Suspected brake failure for Schumacher

By on Sunday, September 23, 2012

Michael Schumacher believes that a problem with his brakes led to his retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix.

The German driver was running in the fringes of the top ten when he collided with the Toro Rosso of Jean Eric Vergne.

"It was obviously a very unfortunate ending to my race this evening when I ran into the car of Vergne who accepted my apology straight afterwards", he said.

"I am not totally sure why it happened like this; I was braking but the deceleration was not as strong as it usually would be, and I could not avoid running into the car in front of me. We have to find out what has happened. Up until then, I think it would have been possible to get some points this evening."

Nico Rosberg had a quieter race as he ended up in fifth place.

"Everything worked out well for me this evening for the first time in what feels like a long time! Finishing in fifth place having started in 10th is a pretty decent result and I'm happy to have picked up some good points for myself and the team. It's also nice to have stayed ahead of the two Lotus cars which I didn't expect before the race. Saving a fresh set of tyres in qualifying yesterday proved to be the right strategy as I had a good start and a strong first stint", said the younger German.

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