Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Montreal, 2012

Schumacher “won’t lose faith” in Mercedes

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Montreal, 2012In the round-up: Michael Schumacher says he still has confidence in Mercedes despite a series of retirements.


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Comment of the day

Alonso has led over 1,500 laps but Vettel is closing in on him, points out Jelle van der Meer

That 1,500 laps led statistic on Alonso is interesting but most shocking was when I compared that to Vettel?s 1,471 laps (Vettel has led 400km more than Alonso).

Considering how much longer Alonso is in the sport I am amazed Vettel has been leading so much already.
Jelle van der Meer

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On this day in F1

Rene Arnoux won for Ferrari for the first time today in 1983 in the Canadian Grand Prix.

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