Formula One ™ – Race Review, New Delhi
November 2, 2011
On a day of mixed emotions, we not only saw the inaugural Indian Grand Prix dedicated to the memory of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli, but yet another commanding victory for Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.
Meanwhile strong performances from MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg saw them finish in P5 and P6 respectively at the Buddh International Circuit, a race track described as challenging by Norbert Haug, Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
A long run by Schumacher in the second stint left him clear of team mate Rosberg, securing his finish in fifth place. Happy with the outcome, Schumacher stated: “We achieved the maximum that we could hope for, and as a team we maximised our potential.” Looking ahead, he concluded: “What’s really important at the moment is that we keep pushing and trying to improve.”
Crossing the finish line in sixth place, Rosberg admitted: “My strategy was not perfect today and I lost some time in the second pit stop which meant that I wasn’t able stay ahead of Michael.” Commenting on the result overall, he added: “I’m confident that we can repeat this good result in the last two races.”
Team Principal Ross Brawn felt the team achieved a very solid result, saying: “We certainly got everything that we could out of our current car this weekend.”
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