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Ross Brawn could be considered as the real architect of his retirement have taken Michael Schumacher, recovering the ‘Kaiser’ for the grid of Formula 1 to the wheel of a Mercedes car GP.
The head of world champion team last year, Mercedes sold Brawn GP to stay on as athletic director from the same team under a new name, is clearly betting on the seven-time world champion has its risks.
“Of course there is a risk, but is such that we were both happy to take. It was an emotional decision and no one has repented a single moment,” Brawn admitted in an interview to the official website of the championship.
Mercedes GP director says that his disciple is pending at any time during the course of the car’s computer. “Michael works directly with engineers and technicians. I oversee and I hear the debates, and I add, when I feel a need to clarify something. ‘Schumi’ works very hard with the engineers and technicians, and we’re getting a great help” he said.
According to the latest from testing, the lap times seem to suggest that GP Mercedes Mercedes is a second off the pace of Ferrari and McLaren, a circumstance that does not worry the ‘chief of the team.
“I do not think this is a second. You have to look into the details of what has been done. I think we’re competitive. We’re not exactly where we want to be yet, but we do not think a second. That is the nature of our business, “Brawn hue.
The Mercedes team was presented as the “selection of the German Formula 1″ in allusion to the nationality of its two pilots, seven-times world Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, and also that of the traditional brand of automobiles, which expects to reissue era of the famous fireball of silver.
The president of the consortium Daimler, Dieter Zetsche, referred to this sense of German national team in Formula 1 to present the design of new generation cars in the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart: “Now we list the German team in Formula 1. A little national pride is legitimate. ”
The goal of the team is clear: the world title. It’s unclear what made Schumacher: “Our goal and our mission is to become world champions.” However, he preferred to err on the safe Zetsche and stressed that long-term goals do not necessarily have to be met in the first season. “We have a clearly defined objective that is to be world champions, but that does not mean they have to achieve in the first year. We are a team again. Give us some time.”
A little while Schumacher and Rosberg also need to start testing their cars, they will not be ready until Sunday, a day before the start of the official test at Valencia. The first to jump on the new car will Rosberg.
Ferrari president ironic about the return of the German, but in Mercedes: “I was to pay him back the urge to run.” Then on Alonso: “It’s a real man team, more than Raikkonen was great. Who am afraid more of Hamilton-Button or Brawn-Schumacher? None”
FIORANO, 18 December 2009 – The Siamese twins torment Luca di Montezemolo. Last year, the same brother Raikkonen, the one in 2009 had “taken over” the most talented Finn who first year at Ferrari was able to take the world title, had disappointed a lot ‘. Now twinned with Michael Schumacher (who “swore at Monza: Ferrari is my family, I’ll stay for life”), “as the Prancing Horse has to offer him a car wants to run with the Mercedes.” “It’s extraordinary story of the twins,” said Ferrari president, with the pleasure of taking off a sassolone the shoe in the traditional Christmas dinner for the exchange of greetings with reporters. As with Kimi wrong, even with Michael (which he tries in vain to call during dinner) chooses the road of irony.
The Ferrari team announced Monday, December 14 it would not prevent the departure of Mercedes in the German Michael Schumacher, World Champion Formula 1 seven times and consultant to the Scuderia since the end of his racing career, in 2006.
According to reports, he would be on the verge of signing a contract with Mercedes, who recently assumed control of the team Brawn. According to the electronic edition of the daily Bild, Schumacher has given his verbal agreement with Norbert Haug and Ross Brawn, the owners of the Mercedes team. The Ferrari boss has reacted to this hypothesis. “It is clear that if he decides to take another route, the agreement between us will no longer be valid, it makes sense,” said Luca di Montezemolo. “It can not work for one of our competitors and us together,” he added. Schumacher said in September that it would work for Ferrari for three more years, but the president of the Italian team said that the sentence was “no commitment”. “I did not yet spoken.’s A friend but not a member of our team, but he is a consultant for our road cars,” he added.
Schumacher had planned to return to F1 in August driving a Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa seriously injured in a racing accident. He was waived because of the aftermath of a neck injury suffered earlier in the year in a motorcycle accident. Ferrari had also considered the possibility to assign a drive when the leave to bring three cars in Grand Prix but he was given the charge of Formula 1 were opposed to this project.
MONACO – The 13 Formula One teams will present their vehicles for 2010 in a joint exercise next month in Valencia.
The executive director of Mercedes, Nick Fry, said Thursday that the presentation will be “a great event.”
“The teams agreed to make a joint presentation,” said Fry. “It shows we’re working together.”
The filing date has not been decided, but will be just before the first test of the season at the Cheste circuit in Valencia. The Association of Formula One Teams still discussing the logistics.
“I’d pass what we do, but it will be something very innovative,” said Fry. “We will do our own individual submissions. We can make something much better for the public.”
Fry also said that Mercedes, which bought Brawn Grand Prix last month, will announce its drivers in early January. Nico Rosberg already signed world champion to replace Jenson Button, and has been linked with a comeback from German Michael Schumacher.
“This year we learned that we must have two drivers capable of scoring points in every race,” said Fry. “With the lack of evidence is very difficult to claim that a young driver does, so the priority on our list are people with experience in Formula One.”