Even Schumacher’s Austin parade lap car didn’t work 20 November, 2012 Nov.20 (GMM) Michael Schumacher’s United States Grand Prix race-day got off to a bad start long before his Mercedes was even fired up. In fact, the wheels weren’t turning at all when his 23 colleagues began the pre-race drivers’ parade in the back seats of classic American road cars. SID news agency said the fact the car bearing the 43-year-old’s famous name broke down before the lap even began was “emblematic of his bad luck this season”. Ahead of his penultimate race in F1, seven time world champion Schumacher instead had to complete the lap sitting alongside Kimi Raikkonen. “I can’t find any words other than ironic ones for the race today,” the famous German said after finishing the race a woeful sixteenth. Subbed by AJN. Related NewsBrawn: Hamilton’s bad tempered radio calls no problemRosberg: What Sebastian’s car can do in the corners is madnessMercedes: Fourth and ninth positions are not what we aim for as a teamMercedes: A very tough qualifying session and certainly not what we were hoping forMercedes: Straightforward and trouble-free day of runningMercedes replaces Hamilton’s cracked chassis for final two racesMercedes previews the United States Grand Prix in AustinHamilton: I’m very, very happy with the decision I have madeUnited States GP: Mercedes previews AustinRed Bull rivals targeting Vettel claims Marko Hammad O man. Where has the fat lady gone? Its a pity. You deserve better sending off than that. Thanks a lot to Brawn and Haug for using you to learn some thing for 2013. Mercedes stinks and stings Venezia Couldn’t have said it better @hammad. I could curse them all day.