Schumacher upbeat ahead of home race

Michael Schumacher is hopeful that the promise shown by his Mercedes GP squad at Silverstone can be translated into a better performance next weekend, with the German preparing for his home event at the Nürburgring. The seven-time Champion says he has ‘a good feeling’ ahead of the race, admitting that a strong result here is vital.

Schumacher finished ninth at Silverstone after colliding with Kamui Kobayashi

Schumacher finished ninth at Silverstone after colliding with Kamui Kobayashi

“With two home races in a row, we are fortunate to be given an extra boost as we head to the Nürburgring next week for the German Grand Prix, just two weeks after Silverstone,” Schumacher explained.
“This season has been a difficult one for performance predictions so far; however I can predict one thing for sure: the extra boost we are receiving will be transformed into extra motivation.
“We saw some improvements over the Silverstone weekend with our new exhaust system, along with improvements to how we work with the tyres, so we go to the next race weekend with a good feeling added to our fighting spirit. We definitely want to show our home crowds our best level of performance possible.
“It will be the first time that I race through the corner which is named after me (Turns 8 and 9), and obviously I would like to believe that this is not only making me proud, but also even faster.”

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