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2017-11-19 11:44:06

Hamilton will not change your number for the League edinichku

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, ahead of schedule has become this year's champion, refused to change his number "44" on the champion's unity.Lewis Hamilton "I don't plan to change his number 44 is my family. This is really weird, and I think every pilot knows your lucky number. Even my dad in his youth had chosen this room, and now he's mine.I have a picture with "43" on my car when I was still a young pilot. But this room was not mine because some kid just stole my. I remember when mark Blundell was on the track and handed out the trophies to the winners. It was the first time I saw the pilot of Formula 1.I think I will only use the number "44". You know, as the defending champion, have the right to use the number "1" instead of "44," but I don't really like this room. This room was different people, but most of all I remember Michael Schumacher. This is his number. I can't take someone else's number."In 2015 and 2016. Hamilton had number "44" that although he had the right to "1".

2017-11-02 14:54:03

Sebastian Vettel abandoned the Race of Champions

Sebastian Vettel abandoned the Race of Champions

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that he will not take part in the traditional Race of Champions, which this time will take place in Saudi Arabia.According to the German, he wants to focus on preparing for the season-2018. In particular, he plans to spend a lot of time in the Ferrari simulator.Over the past few years Vettel has consistently participated in the Race of Champions. Paired with Michael Schumacher, he has won several Nations Cups. In the individual competition Sebastian won in 2015.

2017-10-28 12:34:03

Christian Horner Kvyat is a good candidate for a place in Williams

Head Red Bull Christian Horner confirmed that a collaboration with Daniel Cuatom came to an end, and advised the Russians to fight for a place in Williams.Christian Horner "unfortunately, the collaboration of Daniel with Red Bull came to an end. I hope his results will help to place in another team. I think he is a good candidate for a place in Williams.You should always use any chance. In 2015, it has had a great season, and in 2016 he had a very difficult".

2017-10-26 13:14:04

Pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman - the first Russian in the Racing Academy Ferrari

Pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman - the first Russian in the Racing Academy Ferrari

Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing, announced the inclusion of the pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman part of the Racing Academy of Ferrari FDA, in which Robert will be trained and participate in competitions under the program of Ferrari.Schwartzman became the first Russian to be invited to the Academy. He will be trained under the special program of training of the pilots, will take part in trainings and events to the FDA. The ultimate goal of participation in the Racing Academy Ferrari the development of Robert, his preparation for the performance in Formula 1. The Russian driver will compete in the world racing Championships as part of a joint program of the FDA and SMP Racing.Robert Schwartzman is one of the most promising riders of the youth program SMP Racing. Since 2014 he serves in the youth formulas, on account of his a number of victories won in the fight with the strongest opponents from around the world. In the season-2017 Russia stands in the prestigious Junior series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In nine stages, Robert has won five pole positions and four times he rose to the highest step of the award podium.Racing Academy of Ferrari was founded in 2009 and is preparing pilots of the youth series for their subsequent performances in the Formula 1. Purpose the FDA is giving young riders opportunities for learning and improving their motor skills, developing their physical and mental preparation. Also, the FDA young drivers are introduced to economic aspects of Motorsport as well as teach working with the media. Graduates of the Academy of Ferrari in different times, were Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez, Daniel Zampieri, Rafael, Marcello and others. To date, under the auspices of the FDA are 7 pilots from different countries not counting Robert Schwartzman Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Anthony Fuoco, Charles LeClair, Guan Yu Zhou, Callum Illot. The racers compete in Formula 2, GP3 and Formula 4.The program SMP Racing is a longtime partner of Ferrari. On these cars the Russians began performances in international racing series in 2012, the pilots SMP Racing Ferrari first won the famous race "24 hours Le Mana" in 2015 and racing series GT3 Le Mans Cup in 2016. In seasons 2015-2017, in partnership with the SMP Racing Ferrari factory team acts in the world Championship on races on endurance FIA WEC. On account of the racing team whose Ferrari are on the sides of the logo SMP Racing, 4 wins on the stages of the championship 2017, including at a recent race in Japan, and 4 conquered the podium. The pilots occupy the 1 and 3 positions of the GTE Pro standings.

2017-10-26 10:24:03

Sergio Perez has promised a good home race

Sergio Perez has promised a good home race

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez said that during his home Grand Prix of Mexico will show good result.Sergio Perez "the Home race is very important to me. It's always a busy week for me and for the team, but it is very important for fans and business partners.It's definitely the nicest weekend this year for me. This is a great race for everyone involved in Formula 1. The whole week goes by as one big holiday. All in Mexico city looking forward to the race.I was lucky that I will participate in the home race in his native country, the family stands. Their support means so much to me, and it inspires me a good result. I will try to surprise them with something special."In two home races Perez consistently earned points 8th in 2015 and 10 in 2016.

2017-10-14 13:34:03

Brendon Hartley will partner Daniil Kvyat

Brendon Hartley will partner Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso have confirmed that one race in the United States as a partner Daniil Kvyat will conduct a 27-year-old new Zealander Brendon Hartley, winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2017.Franz Toast, head of the Toro Rosso "We are pleased to announce that Brendon Hartley, a former member of the youth program of Red Bull, as well as test-pilot of Red Bull and Toro Rosso, will play for our team.This year, Brandon won the 24 hours of Le Mans. In addition, he is the leader of the championship WEC, which has already won in 2015. We are glad that he returns to our team. Since that time, he became an experienced pilot, and we are confident that he will cope with this task".Brendon Hartley "it is Difficult to convey the feelings that I have. For me it was a surprise, although I never abandoned a childhood dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver. Since then, as I was a reserve pilot Red Bull and Toro Rosso, I managed to achieve serious progress. I want to thank Red Bull for the opportunity and the Porsche that allowed me to combine participation in Fomrula-1 and WEC.I like the track in Austin, especially since I not so long ago it was made. I'm ready to debut in Formula 1".At the time Hartley was a participant of the program of support of young pilots of Red Bull, conducted tests in the Red Bull and Toro Rosso. In 2009 and 2010, Brandon was officially listed as a spare pilot of Red Bull. Then the way Hartley and Red Bull parted, and in 2012 he conducted tests as a part of Mercedes.2012 Hartley takes part in the various races of sport prototypes in Europe and overseas, regularly goes to the start of the 24 hours of Le Mans, and this year became the winner of this marathon behind the wheel of a Porsche.

2017-10-11 17:34:05

Sebastian Buemi is unable to become a pilot Toro Rosso

Sebastian Buemi is unable to become a pilot Toro Rosso

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that the ex-pilot Toro Rosso Sebastian Buemi will not be able to return to the team next season, replacing there Carlos Sainz, because it stands in the championship of the sport prototypes WEC for Toyota.Helmut Marko "Buemi raced for the team Toyota. Don't think the Honda will be too happy about this".Meanwhile, Buemi may hold one race this season, substituting for the United States Grand Prix Pierre went Out.The last time Buemi took part in the Formula 1 race in 2011. Since then, he's listed as a spare pilot of Red Bull. In 2014, Sebastian became the champion of WEC in 2015- Formula E.

2017-10-05 16:44:03

Fernando Alonso In Malaysia Vandorn was stronger

Fernando Alonso In Malaysia Vandorn was stronger

In Malaysia Fernando Alonso finished 11th, while his partner in McLaren Stoffel Vandorn earned points for seventh place.Fernando Alonso "Just Stoffel was better. He squeezed the maximum from the car. The difference between us was only one and a half tenths of a second, but during this period had few rivals.Everything was decided in the first turn, where he won a couple of items and I got stuck behind a train of slower pilots. Not my best race. Stoffel, on the contrary, was very strong in practice and qualifying".After Malaysia Vandorn ahead of Alonso in the drivers ' championship. His career in Formula 1 Fernando scores for the season points only once lost to a teammate - it was in 2015.

2017-09-27 12:24:03

Who is Pierre went Out

At the Grand Prix of Malaysia will debut a 21-year-old Pierre went Out, which is to temporarily replace in the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat. We traced the career of the French pilot.His career Pierre began with karting. Much success in the French series is not achieved, but in 2010 became the Vice-champion of the European championship of karting.In 2011, Faded debuted in formulas, starting with the French Formula 4. He won four of 14 races, three more podiums and eventually became the bronze medalist.The next step - evrostroy Formula Renault 2.0. In the 2012 season, Pierre has only twice been on the podium and eventually finished 10th. In 2013 with three victories, he became the champion thanks to what became a participant of the youth program of Red Bull.In 2014, went Out with the support of Red Bull got a place in the team Arden, acting in the Formula Renault 3.5. Never managed to win, but eight podiums allowed to take second place in the series. At the end of the season, Pierre has played in six races for the GP2 team Caterham, but above the 11-th place was never finished.In 2015, went Out spent a full season in the GP2 for the DAMS. 3 pole positions, 4 podiums and 8 place. In may, Pierre first sat behind the wheel of a Formula 1 test with Toro Rosso. Then spent two test days in the Red Bull.In 2016, the second attempt went Out all the same became the champion of the GP2, winning four races. At the final stage, he managed to get ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi, which in the season of 2017 made its debut in Formula 1 in the Sauber. In parallel, Pierre was listed as a reserve pilot of Red Bull and took part in the tests, Red Bull and Toro Rosso.Before the beginning of season 2017, the leadership of Toro Rosso chose between the Quatum and died Out, but in the end I relied on more experienced Daniel. But Pierre was sent to the Japanese Superformula, because the rules GP2 champion can't stay in the series. In Japan, Faded settled, won two races and now two stages to the end of the championship, inferior to the leader just a half point.Went out spend in the Toro Rosso race in Malaysia and Japan, and then miss the United States Grand Prix, as the stage in Austin is superimposed on the final race in Superformula. Obviously, after that, he will be back behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso.In the Toro Rosso want to check went Out in combat conditions before you sign a contract with him for the season 2018. It is very likely that the contract with Pierre would be signed, but his partner will be either Daniel, or protege, Honda Nobuharu Matsushita.

2017-09-25 11:34:04

Champions Cup RDS at the Sochi Autodrom, a brand new format, the strongest participants

Champions Cup RDS at the Sochi Autodrom, a brand new format, the strongest participants

6 and 7 October, the Sochi Autodrom will host the Champions Cup RDS-2017. The legend of drift best Russian racers will compete under the spotlights - the season finale will be held in the format of a night race.Friday from 19.00 to 22.00 there will be training on Saturday with start 19.00 pair runs.In the composition of the judging panel will include the famous Japanese Hiroki Furuse nicknamed Sleepy, CEO of RDS Dmitry Dobrovolsky and pilot from Moscow Alexander Sivertsev.Two more members of judicial team of RDS at this time will be the participants. To fight for the Champions Cup will have the Creator of the European school of drifting, the Italian champion Federico Serifo known for his unsurpassed skills and math calculation. Competition the legendary Italian will be Timothy Kosharny is one of the founding fathers of the Russian Drift Series champion 2009 master of uncompromising drift and dangerous maneuvers.The participants also declared the champion of season 2017 Gocha Chivchan of the team, "Striker Auto", the silver medalist RDS 2017 Pavel Busygin, representing the team, "Toyo Tires x Gorilla Energy", the winners of the 2017 in the team standings, the drifters team "Tuning Factory / AIMOL" Alexey Bobrovsky champion RDS 2014 Andrew pesegov and four-time champion RDS in the far East, Ilya Fedorov.The competition will be attended by the winner of the RDS 2016 and winner of the Japanese drift championship 2014-2015 driving a Silvia S15 bright "Tiger" Fedor Zeitz, Amateur extreme uridashi of the VAZ-2105 Fedor Vorobiev, Arkadiy Puchinin from St. Petersburg, acting on a BMW E30 in police livery with flashing lights, and other famous drifters.

2017-09-15 14:24:04

Renault confirmed the termination of cooperation with Toro Rosso

Renault has confirmed that late in the season stops the supply of the power plant team Toro Rosso.In a statement, Renault said "Renault confirms the completion of technical cooperation with the team Toro Rosso at the end of the season 2017.Renault was a partner of Toro Rosso in 2014, 2015 and 2017, During this time, the team earned 137 points, and the best results were two fourth place max Verstappen in the 2015 season".Waiting for a statement about the beginning of cooperation with Toro Rosso Honda c.

2017-09-14 13:44:04

Chapter Mercedes In Singapore we are waiting for a serious struggle

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the Singapore his team will face a serious fight for the victory.Toto Wolff "This track, which we are very ill-suited. There's a lot of slow corners, lots of bumps and a little straight. This year we hope to win, we are preparing for the heat of the struggle.A clear definition of our strengths and weaknesses were the driving force of our team in recent seasons. We will strive to become better and stronger in all areas, we did analyses to identify all their strengths and weaknesses.In 2015, we lost the race in Singapore, so a lot of work to win. This time we will also fight for the best result".

2017-09-11 14:04:03

Max Verstappen would Rather start the race in Singapore

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen admitted that looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix, where his team has a chance for a good result.Max Verstappen "I look forward to the opportunity to contest a race in Singapore because it is always a special weekend. The race was strong for us last year, and I think this time we can fight for the podium.Night race and high temperatures really test you to the limit of physical capacity, because it is physically the most difficult race of the season. I have a few weeks in the sauna preparing for this race. Now I'm ready for the heat and stuffiness of Singapore and Malaysia.I like that the track is replete with twists and turns, I like that there are a lot of bumps, because it's a street track."On account of Verstappen two races in Singapore. In 2015, he finished 8th last year to 6th.

2017-09-11 13:24:04

Lewis Hamilton We are ready to fight Ferrari

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is confident that in Singapore, his team will be ready to fight for victory.Lewis Hamilton "I currently don't think about it, but I'll do everything to properly prepare with the team for the race.We have no idea who and what the speed will show on this track. Until we get there, nothing will be clear. Ferrari were often better than us on this ring.I think we can give them a good race."Last year Hamilton finished in Singapore in the third position, and in 2015 came down due to the failure of the power plant.

2017-08-15 23:34:03

Sebastian Vettel We were able to do everything without the noise

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that he was pleased to see a half years of work his team achieved success.Sebastian Vettel "I Think we had a great 2015, which contributed to the development in 2016. It was hard for us, but we were able to change a great deal in the beginning. While other teams and the public talked about what will be a new car, what are the new rules, we just continued to work and quietly do their job.I was very happy that our work paid off. Today's results speak for themselves".

2017-08-08 17:54:03

Romain Grosjean dreams of title as part of Renault

Frenchman Roman Grosjean admitted that he would like to play for the French Renault team and win with it the title.In 2009, Grosjean made his debut in Formula 1 in the Renault lineup. After two years the novel has returned to the team from Enstone by the time it was renamed to Lotus, where he played until the end of 2015.Roman Grosjean "I don't negotiate with Renault, but it would be great to one day go back there. However, this can only happen when there is an opportunity to fight for the title. That would be fantastic But it is too early to talk about it".

2017-08-03 19:44:03

Pascal Wehrlein will leave Formula 1

Pascal Wehrlein will leave Formula 1

Pascal Wehrlein said that doing everything possible to remain in Formula 1 after 2017. At the same time, the newspaper Bild believes that the 22-year-old pilot will lose his seat at Sauber at the end of the year.This is due to the fact that the owner is closely linked with Sauber Marcus Ericsson, while another place will go Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles LeClair as a result of new deals on motors with Ferrari.Pascal Wehrlein "I earned all five points of the team. In qualifying the score 8 2 in my favor. What else can I do"Bild suggests that Wehrlein will return to the DTM, where in 2015 she won the title of champion, or go into a Formula that looks like the most likely scenario.

2017-06-07 10:14:05

Deciding the future of Kevin Magnussen

Deciding the future of Kevin Magnussen

These are additional negotiations on the future contract pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen and the present, according to which in the second half of the season six times he is obliged to give up his place backup pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi.Director Haas Gunther Steiner "the Reason Kevin gives his place more often Grogan, - contractual obligations. The contract with the Affair was concluded in the summer of 2015, and with Kevin - in the fall of 2016.Kevin understood this from the outset and showed a willingness to give up his place in case of need. They knew what was coming".

2017-06-02 00:14:06

Chapter Mercedes Ferrari started development early

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the Ferrari started to build the car of the new generation.Toto Wolff "as far As we know, Ferrari has started the development of its car very early - in December 2015. For us it all began in March 2016.By that time Ferrari was already more than 50 percent of the resources focused on a new car. Ferrari, perhaps, ahead of us at 16 weeks, and during this time, you can find a lot of clamping force and four or five tenths of a second on the circle".

2017-05-30 14:34:03

A new record of the McLaren

A new record of the McLaren

Behind six races, and on account of the McLaren no points. This history of the British team was not.In the first six races, the McLaren drivers never made it to the top ten. The best result Fernando Alonso - 12th place in Spain and the best achievement of Stoffele of Vandorn - 13 in Australia. McLaren is the only team not to score points this season.The previous record McLaren's first five races without points was set in 2015. But then in Monaco, the team scored just 4 points.

2017-05-23 12:24:02

Max Verstappen I have drawn conclusions from last year

Max Verstappen I have drawn conclusions from last year

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that after a mistake during last year's race in Monaco, it will never happen again.Max Verstappen "I live in Monaco for a year, and I enjoyed every minute spent here. I have a good team of friends, and this means that we always have a lot of fun. It's also nice to train in the sun of the Mediterranean sea. And what a nightlife experience during the off seasonA special risk in Monaco no, you just need to constantly be on the limit to be fast. Last year I failed the race, but it did not affect my confidence to succeed. I know how to learn from their mistakes.In practice it is necessary to gradually pick up speed, with new machines and even more. I think that a turn around the pool you will be the most difficult in this year."Verstappen started twice in Monaco and has twice finished the race in the protective barrier.2015.

2017-05-23 10:14:06

Carlos Sainz I love the track in Monaco

Carlos Sainz I love the track in Monaco

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz admitted that he really like the track in Monaco and this weekend will host the next Grand Prix.Carlos Sainz "Monaco is a track that I really like from my first visit here in 2013. Remember, as Fernando told me some secrets and tricks that I still use during the race. To work in Monaco is very difficult because of the closely located walls. There is danger at every step.It is extremely important to perform well in qualifying, because to overtake here almost impossible. It is qualifications would be the hardest day during this Grand Prix".Double-Sainz started in Monaco and twice finished in the points 10th in 2015 and 8th in 2016.

2017-05-22 10:54:04

Pastor Maldonado I was able to return to racing

Pastor Maldonado I was able to return to racing

Ex-Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado, winner of the Grand Prix of Spain 2012, said that he could return to the Royal race.Pastor Maldonado "I Have experience, and I had to return this year. I was very close to returning, but decided not to. I didn't want to play for the team that couldn't guarantee the fight for points and podiums. It is better not to speak at all than to play at this level".Maldonado competed in Formula 1 in 2011-2015, the Pastor lost his place in the championship after losing sponsorship.

2017-05-22 10:44:02

Max Verstappen the V8 Engine sounds a lot nicer

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes that the V8 sounds much better than modern muted turbine power plants.Max Verstappen "the V8 Engine produces a pleasant sound that makes the race special. Those cars were different, we are so not used to it. The sound is much better. It would be really cool if this sound once returned to the Royal race."Verstappen came to Formula 1 in 2015, when machines had already been equipped with a hybrid turborestore.

2017-05-19 11:34:02

SMP F4 NEZ 2017 Champonship kicks off in Sochi

The first phase of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 starts on 19 may at the autodrom in Sochi. In the championship participates 21 racer representing eight different countries, including 10 Russian pilots.Among the participants of the third season of the championship North European zone SMP F4 young year from the Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, France, Austria and Russia. In the first stage will involve the Russians Vladimir Tjortjis and Nikita Volegov, already has experience of playing in this championship, debutants Alexander Smolar, Ivan Shvetsov, Mikhail Belov, Ivan Berets, Gulhuseyn Abdullayev, and the first in the history of the championship girl pilot Milen Ponomarenko.Every year our League is becoming more popular, occupying a niche in an environment similar to the competition of the FIA - said the founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - High level of preparation of its graduates for that year is confirmed by the fact that the winners become participants in the Junior program of Red Bull, and many participants in the SMP F4 Championship successfully move into the senior international series. I note that the geography of racers becoming more wide - starting with pilots from four countries in 2015, today we can already see that representatives of eight different countries, not just Nordic area, appreciated our open. I am sure that the increasing level of competition will help including ours, the Russian pilots become more experienced, stronger, and more successful to perform on the international stage.""It is important to see how things are progressing SMP F4 Championship, as the year is growing the skill level of the pilots, the geography of its participants, - considers the sports Director of the SMP F4 NEZ Championship Mika Salo. Is what we seek, what we think is one of the main indicators of the correctness of the chosen direction of work. And today we can say that the SMP F4 has become a truly international competition, which has a serious impact on the entire youth racing".Qualification for first race of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 will be held may 19, Friday, at 1530 Moscow time. The race starts at 1815. The beginning of the second qualification, which will determine the starting grid for race 2 and 3, on Saturday at 1100. The second race will start on Saturday at 1350. Also on Saturday at 1650 it will be the third race of the stage.

2017-05-17 17:24:03

Kimi Raikkonen has become a father

Kimi Raikkonen has become a father

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen has become a father for the second time. Recently his wife gave birth to a daughter Minttu. The newborn was given the name Rihanna Angela Milan.Recall that Kimi and Minttu already have a son Robin, who was born in January 2015.

2017-05-11 17:04:03

Fernando Alonso is ready to leave McLaren

Fernando Alonso is ready to leave McLaren

At the end of this year expiring contract Fernando Alonso with McLaren. The Spaniard admitted that he is ready to leave the British team.Fernando Alonso "I Hope the situation will improve considerably. In September and October I will be open to negotiations with McLaren and any other team. I want to play for a team that can fight for the title.McLaren is best to change the situation. In June and July will be a series of races, after which I will analyze the situation, see what kind of progress the team will achieve. After that I will decide. In any case, I will remain in Formula-1".In the composition of McLaren, after his return in 2015, Alonso had 42 race, but never made it to the podium.

2017-05-11 12:04:04

Carlos Sainz This is my home race

Carlos Sainz This is my home race

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz commented on their emotions before the start of the home Grand Prix of Spain.Carlos Sainz "When you are chasing a home, you feel a special feeling, because the mood is different from emotions, which overcome the pilots during other Grand Prix. Every time you go on the road, you know that the majority of people looking for you, they welcome you. It makes the whole weekend very special. I've been on the track in Barcelona nine years, and now race is simply amazing. Of course, the whole weekend is busy for more work, but I still do it with a smile because I know that I was very lucky.I have my own forum. This initiative, which we launched last year, and it worked very well, since fans have received a huge support from the organizers. This year on my podium will house over 4,000 people, so the race will be for me even more special than a year ago. I've been waiting for the opportunity to ride the family stands and their fansI still have good memories of my last Grand Prix of Spain I remember that two of my best racing of the weekend as a Formula 1 driver went to my home Grand Prix. This means that all the support I get working, I do receive a boost, and together we become very strong. I hope this year I can handle the pressure and added another good race to my list"On account of science two races in his native Spain. In 2015, he finished 9th, and last year finished 6th.

2017-04-29 17:54:03

Sebastian Vettel Tomorrow we will have a tight fight

Sebastian Vettel Tomorrow we will have a tight fight

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel won the qualification of Grand Prix of Russia. For the Germans it is the first pole position after Singapore 2015.Sebastian Vettel "We started well in qualification and I was very comfortable from the beginning. We have passed the first round without problems, but in the second the problems started. We were able to pass the second round, and in the final I fought with renewed vigor. The first round was unsuccessful, but a second round came out clean and very nice. I was lucky to work with rubber, which helped to develop a good speed. I overtook Kimi, so very happy.All around good job Kimi and Bottas. Also a big thanks to the team for a great car. We attacked today, and now I feel fantastic.We took the first row. This is incredible. This is a very good result to be proud of. Tomorrow will be a very tight battle with Mercedes, but I'm ready for this".