Schumacher: No Worries about Pit Fire Repeat

World Champion Michael Schumacher said that he is happy with the outcome of investigations into the fuel rig problem that saw his Ferrari catch fire in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Schumacher: No Worries about Pit Fire Repeat

World Champion Michael Schumacher said that he is happy with the outcome of investigations into the fuel rig problem that saw his Ferrari catch fire in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Five-time champion Schumacher went on to win the race at the A1-Ring despite losing time during his first pitstop, when a problem with the fuel rig resulted in a blaze on his car.

The German, whose pit-crew were quick to extinguish the fire, said on the eve of the Monaco Grand Prix that the problem with the rig had been explained to him and that he was happy with the refuelling system.

"Yes, it's been explained to me and everything was clear afterwards," Schumacher said. "No, I don't think (I have any worries). It is a technical piece and we have seen problems with other teams in the past and now we had one. But it is like everything - sometimes you can have problems with them and you can't always anticipate it."

Schumacher said the problem which caused the fire had been as a result of his teammate Rubens Barrichello's stop earlier, in which the pit-crew had problems connecting the rig to the car.

"I think Ross (Brawn, Ferrari's technical director) is much better at explaining, but I know there was some problem with the valve which got a problem after Rubens' refuelling where some fuel was in the wrong area and came out after my pitstop," he said.

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