28 Jan '11, 12am

Motor Racing: Schumacher targets eighth world F1 title

PARIS: Michael Schumacher believes he can shrug off the bitter disappointment of his comeback season and take a shock eighth world title this year at the wheel of his Mercedes. The 42-year-old failed to reach the podium in 19 races in 2010 and was completely outshone by Nico Rosberg who finished the campaign 70 points ahead of the German veteran. But there were signs of progress towards the end of 2010 and Schumacher's confidence has been boosted by team principal Ross Brawn overseeing an improved technical package. Asked if he expected to be world champion at the end of the longest campaign in F1 history with 20 races, Schumacher told F1 Racing magazine: "Absolutely. "We have a three-year project. Very clearly right now, we are not where we want to be. We've put a lot of effort into coming back and are optimistic we have a chance. "But in the history of Formula One, when ...

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