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Schumacher More Calm over Belgian GP

Michael Schumacher has said that the anger over his early exit from the Belgian Grand Prix has been eased by the way the race eventually turned out

The Ferrari driver was furious at the way Takuma Sato had taken him out of the race - especially because he believed the team were in with a chance of fighting for a podium finish.

Schumacher was so angry about the incident that he made the rare decision to leave the track before the end of the race.

But after reflecting at his home in Switzerland on Monday, Schumacher said he has calmed down a lot because the wet weather conditions that he believed would come and help lift Ferrari's form never materialised.

"That was another one of those experiences this year that we have to get over as quickly as possible," he said on Monday.

"But I'm sure that we'll be able to do just that - in spite of being really angry yesterday. But I just felt it was really stupid to have had to retire from the race due to such a completely needless incident.

"Today, a little time having passed, I have to say that the race would not have developed in the way we had hoped anyway. We had hoped that rain would set in soon after the start of the race, and that we might have been able to move up by making clever decisions during the changes in the weather conditions.

"But then it didn't rain, so the race would not have turned out the way we had hoped, anyway. I think I would have surely been able to secure a few points - and after Juan Pablo crashed, I would have extended the gap between us a bit.

"But that wouldn't have been the main objective anyway. And apart from that: if, when and maybe are not words that I like to use."

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