Michael Schumacher just wants to forget the Belgian Grand Prix as quick as possible; the Ferrari man had an untimely end to the Spa-Francorchamps race when he was taken out by the BAR of Takuma Sato. After a safety car period, due to the crash of...
Michael Schumacher just wants to forget the Belgian Grand Prix as quick as possible; the Ferrari man had an untimely end to the Spa-Francorchamps race when he was taken out by the BAR of Takuma Sato. After a safety car period, due to the crash of Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella, Sato rear-ended Schumacher's Ferrari a La Source.
"This is certainly one of the moments during the season that I will try to forget as soon as possible," said the German after the race. "I am sure we will come out of it soon, despite (Sunday's) initial anger. I think that being forced to pull out of a race after a completely senseless accident really is stupid".
Schumacher was running in a points position at the time but things did not go as he had expected. The predictions were for rain but it didn't materialise, although the track was very damp. "I can say that the race didn't go as I hoped it would, that is that it would have rained immediately after the start and that we would have been able to climb the field," he commented.
"Unfortunately it didn't rain and the race went in an unexpected way. I believe I would have scored some points and, taking into account Montoya's incident, I could have done even better. Anyway, the ifs, buts and maybes do not form part of my vocabulary. Our main aim was to be more competitive but, once again, we were not. We did well but not well enough."
"In normal weather conditions we would not have had a chance but we didn't even do that well in the wet. Now we really have to do our best to improve our performance for the last three races of the season. We will only be focusing and concentrating on that."
After the Italian GP Schumacher was no longer a championship contender for this season, the German's impressive record of five consecutive titles coming to an end in 2005. Ferrari and Schumacher both currently stand third in the constructors' and drivers' standings but the title fight is between Renault's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen.