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AUGUST 24, 2000

Schumacher unconcerned by McLaren revival

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER has said that he is unconcerned by McLaren's recent resurgence in form and appeared in a relaxed mood as he prepares for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

Schumacher is under pressure to get his Ferrari past the checkered flag first in Spa after scoring just six points in the last four races.

McLaren pair Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard have, meanwhile, scored 56 points between them in the last four races and Hakkinen has overtaken Schumacher in the drivers' championship and leads by two points.

But the German is not worried. Schumacher said: "There's still a long way to go. I have said this quite often, but this is how I see it. Nothing is decided yet.

"In the past there were times when we would have been happy to be only two points behind McLaren. Now, we are obviously not very happy after being in front, but what can you do?"