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chumacher disappointed with final qualifying session

Ross Brawn: It's so tight in the midfield that a couple of tenths make a big difference and Michael got caught on the wrong side of that in Q2. However we know what a racer he is and, with the difficult conditions predicted, we should see his talents come to the fore.
Michael Schumacher dropped out in the second session of qualifying for the final round of F1 2012 at Interlagos after a disappointing run at Interlagos.

It was a far cry from the drama of his blistering performance in Q2 at the end of his 'first career', before a mechanical failure left him tenth, however the 2012 Mercedes hasn't been the car for that kind of drive since the early rounds of the season.

No-one seriously expected the seven times champion to add to his record career pole tally in Brazil, however Schumacher still felt disappointed afterwards, confessing a desire to see rain in Sunday's Grand Prix.

“For obvious reasons, I am not particularly happy about the qualifying session today," he said. "We might have compromised the car too much for the rain which is expected for tomorrow and was also forecast for qualifying.

“Anyway, my starting position is now quite tricky, and I will have to see what we can make out of it tomorrow. Of course, coming from where I am does not make it easy, but I will definitely try to fight my way up the field.”

Schumacher's compatriot, Nico Rosberg, fared slightly better in the sister Mercedes, making it into the final shootout before winding up tenth.

Given the recent form of the car, not much more could be expected of Rosberg, for whom the 2012 season has turned into an unforgiving slog after the bright start that saw him take his maiden win in China.

“To progress into Q3 and the top ten in qualifying today was a reasonable achievement for us," he said. "Our car set-up was a little compromised due to the race conditions expected tomorrow so we should be in better shape then. You can't change anything after qualifying so I hope we are well prepared and that we have chance to score some good points tomorrow.”


by Philip Barclay





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blublz

November 25, 2012 11:15 AM

Some seriously poor quality control from mercedes, poor reliability is one thing, but since Monza, at least one Force India has qualified ahead of them, causing me to believe they are'nt only the most unreliable team powered by Mercedes, they are also the slowest Mercedes powered team. Yes, they probably are focussing on next years car, but as we all know, they started in 2010 finishing fifth in the first race, looked ready to depose Ferrari from third, and in the two subsequent years are now looking over their shoulders as Sauber and Force India achieve more with (apparently) less. MS has been the first Silver Arrow to cross the finishing line more often than not this year, the record books will show him way down in the standings too, luckily though we were able to see him wrestle his way around Spa while keeping Massa,Vettel and Raikkonen on their toes. Along with Monaco qualifying and the Valencia podium will be even more memorable.

nick - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 10:43 AM

what a piece of crap that team is..they never amounted to anything as honda and they will never amount to anything as merc..what an embarasment to the brand they are...michael should of quit and looked elsewere after 2010...theyve failed him big time..



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