Michael Schumacher: “I just ran out of road…”

Michael Schumacher crashed in a wet FP2 session for the second time in a row when he went off in Hungary this afternoon.

Schumacher slid straight on into the tyre wall after hitting standing water following a heavy shower mid way through the session.

“I just ran out of road, locked up and couldn’t stop the car anymore,” he said. “I don’t think it was aquaplaning. It was just one of these unusual things… A bit strange but nevertheless we have to put a cross on it and forget about it.”

Asked by this writer whether the track was unusually slippery, he said: “Honestly it’s not normal rain conditions, because it was just completely dry, suddenly some rain, so that was not the normal condition that you would have to face. So I’m not too worried about that.”

Schumacher has qualified third and fourth in the last two wet Q3 sessions, and conceded that wet conditions here could help him.

“I think the rain might be an opportunity as we have seen at Silverstone and Hockenheim, so let’s see what happens.”

As to whether he had learned much in the dry, he said: “A bit. Much, it’s a question mark. We’ll find out where we are against the others.”

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