Ferrari Errors and Schumacher: What Is the Situation?

Mustafa SariContributor IApril 11, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - APRIL 04:  Former Ferrari Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher of Germany is seen on the Ferrari pitwall before qualifying for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit on April 4, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Micheal Schumacher, seven-time Formula One world champion had a bad week. After Malaysian GP finished, media and fans criticised him about Kimi's tyre change.

But truth should be different than what we already know. There are simple reasons for this. When Schumi attends races he generally visits and stays in Massa's pit spare. Also Ferrari has a engineer whose name is Luca Baldiserri who made Schumi to win with four pit stop in France 2004. He is the strategiest of Scuderia Ferrari.

In 2007, Ferrari didn't need schumi in pits because Jean Todt was already order the team. But with new rules, Ferrari needed him to develop the car and give advises for driveable no TC car.

I think, Schumi did nothing about Kimi's strategy last week. Also Kimi will never want Schumi to help his crew for race strategies. He is Kimi and this is his style. For that reason, Schumi will always be near Massa when he is attending to races. 

Kimi is a champion like Schumi so it is easy to know that Kimi is very different than Schumi. With different approaches, it is impossible to think Schumi helped Ferrari's tyre gamble in Malaysia.

If this gamble was did to Massa than it can be a reasonable theory but there is no proof we had seen in media about Schumi did something to Kimi. There is only a news about it.

In conclusion, There was a mistake in Malaysia but Media made Schumi to guilty about Kimi's tyre gamble. First, Kimi's racing engineer made mistake about tyre on that situation. Also Ferrari's whole pit crew allow that change.

Ending is simple, Ferrari's race director crew did that mistake. Schumi is not that man to be guilty about tyre choice. It can't be a one man mistake.