1 . Michael Schumacher had to spend 239 days on the beloved Renounce feeling. On Sunday (March 14th) the red lights in Bahrain went out again. 'After a three-year break, I had fun driving again today, especially at the beginning with my good start,' Schumacher said with satisfaction.
Schumi overtook Webber
The Silver Arrow pilot was able to win a place in the first few meters. Mark Webber gave wild smoke signals, which did not make the Red Bull faster. In the beginning, Schumacher was initially behind Lewis Hamilton's McLaren, after the first pit stop the opponent was Nico Rosberg.
The second Silver Arrow was faster as it had been the whole weekend. Despite the defeat in the stable duel, Schumi is not nervous: 'I can live with sixth place very well; for the team and for me it is a basis on which we can build. I am very confident that we will improve the car. '
Brawn: 'Car not yet fast enough'
Team boss Ross Brawn also believes that there is even more potential in the new Mercedes racing car. He didn't blame the drivers for the missed podium: 'Nico and Michael did a good job this weekend. It is now up to us to give them a car that they can improve with. We were not fast enough today and our racing speed was not enough It wasn't enough to move forward and fight for podium places. '
Overall, however, Schumacher drew a positive conclusion. He encouraged himself and his fans: The cooperation with the team on our first race together went very well; everyone did a great job and I thank everyone for their support in my comeback race. We all know that we still have a lot of work to do, but we will make it. The season is long. '