Team boss tips returning champion for world title
19 January 2010

Ross Brawn has tipped Michael Schumacher to become this year's world champion, but says the German won't be in a position to win from the first race.

Although Schumacher, 41, will be the oldest driver in the field and has not raced in F1 since the end of 2006, Brawn thinks that the seven-time champion will confound his critics.

"If I had to bet on any of them then it is clear that Michael will become world champion," Brawn told German newspaper Bild.

"Michael is now more relaxed. When he retired in 2006, F1 was a burden for him. Now I can sense his old enthusiasm."

Brawn does think, however, that it may take time for Schumacher to get fully up to speed.

"I do not think he will come out and win the first grand prix. He will need a few races to familiarise himself with the other cars and the many new drivers. Then I hope to see the old Schumacher," said Brawn.

"This has always been his strength anyway: to learn and adapt amazingly quickly."

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19 January 2010

Astonishing if he does it - and what a blow to Woking's Ant & Dec Double Act.

19 January 2010

[quote Autocar]"If I had to bet on any of them then it is clear that Michael will become world champion," Brawn told German newspaper Bild.[/quote] What a depressing thought. I was looking forward to this year's Championship until I heard that MS was driving again. We'll be in for another season of champion gamesmanship, I fear, as I don't believe he win any other way. He should have stayed retired.


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19 January 2010

Ross is just trying to wind-up Lewis, Jenson et al ...

19 January 2010

[quote Autocar]"If I had to bet on any of them then it is clear that Michael will become world champion," Brawn told German newspaper Bild[/quote]

Well he would say that , wouldn't he , since he was talking to a German newspaper. Presume he would be more realistic if he was talking to the Daily Telegraph.

19 January 2010

[quote ordinary bloke]I was looking forward to this year's Championship until I heard that MS was driving again.[/quote]

Depressingly dull-witted.

This demonstrates the level of Schumacher's talent: So immense, it boggles the mind that Brawn - the greatest technical, logistical and political mind in Formula One - feels assured in making such a prediction.

I can't imagine this being said so convincingly by any team owner about any driver. Only Alonso and Vettel could inspire anything near the same confidence.

So far, these gossip items from the BBC - the speculation, the confirmation, the possible breakfast, Brawn's response - have been at least as exciting as the whole of the 2009 season put together.

19 January 2010

Well, if he keeps eating breakfast at the rate being discussed last week, he's a certainty.

19 January 2010

[quote Uncle Mellow]

[quote Autocar]"If I had to bet on any of them then it is clear that Michael will become world champion," Brawn told German newspaper Bild[/quote]

Well he would say that , wouldn't he , since he was talking to a German newspaper. Presume he would be more realistic if he was talking to the Daily Telegraph.[/quote]

And Brawn's quote would at least be close to the English he was actually speaking; the way Bild have written it is bizarre. Either that or we have serious Babelfish-Chinese-Whispers going on...

19 January 2010

"If I had to bet on any of them then it is clear that Michael will become world champion,"

He may be rather talented at managing an F1 team, but it sounds to me like English isn't Mr Brawn's first language.

Did Eva Braun have any kids?

19 January 2010

What a fantastic season we have in store. Schumacher, Hamilton, Button, Vettel, Massa, Alonso, Rosberg - all in the frame to be winners!

I can't wait.

20 January 2010

Herr Schumacher, The Lord Of F1 Is Back,And He Has Many "Ways Of Winning"

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