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Schumacher 'held up by Hamilton'

"It's been a difficult weekend for us," Rosberg agreed. "Qualifying in 15th place is not where we want to be, although I will gain some places due to grid penalties."

"Today has been fairly challenging for us and it goes without saying that we're not happy to see both cars knocked out in Q2," admitted team principal Ross Brawn. "We've done a lot of work in the last few races exploring the performance variables of the car and whilst that has increased our understanding, it's still not enough to be competitive."

"We will not be in the grid positions where we would have liked to start the race from," agreed Mercedes' head of motorsport Norbert Haug.

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October 06, 2012 11:55 AM

Schumi outqualifies Rosberg AGAIN... By 2 tenths this time, and Hamilton held him up to lose another two tenths... That makes it 9-6 in quali to Schumi this year, to go with 6-1 in race finishes when both Merc GP's have finished... Who's staying and who's going at Merc next year again? I'm sure Lulu is pleased he's moving to a car that's only good enough for 13th and 15th...

homeheroe - Unregistered

October 06, 2012 11:38 AM

again. even with this kind of crappy car, ms outperformed the barby boy. but then comes the penalty.. gosh, Schumacher has been so pissed on by the powers to be.... he has been shown left right and center that there are to many people in F1 that dont want him there, specially his opponents and the stewards.. hang on.. who selects the stewards.... why is it that if MS is involved in something, its almost always him that pays the tab???

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