Schumacher pleased with second row for German GP

Four times German Grand Prix winner Michael Schumacher says that he is pleased tomorrow starts in second row for his home race at Hockenheim.

Red Bull’s Webber penalty helped Schumi for gain one place from initial position. Mercedes early expected position between fifth and seventh on the grid, but third grid position gives him more confident for tomorrow long race.

“That’s certainly a nice way to start the German Grand Prix,” Schumi said.

“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. 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.

“In any case, we can be satisfied with this result. 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.”

“Now we have to focus completely on tomorrow’s race,” he said. “We know that it should be dry tomorrow and we should be more competitive here than we were in Silverstone.”

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