Michael Schumacher Q&A

Michael Schumacher did not have a great afternoon at the Nurburgring, although he did manage to salvage fifth place after getting out of the gravel trap. Of even more concern perhaps was that for the first time this season Ferrari didn't really have the pace with which to carry the fight either to Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren or Ralf Schumacher's Williams, and this was not a race that the reigning world champion came close to winning. Ferrari's technical director Ross Brawn wasn't too impressed by Juan Pablo Montoya's passing move, but when Michael emerged to face the world's media, he was keen not to stir things up

Michael Schumacher Q&A



"As you just called it, a racing incident."



"No problem, yeah. He gave me a little bit of air to breathe. It was very little, but just enough to survive. But then I ran out of track and we just got together a little bit. But that's how I would have done it on the other side, and that's the way you have to race."



"We just got by a tiny amount together, and probably being so close you lose the aerodynamics on top, and my car just started to slide and went into a spin."



"No. I think they just wanted to hear my point of view, and so they will hear Juan's point of view. I don't know what his point of view is, but anyway I think from my point of view nothing should happen, honestly."



"Well, I don't think we should start talking about what Ross is saying. There's no point. You say what he has said, but maybe if I hear his words it will sound a little bit different, but I should hear what he has really said."



"Well, as I said before I felt I wouldn't have done anything different on the other side, and that sometimes happens. I would have been a little bit more happy if he left me a little bit more space, but that's not his job, to make me happy."



"We have had enough fights, and sometimes it works in your favour, and sometimes it works against. He took the worse end in Brazil at some stage, and now I took the worse end. Well, I mean if nobody wants to give up, that's what happens."



"I don't need to comment at the moment anything more. I want to see the race completely and study all the data, then I can say more."

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