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2017-07-28 11:14:05

Chapter Mercedes I don't know how we will do in this race

Chapter Mercedes I don't know how we will do in this race

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that he did not know what the outcome of the Hungarian Grand Prix.Toto Wolff "I would not like to comment on this issue. We will win or not is a big question. To begin, I would like to see how the completed qualification because of Friday's results here absolutely have nothing to do with the real speed and capabilities of the teams. The result of this race will directly affect how the team will build a strategy for the development of the car in the second half of the season.

2017-07-28 10:44:02

Mika Salo Mercedes not favourites

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Mika Salo believes that Ferrari in Hungary to strike back at Mercedes.Mika Salo "I think Ferrari will be strong this weekend. Mercedes may have problems due to the large wheelbase.But of course Mercedes always strong on every type of tracks, plus a lot will depend on qualifications, because to overtake here almost impossible.It is also important to properly configure itself. Correct mental attitude is half the battle".

2017-07-26 17:24:03

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Hungary

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Hungary

PODIUMS, Hungary I earned a first in his career in Formula 1 podium. With the race tied very cool memories and it's always great to come back.Malacotic very interesting and really challenges the pilot. It is very narrow, I describe it as "Monaco without walls". Then all you need to do right, and I hope that we will have a clean race. In Hungary it is very difficult to overtake, so it's important to have a good qualification.Autographies very passionate race fans, which is great to see autograph sessions always attract a lot of people who root for us. This is definitely one of the most memorable moments of the weekend.Petabyte it is very hot here, so we need to drink plenty of water throughout the weekend, as I constantly reminded my coach at these stages.Otpuskai is a very pleasant town. I have been here many times, there is something to see. It's fun, and I can safely recommend to family and friends to come here on vacation.

2017-07-26 16:54:03

Honda is counting on big points in Hungary

The head of the sports division of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa admitted that counting on the success of the partner team McLaren on the track of the Grand Prix of Hungary, where it is not so important the engine power.Yusuke Hasegawa "We're pleased with the progress and we're going to Hungary in a good mood. In Hungary, the engine power does not play an important role, it is difficult to overtake, so we have a good opportunity to earn points.Our goal is to reach the final of qualification and fight for good points. Fernando Alonso won here his first victory in Formula 1, and Stoffel Vandorn won at this track in the GP2 race, so our cars are in good hands.Last year, Alonso in Hungary, finished seventh.

2017-07-18 13:34:03

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that he is not worried about reduced to a minimum separation from Lewis Hamilton.Sebastian Vettel "there is No reason for panic or anxiety. The last race wasn't very good, but do not forget about how far we were from the leaders last year.It is true that Mercedes was stronger in the last races, but I think the biggest problem for us is qualification. At the same time, we have a quick car, and as soon as we can manage with some problems, the picture can change.

2017-07-16 21:44:03

Felipe Massa I am very happy with my race

Felipe Massa I am very happy with my race

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa finished in Silverstone 10th and earned one point.Felipe Massa "I'm definitely satisfied with the race after starting from 14th position. I had a good start and already after the first round was 10. Probably the most difficult part of the race was at the end when I had to Tinker with the pilots Force India. I was faster but maybe not fast enough to be able to overtake.I'm still unhappy with the results of qualification. When you start from such a low position, the situation is much more complicated. If the start was from higher places, and points could be much more. Unfortunately, starting from 14th place did not allow us to do this, but I'm still happy with my race. We just need to make sure that our starting position will be better in the next race".

2017-07-16 17:54:03

Max Verstappen's Race was interesting

Max Verstappen's Race was interesting

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen finished fourth after the penultimate round of cause problems for the championship leader.Max Verstappen "It was an interesting race. Glad I was able to finally finish the race. I did my best to stay ahead of each pilot, who fought for the position, especially with Vettel. Today was a positive day for us. We did a good job yesterday and today. The qualification helped me to finish on a good position. The team can be satisfied with a good points at the end of the weekend".

2017-07-15 23:14:04

Pascal Wehrlein Weather played a role

Pascal Wehrlein Weather played a role

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of great Britain showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "the Weather conditions definitely played a big role in how this day passed. The morning was mostly dry, and then passed a light rain. Flying on intermediate tyres was helpful in the first few laps, but when the track began to dry, it was very hard to work on this kit. Looking back, it is a pity that we do not have enough time to go on the tires Supersoft. We may have even had a chance to get to the second round.The race will be very interesting, I look forward to tomorrow".

2017-07-15 23:14:03

Nico Hulkenberg It was a successful qualification

Nico Hulkenberg It was a successful qualification

At the end of qualifying at Silverstone pilots Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer were on the 6th and 11th positions, respectively.Nico Hulkenberg "Today we had a very successful qualification and the race tomorrow, we start just behind the top teams. I had a good pace, and the team can now boast of good results. The team took the right decisions in difficult weather conditions. I felt calm and confident in the car, so was able to show a good circle. The updates we brought here have also played a role in our step forward.However, tomorrow's race is a real test. We will try to do a clean race. Will be hard to attack to finish the race in the points zone".Jolyon Palmer "Today I'm 11th, but tomorrow I don't wanna be 11-m. I am satisfied with the car, but I understand that could show a better result. The car is very good, and my starting place gives an opportunity to choose the strategy. I am sure that I will be able to fight for points in the race".

2017-07-15 22:34:04

Pilots Force India satisfied with the results of the qualification

Pilots Force India satisfied with the results of the qualification

Team Force India was the final qualification of the Grand Prix of great Britain two machines. Sergio Perez eventually qualified 7th, Esteban Windows 8. Both win one position at the start after the penalty, Valtteri Bottas.Sergio Perez "Today is our advantage over Hulkenberg was minimal. I went through a clean round, but we're a little confused by the fact that Renault is so close to us. Tomorrow we will try to stay in front and finish in the glasses, but a lot depends on the weather. If we develop and play a good strategy, all will be well.Esteban "It was a very difficult qualifying session, so I'm happy to finish in eighth place. We decided to spend a very late pit stop in the first round. It was a calculated risk, and we took this decision only in the last corner. I had one circle to show a good time, but I was blocked by Eriksson. However, I managed to improve my time.In the second round I lit up the brakes, and during the second trip I lost all radio contact with the team. I was the only one there, and I had to look for the pit Board, just like old times.Tomorrow I will be seventh on the starting grid, and this is a good place to start the race, especially considering all that happened during this session. Conditions can be very unpredictable, like today, and if it rains, then anything can happen. Today we were strong, and I'm sure tomorrow we will continue to attack no less effective".

2017-07-15 22:34:03

Lance Stroll the first time I fly in the rain

Lance Stroll the first time I fly in the rain

The Williams driver lance Stroll on the qualification of the British Grand Prix was on the 16th starting position.Lance Stroll "I first piloted a new car here in the rain. The car behaves on a wet track quite well, as on dry asphalt. This is all very interesting. The last lap was fast, but I don't have enough to exit in the second round.Weather tomorrow will be key, a lot can change. Let's see what will bring us the race".

2017-07-15 17:14:07

Sebastian Vettel the Car feels the road well

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results of the qualification Grand Prix of great Britain was in third position.Sebastian Vettel "It's incredible. The car feels the road just fine. I enjoyed it. Tomorrow I will try to achieve victory.Yesterday, we were satisfied with the work machine, today we were happy with their speed, and tomorrow we hope that everything will go just incredibly well. Like that we celebrated the victory. If I was not blocked in the course of the last fast lap, I could climb a little higher, but the pole position is hardly challenged.

2017-07-15 17:14:05

Lewis Hamilton I won thanks to the fans in the stands

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton for the fifth time won the qualification for the home Grand Prix of great Britain.Lewis Hamilton "I feel good after such a difficult qualifying. I won and all thanks to the fans in the stands. They supported me throughout the weekend. I tried to show my best lap here. I gave all I could. I couldn't afford to disappoint their supporters. I had to win today. I like to fly in English conditions when the weather is constantly changing.The team has done a good job, the tyres worked perfectly, and the high-speed stages was amazing. Tomorrow I start with the best position to win, but we'll see - the race will be long".

2017-07-15 12:44:03

Sebastian Vettel Ferrari can make progress in the qualification

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that his team can and must make progress in the qualification.Sebastian Vettel "the track in the qualifying plan must be suitable us more than Mercedes. Silverstone is full of fast turns.I think we can continue to achieve more in the qualifications. Let Mercedes and more power, but we can take some other things".

2017-07-14 23:14:03

Niko Two sessions went without any problems

Niko Two sessions went without any problems

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in the practice of the British Grand Prix showed the 7th result.Nico Hulkenberg "the Two sessions this Friday were held without serious problems. Among the work done to identify a successful test some upgrades. Now we need to analyze and see what it gives us. As for the rate, we need to do some work to find a little more balance and productivity, particularly on long stretches. Also we were preparing for qualification".

2017-07-14 10:04:03

Kevin Magnussen Silverstone - very fast track

Kevin Magnussen Silverstone - very fast track

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen believes that the struggle for position in the race Grand Prix of great Britain will turn out bland because of the difficulties with overtaking.Kevin Magnussen "Silverstone is definitely one of the best tracks of the year. This is a very fast track, where many high-speed turns with the constant change of direction.I just look forward to the opportunity to go to the track to fight for points. The cars will be through these corners very fast, feeling like that.But overtake here is quite difficult, perhaps more difficult than in previous years. Probably in the area of the DRS will be the only opportunity for overtaking, so that the qualification will be extremely important to fight for the result."Magnussen started twice in Silverstone in 2014, he finished 7th, and last year went.

2017-07-11 16:14:03

Daniel Riccardo the Problem of max not in him

Daniel Riccardo the Problem of max not in him

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the problems with the car max Fastopen not relate to the Dutchman.Riccardo Daniel "Earlier, I joked that Max was ahead of me in the last four qualifications, he's going too fast for the engine. Technique can not accept it. But it was a joke.No, I don't think Max is causing all these problems. It's not his fault. Last year we customized each other, and the longer we are teammates, the more we achieve. Max is fast, but it sums up the technique. As for me, I just have to do less mistakes."In the last seven races Verstappen went five times. Riccardo during this time, five times off his shoes under the prize champagne.

2017-07-08 22:24:03

Qualifying score after nine stages

After nine qualifications in the five teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots, while four teams, including Toro Rosso, the score is almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 5-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-2Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-5Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 8-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 8-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 4-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 8-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 5-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-5.

2017-07-08 22:14:04

Niko Hulkenberg I am satisfied with the 11th place

Niko Hulkenberg I am satisfied with the 11th place

Five hundredths of a second is not enough to pilot a Renault Nico Hulkenberg to pass the final qualification. In the race, the German will start 11th. Nico Hulkenberg "I'm happy with the 11th place is a good result. I showed excellent fastest lap at the end of the second round. It was very fun to look for opportunities to play additional few thousand seconds.Tomorrow will be a tough race, but we get the choice of starting tyres. It was a good team effort".

2017-07-08 22:14:03

Roman Grosjean We were very fast

Roman Grosjean We were very fast

The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean was pleased with his 7-m result in the qualification Grand Prix Austria.Roman Grosjean "We were fast all weekend, Kevin and me. We were both very happy with the settings of their machines. Unfortunately, Kevin has had problems with the suspension, otherwise, I think we could together to achieve the start of the top ten. Even between the first and second round we were able to achieve a small progress, giving more speed.Tomorrow will be a long race. It will be hard to work with the brakes and the engine, it will be hard physically. The tires worked just fine, I'm looking forward to a great race. As for my stay, it was an electrical problem. Tomorrow it should not happen again".

2017-07-08 22:04:04

Sergio Perez Today, I'm happy with our performance

Sergio Perez Today, I'm happy with our performance

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez at the end of qualifying of the Austrian Grand Prix was on the 8th position.Sergio Perez "Today I feel fine, we did well in qualifying. I think it was one of my best qualifying sessions, considering the fact that morning we suffered with the settings and balance. So to complete the qualification in eighth place, a decent result today, worked the whole team hard.I like to please the team a good result. I was a bit unlucky with the yellow flag at the end of the final session, but all were in the same situation. I look forward to the start of the race and I think we will be stronger and faster in racing conditions. Will rain or Shine - the race will still be good".

2017-07-08 21:44:03

Kimi Raikkonen I'm happy that I'm going to start the third

Kimi Raikkonen I'm happy that I'm going to start the third

Kimi Raikkonen qualified fourth, but after the penalty of Lewis Hamilton will take the start in third position.Kimi Raikkonen "Before the qualification we changed the settings, and the machine is faster. I'm really looking forward to start the third. I think we have done everything possible.The gap between Bottas and Vettel is quite small. Usually in qualifying, Mercedes has a great advantage. In the race we tend to be faster than they are. Let's see what will happen tomorrow".

2017-07-08 21:34:03

Daniil Kvyat Lost confidence in the car

Daniil Kvyat Lost confidence in the car

During practices in Austria Daniel Quat showed good results, however, in qualifying the pilot Toro Rosso took the 14th place.Daniil Kvyat "I'm disappointed. During qualification experience problems with balance, causing lost confidence in the car. The car was constantly slipping - first such in the course of the weekend was not.Let's see what happens tomorrow. All can occur. Now we have to evaluate various options and choose a strategy".

2017-07-08 21:14:03

Fernando Alonso I am satisfied with the results and our speed

Fernando Alonso I am satisfied with the results and our speed

Both drivers McLaren were in the second part of the qualification for the Austrian Grand Prix, where Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn showed the 12-th and 13-th results.Fernando Alonso "the Day was positive, I'm happy with the results and our speed. I had to go back to the previous version of the engine, but I still managed to be competitive.Start with a 12-th position with good strategy allows you to calculate for points. The chances will grow if forecasts come true, regarding the rain."Stoffel Vandorn "Weekend for us is going well. In qualifying we achieved the results expected by the team. The results were very tight even a couple tenths of a second and we could go to the finals.We are moving in the right direction, any increase in speed gives the motivation".

2017-07-08 17:04:03

Lewis Hamilton refused to shake hands with Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton refused to shake hands with Sebastian Vettel

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix showed the 3rd result. Because the penalty of deprivation of five places on the starting grid he will start 8th. Not long ago, Lewis and Sebastian laughed, laughed in a friendly way, clapping each other on the shoulder, trying to show their respect, but now everything has changed. The British even refused to shake hands with a German during the interview after the end of the qualification.Lewis Hamilton "Thanks to the team, thanks to the stands for support. You really helped me this weekend. Sorry that I messed up my second fastest attempt in the first turn, but yellow flags still not allowed to finish the circle.Bottas did really good tonight with what it and congratulations. Tomorrow he will fight for his second win. Vettel is also very fast. I think the race will be very interesting. I have no tricks up my sleeve, a special strategy is also then don't play. Will look at the circumstances".

2017-07-08 16:54:07

Valtteri Bottas It was just a good round

Valtteri Bottas It was just a good round

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas achieved his second pole position in the career of the pilot of Formula 1, having won the qualification Grand Prix Austria.Valtteri Bottas "I am very glad that today I managed to achieve such a result. It's good for the team and for me. This is a good chance to fight for the victory and good points.I can't say I am satisfied with my quick circle. It was clearly not his best option, but it was enough for the victory. Higher speeds I showed on the first sector of his last attempt, but the yellow flags ruined it.Thanks to the team for a great car, we have a good job".

2017-07-08 16:54:05

Felipe Massa I couldn't get to work the rubber

On the basis of qualifications in Austria Felipe Massa was the best of the pilots Williams, but it showed only the 17th time - this is the worst result for the British team in 2013.Felipe Massa "It's really a complete failure for the team that in the last race fought for the victory. Very strange, but I couldn't get to work the rubber. I can not understand that became the reason of such poor performance of the tires. Tomorrow is a new day maybe something will change, but today we are unable to fight for good results.Lance Stroll has qualified 18th. lance Stroll "Very disappointing for the team because we failed to show any speed. Maybe tomorrow we will achieve more, but today it was a complete failure. We were unable to find a balance for this track. We spent on the search settings all Friday and Saturday morning, but it gave nothing. While it is necessary to be content with little".

2017-07-08 16:54:03

Kevin Magnussen I could fight for the finals

Kevin Magnussen I could fight for the finals

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen at the end of qualifying of the Austrian Grand Prix was the 15th. because of the broken suspension, the Dane was unable to participate in the second session.Kevin Magnussen "it's a shame that qualification for me ended this way. I could fight for the finals, because the car was fast, setting - excellent, and I felt the track. Failed these high curbs. The suspension could not stand the load and broke.Very disappointing for myself and the team. Let's see if tomorrow will be the same rate as today, then we will fight for points".

2017-07-07 22:34:03

Lewis Hamilton will lose five positions at the start

After Friday's practice of Grand Prix of Austria on the machine Lewis Hamilton had to replace the transmission. As a result, the pilot Mercedes will lose five positions at the start of the race.Given good results in practice, Hamilton was able to win the qualification. In this case, Lewis will start sixth.