Damn! How could I miss the Qualifying?? Err….It turned out that I was busy attending the FreeHyderabad meet while Michael Schumacher was scorching the Magny Cours circuit on his Bridgestones en route to a pole position at this week’s Formula 1 French Grand Prix.
Michael Schumacher took his 68th pole position in Magny-Cours on Saturday, underlying that his success in Indianapolis was not just due to any Michelin conservatism but also Bridgestone’s improved performance. The former champion looked strong all day and lapped his Ferrari in 1m 15.493s to seal the issue just as arch-rival Fernando Alonso posted 1m 15.785s for Renault and Michelin. It was not quite the result that the partisan crowd had expected, and it will be fascinating to see on Sunday which of them has the greater fuel load.