Michael finished the German Grand Prix in seventh place. "There are nicer ways to finish a home race than falling back from third to seventh place," said Michael. "I squeezed everything I could out of the car but, unfortunately, that's everything we could manage today. It's a pity because I would have loved to have given something more to all our Mercedes-Benz colleagues who were supporting us today."
Michael expected to be racing between P5 and P7 in one of the home races for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS. "Of course fifth place would have been the better option, but seventh was our maximum in these circumstances," he added. "I got a decent start and the short battle with Sebastian was fun."
With fresh tyres in the final laps, Michael set the team's second fastest lap in three races in 1:18.725. "However, we couldn't maintain that pace for very long. Now we have to look forwards and do our maximum at the next race", said Michael.