This coming weekend's German Grand Prix is the home race of Michael Schumacher and for the Ferrari man it's a special event. Schumacher heads to Germany with ten wins on his scorecard but Hockenheim has not been the best of circuits for him in the...
This coming weekend's German Grand Prix is the home race of Michael Schumacher and for the Ferrari man it's a special event. Schumacher heads to Germany with ten wins on his scorecard but Hockenheim has not been the best of circuits for him in the past. Last year he finished seventh but this time, obviously, he hopes to improve on his previous performance.
"You can say whatever you want but a Grand Prix like the one at Hockenheim is always something special," said Schumacher. "Yes, it is one of many races but it is also a little different. It is my home race and I am in the happy position to say that I feel like that about other places, but Hockenheim, for me, has always been one of the most important rounds of the season, even though it hasn't been the scene of my best moments in the past."
Silverstone was not a track that favoured Schumacher either but he put that to rest when he won the British Grand Prix this year. Naturally he aims to do the same at Hockenehim. "At Silverstone I managed to improve my record there. I hope to do the same at Hockenheim. The F2004 is a great car that has done well on all types of circuit so far. I think that Hockenheim will be a tough race but I think that we have a good chance even here. In any case, I will be giving my all."
As usual in Germany, Schumacher will be playing football prior to the Grand Prix at the annual Partita di Cuore in Mannheim. "It will be a great evening," enthused Schumacher, who will be joined by other F1 drivers as well as professional football players. "A lot of fantastic players will be there and so it will be a superb game."
Another event to be organized is a meeting of fans with Schumacher himself. "The GPDA is trying to organise something new for the fans," he explained. "As it is my home race, they can win a meeting with me, which should be great. I hope that a lot of fans turn out because, as ever, the proceedings from the event and the Partita di Cuore wil go to charity."