25 Sep '11, 2am

Michael Schumacher reveals that he skipped final qualifying to save tyres for big race

Michael Schumacher reveals that he skipped final qualifying to save tyres for big race

Canny Michael Schumacher (above) revealed that he chose to duck out of final qualifying on Saturday for the Singapore Grand Prix to save his tyres for the big race. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SINGAPORE (AFP) - Canny Michael Schumacher revealed that he chose to duck out of final qualifying on Saturday for the Singapore Grand Prix to save his tyres for the big race. The seven-time world champion German, 42, said he and his Mercedes team decided it was a risk worth taking, as he took a respectable eighth place on the grid. 'It was quite a tactical qualifying session, in which we chose not to run in Q3 to save new tyres for the race - in theory, this should be worth some time over the race distance, so it was a calculated risk worth taking,' he said. 'As we all know from the past, a lot of incidents can happen during the Singapore Grand Prix, so I will certainly go for any opportunity ...

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