With Ferrari struggling, Mercedes were the third-fastest team around Istanbul, though a long way off Red Bull and McLaren.
|Michael Schumacher||Nico Rosberg|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q3)||1’26.857 (-0.095)||1’26.952|
|Average race lap||1’32.392 (-0.02)||1’32.412|
Looking more like his old self with every passing race. Schumacher out-qualified Rosberg despite spinning off on his final lap.
Took advantage of starting on the clean side of the track to pass Jenson Button at turn one, but lost the position on the run down to turn 12 later on in the lap.
Held position at the pit stops and pulled away from Rosberg at the beginning of the second stint. Rosberg caught him in later in the stint but wasn’t able to get close enough to pass.
Out-qualified by Schumacher for only the second time this year by a narrow margin of less than a tenth of a second.
Running behind Schumacher at the start of the race with Robert Kubica and Felipe Massa close behind, Mercedes faced a challenge to pit both their drivers without losing track position.
Schumacher, leading, had the advantage of pitting first which left Rosberg vulnerable. But his crew performed the quickest pit stop of the race and got him back out ahead of Kubica.
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