Berger says Schumacher is still among best
8 September, 2011
Sep.8 (GMM) Michael Schumacher is still one of the very best drivers in Formula 1 according to Gerhard Berger, amid constant media speculation that at the age of 42 the great German should give up his Mercedes seat.
He told APA news agency: “Schumi can no longer beat the young, super-fast drivers because of his age, which is quite normal. But he can join in the ranks behind them.
“To the best boys – so Vettel, Rosberg and Hamilton – he is missing two or three tenths. But that means that in a Red Bull he could still win races.
“I still respect him highly. Apart from the three I mentioned I only see Alonso in front of him,” added Berger.
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh, meanwhile, told Die Welt newspaper that Schumacher is now “in the top 12″ on the 24-strong 2011 grid.