Michael Schumacher is refusing to make any predications ahead of the 2012 F1 British Grand Prix.
Schumacher finished third in Valencia last weekend, his first podium since returning to the sport with Mercedes in 2010, but despite that boost, he said he 'prefers to wait and see' how things will go at Silverstone, rather than saying if Mercedes can achieve the same in just over a weeks' time.
“Racing in Silverstone is a special moment every year. It's quite simply the home of motorsport and I'm always amazed by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the British fans – as a racing driver, it's great to experience this passion for our sport. On a personal level, I have many contrasting memories of this circuit; good, not so good and some that are even a little strange... as for how things will go this year, I'd prefer to wait and see,” said the multiple F1 world champion.
“We have already seen plenty of races this year that turned out differently to the expectations before the weekend.
“Of course, we want to take the momentum from our result in Valencia and put on a good show in Silverstone, especially because this is one of our home races. It goes without saying that we want to give everybody in Brackley and Brixworth a result to be proud of next weekend.”
Mercedes boss Norbert Haug however was less cagey and confirmed they will be aiming for another 'good performance'.
“Silverstone is one of the most challenging circuits of the year. It is a complete test of both car and driver,” he added. “This is also a special race for our Silver Arrows works team, with our factories in Brackley and Brixworth both located nearby the circuit, and our colleagues will be watching our British home race with particular attention.
“Michael finished on the podium in third place in Valencia, after technical problems in the previous rounds had prevented him from scoring a similar number of points to his team-mate. Our full focus is now on improving our speed and achieving total reliability.
“Everybody in the team is looking forward to this classic race with the aim of delivering a good performance.”