F1 » Schumacher admits 2010 'hard to take'


Michael Schumacher has admitted that he has no intention of running around in the midfield after a tough return to F1 with Mercedes in 2010.

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Doris Nutscrubber. - Unregistered

December 07, 2010 9:39 AM

How about telling us that the car was a dog crash and that michael had troubles with it at every race whereas nico didn't.
Yes schumacher had is faults but.
Tell us about when the exhausts burnt a hole in the floor ruining the car and race.
Tell us about when shumachers cars f duct kept malfunctioning etc etc ruining his race.
If your gonna tell it,tell it like it is crash and don't make it seem like michael schumacher was to blame for a horrible 2010 season for mercedes.
I here he's getting a new race engineer next year,i wonder why?

ivor - Unregistered

December 07, 2010 9:52 AM

@ Doris: What article were you reading? I don't think the article was blaming Schumacher.
Did you not read, here on crash, about the exhaust and f-duct problems?
Lighten up a bit before you do yourself some damage.

Doris Nutscrubber - Unregistered

December 07, 2010 10:16 AM

@ivor

No i didn't read on here on crash about schumachers exhaust and f duct problems and i am definately not going to do myself any damage as you put it.

I will wait and see what 2011 brings for schumacher if the new race engineer knows is stuff and the car is good who knows what might happen.

blzbub

December 07, 2010 10:32 AM

With the refueling ban returning to Formula One for the 2010 season, the focus on the pit stops conducted throughout the recently-ended campaign was put solely on speedy tyre changes.
Of course, pit stop times only differed by one or two seconds from team to team, almost the same as before, but at one point it reached values of under 3 seconds, as was the case of world champion Sebastian Vettel, at Monza.
At the end of the 2010 campaign, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport conducted an own research effort to find out who was the fastest pit crew of the year. And the title did not go to Red Bull, despite their record-like performance in Italy, but to Mercedes GP.
According to the German publication, it was the Brackley-trained mechanics who managed to get done the tyre exchange for Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg in the shortest period of time possible, recording such “wins” in no less than 8 races (out of 19): Malaysia, Turkey, Germany, China, Spain, Monaco, Britain and Belgium.
Second

blzbub

December 07, 2010 10:38 AM

Cont . . . Second in that classification was world champion team Red Bull Racing, whose mechanics managed the quickest pit stop time in 5 races, namely Bahrain, Australia, Hungary, Italy and Abu Dhabi. Finally, the Top 3 was completed by Ferrari, who secured fastest pit stop times in 3 of the 19 races on schedule. McLaren Mercedes, the British outfit which finished the season in the runner-up spot, scored only one fastest pit stop throughout the 2010 campaign, behind BMW Sauber-Ferrari (fastest mechanics in Korea and Brazil). Mercedes' pit stop success might have had something to do with its “traffic light” system, implemented in 2010 and which reportedly helped the team cut down pit stop times by as much as half of second. Red Bull's efforts on this chapter, on the other hand, rested on a traditional lollipop man. . . Autoevolution

slightlysideways

December 07, 2010 11:03 AM

Give the man a chance, look at how sh1t Luca Badoer and to a lesser extent Fisichella did when thrown into the thick of it at Ferrari. It's not simple racing at this level no matter whet is on your CV after coming out of retirement.
Give him until the end of next year and we'll see

richard

December 07, 2010 3:42 PM

doris. as schumi had the same car as nico, how come nico hasnt been complaning about the exhaust burning a hole in his car? or how the fduct wasnt working?
i am sure that nico was experiencing similar problems to schumi, but funny, he never complained, and still drove faster.

and was it a malfunctioning fduct that made schumis car veer to the right and nearly cream barros car?

andrew.

December 07, 2010 6:51 PM

At least Schumacher is being very open and honest. There are other drivers who would try to shift the blame or paint the picture a different colour to what everyone else sees it as.

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