Weber Confident of Schumacher Title

Michael Schumacher's manager Willi Weber remains adamant that his driver can still win the World Championship this year, despite his disappointing start to the season

Weber Confident of Schumacher Title

Schumacher currently lies 24 points adrift of leader Fernando Alonso in the Drivers' Championship and knows that he needs to turn around Ferrari's form quickly if the team are to have any realistic hope of halting Renault's title charge.

But Weber, who has guided Schumacher's entire Formula One career, is confident that Ferrari are poised to begin their fightback at the San Marino Grand Prix on April 24.

When asked whether he believed Schumacher could still triumph this year, Weber told the Stuttgarter Nachrichten: "That is very probable for me. I know that the team have the resources to react and in the next race on April 24 in Imola, everything will look completely different. We will again be at the front.

"Last year God and the world hoped that Ferrari and Schumacher would lose. Now people are claiming he has forgotten how to drive a car. That is just nonsense."

Weber also moved to play down any comparisons between Schumacher and Alonso.

"Alonso is a new generation driver who last year made many errors. This season, so far, he has driven error free."

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