Ferrari may have had a comparatively less than successful time at the last race in Germany but Michael Schumacher warns that the Scuderia will be stronger than people expect in Hungary. The German has said right from the start of the season that...
Ferrari may have had a comparatively less than successful time at the last race in Germany but Michael Schumacher warns that the Scuderia will be stronger than people expect in Hungary. The German has said right from the start of the season that he expected a closer fight this year, and that's exactly what he got. But even Schumacher is a little surprised how quickly things can change.
"It's true we were not very competitive in Hockenheim, but we won in Silverstone. Performance is linked to more than just one factor and you have to consider elements like the characteristic of the corners and the track surface. So, I think the situation is very open and hopefully, in Budapest, we will be stronger than people expect."
Schumacher recently took part in a training session with Italian football team Juventus, which he said helped keep him fit as well as being fun. He also spent time with his family and is looking forward to Hungary, which holds good memories for him.
"Now, I feel my batteries are fully recharged," he said. "I am ready for Hungary, a race which is obviously full of good memories for me, not just because I won the title there in 2001, but also because of a great win there in 1998."
Schumacher also paid tribute to his team, which has been working hard even during the summer break: "One of the reasons I hold the team in high regard is that I can count on them. Everyone is very motivated and I know this not just because of the experience of the past few years we have spent together, but also because of all the phone calls we have exchanged in the past few days. Everyone is concentrating fully. Budapest doesn't frighten me!"