F1 » Schumacher not to blame for poor results, insists Mercedes boss

Michael Schumacher has been let down by poor cars from Mercedes over the pasth three years, according to marque head Dieter Zetsche.

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October 03, 2012 11:38 AM

oh, and by the way, if schumi is not responsible for the poor results, then who is? ross brawn? nobby haug etc. they are still employed, schumi isnt.

now, you dont drop your best performer, do you? any company would sort out the deadwood (not saying schumi is deadwood, but i am sure you know what i mean)

Jasper - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 11:56 AM

All of us saw Hammi at the Monaco GP, he slammed everyone in that race with minimal penalty.

He collided with Massa and Maldonado and got 2 drive thru, you dont need to exaggerate it. Adrian Sutil crashed into Alguersuari, Petrov and Hamilton thats red flagged the race. How come he wasnt the highlight of the race?

Vijay "Maverick" - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 12:14 PM

It is disgustingly funny to see people sitting in the cooler confines of F1 gaming at home talk and comment by being critical about Schumi who had spent more than half his age in the Sporting Car arena. What Mercedes had done is termed " Hitting below the belt" and Mercedes had just used his name by convincing him of giving a reliable car which they have failed repeatedly. Now they repay him back by elbowing him out. RESPECT ! RESPECT ! is the least they can show.

Regarding Loeb dominating the Rally, well one cannot compare both the legends as they have achieved excellence in their own sporting ambience.

jose - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 12:16 PM

Well we have the Negative Waves again .. I wonder how many F1 drivers who are competitive racers, win without indecent. I bet
Richard knows a few. None a WDC.
Schumacher got the short end on his deal with Mercedes, this they admit. Maybe Ferrari will give him a shot for just one more season,
in a winning car. Ferrari in my opinion owes him that much. That move would be good for the Fans, Ferrari and F1.
WHY knock the Old Champ for a penalty, like defective engines, bad
gearboxes its all part of the game. Until someone can out Champ the
champ. Schumacher that "Old Dog", will always be the #1 champ.

Mike, Ride like the win baby.

Badman, Jose

chris - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 12:38 PM

@ Richard Schumacher was made the scapegoat for Mercedes failure to progress. Mercedes have been sold Hamilton as some sort of incredible saviour by Ross Brawn ( whose own job was probably in jeopardy ) and Lauda who has certainly done ok out of the deal. The car has been at best midfield - where most accidents tend to happen. Yes Schumi has made some clangers, but not nearly as many as his inept team. Watched a re-run of the Singapore GP2 race and there was nearly an identical accident with locking up and crashing - not so spectacular, but it drew absolutely no criticism from the commentators.

Jasper - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 1:01 PM

You live by the sword, you die by the sword, Mercedes selling their stake in McLaren to buy Brawn GP, was one thing but when a racing firm insist on getting 2 German drivers because it's a German firm, you need to think deep that, Mercedes 1st mission is to up their profile to a reputable level and once that is achieve, they go for the next target. Schumacher and Rosberg were pawns been used by Mercedes to re-launch the Silver-arrow, and now they have achieved that. Lewis Hamilton is the next pawn to help develop the car to a competitive level and be the face of Mercedes.

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