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Schumacher set for 300th GP at Spa

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 August, 2012, 2:45am

Michael Schumacher says he is hoping to celebrate his 300th grand prix in style next weekend with a strong performance for Mercedes at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Despite some strong drives this season, including a podium finish at the European Grand Prix, his first since rejoining the sport in 2010, the 43-year-old German has endured a tough start to the season, retiring from six of the first 10 races.

However, the seven-times champion is convinced a combination of his knowledge of Spa, track and improvements to his car will help him secure a good result.

"Spa is like my living room; for me, it's clearly the No1 race track in the world," said Schumacher, set to become the second driver in history, after Rubens Barrichello, to compete in 300 grands prix. "It's uncanny how I always seem to have special moments there - my debut, my first win, a world championship victory and many great races."

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