Michael Schumacher is heading for Indianapolis in a confident frame of mind -- and why shouldn't he? The reigning champion has won every race he's finished this year and there's no sign of his and Ferrari's formidable form losing momentum.
Michael Schumacher is heading for Indianapolis in a confident frame of mind -- and why shouldn't he? The reigning champion has won every race he's finished this year and there's no sign of his and Ferrari's formidable form losing momentum. Schumacher admits that it's hard to see how things could get any better.
"After such a successful a race as Montreal, we go into Indianapolis with more desire," said the German. "Winning naturally ups the team spirit even though, I think, it is hard for it to be better than it is now."
"A one-two like that of Canada doesn't happen every day and this has given us all a boost. I have said it often enough but I think we are going into Indianapolis with a good chance."
Indianapolis is one of the finest racing circuits in the world and presents its own set of unique challenges. "You have to compromise on the set up on this track as there is the long straight to consider but then there is the twisty internal section," Schumacher explained. "It is not always easy to do this though we have frequently done well. This year our car is so versatile that I too have lots of faith in it."
The fans are another part of the Indy experience. "The positive side of the Speedway is that it offers overtaking opportunities but what makes it really special is the atmosphere," Michael added. "The fans are incredible and really put you in a good mood."
Naturally Ferrari is aiming for the top step of the podium again, but Schumacher expects BAR to present and challenge, along with his own brother. "We hope to notch another win," he stated.
"Three days' rest between Canada and the USA are necessary to stir the desires for the next race. Make no mistake: we want to go for victory and we will be competitive. I think that Ralf and BAR will be very strong, but so are we. We will see how things go."