“The characteristics of the circuit should suit us, and we are counting on our car performing well there.”
“I’m very confident on this one. If you take the comeback time from the start to now, probably this is the closest that we can be of having a good result this weekend.”
Michael Schumacher is sure that his Mercedes W03 will be competitive in Montreal this weekend. The seven-time World Champion has yet to even stand on the podium since his return to Formula One in 2010, but this weekend provides his best opportunity yet for a race victory.
The 2012 Mercedes is clearly quick. Nico Rosberg has already taken a pole position and a victory in China this year. Schumacher topped the times in Monaco qualifying two weeks ago, and was running quickly in seventh place before a fuel pressure problem ended his challenge. If the car is reliable, this weekend should be competitive for the Silver Arrows.
If he wins this weekend, it will be the eighth time Schumacher has triumphed in Canada, which will equal his own record for most wins at a single race – he has already won the French Grand Prix eight times. At this point of his career, any achievement would break a record he already owns. Whether he takes pole, sets the fastest lap, stands on the podium or wins the race, Schumacher is well poised to once again re-write the record books in Canada.