There have been more than a few predictions that Ferrari will bounce back from its poor start to the season and Michael Schumacher is sure the team can return to its winning ways. Ferrari put in some hard work on the test track after Bahrain and...
There have been more than a few predictions that Ferrari will bounce back from its poor start to the season and Michael Schumacher is sure the team can return to its winning ways. Ferrari put in some hard work on the test track after Bahrain and Schumacher is ready to be back on the top step of the podium.
"There is no doubt about this: our objective is to begin winning again and I think we have a good chance," said the German. "The world championship, despite the opinion of some pessimists, has not yet been decided."
"For sure, the start of the season has not gone as well as we would have liked but from the outside the situation seems worse than it is in reality. We have had a lot of bad luck. In Australia, for example, I could have finished in the points if the weather had been better."
"I was also very hopeful in Bahrain. The race for the world title has not yet reached the decisive stage. The season is a long one and the classification can change."
Current championship leader Fernando Alonso has put quite a gap between himself and Schumacher on the points board but Michael isn't deterred by that -- he believes Alonso will now have to be more careful while he and other drivers can be aggressive.
"Twenty four points seem like a lot but it is not impossible to catch up," Schumacher stated. "We should remember that events have gone in Fernando Alonso's favour so far this season. We cannot take it for granted that things will always be like this."
"Alonso will have to begin thinking about the championship and act differently on certain occasions, keeping out of trouble in order to earn precious points. I, on the other hand, have nothing to lose. I can only attack and press on. All the other drivers can take more risks than he can."
Prior to getting into his race car for the weekend, Schumacher will take part in the traditional charity football match on Wednesday and will be at the FIA press conference on Thursday.