After he qualified in third place ahead of tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix, Michael felt “more than happy” with his return to the top three: “I’m also very happy that our guys here and back at the factories in Brackley and Brixworth have enabled me to be here with the superb work they have done.
It felt nice being in the qualifying press conference for the first time in over five years! What is obviously more important would be sitting here again tomorrow, and I will certainly try to do my best to achieve that. From where we were last year, I think it is quite an achievement, and I am pleased for our title partner PETRONAS at their home Grand Prix here in Malaysia.
I would also be happy to give a good result back to Mercedes-Benz who have been so strongly supportive of me.”