Sauber: Schumacher a credit to F1

Date published: August 23 2011

Regardless of whether or not Michael Schumacher is winning races, Peter Sauber believes that the German can only have a positive impact on F1.

Regardless of whether or not Michael Schumacher is winning races, Peter Sauber believes that the German can only have a positive impact on F1.
This weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix will serve as Schumacher’s 20th anniversary in the sport, with the former Ferrari man having made his debut at Spa in 1991.

Now, 280 races and seven-World Championships later, the 42-year is still an integral part of the sport.

While Schumacher may not be challenging for races wins at present, Sauber insists that F1 is still better off for his presence.

“The reasons for his comeback are none of our business. But still today I say Michael is a credit to F1 even if he does not fight for victories,” Sauber told German news agency SID.

“I still find him as a balanced and relaxed individual. My impression is that at the moment he is handling a not easy situation very well.”

The Swiss team boss played a big role in securing Schumacher’s debut run, with Sauber’s team paying Jordan