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DRS failure cost Schumacher’s qualifying



Michael Schumacher can’t improve the pace for Qualifying in Bahrain Grand Prix. After running the Q1 first session Schumacher car’s DRS fail and he leaves from garage. Tomorrow he will start from the 17th place.

Michael Schumacher move up a place as Williams’ Pastor Maldonado is penalised for a gearbox change.

“I am obviously very disappointed to have qualified in 18th position on the grid for a race which looks to be quite competitive for us,” Schumi said.

“Unfortunately on my fast lap, which was looking quite good, my DRS broke in the last sector. We tried to fix it in the garage but were not able to go out again. Trying for a lap without DRS on different tyres would not have made sense. We now have to try to see what we can do from here and push as much as possible.”

Chinese Grand prix winner Nico Rosberg qualified P5 after losing time in the final sector.

“I’m not really happy, I would prefer to be first,” Rosberg said. But that’s the way it is, and generally we’ve been working more to the race.

“There are still really good chances for tomorrow, even from where we are. We’re looking much better than we have been, especially in these conditions here, which are really, really hot and very difficult.

“It’s nice to think that now with fifth place we’re not happy, but we’ve been working well towards the race here. I’m quite happy about tomorrow, I think I can do well and move up. I saved one set of tyres, unlike many others, so that should help. Pole position has been changing all the time now, plus the race winner has been changing all the time, which makes it really interesting.”

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