Schumi: Keep up the points finishes

Date published: September 17 2011

Michael Schumacher has urged his Mercedes GP team to “keep up” the hard work as he looks to achieve another strong finish in Singapore…

Michael Schumacher has urged his Mercedes GP team to “keep up” the hard work as he looks to achieve another strong finish in Singapore.

Schumacher, who has bagged 52 points to date this season, had arguably his best run of form in the last two races, claiming back-to-back P5s in Belgium and Italy.

The German is determined to continue his run, seeking a solid finish to the Championship as the teams gear up for the final stint of flyaway grands prix.

“I really enjoyed my first experience of Formula One night racing in Singapore last year and it was an interesting weekend to be working on such a different time schedule. Surprisingly, it worked out very well and somehow even fun to drive and have meetings in the middle of the night,” he said.

“The street circuit is good fun and quite challenging, and as an event for the fans, it is also fantastic as they can get so close to the cars around the city streets and see a real racing spectacle.

“We have enjoyed good results at the final two European races in Spa and Monza, and everyone will be working to continue the hard work and keep up the points finishes as we head to Asia for the flyaway races.”

As for Nico Rosberg, he is keen to take advantage of his team’s improved form after retiring from last race at Monza when he was involved in the opening lap carnage.

“I’m really looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix and it’s a circuit that I enjoy very much. I finished second at the first race held here in 2008 so I have some good memories from that weekend,” he said.

“The track itself is good fun to drive and a real challenge. The stop-start nature means you have to concentrate hard throughout the lap and it feels very narrow and enclosed, like a true street circuit.

“We’ve made a good step forward with the car in the last few races and I hope we can take advantage of that again next weekend in Singapore.”