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Schumacher ready to fight in Suzuka with limited chance

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Michael Schumacher says that he is still well formed with Mercedes; following last weekend news not affected his form. The German added that Suzuka is one of the special circuit for him, but he still aware that his ten-place grid penalty.

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will be replaced by Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes AMG for upcoming season.

Currently opportunity is available in Ferrari and Sauber, but the Italian squad undecided about Felipe Massa’s future. Sauber looking a new speedy for the next season, following Perez signed with McLaren a new multi-year deal.

Schumacher was handed the ten-place penalty for his crash with Jean-Eric Vergne which took both drivers out from the Singapore Grand Prix.

“My motivation is completely intact after the news last week, especially because Suzuka is one of the season’s highlights for me,” he said.

“I enjoy the circuit – it has sections that challenge you as a driver like almost nowhere else. Then there are the fans: they love motor racing and it is fun to feel their passion. I’m also a big fan of Japanese food, so I’m always happy to travel to this race.”

“Logically, it would also be nice to achieve a sporting highlight this weekend, although my chances are of course very limited because of my grid penalty. But I’ve always approached these things as a challenge.”


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