Schumacher aiming to beat Raikkonen

Schumacher aiming to beat Raikkonen

Michael Schumacher is aiming to beat Kimi Raikkonen this weekend in Canada, both in the race and to the top of the championship standings. Schumacher believes Ferrari's experience will help him in his task, as well as a good car, and hopefully ...

Michael Schumacher is aiming to beat Kimi Raikkonen this weekend in Canada, both in the race and to the top of the championship standings. Schumacher believes Ferrari's experience will help him in his task, as well as a good car, and hopefully makeup for the disappointing Monaco weekend where he finished third.

Michael Schumacher tries to pass Kimi Raikkonen.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.
"Montreal is like a 'stop and go' circuit, full of chicanes that test the engines and brakes to the full," said Schumacher. "You have to brake often and then accelerate sharply and this, clearly, stresses the tyres. Our experience will count a lot in this regard, as will the tests we have carried out."

"Our car has excellent aerodynamics and this will be a big help on this type of track. For me, 'Gilles Villeneuve' is almost a city circuit because it doesn't have many of the characteristics of a permanent one."

McLaren's Raikkonen is four points ahead of the champion in the Driver's standings after his second place finish in the last race. Naturally Schumacher wants to overtake the Finn but caution also comes into play as the barriers in Montreal are as unforgiving as those in Monaco.

"It is not possible to make errors as these could easily lead to contact with the barriers and spell the end of the race," Michael added. "I am really motivated for this race as I can try to overtake Raikkonen in the championship seeing as there is only a four point gap."

"To win in Canada you need a good car, good tyres and a good engine. We have every chance of being successful."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Kimi Raikkonen , Gilles Villeneuve
Teams Ferrari , McLaren