As for Michael Schumacher, he had a disappointing run. Having come in contact with Jean Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso earlier in the race, he suffered a rear tyre puncture and limped back to the pits. But the damage was done. He ran a lap down throughout the race only to retire on the second-last lap.
In a post-race interview, he admitted that he stuck on as long as he did to please his Indian fans.