Canadian record means nothing, says Schuey

Ferrari ace Michael Schumacher believes his record-breaking exploits at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal will count for nothing in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix

Canadian record means nothing, says Schuey

Schumacher has won the race on four occasions - including three times in the past four seasons. But the German, who has a 12-point lead in the championship, expects all things to be equal this weekend and says the competition will be tough from McLaren rival David Coulthard and the Williams-BMW of younger brother Ralf.

"The record I have in Montreal is good, but it does not count for much honestly," said Schumacher. "We are here for a new race and a new challenge and we should be able to do a good job, but it is a tight competition between McLaren, us and probably Williams and whoever has improved since the last race. We will see what comes out."

Schumacher scored his maiden win on the temporary track, which is on an island in the St Lawrence Seaway, in 1994 while on the way to the first of his successive world titles with the Benetton team.

The 32-year-old also won for Ferrari in 1997 and 1998 and again last year on his way to taking his third world championship. Last year's victory set the record of four wins beating the mark of three he shared with Brazil's Nelson Piquet who won in Canada in 1982, 1984 and 1991.

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