Michael Schumacher’s quest for a solid points haul came crashing to earth when he retired early from the Malaysian GP when a wheel nut departed company with his Mercedes GP car.
"The car is quite reasonable, it’s difficult for us here but we knew that and it was a good progression, in my view. I believe we could have had two cars in very good points (positions) and one most likely on the podium today."
Schumacher’s forecast rang true when team-mate Nico Rosberg took the team’s first podium with a solid drive to third place.
[Original image via GP Update]