Michael Schumacher optimistic of silverware with Mercedes

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Michael Schumacher optimistic of silverware with Mercedes

Seven time world champion, Michael Schumacher, is optimistic that the Mercedes marriage can reap rewards this term; suggesting that the team looks to be in great shape to push for the Formula One title.

The last season saw the British outfit still getting a feel of life in Formula One after taking over Brawn GP at the end of 2009. However, despite having a solid platform to build on seeing Brawn GP’s success in its debut season, Mercedes never really looked to challenge the might of the Ferraris, Red Bulls and McLarens.

However, after a season of consistent and compatible racing under his belt, Michael Schumacher appears all set to mix it up with the elites on the track as the motorsport heads for its season opener this Sunday at Melbourne.

The German states that he expects that all the hard work during the winter and pre-season testing will be evident and enables Mercedes to get off the blocks quicker in the driver’s and constructor standings. He further stressed upon the importance of pushing hard at the start of the season as it could potentially define the rest of their campaign and give a fair measure of where the team stands in relation to the title challengers this term.

2010 saw Schumi’s young teammate, Nico Rosberg, almost accumulate twice the number of points as the former. While the youngster’s hard work was evidence enough of the potential of the Mercedes engine last term, Schumacher remains confident that this time there won’t be much disparity between the two driver’s performances as he very much feels at home.

The seven time world champion commented, "But I feel very at home with the team after one year of working together and this experience has really benefited our pre-season preparations."

Team principal, Ross Brawn, believes that Mercedes has evolved into a much more cohesive unit compared to last season – Not only on the road but also in the garage. Reflecting upon an encouraging pre-season, Brawn commented, "Our pre-season programme has gone as well as we could have wanted, however, the first race will be the real measure of where we are in terms of competitiveness.”

2010 was arguably one of the most competitive season in the motorsport’s six decade history, with a potentially spirited Mercedes firing on all cylinders, it has all the makings of yet another memorable chapter.





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