Saturday August 18th, 2001
Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher is feeling no pressure ahead of Sunday's potentially title-deciding Hungarian Grand Prix, according to Ferrari's Ross Brawn. The team's technical director said the German appeared more relaxed than ever.
"An exceptional performance from Michael. He looked good all weekend," the Briton commented after qualifying. Schumacher will start in pole position for a race that could bring him a record-equalling 51st win and a fourth title.
"The fact that he won the Championship last year has made this season less stressful for him," Brawn added. "I have seen no signs of pressure and he seems very relaxed. I hope the pressure is now on the other guys. But we will have to finish the job tomorrow."
Schumacher will win the title if he wins the race and can also clinch it if he finishes as low as fourth, depending on other results. He leads McLaren's David Coulthard by 37 points with five races remaining, including the one in Hungary.
Published at 17:18:22 GMT