Seven-time World Champion yesterday made a fantastic pole; today he was starting from fourth on the grid, one place gain after the start.
He keeps the position successfully ten laps into the race when a gearbox problem strained him to stop race while in third place.
Schumi said: “It was an unfortunate end to my race when I lost drive going into Turn One.
“It was an unfortunate end to my race when I lost drive going into turns one. I was trying different gears and occasionally the drive came back, but in the end, I had to go onto the grass to avoid the risk of the car being forced into a spin. “
“It was especially unfortunate as we have not had this problem during the winter tests and were very reliable. This is why I am not concerned, as I know things like this happen in racing, and our reliability is not in question. “
“I believe I could have had a good race this afternoon, and I can still take some positives out of the weekend as we have seen our car was confirming our feelings, and is definitely a clear step forward. We can now build on that and start improving further.”
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