For all the drama and hype surrounding Michael Schumacher’s return to Formula One, the seven-time world champion doesn’t have much to show for it. Struggling may be an appropriate word, but whatever Schumacher has going for him, his performances on-track have not resulted from it.

So, while it’s easy to point the blame on the lackluster car Schumi’s driving, the emergence of teammate Nico Rosberg, who, incidentally drives the same Mercedes F1 car, has put Schumached under quite a quandary. In an effort to show that he still has ’it’, Mercedes has decided to give Schumcher a new chassis engine for the F1 season’s next race in Barcelona on May 9, 2010. There are no rules being broken by having two completely different chassis on the same race car so, it may not be that far-fetched to have the Mercedes teammates racing the remainder of the 2010 season in two different cars.

If and when it does happen, Michael Schumacher will have to take care of the rest and the only way that he can take that big retirement gorilla off his back is to stir up one impressive result after another because, to be honest, the Schumi we’ve so far seen this year, is merely a shell of the Schumacher we’ve come to love.


Source: Autocar UK

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  (503) posted on 02.23.2011

what a beautiful work of art. i only wish that the e-class coupe was based on the e-class sedan and not the c-class, as the name/letter "e" would suggest. i have driven both a 2010 coupe and a 2010 sedan and there is a "lesser feel" to the coupe. still, a very nice vehicle.

  (579) posted on 02.23.2011

for sure you can afford one, maybe it takes only a year for you to earn that money... you just have to bring your own food in office, less social life or night life.

  (447) posted on 02.22.2011

Schumacher lost to DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom in last year’s race, and he has officially signed up to go at it again on December 14 in London.

  (1211) posted on 02.22.2011

The Race of Champions organizers are also offering a chance for one lucky fan to win a high-speed passenger ride with Schumacher during the competition.

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

I agree, his current chassis are short that’s why he’s having a hard time adjusting on it. but good thing that they’ve allowed him to used a different chassis than his team mate.

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

Well, I guess he’s not comfortable with the old chassis and he needs a longer chassis.

  (648) posted on 04.28.2010

Well his race vacation was really a big factor for him, he needs more time to gain his skills again.

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