• British Grand Prix

Rain would have helped Mercedes - Schumacher

ESPN Staff
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Michael Schumacher lost ground during the race having started in third position © Press Association

Michael Schumacher said that Mercedes achieved the best result it could in dry conditions in the British Grand Prix and that rain would have helped it be more competitive.

Having qualified third in wet conditions, Schumacher eventually finished seventh after lacking the pace to keep with the front-runners. Despite slipping backwards throughout the race, Schumacher said that he was satisfied the team had done the best job possible on a track that didn't really suit Mercedes' W03.

"We achieved what was possible for us today, and we have to be satisfied with that," Schumacher said." We were pretty competitive towards the end of the race, but overall we knew that the characteristics of this circuit wouldn't suit us in normal conditions - we definitely could have done better in the wet. Even so, we managed to score a few points, which can be important for the team.

Schumacher is already looking forward his home race in Germany, where he expects Mercedes to be more competitive.

"Our attention now turns to Hockenheim, our next home circuit, where things should look better in any case. I can only say to all motorsport fans that we are counting on your support. Like always in Germany, it will be a very special weekend, and we want to celebrate it together with them. So make sure you're there in Hockenheim!"