Connect with us


Nick Fry – Schumacher is still able to challenge for the 2010 title



Bookmark and Share

Nick Fry Mercedes GP CEO insists that Michael Schumacher is still able to challenge for the 2010 title, in spite of being 75 points and the precise equal of three race wins off the Drivers’ Championship lead subsequent the first eight rounds of the season.

Halfway during next weekend’s European GP, Formula 1 will hit the half distance point for the 2010 campaign, with Schumacher having made his come back in Bahrain three months ago. But, despite being hit by a run of helpless bad luck early in the season, critics have slammed 7-time Champion’s latest Montreal performance.

Particularly, ex team-mate turned BBC television pundit Martin Brundle labeled the Canadian Grand Prix as the German’s ‘worst ever’ – an agreed feeling with on-screen coworker Eddie Jordan, whose team offered Schumacher with a first F1 drive in 1991. Despite the heavy criticism, though, Fry defends his driver.

“I’m surprised people have reached those conclusions,” he told The Guardian on Wednesday. “He was in a good position until the puncture but, when something like that happens, you get out of sequence.

“We also put him on the Option (softer compound) tyre slightly earlier than we maybe should have done, otherwise he would have been able to defend better than he did, but certainly from inside the team we see things in a totally different perspective.

“We don’t really see any significant difference in performance between Nico (Rosberg) and Michael – one is getting the breaks and the other isn’t at the moment.

“In sport, what goes around comes around. For those who have a run of luck that frequently comes to an end and the opposite happens. So we’re very comfortable with Michael’s performance and I can’t see any reason why he won’t come well. He continues to improve and he is going make a good job of it.”

Asked if title chances are shelved for this year, Fry’s response was clear: “Absolutely not. It’s all part of the learning process. I think he, and we as a team, will continue to work hard this year and do the best we can. We still want to be in the top three. Red Bull and McLaren are fairly dominant but Ferrari have had a mixed season.”

Bookmark and Share

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2018 F13 days ago

Can Red Bull Challenge Mercedes And Ferrari?

24SharesSo, things didn’t exactly go to plan for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone as the Brit made a disastrous...

2018 F13 days ago

Liberty working on securing future of British GP – Brawn

5SharesRoss Brawn says Liberty Media is working on securing the future of the British grand prix. Silverstone owner the BRDC...

2018 F13 days ago

Grosjean form ‘unacceptable’ – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner says a “critical moment” could come amid his patience with struggling Haas driver Romain Grosjean. Frenchman Grosjean has...

2018 F13 days ago

No ‘negotiations’ with Raikkonen yet – McLaren

34Shares Zak Brown says McLaren has not yet opened contract talks with former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. It is rumoured in...

2018 F13 days ago

Wolff wants Hamilton beyond 2020

652SharesToto Wolff has revealed he wants to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes even beyond 2020. Although not yet announced, it...

2018 F14 days ago

Renault engine power deficit a bigger problem – Verstappen

5SharesMax Verstappen says Red Bull’s title chances have taken a dive. Although the Dutchman won in Austria, he says at...

2018 F15 days ago

Ricciardo admits 2019 Red Bull contract ‘likely’

1ShareDaniel Ricciardo now says it is “likely” he will stay at Red Bull in 2019. Earlier, the Red Bull driver...

2018 F15 days ago

Alonso no fan of proposed expand points system

44SharesFernando Alonso says he is not sure changing the points system is a good move for F1. Over the British...

2018 F16 days ago

Renault felt like F2 engine – Verstappen

105SharesMax Verstappen says he feels as though he has been relegated to Formula 2. In the Honda era, Fernando Alonso...

2018 F16 days ago

Rosberg reveals what difference at Ferrari engine

1Share2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg says the engine is what is making the difference at Ferrari this year. The...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media