Mercedes boss backs struggling Schumi
Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn reckons Michael Schumacher could become the eighth different race winner this weekend in Valencia.
The Formula One season to date has seen seven different winners from seven races and the teams will head to Valencia for Sunday's European Grand Prix.
Seven-time world champion Schumacher has endured a frustrating season to date, with reliability problems restricting the German to only two race finishes and a measly return of just two points.
Despite this, Brawn has backed his driver to impress in Valencia as he expects Mercedes to be "competitive" all weekend, while he is also expecting rival teams Lotus and Sauber to be strong.
"There's every opportunity that at the next race in Valencia we're going to have an eighth winner," said Brawn in an interview on Mercedes' You Tube Channel.
"There are some very quick drivers in very quick cars who have not won a race yet - think of Michael in our car.
"The Lotus is a good car and they haven't won, Sauber have had some great results and they've not won. So I think we're going to see and eighth winner and it's going to be amazing."