After the race, Michael felt it was a “real shame to grab just one point” from where he started: “I have wished for a better finish for our team after their hard work. However I was touched at the back soon after the start and the car spun which really decided my afternoon.
During the first part of the race, I just tried to stay on track as you couldn’t see anything, and it was the right decision to halt the race.
After the re-start, the pace wasn't that far off but it was the same for a lot of teams so there was no way to gain positions. It’s clear from today that there is still a lot of work for us to do to take our pace from qualifying into the race, and I am sure the guys are already thinking very hard about finding a solution.
But this will not be done from one race to another, it will take some time, and we need to give it that time. Still it is a fact that we have improved, so I can fly home now being sure about this and looking forward to fighting in the races to come.”