It might seem strange, but the World Champion's enthusiasm seems to be boundless. Having taken the Drivers' title very early, followed by a successful weekend in Hockenheim and then a well deserved holiday, Michael Schumacher is all set and very...
It might seem strange, but the World Champion's enthusiasm seems to be boundless. Having taken the Drivers' title very early, followed by a successful weekend in Hockenheim and then a well deserved holiday, Michael Schumacher is all set and very keen to tackle the Hungarian GP, which takes place in Budapest this coming Sunday. "I am already thinking about the next race," underlined the contented German driver. "I cannot deny that luck seems to be with me at the moment."
It was in Hungary last year in fact, that Michael celebrated his fourth Driver's title and so this event naturally holds fond memories for him. "I remember it as though it was yesterday," he said. "The emotion on the podium with the enthusiastic and cheering fans down below. That's why I think it's great to celebrate with the fans, even if it's in another country. There are always a lot of Ferrari fans in Budapest and it was surprising to see their happy reaction. This is the best it can get for a driver on the podium and I am sure I will keep that feeling with me right from Friday, when I am back on the track. I am also keen to get behind the wheel again after the break. When I am out of the cockpit for too long, I start to get withdrawal symptoms!"
Despite all the wins, this season has been tough for the five times world champion. That is why Michael chose to spend the break quietly with his family. "A lot of friends came to see us and all the children played together, while the adults relaxed," recounted Michael. "We did some kart racing and had a great time. The previous week had been frantic, even if it all ended well, but that's a feeling that only comes with hindsight. Now, I am in top shape and can tackle this season's remaining races in a calm fashion."
"I can only repeat that, racing with less pressure is definitely more enjoyable and that the Ferrari team has already met most of its objectives. To round off the season in the best possible way, we now want to win the Constructors' title and do all we can so that Rubens finishes second in the Drivers' classification. That is what we want and I will do all in my power to ensure it happens."