15th on the grid after all
In Hockenheim, Jean-Eric Vergne was just about to go in Q2, but Michaël Schumacher improved under the checkered flag and the Frenchman finished 18th.
After the grid penalties imposed to several drives, JEV will be 15th on the grid of the German Grand Prix, Sunday at 14:00.
“Only two tenths between me and P13 in Q1 which is very close and in fact I think I lost two tenths in the final corner” analysed Jean-Eric. “Although apart from that, I feel my lap was quite good. I am disappointed that the rain arrived just a bit too late for me. We went out immediately on the Option as we expected rain to fall in Q1 itself.”
“I am still hopeful of having a good race tomorrow as we seem a bit more competitive in the dry than we were two weeks ago. With the rain affecting several sessions, we have not done as much running on the dry tyres as usual and seeing how they behave will be an interesting factor tomorrow.”