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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walrus909

October 03, 2012 2:51 PM

Hamilton will be rear ending mid pack cars next year as well. He is just as aggresive if not more than Shumi, and starting in mid pack, it will be mass destruction. I figure Lewis will cost Merc about nine cars next year.

tman8383 - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 3:17 PM

I also think that it's not age, as it's being used as an excuse. As others have said, it can happen to anyone. Remember Hamilton drove into the back of Raikonnen in the pits in canada, and then Alonso in Bahrain. The list goes on on...

LJ - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 4:20 PM

While I don't think Schumi is totally to blame, he has been unlucky on occasion, he has also made some mistakes and the fact is he just made one too many compared to his team mate. Of course if they had a faster car he would make less mistakes because he would be lapping at the front, but that hasn't been happening. And I think it goes to show he's not necessarily the best overtaker in the business.. Some of the stuff we saw in his "first career" were largely down to massive performance difference he had over the field, it was quite boring for me watching him lap people year after year.

Some love that monontenous winning streak... Not my cuppa tea.. This year has been one of the bests for me with the unpredictability.

richard

October 03, 2012 5:11 PM

off topic. i see that fia have found that macca have been using a front wing that flattens, for several races. red bull noticed it and tried such a wing at singapore. it is supported by only one bolt on each support but pivots as it is loaded up at speed. fia are apparently taking steps to investigate at japan. eems as if it is a movable aero device and whilst legal at time of scrutiny, it may be banned.

nick - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 5:41 PM

schumacher was offered the twenty thirteen contract...he could of had it but he chose to drag his heels...now did he drag his heels cos he just wasnt sure on what he wanted next, or was it because he didnt no weather he wanted to continue in a team that as repeatedly shown it as a clear inability to design make and develop a race car.if its the later then i believe hes been looking else were for a while and he will continue with another team...

George Zaidan

October 03, 2012 6:20 PM

we are not as deluded as you, Dieter Zetsche. We know for a fact that Mercedes is totally responsible for Mercedes' failures. remember how we alluded to Merc sabotaging Schumacher's races? looks like we were right after all, your company thought that he would give up with his car breaking down race after race. even with more than 6 races not finished he still is in 12th position what other driver can do that and with a crappy car to boot. You people strike me as a bunch of ungrateful twits and hope he goes and drives for someone else.

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