Schuey fired by Hungarian GP memories

World champion Michael Schumacher will head to this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix eager for more success and motivated by the memories of last year's race in Budapest when he claimed his second title for Ferrari

Schuey fired by Hungarian GP memories

If the German can add to his win tally on Sunday, he will set a new record of 10 grand prix victories in a season. And with his fifth world championship already wrapped up, Schumacher is relaxed to race without pressure in the knowledge that everything is going his way at the moment.

"Now I have another race ahead of me that I can really look forward to," he said. "I really have luck on my side at the moment."

Last year's Hungarian GP provided some of the sweetest moments of Schumacher's career.

"I have it all stored in my head," he said, "the emotion on the podium, the fans below me, their smiles, their enthusiasm - I really meant it when I said it was a great experience for me to at last be able to celebrate a championship with my fans rather than on another continent.

"Traditionally there are a lot of Ferrari fans in Budapest and it was overwhelming to see their happiness. That is extremely satisfying as a driver on the podium and I am sure that these feeling will come back to me when I drive the first laps on Friday.

"Quite apart from the face that I am looking forward to driving again anyway after my break - I still always get withdrawal symptoms when I haven't been in a racing car for a while".

Schumacher spent the break following the German GP relaxing at home with his family and friends.

"The previous weeks really had been hectic even if they were very successful in the end," he said. "You only really notice that in retrospect. But now I feel well rested and am looking forward to the remaining races.

"I can only repeat that driving without the pressure is a lot more pleasant, and that the Ferrari team still has a lot we want to achieve: we want to win the constructor's championship and Rubens is aiming to take second place in the world championship table to round off this successful Ferrari year. Those are our goals. For my part I can hardly wait to get on with the rest of the season."

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