Michael Schumacher is doing a good job in his comeback season and shouldn’t be slammed over some recent poor results, Formula One commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone said in an interview published on Thursday.
“I think he is doing an outstanding job. I think that the criticism on him is unfair,” Ecclestone told the Hockenheim-Ring company, which runs the upcoming German Grand Prix.
“What do you expect after such a break? Everyone wishes him to win a race again. I have this wish. Just imagine what would happen in Hockenheim if it takes place there?”
Schumacher, 41, is the record F1 champion with seven titles. He retired in 2006 but returned to racing this year at Mercedes GP. The German is yet to make the podium and had to settle for 15th place at the last race in Valencia, Spain, on Sunday.
The outcome prompted pundits like former drivers Martin Brundle and David Coulthard to question Schumacher’s performance.
The German GP takes place on the Hockenheim course on July 25.
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