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Schumacher set for level playing field

Michael Schumacher hopes a level playing field will help in the first Korean Grand Prix
Michael Schumacher will hope to benefit from a level playing field as F1 heads to Korea for the first time.

Barring a return to the Hispania line-up for Karun Chandhok, none of the drivers in the field have had chance to sample the new Yeongam circuit.

That leaves Schumacher hopeful of a solid weekend for Mercedes given that the whole field goes into the weekend on a level playing field.

"Finally this year we are going to a circuit which is not only new for me but for all of the drivers,” he said. “Korea will be a very interesting country to see and even if the track has only just been finished in time, I am confident that everything will be fine. I am very much in favour of new races and I think it is a benefit for all of us in the sport.

“It should not be too complicated to learn the layout and we are used to adapting quickly to new circumstances. We had quite a good race in Japan last weekend and are hoping that we can move forward again and put on a good show at the first race in Korea."

Team-mate Nico Rosberg said he too was looking forward to the challenge of a new circuit as he seeks to bounce back from his disappointing late retirement at Suzuka.

"It will be an exciting challenge to race at the new Korean circuit,” he said. “It looks great from the pictures that we have seen recently and I hope that the asphalt holds up as it has only been put down very recently. It is always interesting to learn a new circuit and generally I get up to speed quickly so I'm looking forward to the weekend."


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Andy - Unregistered

October 19, 2010 12:35 PM

I think Michael still has some race wins in him but another WDC is another story. It has been mentioned that he established the new standards for what a driver must do to win - diet, exercise, training and, of course, raw talent is all it takes. All that and a few million in backing will get you on the grid today. The hard part for Michael is that now everybody follows his playbook to get into the sport. He may not take another WDC but, wouldn't it be cool if he did?

Calvin _

October 19, 2010 2:48 PM

@Advocate, rather than target MS because, as you say, "he ain't doing it now", put some balance into your argument and bleat on about some of the other drivers who also ain't done it, and in most cases will never do it.



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