Leave the circuit in the evening, head for home and spend Monday with the family: Michael's post race ritual is always the same. Even though he managed no better than fourth place, Schumacher left Silverstone circuit in a good mood. "The fight...
Leave the circuit in the evening, head for home and spend Monday with the family: Michael's post race ritual is always the same.
Even though he managed no better than fourth place, Schumacher left Silverstone circuit in a good mood. "The fight for the title is still open and that is the important thing," he commented. "I'll admit I would have preferred to extend my lead over Kimi, but looking at the race with hindsight, I cannot complain. The race itself had moments of real madness and was action packed."
"I spent much of the race far down the field, so I can be completely satisfied with fourth place. Above all, I am happy to see that we have made a consistent step forward in terms of performance. This is reassuring because, with the testing ban, we won't be testing again until the end of August, but I can take heart from the knowledge we are prepared for the next few races. Rubens drove a great race and won on merit. It was a well deserved victory."
Looking ahead to the next race, the German Grand Prix should also be exciting. "I cannot wait to race at Hockenheim," said Michael. "Driving the new track is great fun. In my opinion, the modifications introduced last year are a great success. The new layout is very flowing with a few tight sections which makes for overtaking opportunities. Racing here is a real challenge and I like it."
"Going to Hockenheim this year will also be special for another reason. I still remember coming here last year having just won the title and I was able to celebrate with all my fans at the circuit. Then, I went on to win the race, which had taken me a long time to achieve with Ferrari and that was the icing on the cake. I will never forget the feelings of great joy and endless enthusiasm that day. We had a fantastic party and I am sure that this year will be just as good. Of course, we won't be able to celebrate the title, but let's hope we can take another win."