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Schumacher to race A series Manta?

Schumacher to race A series Manta?

Schumacher to race A series Manta?Haha, well according to Deutsche Welle he 'could' win the 2005 Formula 1 season in a beat up old 1972 Opel Manta.

Here's the extract (see para 3), and for the full story go check Deutsche Welle.

Old Ferrari in first few races

To win in Formula 1, you have to have a new car each year. It's a sign of progress if nothing else. Ferrari has already unveiled their new F2005 but testing on it is not due to be completed until the Spanish Grand Prix in May. That means Schumacher and teammate Rubens Barrichello (two victories last season) will drive last year's car.

The old car will be used for the first few races. But will it really make a difference -- it's a Ferrari
"Running the old car will move us a little bit backwards compared if we had been able to run the new car," Schumacher told a press conference in Melbourne.

But let's be honest. Schumacher is the best Formula 1 driver in history and he could win with a beat up old 1972 Opel Manta. And at the ripe old age of 36, he is a master tactician. When asked if he had less chance of winning with the 2004 model, he replied with an emphatic 'yes.' But he left the door open for a possible victory.

"I might still win," he added. "That's what we are here for but our chances are less than if we had a new car because the competition has increased their game."

Should the competition have improved so much that Ferrari fell far behind though, technical director Ross Brown hinted that the F2005 could be ready as soon as the third race in Bahrain.


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