Back in the USA for Schumacher

By on Friday, November 9, 2012

Photo credit: Mercedes AMG F1

Michael Schumacher is enthusiastic about F1's return to the USA after a five year absence.

Schumacher claimed the win at Indianapolis in 2006 and privately decided to retire at the end of the season following that victory.

Schumacher returned to the sport in 2010 and next weekend's United States Grand Prix will be his penultimate race in F1.

"My wife and I have been big fans of the USA, and also of Texas, for many years so I'm particularly looking forward to the race in Austin. I'm really excited to see what kind of track we will find and to see if the American fans will embrace our sport", he said.

"From the pictures and layouts of the circuit that I have already seen, everything looks very good. I think Formula One will put on a good show at the Circuit of the Americas, and naturally I will be giving my best to be a part of that".

Mercedes has gone four races without scoring a point, although Nico Rosberg is hoping to end that barren run next weekend.

"It will be very exciting to race in the USA again and I'm really looking forward to our visit. The United States Grand Prix should be a great event and a real show for our American fans", he said.

"I can't wait to drive on the Circuit of the Americas track for the first time in practice next Friday. I spent some time practising on the simulator at the factory this week so I know what to expect and, as a team, we are as well prepared as we can be from our simulator work. The track looks cool with a great double S section to begin the lap and it looks like there should be some good opportunities for overtaking. We really want to end the season on a positive note so we'll be aiming to score some points next weekend".

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