Schumacher failed at Mercedes, says driver's former manager
Michael Schumacher's former manager Willi Weber says that the German 'failed' in his 2010 return to grand prix racing with Mercedes.
John Barnard, a designer who worked with Schumacher at Ferrari, has previously aired his opinions on Schumacher's Mercedes stint, and Weber told the Kolner Express that he shares this view.
“I see it 100 percent the same way,” said Weber. “Michael had this special car setup for his style [at Ferrari] and didn’t get it from the Mercedes.
“The newer cars had developed in a different direction, and Michael couldn’t influence the technology as much as he could at Benetton and Ferrari.
“That is true, but after Ross [Brawn] could not improve the car much after 2009 and Rosberg was suddenly the faster one, Michael couldn’t compensate for that. It was a different technology and driver generation, even though Michael was as fit as ever."
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