Schumi questions car after poor qualifying

2011-03-26 13:01

Melbourne, Australia – Michael Schumacher finds himself on the eve of the opening race of this year’s Formula One season questioning the abilities of a race car he previously thought could challenge for the podium.

After a promising winter testing and competitive times in practice for the Australian Grand Prix, there were expectations that Schumacher might get back to challenging for wins after an anti-climactic comeback last year.

However, the seven-time world champion will start tomorrow’s race from 11th on the grid after his Mercedes proved no match for Sebastian Vettel’s pacesetting Red Bull or the fast improving McLarens.

Schumacher said he was disappointed in his car and surprised by the pace of the top cars.

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