Michael is in third position on the grid for the start of the season’s tenth race in Hockenheim. He posted fourth-fastest time in qualifying, moving up a position after Mark Webber, who finished in third place, was given a penalty.
"That's certainly a nice way to start the German Grand Prix - we had been expecting a position between fifth and seventh on the grid, so fourth in qualifying, which will become third place on the grid, is even better", said Michael. "Naturally I'm particularly happy for all the Mercedes colleagues in the grandstands: they support us throughout the year and we wanted to give something back to them."
Michael was very pleased with the result for one of the home races for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS. "Perhaps it would have been even better to change to a new set of tyres right at the end, but I don't think we could have done much more today", so Michael. "Now we have to focus completely on tomorrow's race. We know that it should be dry tomorrow and we should be more competitive here than we were in Silverstone."