Schu hopes weather man is right

Sat, 30 September 2006, 11:00

Michael Schumacher is hoping that Ferrari’s weather man is right about Sunday.

The Ferrari driver, who qualified a poor sixth on uncompetitive Bridgestone wets at Shanghai, told reporters at the scene of the Chinese grand prix that he expects better conditions for the race.

But his information conflicts with that of several other teams, who are expecting a high chance of Sunday rain.

A reporter also asked Schumacher, 37, whether he was bothered about a Renault engineers’ radio call – captured live on worldwide television – sarcastically saying ‘poor old Michael’ when it became clear that the German would not be near pole.

”I can live with that,” Schumacher said, albeit clearly disappointed with the lack of pace at his third-to-last ever F1 event.

Technical director Ross Brawn simply had to admit that Bridgestone, much as in Hungary, cannot keep up in the wet.

”In the dry or in mixed conditions we have a chance,” said Ferrari’s technical director, ”because in the dry Michael is quickest.”


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