Mercedes-Benz’ Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher ended in 7th and 17th place respectively at the European Grand Prix. In this race, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull placed first.
Schumacher’s car collided with Petrov’s car on lap 15, just after leaving his first pit stop. The collision broke his front wing thus he needed to do another stop after completing the lap.
Michael Schumacher said he was not too happy with the race, he commented, “Not a very satisfying race for me today. The outcome was decided after lap 15 when I slid into Petrov and lost the points I could perhaps have achieved. Our race pace should have allowed me to finish more or less where I started, but that is only speculation after the incident. I saw Petrov quite late, even though I was aware that he was coming, and tried to brake as late as possible and go round the corner with him. But when I wanted to draw back, I locked the front wheel and slipped into him, which was clearly my mistake. From then onwards, the race was done and I just had to drive the car over the finish line. We will now look ahead to Silverstone which is one of our home races.”
Meanwhile, Rosberg used the option-new option-used option-prime stopping strategy which made him use the full potential of his car.