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Schumacher's issues due to dodgy chassis?

Mercedes boss Norbert Haug says record-breaking multiple F1 world champion Michael Schumacher 'hasn't forgotten how to drive' and that the German will get a new chassis for Barcelona.

Mercedes has confirmed that Michael Schumacher will use a completely different chassis in Spain in three weeks time.

Schumacher endured another frustrating race in China on Sunday and was again comprehensively beaten by his team-mate, Nico Rosberg. Indeed post-race, Schumacher admitted he was 'frustrated', adding that it was 'one of those races that you do not want to remember, like the whole weekend really' [see separate story - click here].

It appears though, that the record-breaking multiple F1 world champion, might have been held back by some sort of car issue - and after saying post-race that they will have to 'investigate' what the problems were, it seems the Brackley-based outfit will take a brand new chassis to Barcelona for the 41-year-old to utilise.

"Don't worry: Michael has not forgotten how to drive," Mercedes boss, Norbert Haug told reporters according to German broadcaster Sky. "I think we need to replace his chassis for Barcelona."

Schumacher has scored only 10 points so far this season, following a sixth place finish in Bahrain and two tenths, one in China on Sunday and the other in Australia. He currently languishes down in tenth place in the drivers' championship. Rosberg in contrast has notched up 50 points in the sister car, thanks to two thirds and two fifths, and is second in the standings, 10 points behind Jenson Button.

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Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP MGP W01
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Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP MGP W01
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP MGP W01

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big brother - Unregistered

April 19, 2010 5:32 PM

lets hope it works out for them. love him or hate him, it will make for better viewing with schumacher fighting at the front again. we know the engines not a problem just look at maclaren, so hopefully the chassis will improve things. the only downside is if it suits schumacher and not rosberg which would seem a bit unfair unless they intend in running 2 different cars?

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