But again, Schumi getting better and better, he'll be back to his best with a good car next year you can just see it. He's finding his groove again.

Schumi bashers/Crash writers are going to have a boring time of it next year.

Go Schumi!

Webber for the title!


October 10, 2010 7:54 PM

just a little snippet of info. schumi was tod that nico wouldnt make it difficult for him to pass. so it looks as if there were tacit team orders. but schumi was unable to find enough speed to pass.

nick - Unregistered

October 10, 2010 8:10 PM

as others have said schumi was quicker than rosberg in the race in fact bar over the single lap in quali he was quicker all weekend,and hopefully by following rosberg for a few laps and being able to stick with him and keep a gap of less than a second the hole time, maybe he will draw some confidance from it and the last three races may be better for him...but great to see him driveing better than he as all season,and i wish him the best of look for the remainder,and the forth comeing season...

FreeJack - Unregistered

October 10, 2010 11:41 PM

I've said it before...Michael Schumacher is not washed up. I really hope he can finish the season strong and go into next season in a position to silence the haters.

Nicole - Unregistered

October 11, 2010 12:45 AM

Serves you right Nico, bloody idiot, stop competeing with Michael a legend and prove to yourself that you can win a race. Arrogant ****head. I was fuming too when michael had his pitstop and had to come behind Nico with all the hard work he had done for the race. Mercedes strategy is stupid. What has nico got to lose by allowing michael through. he has more points than michael.

very interesting - Unregistered

October 11, 2010 7:12 AM

Found on the F1fanatic blog:

If Schumacher had not got stuck behind Rosberg in the first place through his pit stop he could well have finished ahead of Hamilton.

Once Schumacher got in front of Rosberg he was around 1-1.5s per lap faster. So we can estimate the time lost behind Rosberg between laps 24 and 47 at around 23-34.5 seconds.

Schumacher finished 20.3 seconds behind Hamilton. So I think even with a conservative estimate for Schumacher's lost time and assuming Hamilton had some performance in hand, Schumacher could have got fifth.

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