Worst Mercedes qualifying for two years
28 July 2012 – Mercedes will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from the lowly grid slots of 13 and 17. Having been off the pace since Friday practice, Michael Schumacher was the biggest loser as he was the slowest car in Q2. The result marks the team’s worst qualifying since Valencia 2010.
“I don't think we could have done much more. This morning we practised for long runs, as yesterday we could not do that due to the rain, but I don't think it compromised our performance. You have to accept the gap is quite big.”
The result comes in stark contrast to 2001, when Schumacher claimed his fourth world title in Hungary for Ferrari.