German admits F1 return was as emotional as it was thrilling
2 February 2010

Michael Schumacher admitted his return to F1 on Monday reminded him of when he started out in the sport in 1991.

The seven-time world champion returned to the sport from which he retired more than three years ago at the wheel of the Mercedes W01, setting third fastest time of the day.

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"In a way it is like 1991, honestly," Schumacher said. "When I came into F1 I was shocked on the first lap and extremely excited on the second lap and further laps. And it is exactly the same today.

"I feel like a young boy that has a toy in his hands and enjoys himself."

Schumacher admitted it was strange to not be in a Ferrari, after spending 13 years with the team prior to his Mercedes switch.

"Naturally I suddenly see my old car on the track and not siting in it, it is a strange sensation," he said. "But it was good to see my brother [Massa] on the track, in the car and I enjoyed to see my friends down at Ferrari this week."

Schumacher also pronounced himself pleased with his day's work.

"I think we have done a very good job. The guys did a superb job out there, being out there making a few control checks and making the car reliable. We did more than 80 laps, and for the first day that is a superb job."

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2 February 2010

"I feel like a young boy that has a toy in his hands and enjoys himself."

I always thought Schuey was a little w****r ...

2 February 2010

[quote 38carssofar]I always thought Schuey was a little w****r ... [/quote]

I defer to your greater ability to know these things, 37 Datsuns.

We'd have to ask McToon for a second opinion before going definitive -as the gobshite James O'Brien would say.

2 February 2010

I'm just looking forward to Autocar reporting on what each of the other drivers thought.

Autocar will be giving comparable coverage to the other drivers, won't it?

Not to any of them?

Presumably Autocar can't write about the other drivers whilst its mouth is full.

2 February 2010

[quote SpiritOfSenna]

I'm just looking forward to Autocar reporting on what each of the other drivers thought.

Autocar will be giving comparable coverage to the other drivers, won't it?

Not to any of them?

Presumably Autocar can't write about the other drivers whilst its mouth is full.

[/quote]

Well as Autocar has written about Massa too, it is now my mouth that is full ! But at least it's only humble-pie that I'm eating.

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