Even Schu's parade-lap road car didn't work

Nov.20 (GMM) Michael Schumacher's US Grand Prix race-day got off to a bad start long before his Mercedes was fired up.

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1, Michael Schumacher, Mercedes AMG F1
Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1, Michael Schumacher, Mercedes AMG F1

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

In fact, the wheels weren't turning at all when his 23 colleagues began the pre-race drivers' parade in the back seats of vintage American road cars.

SID news agency said the fact the car bearing the 43-year-old's famous name broke down before the lap even began was "emblematic of his bad luck this season".

Ahead of his penultimate race in F1, seven time world champion Schumacher instead had to complete the lap sitting alongside Kimi Raikkonen.

"I can't find any words other than ironic ones for the race today," the famous German said after finishing the race a woeful sixteenth.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Commentary
Tags mercedes, raikkonen, schumacher

User photos

Motorheart
F1

Motorheart

1 photos
momomoy52
F1

momomoy52

18 photos
sleboz
F1

sleboz

4 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

45 photos
Josefine Lißner
F1

Josefine Lißner

1 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

9 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

30 photos
colfox72
F1

colfox72

1 photos
Upload photo