Michael Schumacher and Ferrari dominated the 2006 German Grand Prix as Michael took his home race victory, his third successive win, and teammate Felipe Massa played his part perfectly to come home second. McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen gambled on a three-stop strategy to the others’ two-stop and he took the final podium place in third.
Michael gave the German crowds something to cheer about as he took the chequered flag. Ferrari was untouchable that weekend, as Felipe once again did a great back up job: “We have had a superb weekend,” Michael said. “Our car just functioned really great. We had a good work-out before coming here, the last and final test before the summer break. We worked very hard together with Bridgestone in order to sort out the whole position and get organised and understand everything up to the last detail.”
Michael Schumacher’s finish of the Grand Prix of Germany 2006 at Hockenheim
The team radio of Michael Schumacher after the race