Schuey unconcerned by low fuel qualifiers

World Champion Michael Schumacher is unconcerned by suggestions that some teams run might low on fuel in qualifying to start higher up the grid with overtaking near impossible on the Monaco streets. The Ferrari ace is gunning for a record-equalling sixth win in the Principality

Schuey unconcerned by low fuel qualifiers

Many in the paddock are predicting that the race could see some enterprising strategic decisions by some of the lesser teams which hope to make light of the new rules introduced at the beginning of the season to spice up the racing.

"Everybody knows it is very difficult to pass here," said Schumacher, "which is why everyone is saying that strategy will play such a big role but, quite honestly, if you compare the race to others, it will probably be similar. If someone tries something in qualifying, such as qualifying really light, then there is no real concern about being held up in the race. They will start with the same pace as in qualifying and will just have to stop early.

"For me, the logictics of the weekend could actually be more significant, with the team and the mechanics having to work in such tight confines but now also with the pressure of time constraints."

Schumacher, however, is confident that his Austrian refuelling drama was a one-off: "It has been explained to me and it seems there was some problem with the valve, with some fuel in the wrong area, but the exact details I can't say. I'm sure the team is on top of the problem."

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