Schumacher Still Considers McLaren a Threat

Michael Schumacher has reiterated his belief that the McLaren team are still a threat to his Championship hopes and he will not underestimate their potential at next weekend's British Grand Prix.

Schumacher Still Considers McLaren a Threat

Michael Schumacher has reiterated his belief that the McLaren team are still a threat to his Championship hopes and he will not underestimate their potential at next weekend's British Grand Prix.

The Silverstone event will be a home race for the Woking-based McLaren team, and despite holding a 31-point lead over McLaren's David Coulthard in the Championship, Schumacher is aware of his rival's threat.

"I have never written them off, to be honest, and I won't do it now," said Schumacher. "When you analyse their performance more deeply, you see they are still very strong, except for the qualifying maybe.

"So I still see them to have a chance, especially if it all comes together against us. So we will take care to try to not let that happen."

Coulthard won the British Grand Prix last year ahead of his McLaren teammate Mika Hakkinen and third placed Schumacher. That is a result Schumacher will bid to reverse, as he bids for his 51st and record equalling victory.

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