London, Apr 22 (ANI): Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at critics of ace driver Michael Schumacher, and tipped the seven time champion, who is on a comeback trail, to win a race soon.
Ecclestone said critics of Schumacher, who claim he is passing his time, would soon be choking on their words.
"Anybody who criticises Michael is wrong. He deserves better. Michael would have never returned had he not been convinced that he can do the job, The Daily Express quoted him, as syaing.
"He is not a tourist in the paddock - he's here to win. And he will win again. Nico is very talented and Michael was on holiday for three years. Ask me the same question after another two races. Don't underestimate Michael," Ecclestone said.
"Give him time to adapt to the new car and the new tyres. At the moment he's something of a newbie, who has to get accustomed to the trade again," he said.
Schumacher's boss, Mercedes motorsport vice-president Norbert Haug, has no doubt about his expensive investment and no regret about luring the seven-time champion from Ferrari.
"Michael stimulates everybody, including Nico. To work together with him and to profit from his experience can only be positive," said Haug.
"We all know that Michael would be his first and foremost critic if he realised that this job is not for him any more. But that's not the case. Within the team, Michael is extremely constructive." (ANI)