D he 58 laps of the Turkish Grand Prix were for Michael Schumacher literally a Sunday stroll. Certainly he sweated a little in the hot temperatures in Istanbul, but he never really had to rotate. The Red Bull and McLaren drove their own race at the front anyway. In the meantime Schumacher was 30 seconds behind the leading Webber
Schumacher dueled with Button
'It was a race without any problems, but also without any further chances', summarized Schumacher . Probably the only moment that kept Schumacher happy was the duel with Jenson Button at the beginning of the race. But that didn't last long either.
'My race started as I had hoped because I was able to overtake Jenson Button right at the start,' explains the 41-year-old. 'But I didn't have enough grip; on the formation lap we drove very slowly and the tire pressure had dropped. Because of this and because the McLaren had a higher top speed, I couldn't keep Jenson behind me for long. I had problems on the first lap anyway to keep the car on the track. '
After all, Schumi was in fifth place for a long time, benefited from Sebastian Vettel's retirement and inherited fourth place. Behind him, Nico Rosberg occasionally attracted attention with faster lap times, but the Monegasse by choice did not really attack.