“At the start, everything went great and we made up places as we had been hoping for,” Schumacher explained. “The first stop was perfectly timed, so it was looking quite promising. Then I had a puncture on the front-right tyre after my first pit-stop, after I got together with Kubica, and that obviously decided my race.
“From there, I was stuck in traffic and there was nothing more to do because today our weapons were not very sharp. Towards the end, I was trying as hard as I could to defend myself but it was only possible to a certain degree and my tyres were just ruined after having done more than half the race distance.”
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