Schumacher targets upturn in form
19 October 2012 – After three races outside of the top ten, Michael Schumacher is targeting a return to points-scoring ways in India. The German, who is retiring from the sport for a second time at the end of the season, is looking forward to a second weekend in India.
"The Formula One debut of India last year was certainly a success," Schumacher said ahead of the race at the Buddh International Circuit. "There were a surprising amount of fans during the weekend, and the track itself really is cool.
"We drivers were given a very enthusiastic reception, and it will be interesting to see if this enthusiasm has remained as strong. After two races which have not been totally satisfying, we naturally wish for a more positive trend to come, and I can say that everybody in the team has put in a lot of effort to achieve it. Let's see what we can make out of it."
Schumacher is currently involved in a close fight for 11th place in the championship standings, with the Mercedes driver, Paul di Resta, Nico Hülkenberg and Kamui Kobayashi separated by just seven points heading into the final four races.