F1: Schumacher vows to do better

14th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

14 March 2005, KUALA LUMPUR - After failing to finish in the season-opening Grand Prix, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher has vowed to do better in the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday.

14 March 2005

KUALA LUMPUR - After failing to finish in the season-opening Grand Prix, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher has vowed to do better in the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday.

Schumacher is quoted on his website as saying: "Now is the time". He admitted that he had been hoping for more from the race in Melbourne, but would be taking some consolation from the fact that his team-mate, Rubens Barrichello, had finished second in last year's Ferrari.

"What we saw in Australia has given us the confidence that we are even more competitive than we expected to be," the 36-year-old said. "I am quite confident that we can hope for a better result in Sepang."

The German had to withdraw from the race in Australia after a crash with compatriot Nick Heidfeld in a Williams-BMW.

Schumacher, his wife Corinna and manager Willi Weber, embarked on a short working holiday in Malaysia after the Australian Grand Prix. "The Malaysian Grand Prix is one of the most physically demanding of the season. I can't afford to do nothing," he said.

To stay fit, he not only completed his daily training routine, he also played football in a small village.

DPA

Subject: German news

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