The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button showed in the qualification of Grand Prix of the USA 19-th result.Jenson button "the Speed was good. I just wish I didn't have much luck, today and yesterday. During his last attempt, which could end with exit in the second round, I had to overtake four cars that have completed their fastest lap. But the problem arose in the last turn, where on the trajectory car was a Renault. I lost speed, lost time and the ability to pass to the second round. Was my...
Renowned expert Joe Savar claims that at the end of the year the team McLaren will lose support of the oil company ExxonMobil, which cooperates with 1995. And soon will be announced the beginning of cooperation with ExxonMobil and Red Bull.Recall that at the end of last year, the Red Bull team have poached from other McLaren sponsor TAG Heuer.
On the first lap of the race in Austin Daniil Kvyat crashed into the Force India of Sergio Perez. After that, the pilot Toro Rosso received a 10 seconds penalty. Kvyat admitted that he intends to discuss the situation with the race Director Charlie Whiting.Daniil Kvyat "I got a good first round, and in the eighth turn I caught up with Perez. Before the start of the race, the FIA clarified the rules and was forbidden to change the trajectory in the braking zone, and, in my opinion, Sergio did just that. He moved during braking, and I just crashed into him.He ruined the race and himself, and me. But I still gave a penalty for the collision. So why change the rules Perez was heavily defended, but under the previous rules. And with the new rules, I did not expect that I will be punished.I want to talk to Charlie Whiting, to clarify the situation and to clarify the rules. If you can act like Perez, then I will do so too. However, should carefully watch the video, and Charlie sometimes there are good arguments".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen spoke about how the team ordered him to go further on the already broken car.Max Verstappen "I could have stopped the car earlier, but the team told me to continue the race. I said that there is a serious problem, but I didn't listen. Only when he heard a rattle and a knock, I was allowed to stop the car. When I got out of it, the box was in neutral, but the car was like on the transfer.Normally, pilots press a special button, and it puts the gears into neutral, but this time nothing like that happened. So I had to resort to a virtual machine security and tow truck".
Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg said that he was not going to settle for second places before the end of the season and try to achieve new victories.Nico Rosberg "of Course I know about it, know what I'm going enough to finish only second. But I definitely don't tune into this approach, because going to fight for victory in the next weekend, that's all. I'm not trying to get to the finish line in second place or something like that. I will fight for the victory, it's 100 the entire race to the checkered flag.The car I have, I can win on any track with Lewis Hamilton, so this weekend for me, everything starts from zero. I configured a good battle with Lewis. He will be extremely motivated as ever. I'm sure this will be interesting."Recall that in stablise three races Rosberg could finish second twice and once third. In this case, even three wins Hamilton will not prevent Nico to be champion.
Before the United States Grand Prix there were rumors that Ron Dennis will leave the post of the head of McLaren. The head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that he doesn't even want to think about a possible retirement from racing Dennis.Bernie Ecclestone "If I was planning to create a team of Formula 1, you will certainly would like to see Ron Dennis. He, like anyone else, doing their job. It's an incredible talent, and I find it funny to watch those who want to oust him as leader.This man loves his job, and everyone should support him and not to put a spoke in the wheel".
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene admitted that his team hoped for more in the race Grand Prix of the United States.Maurizio Arrivabene "Obviously, we hoped for a better result this weekend. Once again we paid a high price for a failed qualification. In the race our pace was definitely better than yesterday, and we could fight for the podium.Now we go to Mexico, where we will try to achieve maximum results, reflecting all of our strength."The gap to Ferrari from Red Bull after the race in the United States increased to 53 points.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton has promised to do everything to prevent Nico Rosberg to win the first title of champion.Lewis Hamilton "If we talk about the fight for the title that I will do everything I can, that is the maximum to do their job and continue to fly so, as we did this past weekend. Niko performs fantastically this whole year, so the battle will continue."Meanwhile, Rosberg at a certain scenario Rosberg can become champion in Mexico.
Not for the first time Sebastian Vettel behaves in the first turn like the race is already over. So this time Nico, the pilot Force India accused the countryman of aggressive behavior on the track.Nico Hulkenberg "the first corner I just don't have enough space, I was sandwiched between Vettel and Bottas. I have to say, Sebastian was acting on the apex aggressively. He left me the place, but could take a turn wider . I had nowhere to go, because inside of the turn was another car - I couldn't just evaporate into thin air. Very foolish to behave like that at the start of the race".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said about his opinion regarding max Verstappen, the young star of Formula 1.Kimi Raikkonen "you can Have two different opinions about him, because one pilot happy with his performances, and the other not, depending on who finishes higher. I have nothing against Verstappen, he's a great guy and does a good job. Sometimes he does things on the edge, but in racing there are stewards, and they decide whether it is good or not.During the season things change. Sometimes in one year a few times you're fighting one opponent. But I have nothing to say about Max".
Mechanics of Red Bull held the fastest pit stop during the race the United States Grand Prix in Austin. Car max Verstappen, they served over 2.10 seconds.Just one hundredth of a second they gave the mechanics of the Mercedes. The third result is 2.14 seconds from pit crew of McLaren.As for the Williams mechanics, who traditionally occupy the first place on this indicator, but this time they were not even in the top five.
The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean brought the team one point for 10th place in her home for the Grand Prix of the United States.Roman Grosjean "Today the race ended well. I had a little messy the first round, but I managed to go through all of his trials. Then we decided on an aggressive strategy that has worked very well, so I'm happy with the result. We were lucky that a few cars dropped out of the race, so we just had to complete the race.It's great that I earned one point before the home team bleachers. I am very satisfied and happy for the team because we have so long remained without glasses."Gunther Steiner, team principal "We are pleased with the result of the race and Grosjean fighting for points. It was a demonstration fight, because the whole weekend we had no luck, and the race was not the most successful. Esteban is upset because in his car the newly emerged problems with the brake disk. We will continue to investigate this issue to get to its essence. We don't want drivers to be lost points, and risked their lives for this failure.The strategy that we developed before the race paid off. We worked hard before this Grand Prix and proved that they are real fighters and racing team".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in the race Grand Prix of the USA finished fourth. The second pilot Scuderia Kimi Raikkonen went badly-bolted wheels.Sebastian Vettel "overall, today was better than yesterday, and the race pretty good. The start was not as good as the first corner, but I was lucky enough to stay in the race, considering that someone hit me, think it was Hulkenberg. Fortunately, nothing was broken and I was able to continue the race.The pace was good, we even saw that the tires worked better and longer than others. Thanks to max for the gathering, because it was a real gift, which deprived me of dangerous fighting on the road. Unfortunately, out of the race and Kimi. Finish two cars in the top ten would be a good result".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez was pleased with his 8th result on the basis of race in the United States. And this is after a reversal at the beginning of the race.Sergio Perez "Eighth place was a good result after my disastrous first lap. It was a real comebackAfter the incident with the Cuatom in the 11-m turn I was suddenly in last place on a severely damaged car. It was hard, but step by step we went back to points and, in the end, we got good results. We played an interesting strategy that allowed us to overtake a lot of cars. In order to go with four points and climb to seventh place in the drivers ' championship, I had to work very hard.The price of each of the points is now extremely large, so the struggle continues."Robert Fearnley, head of the team "we had a pretty disastrous first lap for the first time this year. Nico was eliminated in the first corner when he got squeezed between Bottas and Vettel. Obtained as a result of contact damage forced him to quit. Later, Perez was knocked Cuatom, and he fell back into the peloton. Despite the damage, Perez showed incredible race and went back to glasses.To leave Austin with only four points it's a shame, especially given the speed of our machines. However, we only lost a few points in the fight for fourth place in the constructors 'championship and we are ready to continue the fight with Williams in Mexico".
McLaren racing Director Eric boullier was pleased with double finish in the points zone in race United States Grand Prix.Eric boullier "it's Always very nice when a team finishes in the glasses in such an important Grand Prix, such a big country in every sense of the word. There are many new fans of Formula 1, including new business partners. Today's race was really important to us.We saw an exciting battle wheel to wheel for the entire length of the peloton. Fernando drove the race, breaking from the 12th to 5th place. A button and is made from 19-th to 9-th position.I am proud that both of these pilot stand for McLaren".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen ahead of schedule finished the race Grand Prix of the United States, presumably because okteta transmission.Max Verstappen "It was not the best way to finish the race, especially since the first part was so positive. The beginning was great, because to start on a more solid structure is always difficult, but we managed to break away and keep Vettel behind him. I was happy with the pace and felt confident.Sure there was the opportunity to compete with Mercedes, but their speed on the straight looks terrible. I let go of Nico to save their tyres and maintain the gap from Ferrari.The problem at the pit stop is my mistake. The team asked me to attack another round before you go into the pits and I went immediately. Shortly after I returned to the track, heard the crackling and noise coming from the engine. The team tried to solve the problem, but failed. Now looking forward to the Mexican Grand Prix next week".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in the Grand Prix of the USA finished fifth. In the final part of the race he overtook Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz.Fernando Alonso "Today was fun, I especially liked the final part of the race.Carlos Sainz was on a different strategy, on the other tires, which allowed me to overtake him, like Felipe. Our tyres were in better condition than the Toro Rosso, and we took advantage of it. The last couple of laps were very intense, so I chased and tried to overtake everyone possible. To overtake Sainz was very simple with DRS, but I must point out that Carlos never made a mistake, and the fight with him was extremely tense.Our result today was the motivation for the whole team, I am pleased that I finished fifth, but we are well aware, I got a couple of places for gatherings of leaders. We also need to understand why the pace throughout the weekend was so low. In this respect, we are not very happy with the results".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the race Grand Prix of the USA finished seventh. For a few laps to finin the Brazilian missed the attack Fernando Alonso, pochli what with the puncture went into the pits.Felipe Massa "I had a very good start and the race had to be fabulous. I've been avoiding incidents in the turns and overtaking cars on the first lap. Our pace was really good, and I managed to create a gap from the cars behind. But I had bad luck with virtual machine security, because the science came out ahead of me having played a lot of time while I was busy at the pit stop.Then in the fight with Alonso I damaged the car I had a slow puncture, which destroyed my entire race. I had to finish the race in sixth or even fifth place, but made it only the seventh. Now we are preparing for Mexico".
In the race the United States Grand Prix, the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz was 6th. For the Spaniard is the repetition of the best result in his career. However, two laps before the finish he went and did the 5th. Carlos Sainz "Today's result is special for me and the team This is a great way to motivate the team and keep our noses up to the end of the season I will always remember this weekend This is my best result in Formula 1, and he makes me very happy because this sixth position is more special than in Barcelona, because here we don't think you can ever get points.Our tests in a simulator showed only 11-th and 12-th place, and I was fighting for 5th We were able to get to work the rubber, and also fought on equal footing with Williams. We also helped the virtual machine security, but the battle in the last laps could not be avoided.Battle with Fernando was very fun I knew that he will pass me, but told myself that everything should look very combative. I know how he attacks and how to defend against him, because he followed the races for twelve years. I kept him behind me until the moment before he activated the DRS.I'm so glad that you imagine can't I feel like I won".
Manor pilot Pascal Wehrlein happy with my 17th place on the basis of race in the United States. Left behind only teammate.Pascal Wehrlein "all things considered, I'm very happy with my weekend in the United States. There were some difficult moments, but I'm pleased with how we overcame them. In the end, we are well qualified and held a strong race.The race itself for me was very simple. I think we got the maximum benefit from the exit of the virtual machine security since spent the least time on pit-stop.It is definitely one of my favorite races in the season. I liked it very much, and I hope that we will be able to build on this success in Mexico".
The pilot of Renault Kevin Magnussen finished in the USA 11-m. Later, the Dane was fined, which dropped to 12-th position.Kevin Magnussen "We started the race with the intent to finish it with only one pit stop, but quickly realized that it was not the best option, and so changed plans for two stops, then three.Tire wear was more serious than we expected, but throughout the race I could attack almost at the limit. It was one of the most fun races of the season Today was a good pace, so the race results a little upset".
The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button in the race Grand Prix of the USA finished 9th after starting from 19th position.Jenson button "I'm very happy to finish in points after a failed qualification. The start was a little crazy because of the chaos in the first corner too many pilots out there trying to win the race To start the 19th is always hard, but I was very successful the first circles, which I really enjoyed. I was able to regain many positions in the struggle for the top ten. At the pit stop I lost a lot of time, which without a fight behind Perez. But he somehow spared me today.I finished 9th, and this is a good result - great to achieve couple of points for his team. Fernando has done a fantastic job to finish 5th, bully for him. He was very fast today, and the virtual safety car really helped him to implement a risky strategy".
A collision at the start, damaged the front wing, a 10-second penalty - all this has prevented Daniil Kvyat to compete for points. In the end, the Russian pilot Toro Rosso finished 11-M. Daniil Kvyat "a Difficult race. I had a good start, but after a 10-second penalty received for contact with Sergio Perez, we decided to go to the tactics with one pit stop. To implement such a strategy was not easy, but I attacked to the finish. On the tires Medium I went through a very long section, but I managed to control them wear. Sorry that I could not earn points".Franz Toast, head of the team "on the first lap Daniel collided with Perez and damaged end plate front wing. Because of this, the car lost downforce and speed. After a 10-second penalty, he finished only 11-m".
The stewards of the Grand Prix of the USA has fined the pilot of Renault Kevin Magnussen because he overtook Daniil Kvyat on the sidelines.The Dane received five penalty seconds. Because at the finish of the Magnussen Kvyat ahead four seconds, then in the end he lost the 11th position of the Russian.
The stewards of the Grand Prix of the USA considered the moment with Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, and recognized it as a normal racing incident.For a few laps to the finish in one of the turns wrong Carlos Sainz, and behind him the Ground dropped speed. This time we went to attack Alonso. Two cars after the contact was on the roadside, but the first on the road back Fernando.Alonso then caught and overtook Sainz and Weight with a puncture had to get back to the pits.
At the end of the race Fernando Alonso with a contact passed Felipe Massa. After that, the pilot of McLaren passed Carlos Sainz, and finished fifth, but the Brazilian went into the pits and eventually finished the race seventh.Felipe Massa "I just took a turn and he decided to dive inside. He hit my car and broke my wheel.I missed the opportunity to finish fifth, and blame Alonso".Fernando Alonso "We were walking side by side with the Mass. I didn't do anything crazy. Decide to be stewards. Hopefully, this will remain a racing incident".
The Ferrari pilot Kimi Raikkonen out of the race after his third pit stop - didn't fix the rear wheel.Kimi Raikkonen "During the pit stop a problem occurred, and the rear wheel was poorly secured. I felt it coming out of the pits. Slowed down, I noticed sparks. Don't know what happened".
When Max Verstappen pitted for the second time, Red Bull's mechanics had not yet been ready for a pit stop. As admitted the young Dutchman, he made a mistake and stopped ahead of time.Max Verstappen "In the circle I said on the radio that you need to attack. I decided that this was the team to get back to the pits. It was my mistake."After the pit stop, Verstappen came down due to the failure of the transmission.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "Max decided to call. It is only 10-15 seconds before said to us. And then he broke the transmission".
On the first lap of the race in Austin Daniil Kvyat crashed into the car of Sergio Perez, then the rival of Force India was at the end of the peloton.Even during the race the Russian pilot received a 10-second penalty, which worked during the first pit stop. After the finish of the race the stewards gave him two penalty points.Now Kvyat has seven penalty points, and this figure he shared the first position with Esteban Gutierrez.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Ricardo showed the following race United States Grand Prix 3rd result. On the podium the pair again took off my Shoe, and another victim was Gerard Butler.Daniel ricciardo "the Start was fine, today the car was very fast and well-managed. Oh I feel that alcohol of champagne already worked, so, Gerard, come drink from my ShoeI thank the team and the stands for the support, it was amazing the whole weekend. Today the plan was to compete with Mercedes, but Nico was very lucky to spend a pit-stop in a virtual machine security. It was a great battle and I enjoyed it".