Schumacher hoping for best in last F1 race
24 November 2012 – Sunday will see Michael Schumacher bowing out of F1 for a second time, six years after the seven-time World Champion originally did so at Interlagos. Back then, a problem in Q3 left him tenth on the grid. On this occasion, the German attempted a wet setup that failed because the track stayed dry. He dropped out in Q2 and will start 14th on the grid.
“For obvious reasons, I am not particularly happy about the qualifying session today,” Schumacher summed up. “We might have compromised the car too much for the rain, which is expected for tomorrow but was also forecast for qualifying. When the drops came down just before, it looked even more likely…
“Anyway, my starting position is now quite tricky and I will have to see what we can make out of it tomorrow. Of course, coming from where I am does not make it easy, but I will definitely try to fight my way up the field.”
Team-mate Nico Rosberg managed to crack the top ten. Both men are now aiming to end an embarrassing run of five non-scoring races for the Brackley-based outfit.