Even Schumacher’s Austin parade lap car didn’t work

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 on the drivers parade. Formula One World Championship, Rd19 United States Grand Prix, Race, Austin, Texas, 18 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.

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  • 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.