On May 19, the Nürburgring Nordschleife will see Michael Schumacher using an AMG F1 W02 car of Mercedes running through it. It comes after the 2007 lap of Nick Heidfeld. Hedidfeld used a BMW Sauber in Nordschleife, which was removed from the Formula 1 racing calendar after the crash of Niki Lauda in 1976. The renowned Formula 1 driver will go through the track on the 19th of May, prior to the twenty-four hour race in Nürburgring. Schumacher indicated that it was his way of showing his gratitude for the support German fans gave during his career, and it will commemorate the first run of a modern model of the… Continue Reading »
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As David Coulthard commented on Mika Hakkinen’s return to racing, “a true racer never loses the speed, only the need to race,” this may be a statement that Mercedes Petronas’ Michael Schumacher can also use. That is, if the rumors are true that he is retiring after the next season. In an interview with Autosport, a British magazine, he said, “ I need a little bit more time to see about myself and how we are heading, and some input to see if that is what I want or not.” This sparked the issue in the world wide web that he might be retiring after. Also, he didn’t renew his… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz’ Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher ended in 7th and 17th place respectively at the European Grand Prix. In this race, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull placed first. Schumacher’s car collided with Petrov’s car on lap 15, just after leaving his first pit stop. The collision broke his front wing thus he needed to do another stop after completing the lap. Michael Schumacher said he was not too happy with the race, he commented, “Not a very satisfying race for me today. The outcome was decided after lap 15 when I slid into Petrov and lost the points I could perhaps have achieved. Our race pace should have allowed me… Continue Reading »
Mercedes GP Petronas drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished the Turkish Grand Prix in fifth and twelfth places respectively today. Started from third on the grid, Nico ran a clean race to finish fifth, with high tyre degradation in the early stages preventing him from finishing higher. Michael started strongly and was running seventh when a collision with Vitaly Petrov at turn 12 damaged his front wing and forced him to pit. He was then out of sequence and fought hard from last place on lap three to finish in 12th position.
Michael Schumacher’s return in the 2010 Formula 1 with Mercedes GP did not put him in any podium finish. In an interview with Germany’s Auto Motor and Sport he mentioned several problems with his W01 car which did not plague Nico Rosberg’s car. A burned floor, F-duct not working and a 5-degree difference in front wing were just some of the reasons he experienced in his races. Schumi’s 3-year retirement has had its effects coupled with his age and compromise with his car which he found difficult to drive the way he wanted. The transition from Brawn GP and Honda investments contributed largely to the teams difficulties before the buy-out… Continue Reading »
Michael Schumacher’s accident on the opening lap for the last race of the Formula 1 2010 season could have been more disastrous had it not been for the safety shells of the cars. His Mercedes GP spun out of control when he went off line to a lane that had much dirt. With their speed coming out of the curve, Vitantonio Liuzzi, who did not see him spin, slammed right into his stationary car. Liuzzi’s Force India-Mercedes left front wheel missed Shumacher’s helmet by just a few inches! Both cars were virtually total wrecks, fortunately the drivers came out of it unscathed. Schumi went for a precautionary check up at… Continue Reading »