Michael Schumacher is in India for the Indian GP on Sunday and expects as much support and excitement in the race as last time.
The Mercedes driver, who will retire at the end of the season, told the press that he was looking forward to the race: “Last year we had a full house. We had so much support during the first race and that was pretty unique. I don’t remember any other new country we explored with Formula One that got so much following. So I want to say thank you to all the fans that supported us last year and will hopefully do the same this year.”
Schumacher goes on to speak about Mercedes’ new car- the SLS, but the main focus will be on whether he can notch some points in what will be his last Indian GP.
The seven-time world champions teammate Nico Rosberg was asked about the preparations he’s going through before the race and he said: “It’s great to be back at this enjoyable track. We had a good race last time but every year it’s different. We have new tires this year and we’re also expecting different conditions out there. So we really need to maximise practice on Friday.”
The practice sessions are on Friday before qualifying on Saturday which starts at 2 PM. The race is at 3 PM on Sunday.