Malaysia

Last Race: 29th Mar Malaysia

Malaysian GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Nico Rosberg
China

Next Race: 12th Apr China

Schumacher: A good basis

2012-10-26 12:38:00

 RSS

Share:

Schumacher: A good basis

Michael Schumacher was by no means raving about any progress made in India but does feel Mercedes have laid down a good foundation...

Michael Schumacher was by no means raving about any progress made in India but does feel Mercedes have laid down a good foundation.


Despite improving his lap time by seven-tenths in the afternoon's session, Schumacher finished Friday's running down in 12th place, two seconds off the pace.

The German, though, is not lamenting a sluggish start to the weekend, revealing that much of his day was spent working on long distance runs.

"We had two sessions today where we worked mainly on long runs and the performance was reasonable by the end of the day," said the 43-year-old.

"The car balance was okay, particularly in the first sector with the slower corners, and as such confirmed the performance that we expected from the circuit characteristics.

"With the soft tyres, I didn't really get a lap together, but we managed to build a basis to work on for the rest of the weekend."

As for his team-mate Nico Rosberg, he finished fourth, 0.801s down. The German, though, concedes that "fourth place is not our realistic position at the moment."

He is, however, "confident that we're looking a little better here than at the previous two races."

Related Links
Vettel Leads Red Bull 1-2 And Alonso
Friday's Pictures From India

F1's Spaniards sticking together

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Malaysia

Winners & Losers: Malaysia

Sebastian Vettel has set the World Championship alight with Ferrari's 222nd Grand Prix win...

This Week In F1 History

This Week In F1 History

Nigel Mansell, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Nelson Piquet and Juan Pablo Montoya all made history...

Sunday's Story From Sepang

Sunday's Story From Sepang

Sebastian Vettel beat the Mercedes drivers to the chequered flag at the Malaysian Grand Prix...

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

Andrew Davies asks, has Bernie's failure to secure a German GP deal brought the sport into disrepute?

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...