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‘No panic’ in Schumacher’s push for pace – Vettel

Michael Schumacher’s return to F1 is on track, according to Sebastian Vettel.

Germany’s newer sensation, once nicknamed ‘Baby Schumi’ by the domestic press, said he is not among those who believe 41-year-old Schumacher’s comeback this year has been a failure.

“It is far from easy to return after a three year break, even though he was never entirely away from formula one,” Vettel told the German magazine Der Spiegel.

“The cars have changed, the tyres as well.  Many things are not the way that he had become accustomed to.”

The 23-year-old backed F1’s only seven time world champion to complete his return to full competitiveness.

“If someone can do it, it is him.  When I look at his face and read his body language, I do not see any confusion or panic,” added Vettel.