– The German Mercedes GP pilot, Michael Schumacher, stated in Singapore, he is not retiring this year and that he plans to win the 2011 season. Singapore is this weekend’s location for the fifteenth Formula 1 race of this season.
This ongoing season some have considered that the seven-time Formula 1 champion might retire once again from the competition circuit, specially considering that he has been overshadowed by teammate Nico Rosberg.
“My goal remains to win the championship as soon as possible and although in 2010 it is impossible, I hope we can prepare the car for 2011 and achieve that goal,” said Schumacher.
He added that the development of the car for next season is on track and Mercedes GP may have a “slight advantage” in the fact that other teams like Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari are still concentrated on the 2010 car, while Mercedes can already start focusing on 2011.
Schumacher has asked for patience in his return to the F-1 circuit after three years in retirement and reminded that throughout the different stages in his career there has always been a certain period of adjusting to attain the goal, as it was when he was a Benetton pilot or when he drove for Ferrari but trusts it will be a shorter time than the previous experiences.
In Schumacher’s point of view, he and Mercedes GP learning to work together trying to achieve a harmony that has still not been met in this, the first year of work, but once it is attained it’ll create a structure that will help them be prepared for the next season.