MERCEDES GP PETRONAS: 2011 German Grand Prix Results

Rosberg and Schumacher finished the German Grand Prix in 7th and 8th positions Sunday on the Nürburgring circuit

by  John Clark  | 


View the photo gallery

MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished their home race in seventh and eighth positions Sunday as a chilly Nürburgring circuit hosted the 2011 German Grand Prix.

Nico completed three stops today, on laps 14, 36, 53, running option/option/option/prime while Michael completed three stops, on laps 15, 37, 56, running option/option/option/prime. Michael’s spin on lap 23 cost him over 15 seconds before he began his recovery drive to eight place.

MERCEDES GP PETRONAS scored a total of ten points, equally the points haul from the last race at Silverstone.

Drivers Car No. Chassis No. Race Result / Fastest Lap
Nico Rosberg 8 MGP W02 / 07 P7 1:36.181
Michael Schumacher 7 MGP W02 / 09 P8 1:35.628
Weather Cool & overcast
Temperatures Air: 13-14°C Track: 14-19°C

Nico Rosberg

“I had a good start to the race today and made up one position on the first lap to be running in fifth place. However I didn’t have a perfect set-up today and the car wasn’t working quite as well as in qualifying. I had some good battles with Massa but despite pushing hard, it was impossible to keep him behind me. Seventh place is ok but we know that we have some work to do to maximise our latest upgrades in the race. I have a great team behind me, both the engineers and the boys in the garage, so I am confident that we will do this and we will see what happens next week in Hungary.”

Michael Schumacher

“It was a pretty exciting race today with lots of action for both the spectators and the drivers. Hopefully everyone in the grandstands was entertained and it made up for the cold temperatures a little. My spin caught me by complete surprise, but that spot is known to be tricky in wet conditions, even if the conditions were not so wet today. Anyway, it obviously cost me some positions which was a shame. Towards the end, rain could have helped but the chances were low so I did not count on it. All in all, I am ok with the race. With the little improvements we have made, we can look forward to Hungary now.”

Ross Brawn

“Things looked pretty good for us in the early stages of the race, with Nico running strongly in the top six, and he seemed set for a top six finish. However, the pace was not there in the third stint, which cost him a position. As for Michael, we believe that he braked on a damp patch on the way into turn 10, which caused him to spin. After that, he drove a strong recovery to finish less than ten seconds behind Nico. We saw some good racing all through the field today, with our drivers involved in plenty of it, and scored a few more important points for our Championship position.”

Norbert Haug

“At least we scored points with seventh and eighth positions for Nico and Michael. Our race speed was somewhat compromised as both Nico and Michael needed to save fuel for quite a long period of time. At the beginning of the race, our speed looked better relative to the pace of the top three teams than it did from one-third distance onwards.”

01 / 13 >
01 / 13 >

More to Explore

Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Australian GP 2018. Lewis Hamilton

2018 Australian Grand Prix


Lewis comes home second as Valtteri fights back to P8 Lewis Hamilton came home in P2 in...

Read More »

Formula 1 In-Depth: Driving Forwards Through Data

Formula 1 In-Depth: Driving Forwards Through Data


Formula One is very much a data driven sport. How much has it changed over the years? Data...

Read More »

Formula One - MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, Russian GP 2016

2016 Russian Grand Prix – A Win Win for Mercedes AMG Petronas


Silver Arrows seal Sochi one-two in high tension Russian Grand Prix Nico took his 18th career victory today...

Read More »


Tips, Requests & Questions


About eMercedesBenz
Trademark Information
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy eMercedesBenz the world's leading online Mercedes-Benz magazine dedicated to covering the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brands. Established with the intent of bringing Mercedes-themed content from across the globe to one centralized location, eMercedesBenz has since grown to become the world's foremost Mercedes magazine by which to find the latest news, information, reviews and rumors pertaining to the Mercedes-Benz family of brands. In addition, eMercedesBenz also offers a distinct lifestyle section featuring an assortment of products and services. Each week, our team finds the hottest new gear, the latest style and the best places to travel in a variety of categories, all of which are aimed at making your life better, more refined and more enjoyable.