London, Mar 19(ANI): Seven time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has vowed to be more competitive in the next race of the season at the Albert Park circuit in Australia.
Schumacher, who finished sixth in the season opener of F1 in Bahrain last Sunday, reckons that he will be stronger in Australia, where he has won four times.
"I am very happy with the outcome of the season opener in Bahrain. Sixth position was good for me, especially considering how few times I have driven an F1 car since my retirement," The Mirror quoted Schumacher, as saying.
"I am sure that Melbourne will help me to get into the rhythm even more and I am looking forward to it. Australia has always been one of the highlights on the F1 calendar and this has never changed for me in all my years of competing," he added.
Schumacher, who had retired in 2006, has signed a three-year contract to drive for the new Mercedes GP team. (ANI)