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Brawn: A little tear from my eye

Saturday 26th May 2012

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Brawn: A little tear from my eye

Brawn: A little tear from my eye

Ross Brawn admits he was a bit emotional as Michael Schumacher claimed pole position in Monaco only to be left frustrated by the Merc driver's penalty.

Brawn and Schumacher have shared many highs and lows over the years most notably the German's seven of his Drivers' Championships.

And although a World title and pole position cannot be compared, Brawn admits Saturday's achievement still left him feeling emotional.

"I have to confess it took a little tear from my eye," the Mercedes team boss told the BBC.

"He's faced some tough times since he's come back and that was an exceptional performance.

"He's been in good shape all weekend; we've done the preparation and race work, but it all seemed to come together in qualifying."

But even though Schumacher was quickest, the 43-year-old won't start from pole position as he was hit with a five-grid slot penalty when he crashed into Bruno Senna at the previous race in Spain.

"The penalty is frustrating but that's the way it is," Brawn admitted, adding that "making the best of the tyres is going to be the critical thing" come Sunday afternoon.

"That's going to be the next challenge."

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