Contrasting Korean fortunes for Mercedes
24 October 2010 – The first ever Korean Grand Prix threw up two very different results for the Mercedes Grand Prix drivers. Whereas Nico Rosberg was taken out of the race early on by an out-of-control Mark Webber, Michael Schumacher equalled his season’s best result of fourth.
Seven-time World Champion Schumacher first finished in the 12-point scoring position at the Spanish Grand Prix back in May before repeating the feat in Turkey.
“I am pretty happy with today's race and I have to say thank you to my team, who guided me perfectly through the afternoon,” said the elder of seven Germans in the field. “I am sure that the spectators had a lot of fun here today at this first Korean race
“The FIA did very well to start the race behind the Safety Car as it absolutely would not have been possible to have a racing start. The only shame for us today was that Nico was put out of the race, otherwise we would have seen a very good weekend for our team.”
Rosberg explained his version of events on Lap 19: “It's a big shame that my race was ended early. It was really difficult to judge which way Mark's car would go and I took the decision to go left, but he spun more and more that way and I just couldn't avoid him. It's a real shame, as we could have had a great result today.”