Schumacher carries enthusiasm to Silverstone

The fanfare of the Magny-Cours victory has yet to die down and yet attention is now drawn to the next race on the calendar, Silverstone. "After a race like the one in France, thinking of the next stage can only be a good thing, even better if it...

The fanfare of the Magny-Cours victory has yet to die down and yet attention is now drawn to the next race on the calendar, Silverstone. "After a race like the one in France, thinking of the next stage can only be a good thing, even better if it is just a few days away," began Michael Schumacher.

Michael Schumacher.
Photo by Bridgestone Corporation.

"I think that we can take the enthusiasm of Magny-Cours with us into Silverstone. A team performance like last Sunday's will strengthen us even more", he added with a smile. Ferrari, as ever, is preparing for the English circuit with its usual attention to detail and motivation. "We tested at Silverstone at the beginning of June and were very pleased with the results," continued the six-time champion.

"The test data is another reason why we should fancy our chances at the weekend." The competition ought to be taken into account though: "true; the other teams also have a good chance. In my opinion BAR-Honda could be as strong as they were last weekend. This is why we should never let our success distract us."

The English circuit is one that is rich in F1 history. "I like Silverstone. It is always enjoyable racing there. It will be tight and the track calls for a balanced set up; something not always easy to get right there. I should also add that the real plus of Silverstone is that so many fans come to pay homage to Formula 1. It is a place where sport is really appreciated and for us drivers that's very important."

So, it will be a difficult race in front of an enthusiastic crowd -- factors that could induce some apprehension. "Well, with a car like ours it will be a real thrill taking on a circuit like Silverstone," concluded Michael.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher
Teams Ferrari