Formula One: Schuey Shunt Is Just the Pits
Byline: BY BYRON YOUNG
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER blotted his copybook at Silverstone yesterday with a mistake more familiar to the fans in the grandstands than a seven-time world champion.
The Ferrari driver lost concentration coming into the pits at the end of first practice and failed to notice Nick Heidfeld braking sharply in front of him.
In a scene familiar on motorways across the country, Schumacher braked too late and slammed into the back of his countryman's Williams.
Schumacher was lucky not to damage his car too severely but admitted after he was to blame.
The 36-year-old, who has started 222 Grands Prix and is known as the safest pair of hands in the pitlane, said: "There was small damage on the nose - it was not that bad.
"I wasn't concentrating enough - but I didn't expect him to brake that early."
Just like the 100,000 fans who will stream through the gates at Silverstone tomorrow, Schumacher concedes he has no idea who will come out on top in the British Grand Prix. …