Speaking with the BBC after his incident Michael Schumacher said: “The problem was that one of the wheel nuts came off, I don’t know exactly what the reason was for it. I had a look at it and there were none left. It was a 3-wheeling car, I had no more drive so couldn’t even get back to the pits and had to retire. The car is quite reasonable, it’s difficult for us here but we knew that and it was a good progression, in my view. I believe we could have had two cars in very good points (positions) and one most likely on the podium today.