Schumacher in positive frame of mind

If it is the case the rest is taken after work, sometimes the contrary is also true. Michael Schumacher knows no better way to prepare for the two North American races than winding down with his wife and friends. Once testing at Silverstone was ...

If it is the case the rest is taken after work, sometimes the contrary is also true. Michael Schumacher knows no better way to prepare for the two North American races than winding down with his wife and friends. Once testing at Silverstone was wrapped up last Thursday, Michael has taken time out. Coming up is a busy two weeks with the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday and the US race taking place a week later.

Michael Schumacher.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.

A day and a half of testing at Silverstone was enough for the six time champion to look ahead to the British race with optimism. First, though, there is the North American leg of the season. "There is no doubt that testing went well," commented Michael. "The second day, in particular, went really well."

"We were able to do work on everything we planned to, and in fact, we did more than we expected until a brief pause because of a red flag. This is why I am going to Montreal in a positive frame of mind. I mean, why should I be anything other? As I have stated in the past, both Montreal and Indianapolis are circuits that suit our cars, so I expect us to be very competitive."

The relaxing country retreat is Michael's way of ensuring that he recharges his batteries and arrives in Canada in tip-top shape. "Sometimes it surprises me how quickly I manage to switch off," reflected the German. "I like it when nobody knows what I do, how I am dressed and who I am with. I enjoy relaxing a little with Corinna and some friends. What more can I want?"

Michael will not be in Montreal before Thursday. He will then face the usual race weekend. "I have always done well in the Canadian GP and I hope to do so again. After last week's testing I feel quite positive. On circuits like Monaco we had a little trouble but the two races coming up should favour us. As ever we will be going all out for the win."

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