F1 »

Schumacher aims for further points in Abu Dhabi

Michael Schumacher: I hope that we can carry on our good team performance next weekend, at the home race for Aabar, and I look forward to scoring more points
Mercedes' Michael Schumacher is looking to continue his good run of form at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Schumacher has outscored his young team mate Nico Rosberg 38 points to 26 since the summer break and there are signs that he is returning to his pre-retirement form at this late stage in the F1 2011 season.

Schumacher's race at the Yas Marina circuit was ended in a frightening first lap collision with Vitantonio Liuzzi last year, but that didn't stop the German veteran from enjoying his first visit to the Abu Dhabi GP, and he has been looking forward to returning for the 2011 edition.

“The twilight race here certainly delivers a very unique atmosphere and challenge, and I truly enjoyed driving in those conditions last year when I was doing so for the first time,” said Schumacher of the race's evening start time.

The 42-year-old has clearly enjoyed many of the new generation Grand Prix venues, many of which he has less experience of than his younger rivals.

"The season's ending is coming up with some quite spectacular races; after the debut in India last weekend.” said Schumacher of the inaugural Indian GP at the all-new Buddh international circuit.

Of course it's easier to enjoy yourself when things are going well, and Schumacher has been able to reflect on some impressive results of late. He says that he sees no reason why this good run should come to an end before the 2011 season is complete.

“I hope that we can carry on our good team performance next weekend, at the home race for Aabar, and I look forward to scoring more points.” he concluded, and there is no reason why Mercedes will not be strong at the Yas Marina circuit, a track which contains four straights where F1 cars exceed 285 kph, the same amount as Monza. And we all know how strong they were there…




by Philip Barclay



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Michael Schumacher (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
Michael Schumacher (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
Michael Schumacher (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
Kimi Raikkonen tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Lewis Hamilton tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Daniel Ricciardo tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Kimi Raikkonen tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Pirelli 2017 tyre test [Credit: Pirelli]
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner

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.


Duke - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 8:04 PM

Schumi back on form,getting his utmost from a mediocre car.Best news of all,the legend is staying for 2013. Like a tiger in India,the KING IS BACK!!! PS.For all doubting thomas'.You may have forgotten that the legend has won more races in his 20 years than the rest of the grid line up all together. Think about that seriously BEFORE you throw mud at the greatest F1 driver of all time. Schumi has been there,won everything and got the T shirt to prove it. Now he is doing it all over again.Why? because he is THE legend of F1.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

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