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F1: Schumacher cautious for 2011 but Expects Wins

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 »

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Schumacher unscathed after crash

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 »

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Petronas finishes 5th and 9th at Italian GP

Despite not achieving podium, the pair of Mercedes GP Petronas drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher were able to deposit double points into their score cards at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, having crossed the finish line in fifth and ninth spots respectively. And yes, if you’re wondering, Nico is still consistently beating his wing leader to the line. Nico was fighting vehemently with late-braking Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull towards the checkered flag but was unable to win fourth place. Thus, he had to settle for fifth which according to him ‘was an ok result’. Schumi, on the other hand, had a very clean start all the way… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher penalized at the Monaco Grand Prix

After the safety car came in following some mishap between Karun Chandhok and Jarno Trulli, the track was ready to pass the checkered flag under the SC. Unfortunately, the Mercedes Benz SC went in the pits a couple more meters before the finish line which gave Schumacher the chance to overtake Alonso. After the race stewards determined Michael Schumacher’s move in the last remaining meters of the race was against the rules, Fernando Alonso placed 6th place in the Monaco Grand Prix. The FIA released a statement saying that Schumacher’s overtaking tactic received a 20 second penalty. Based on the rule 40.13 of the F1 regulation declares that “if the… Continue Reading »

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Michael Schumacher to race on new Mercedes chassis in Spain

That’s right, Michael Schumacher will be driving a new Mercedes in the Spanish Grand Prix next month. The Brackley based team is developing a newly-developed Mercedes W01 that will be on an entirely different chassis. But for now this are all speculations since the new chassis have to undergo a new FIA crash test prior to its debut. If the team didn’t make the cut, they will have to make it available from the second European race in Monte Carlo. Team principal Ross Brawn did not issue any comments regarding Schumacher’s next car in Spain, but admitted his baffle over the German’s poor pace in Shanghai. If the 7-time world… Continue Reading »

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DTM Presentation in Düsseldorf: Power in the City

A crowd of 200,000 at Düsseldorf’s shopping street Kà¶nigsallee attended the DTM’s start for the 2008 season. The DTM presentation one week prior to the season opener in Hockenheim, the third one in a row in Düsseldorf, attracted 17,000 spectators more than one year ago. For the first time in 2008, all nine Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers introduced themselves to a record crowd. More pictures after the break.

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