F1 »

Vettel: Schumacher hype will die down

Sebastian Vettel insists that the hype over Michael Schumacher's return to F1 will disappear once the season gets underway
Sebastian Vettel insists that the current hype regarding the return of seven-time F1 title winner Michael Schumacher will disappear when the 2010 season kicks off in Bahrain.

Schumacher has garnered many of the headlines over the festive period following confirmation that he will join Mercedes for 2010 – coming out of retirement to race in F1 for the first time since 2006.

While Vettel admits that Schumacher's decision to return to the sport is a positive for F1, the Red Bull Racing man said he felt the current hype would subside when the season gets underway when there will be 'more important things' for the paddock to focus on.

"His return is good for F1," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "Now this is obviously the main point of conversation, and the entire world is talking about it.

"But I think that once the engines start again and the season begins, there will certainly be more important things to focus on."

Despite the many rumours suggesting that a deal was imminent, Vettel insisted that he was surprised to see the return confirmed – especially after a planned return with Ferrari had to be aborted – but added that he was sure his countryman would be able to deal with the physical nature of the sport now his neck injury is fully healed.

“It certainly won't be easy for him," he said. "But if you look at him, he really is still in great shape. He's always been active. Naturally a lot will depend on the car's performance. Let's wait at least until the Bahrain GP to understand what will happen."



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Michael Schumacher will return to F1 in 2010 with Mercedes GP [Pic credit: Mercedes]
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H pole position and 2nd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Press conference, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Press conference, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, 3rd place Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H pole position and 2nd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
27.05.2017 - Qualifying, 3rd place Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H pole position and 2nd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.