Michael Schumacher explains 2011 F1 changes

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Michael Schumacher explains the key changes ahead of the 2011 F1 season in this video from Mercedes:

Schumacher shows the Drag Reduction System on the Mercedes W02 up-close and in action on the Rockingham track in Britain during a filming day.

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57 comments on Michael Schumacher explains 2011 F1 changes

  1. blckbrd said on 22nd March 2011, 8:43

    Oh no. He said KERS system.

  2. RobertsB said on 22nd March 2011, 8:49

    Sounds like he said CURSE system :D

  3. Ivan Vinitskyy said on 22nd March 2011, 8:50

    F1 car sliding, that looked weird.

  4. BasCB (@bascb) said on 22nd March 2011, 9:11

    He looked a bit lost for words there at times, maybe they have a German version as well?

    Nice to see the teams showing some footage and presentations.

  5. Thanx Michael !

  6. Kenny said on 22nd March 2011, 10:45

    If Mercedes paid someone to produce that, they need to be getting their money back. More likely it was Mike and the Mechanics on a lark…

  7. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 22nd March 2011, 10:49

    I don’t know about anyone else, but Michael really does seem rejuvenated this year. All last year I never really got the feeling that I was actually watching the Michael Schumacher (maybe his “strange twin” Luca was on about). But this year, somehow, it seems different. With everyone talking about maybe McLaren surprising everyone at Melbourne (or not), maybe we’re ignoring a more obvious candidate?

    • dennis (@dennis) said on 22nd March 2011, 10:54

      And it’s not only Michael, also Ross Brawn seems to be a more optimistic in interviews, especially after the changes before the last testing days.

      • Agreed. Last season they knew that they would not be quick at the first race and they gave reasons for it, but actually they weren’t that bad. This season there seems to be more optimism, and less talk about problems.

        • Bigbadderboom (@bigbadderboom) said on 22nd March 2011, 13:23

          I agree, there seems to be a genuine feeling of optimism at Mercedes this year. A Scumacher win in Australia….who knows.

          • dennis (@dennis) said on 22nd March 2011, 14:15

            It is really hard to say, judging from what we have seen so far.
            Personally I still see Red Bull and Ferrari pretty far up there, because they were constantly fast all through the winter. But as you said, who knows… The more drivers are able to win a race the better.

  8. Bäremans said on 22nd March 2011, 11:23

    Looking at the budget, resources, drivers and technical staff they have, Mercedes clearly has only one goal: winning.
    Daimler definitely wants to see results. They made that clear last season already. This year, the team has to start delivering with minimum the regular/occasional podium.
    Can’t wait to see if they are up for it.

  9. Viper-7 said on 22nd March 2011, 11:41

    “Overtaking has not been very (pauses and thinks about Hungary) often” lol.

    Is it me or does Schumy seem more friendly and likeable now??

  10. troutcor said on 22nd March 2011, 12:02

    I think I saw a glimmer in Schumi’s eye when he talked about the movable wing. If anyone can think up a crafty/unethical/illegal/brilliant way to deploy that thing, it’s Schumi. In the immortal words spoken (of) The Outlaw Josey Wales: “I seen him do things!”

  11. Byron R said on 22nd March 2011, 12:36

    They were going to film that with Britney, but her eyebrows got messed up by her helmet and her personal staff forgot the hairgel. They were all fired of course.

  12. sato113 said on 22nd March 2011, 13:03

    WOW! that’s some nice drifts from Schumi!!!

  13. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 22nd March 2011, 13:19

    Shall watch this later when I can benefit from glorious sound.

  14. jmelis (@jmelis) said on 22nd March 2011, 14:11

    I liked how Schumi explained that the wing could not be stuck in the “up” position. I was concerned about this as it did create the potential for a situation where when a driver went to brake the wing would stay up and cause him to go careening into the back of the car in front of him. Now the question is making sure that the electric system doesn’t cause the wing to stay up. That being said, I am interested in seeing how this plays out on the track and if it really makes as big of a difference as they say it will.

  15. marcblondino said on 22nd March 2011, 17:55

    Saturday is very close it’s been a lifetime waiting this whole winter and last season, now it’s time to take what belong to us. Go Mercedes & Schumi, true fans are here to support you.

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