Schumacher Still Hoping for Rain

Michael Schumacher still believes he needs rain to hit tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix if he is going to have any chance of fighting at the front

Schumacher Still Hoping for Rain

The Ferrari driver will start sixth place on the grid but fears that he will be lucky to finish in the points if it remains dry for the race.

"In the end I would say we have to hope for rain tomorrow," he said. "If there is rain there is a big question mark on what we can do. If it stays dry we will again be fighting for points.

"There was no reason to think it would be better. If the weather changes, everything changes. We have predictions that forecast a very high possibility of rain."

Schumacher's hopes for rain, and the fact the team are expecting his wishes to be fulfilled, meant Ferrari joined several of their rivals in opting to run with higher than normal levels of downforce for qualifying.

"Obviously our preparations are for rain so we have chosen more wing," he added. "We think it is pretty certain it will rain tomorrow.

"Maybe the lap was not too bad but it's not what we really want to be driving. It wasn't a perfect lap, it was okay but it would not have made any difference anyway. We are where we thought we would be."

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