Schumacher impatient to be back on track

Schumacher impatient to be back on track

Formula One is ready to get going again after the three week summer break and Michael Schumacher is impatient for track action. Despite the break, Schumacher has not been idle. The Hungaroring is a demanding circuit on cars and drivers alike and...

Formula One is ready to get going again after the three week summer break and Michael Schumacher is impatient for track action. Despite the break, Schumacher has not been idle. The Hungaroring is a demanding circuit on cars and drivers alike and fitness training has been on the German's schedule.

Michael Schumacher.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.

"To take on the many curves of this Hungarian circuit you have to be in peak condition otherwise it tires you out straight away," said Schumacher. "This is the reason why it is important to train hard for it, and I have trained a lot."

Michael was a little late in getting started after recovering from flu at Hockenheim but limbered up with some rafting and indoor rock climbing. "I really enjoyed it but am pleased that it is finally time to get behind the wheel once more," he remarked.

"I am a sporty type but right now I want to do nothing other than race. I can't wait for Friday when I can drive out of the pit lane at last and then line up for another Grand Prix."

Predictions are that Ferrari will face a tough challenge in Hungary as the heat and the twisty track may be more suited to the Michelin runners. Schumacher always expects rivals to give him a difficult time. "I think the competition in general is always alive and our competitors will make things very difficult for us."

"As I have said before, it is a general attitude. Naturally, I cannot know if they have done anything during the break but I think that there will not be any drastic changes, though we cannot rule out the possibility that some teams may have made extreme modifications."

As usual, the reigning champion is aiming for the win on Sunday. "In any case, I don't see why in Hungary we shouldn't fight for first place," Schumacher concluded. "In my opinion, Renault, BAR-Honda and McLaren-Mercedes will do well but our car is good and I will be going all out for victory."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren