With media reports flying all over the place about an ultimatum being issued to Michael Schumacher to improve his performance in 2011 or risk being terminated from employment, what’s funnier is that some of the biased journalists from British press calling the season by Schumacher as dismal totally ignoring the super important car factor. Just read a report from London on that.
Mercedes Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug was quick to come to Schumacher’s defence and admitted that the car was certainly a bit part of the problem.
“Well, this is an interpretation of what was said, but of course there was no ultimatum.
“We are currently a little bit handicapped with our car but I have no complaints and no regrets that we’re going to achieve our target. We need to work hard.
“We are sticking together and Michael is, for me, as good as he ever was and probably even better. He’s relaxed, concentrated. He doesn’t need anybody to defend him, certainly not me but we are very happy with the job he’s doing.
“If you take into consideration that he was not in Formula One for three years, we are heading in the right direction and there is certainly not an ultimatum.”