Schumacher expects podiums in 2011 - lots of them

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After a comeback season that seemed to raise more questions than answers, Michael Schumacher believes 2011 will see Mercedes fighting for top F1 honours.

The seven-times world champion was talking at the launch of the the new Mercedes MGP WO2 ahead of testing at Valencia this week (footage of the launch below). The wraps came off the car that boss Ross Brawn and his team has been working on for more than a year.

F1 2011 Season Preview - Michael Schumacher testing at Valencia

F1 2011 Season Preview - Michael Schumacher testing at Valencia


Schumacher, who celebrated his 42nd birthday in January, reckons the new car, which bears little resemblance to its predecessor, will bring its rewards.

"I am very confident that this season we will be standing on the podium much more regularly - ideally in the middle," he told Motorsport news. "we have said it several times already but again, we are building up something big together."

F1 2011 Season Preview - Michael Schumacher testing at Valencia

F1 2011 Season Preview - Michael Schumacher testing at Valencia


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