Kubica finished twelfth in the race and it looked as if Williams' wait for a point would go on. However, the Pole benefitted from the 30-second penalties handed to both Alfa Romeo drivers and was bumped up to tenth place to score the constructors' first points of the season.
The drivers struggled with the difficult conditions at the Hockenheimring which led to seven retirements during the race. Kubica has spoken about the difficult conditions and reveals he had forgotten how much spray there is.
“I forgot how much spray there is and how visibility is poor,” said Kubica as quoted by Motorsport.com.
“I did night stages in rally cars with fog. And when you’re switching off the lights because they’re not helping in the fog with the night, it’s crazy, but you can at least see and have pace notes, so you know where you are.
“Here, especially the first lap, it wasn’t easy and I didn’t know where I was. I was backing off, everybody was backing off, especially it was as I said a quite conservative approach and I struggled a lot with the grip, with keeping the car on track.”