Mercedes AMG Petronas went into the 2012 Korean Grand Prix with high hopes, but those hopes weren’t rewarded with championship points as Michael Schumacher finished 13th while Nico Rosberg had to retire in lap 2 after Kamui Kobayashi hit Rosberg’s car in the first lap.
Sebastian Vettel scores the win and punctuated a Red Bull 1-2 finish by claiming the lead in the driver’s standings. This was the first time this season that any team had a 1-2.
“There are some races where nothing comes together and which you simply have to move on from straight away,” said Schumacher. “This was one of them.”
“Unfortunately this has been the second poor weekend in a row for me, and it’s very frustrating to be taken out twice in the first corners of the race,” said an obviously frustrated Rosberg. “Kobayashi hit me from behind today and that was my race over.”
This was the same story as in Japan, and it’s easy to see why the team would just want to move on. Here’s to a better result in India for the stagnating Mercedes F1 team.