Schumacher looks forward to Austria GP

Updated / Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 17:53

Ferreri's Michael Schumacher has set his sights on breaking his Austrian Grand Prix jinx as his flying start to the season continues to leave Ferreri's Formula One rivals spluttering. The Austrian race is the only current Formula One race where the four-time world champion has never won.

The German looks to the Austrian even as a favourite there although he downplays the role. "We believe we have a very competitive package overall but it's a question of how good the others can be", said Schumacher. "We have been dominant, but we have seen other races like Brazil where it was a close fight and we have no idea what it's going to be like in Austria", he added.

McLearn's David Coulthard, who won the Austrian Grand Prix last year has been struggling this year but salvaged a third in Barcelona on Sunday. But given Schumacher's recent domination of the sport, look no further than for him to break his jinx.

Schumacher remains 21 points clear of Juan Pablo Montoya in the drivers' championship after five of the 17 races with four wins and a third. Schumacher's younger brother and Montoya's team mate at Williams Ralf Schumacher is in third.

The world of Formula One could be dominated all year by the German master as a smooth running Ferrari without any problems could go unbeaten. If Schumacher's car performs as well as it was throughout the season so far, look for the German to win in Austria and continue to be the Tiger Woods and Manchester United of F1.

Filed by James Shortt