Ralf blames team for pitstop blunder

Ralf Schumacher has blamed his own Williams-BMW team for causing him to miss his pitstop for wet tyres in Sunday's United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis - a race he subsequently crashed out of

Ralf blames team for pitstop blunder

Schumacher shunted while on dry tyres in soaking wet conditions, and believes he should have been called into the pits sooner which would have avoided this.

"After the pit stop I was in the lead, but then there was nothing but chaos," Ralf told his website. "For two laps I tried to find out via radio what their view on the weather was in order to possibly make a tyre change. Nothing. No information, everyone was drowning each other with chatter. And when the order finally came to pit I had already gone 100 metres past the entrance. It was a mistake that we could have avoided."

Despite losing the lead of the constructors' championship to Ferrari, Ralf believes this can be turned around in the final race of the season at Suzuka, Japan.

"There's only one thing we can do now," he said. "We've got to attack Ferrari in Suzuka to win the constructors' championship at least. And I think our chances of winning this title are good, as we're just three points behind Ferrari. I'm convinced that we should be able to close this gap."

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