Mercedes boss hails amazing Schumacher
16 September, 2011
Sep.16 (PVM) Amid all criticism and plaudits that Michael Schumacher generated by battling with Lewis Hamilton during the Italian Grand Prix, the most important comments – for the seven times world champion – came from the Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Dieter Zetsche.
Schumacher fought off Hamilton’s attentions for 20 nail biting laps at Monza, at times stretching to the limits the interpretation of the one move defence rule, however Zetsche was impressed, “Michael did an amazing job with a car that is not completely on par with our best competitors. It was a thrilling battle for twenty laps, it was pure racing. I was so excited he almost wanted to dive into the TV! It was absolutely top notch.”
Zetsche also lamented that Nico Rosberg did not make it beyond Turn 1 at Monza, “If Nico had not been hit by another car in the first round, we could have seen our two drivers in that position. It was a great race.”