F1 » Schumacher: Mercedes upgrade 'certainly positive'


Michael Schumacher: We were able to check and confirm a lot of things on the set-up of the car with the new upgrade package, and my initial impressions are certainly positive. We've worked hard on reliability at the previous tests and our priority now is to develop and fine-tune the car which we have done quite successfully today.

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Duke - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 6:53 PM

THE LEGEND OF F1 SPEAKS!..Now we are getting "finely tuned" positive remarks.
Rack the miles up Schumi,the others are watching with breath abated.They need to be worried too.

GO SCHUMI GO!

richard

March 10, 2011 7:52 PM

"initial impressions" are "certainly positive".. such a statement means nothing, and schumi is unlikely to say anything else. looking at the "mods" on display today, there was nothing much to write home about, and times were still well down. maybe, just maybe there will be some slight improvement over the next few days, but it would take a fantastic turn around to get merc up into a challenging position. if they do get there , great, (the more the merrier), but it is wishful thinking.

richard

March 10, 2011 8:35 PM

pc. you could well be right on the engine front. all ferrari runners have shown great speed, and their engines appear to be bulletproof. renault is no slouch either, but i think that reliability could be their achilles heel. the merc powered cars do seem to be suffering in a general manner

Rob01 - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 9:49 PM

How are they suffering from power? The engines are frozen and have been for some time. And Renault has been complaining of being down on power when compared to both Ferrari and Merc. And having a Ferrari engine as a supplied team has NOT been a good thing for sometime now. Don't give the engine the credit.

richard

March 11, 2011 8:09 AM

rob. engines are not totally frozen! there are ways an means of extracting an odd bhp or two, within the freeze. also it is about mapping, power delivery and mechanical grip. maybe the merc supplied gearbox is not too efficient, or maybe the engine is being stifled due to efforts to change exhaust routing. any backpressure can cause loss of power? but it seems to be more than coincidental that different makes of engines are creating different results.

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