NEARING THE END: Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher, who is nearing the end of his decorated career, couldn’t take advantage of his surprise No. 5 starting position and slipped all the way to 16th.
The five-time U.S. Grand Prix winner may have been hoping to capture some of his former dominance on American soil but was never really in the race. Schumacher, who won seven world championships, then came out of retirement to drive again, is set to retire after next week’s race in Brazil.
“I can’t find any words other than ironic ones for the race today _ there was a lot of action around me but unfortunately in the wrong direction. To say that the race was a real struggle would be an understatement,” Schumacher said.
“I couldn’t get any grip from my first set of tires, and there must have been some kind of damage for them to perform so badly. We had to change our strategy to two stops which then compromised our race even further. All in all, it was much worse than expected today,” Schumacher said.
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