June.12 – Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher has acknowledged to having mixed feelings, Schumi made his best performance of his Mercedes career. Schumi was try hard to second place following lining up eighth on the grid, but was powerless to hold off Mark Webber and Jenson Button in the last laps as the track dried out, exposing the Mercedes’ lack of final top speed.
“I am leaving this race with one eye laughing and one eye crying, as I am not sure if I should be excited or sad about it,” Schumacher said after the long-time race. Having been in second place towards the end, I would obviously have loved to finish there and be on the podium again. But even if it did not work out in the very end, we can be happy about the result and the big fight we put in.”
Maybe predictably, the veteran Schumacher was not put off by the two-hour break in proceedings. Lying in 12th place as lap 26 began, Schumacher put in some of his best racing of 2011 in the changeable conditions of the second half of the race.
“A good strategy after the red flag made it possible, and I am very happy for our team,” he said.
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