Marcus Ericsson said that the German Grand Prix was “a big challenge” but was satisfied to be back in the points for the second time in three races.
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team driver had had a trip through the gravel during qualifying on Saturday but made no mistake on Sunday as he finished ninth after managing the tyres as the rain fell at the Hockenheimring.
“It is very satisfying to be back in the points. It was a difficult race, especially in terms of managing the tyres.
“We had a long first stint on soft tyres. After the rain started, together with the team, we decided to keep calm and stay out.”
The rain caught many drivers out with Sebastian Vettel causing a safety car when he crashed out and Ericsson admitted it was a challenge but feels the result is a boost for the team heading to Hungary next weekend.
“It was a big challenge not to make any mistakes because the track was very slippery and demanding but I was able to manage the hectic situation.
“At the end of the race, there was a lot of pitting among the teams, and there were some good fights for the points.
“All in all, it was a fun race to drive, and it is very satisfying to finish it in P9.
“It is great for the team, a great boost for all of us, and we go to Budapest feeling positive.”