F1 » Hydraulic fault leaves Schumacher in a flap

Mercedes was left apologising to Michael Schumacher after another technical failure left the former world champion on the sidelines as Nico Rosberg went on to finish sixth.

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June 11, 2012 12:21 PM

I'm feeling for F1's elder statesman this year, its as if he used up every single ounce of good fortune during his Ferrari years, avoid black cats, mirrors, walking under ladders etc, c'mon Mikey, use the Force

chris - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 12:36 PM

And this comes after the team promised Schumacher a trouble free weekend! Apart from a small glitch in practise, Rosberg's car has run like a Swiss watch all season - very strange, but also very pathetic. I now expect this to carry on all season. Schumi's side of the garage should be ashamed of themselves.

pilsbury - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 12:41 PM

The only question that needs asking is why did it stay open ? they are supposed to be fail safe, that is, they should stay shut not open. It needs looking at by the FIA.

rsv2001 - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 12:44 PM

@stuart you are obviously very very lacking in most departments , mercedes are not doing the sport any favors , and if msc left F1 he would take millions of fans with him , and almost any last shred of credibility that this circus show has left


June 11, 2012 12:50 PM

whats there to disagree at ? ur either some uneducated part time f1 fan or something else , mercedes are an absolute joke !!! and msc is easily one of the best drivers on the grid , it cant be anything to do with age or he's past it , if thats the case then how come max biaggi won the double at misano in sbk? he's 41 , and hes doing better than he ever has !!

piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 1:22 PM

@rsv2001 I think he's proving your point, he is ONE of the best ie he's around about tenth to twelvth best based on grid position. Still not much cop is it? And the comparison with biaggi is flawed, age is only one factor. I truly believe his bad luck is Karma after the way he conducted his first F1 career, but lets remember what race position he retired from.


June 11, 2012 1:22 PM
Last Edited 1176 days ago

Even without the wing failure Michael just wasn't anywhere in this race. This Merc gives us the occassional glimmer of hope but basically it isn't anywhere near a championship winning car yet. It's just too tempremental and a tyre destroyer.

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