Schumacher is ‘as hungry as ever’ for success
August 22, 2011
Mercedes GP PETRONAS driver Michael Schumacher is as hungry for success as he ever has been despite persistent rumours suggesting he is set to re-retire from the sport at the end of the current season.
This is according to Norbert Haug, Head of Motorsport at Mercedes-Benz, who said that his performances during races are testament to Schumacher’s unquenched thirst for success.
“I think you could admit that in qualifying there is something missing, but his race performance this year, and I’m not speaking against [team-mate] Nico [Rosberg], but over the last five races the race pace was comparable, sometimes Michael is a bit quicker,” he told AUTOSPORT.
Haug added: “If you look at the overtaking statistics, Michael is leading, nobody has overtaken more than him.”
Furthermore, the Mercedes-Benz chief insisted that there is no desire on the part of Schumacher or Rosberg to seek a move elsewhere in a bid to drive a more competitive car.
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