Schumacher reasonably happy with Spa result

© Ubaid Parkar (Sportz Interactive), 29 August 2010
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Michael Schumacher achieved his best result in six races with a seventh place in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The result however is the worst finish that the German has had at Spa Francorchamps. He has won at the Ardennes track a record six times and finished second thrice. In other the outings, he has been disqualified once – although he won the race - and was unable to finish on another three occasions.

“I am reasonably happy with today’s race, especially for the team,” said Schumacher. “Coming where Nico and I started, I think we can all be pleased with the result, sixth and seventh places from 14th and 21st on the grid is not too bad, and it is important points for the constructors’ championship.”

Mercedes GP collected 14 points in Spa, three more than rivals Renault.

“For some reason, the number seven is somehow connected with me in Spa, so there is a further special feeling here. Without the weather being even crazier, we could not have achieved more today in my view,” he added.

The seven-time world champion had a better weekend in Belgium compared to his teammate as he managed to outpace Nico Rosberg in all sessions leading up to the grand prix. However, during the race, the two battled for positions on a couple of occasions with Rosberg eventually finishing ahead.

“I ‘met’ Nico twice out on the track today,” the 41-year-old said. “The first time, I had the better go in a nice racing duel and the second time was right after the re-start where I had to lift a little up into Eau Rouge due to the car in front which Nico used to fly past me,” he explained the scuffle for position.

“All in all, Spa turned out to be nearly as enjoyable as I had hoped for,” he concluded.


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