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Schumacher content with fourth

ESPNF1 Staff
May 9, 2010 « Button critical of Schumacher | »
Michael Schumacher defends his position © Sutton Images
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Michael Schumacher confessed himself satisfied with his best result of the season after finishing fourth in the Spanish Grand Prix.

The seven-time world champion spent the latter stages of the race doggedly defending his position from Jenson Button's McLaren before finishing over a minute behind race winner Mark Webber.

"It was quite an entertaining race right from the start even if we knew from the beginning that there would not be a chance for us to compete for a podium place if everything goes as normal," said Schumacher. "Still it was exciting for me to manage to keep the position that I gained but then, I am obviously not too happy as today we could only defend."

Despite finishing fourth, Schumacher acknowledged that the result was somewhat flattering.

"All we could do was to hope for reliability problems of others in order to make up positions and that's not really what you want to do. It was an interesting fight with Jenson but all I could do is try to not give him a possibility to overtake. In the end the gap to the front is just too big to be really happy after this race. For Monaco, we hope that the characteristics of the track will suit our car better."