Original-Teile Mercedes AMG’s Christian Vietoris made up for the lackluster performance that all the Stuttgart drivers have been suffering with when it comes to qualifying, but the young German made the very best of his chances to get the C-Class AMG Coupé to a well-deserved seventh place this afternoon as the highest placed Mercedes driver.
“That race was probably the best I’ve driven in my whole career,” said the 25-year-old, who now currently sits seventh in the drivers’ standings, just two points behind this afternoon’s race winner, BMW’s Maxime Martin.
The long road ahead for Toto Wolff‘s squad is still rather painful for everyone involved, as the strides forward will take time. But there are positives to be taken from this afternoon in terms of race pace, as Pascal Wehrlein made it two drivers in the top ten, finishing 2.8 seconds behind his countryman.
“We managed to do that today, thanks to the great job done by my team. We’re all pulling together, and I’m really proud to be a member of this crew,” explained Vietoris, who said that these steps forward in the right direction will be helpful in the long run, as there are three weeks until the race at Spielberg. “Now we’ll get back to work and fight hard to raise our performance in the remaining races.”