Double world champion in Formula 1 from 1972 and 1974 Emerson Fittipaldi believes that Michael Schumacher will display its full splendor in the upcoming season in 2011. Seven-time world champion made a mediocre return to Grand Prix with the team of Mercedes GP, and remained ninth in the Drivers’ standings.
“I had lunch with Ross Brawn and he told me that their new car will be competitive with those of their rivals. I expect that in 2011 Michael Schumacher to show his true brilliance. The new car will fit many more of his style of flying, which won countless victories and seven world titles in Formula 1, “said Fittipaldi. “The new chassis with new tires will allow Michael to rely on typical the rear tires at the expense of understeer on the front, making it struggled this year,” concluded the Brazilian.
Lewis Hamilton admitted that the first impressions of the new car of McLaren MP4-26 are good tests after a simulator in Woking. Hamilton added that the new opportunities to change the angle of the rear wing and the new KERS system are interesting. As is known by the system next year to reopen the kinetic energy is back in Formula 1 since his debut in 2009 and not using it this season. Rear wing does it can be changed by the pilot.
“Many interesting ideas and improvements. I drove the first car simulator and I’m pleased. KERS and rear wing are new things, but then I felt OK with them. Our KERS is the best and this will give us an advantage,” confident Hamilton.
Meanwhile, his teammate Jenson Button has never driven a car with KERS once the champion of his car BraunGP, the system was not installed. As is known, in 2009 Ross Brawn gave up heavy as the weight system only seem to affect most teams. Also KERS costs were huge.
“I never quarrel with KERS, but McLaren had a good system. I know this because in 2009 started very quickly at the start and hampered me. McLaren have much experience with KERS and I think we have this advantage over Ferrari and Red Bull, said Button.