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Schumacher admits to brain fade before crash

The 43-year-old lost control of his Mercedes Formula One car during Friday’s second practice session at the Hockenheimring and spun into the tyre barrier.

MICHAEL SCHMACHER HAS admitted his crash during practice for the German Grand Prix came about after he ‘lost a little concentration’.

The 43-year-old lost control of his Mercedes Formula One car during Friday’s second practice session at the Hockenheimring and spun into the tyre barrier.

Schumacher revealed after the crash that his focus was on other things as he came into Turn 12.

“I simply slid off track because I lost a little concentration,” Schumacher said. ”We were talking on the radio and I was altering some settings at the same time.”

Hockenheim’s F1 circuit was drenched with rain during Friday’s latter practice session, another factor behind Schumacher’s loss of control. But the seven-time world champion walked away unharmed from the crash, although his car was wrecked.

Schumacher’s crash brought the session to a halt with over three minutes remaining.

“The way I ended the second session was obviously not part of the plan and I’m sorry that my mistake has given my guys even more work to do this evening,” Schumacher said. ”I think that qualifying will probably be wet tomorrow, so today’s weather was useful in that respect.”

Schumacher has won the German GP four times and is the most recent home-grown champion after he won at the Hockenheimring in 2006 during his 11-year stint with Ferrari.

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