Brawn Had No Time to Develop 2010 Car - Schumacher

Michael Schumacher offered one more explanation to why Mercedes GP is not a championship winning team this season. Although it won the manufacturers title in 2009, the Brackley based organization has managed only 3 podiums in 12 rounds this season, while also failing to make any positive impact in qualifying with their W01.

According to the 7-time world champion, the former Brawn GP outfit has not won this season because of the financial difficulties it had in the second part of last season. Back in 2009, after starting the season with an impressive 6-1, Brawn GP started to lose out to its rivals little by little due to lack of funds (therefore affecting the development of their car).

Needless to say, the second part of the season saw a quite struggling team ran by Ross Brawn, who on the one hand wanted to secure the world title, and on the other hand was trying to secure the future of his team (financially). Consequently, there was little or no time to focus on the 2010 car, and the results are obvious this season.

Ross (Brawn) was busy last year with quite a few other things, like securing the future of the team. So he could not fully concentrate on the development of the (2010) car,” said Schumacher in a recent interview with Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

The 41-year old admitted that he expected this situation when signing with Brawn's team, but as long as things will change for the upcoming campaign – Mercedes have reportedly already started working on their car for next year – he's fine with it.

I can live with the situation even if I am not happy about it. We have to recognize the reasons,” added Schumacher, who signed a 3-year deal with Mercedes to return in F1.
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