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Deputy head of the Force India Robert Fearnley said that his team is now important to gain a foothold in fourth place in command offset, and then you can start a fight with Red Bull.Robert Fearnley "If all goes according to plan in Barcelona, then we can start to implement a plan to fight for the third place. We must not forget that other teams are not standing still, so we need to be careful in this matter.The first goal is to make sure that we will be able to maintain fourth place. Then we can afford to move on. We spent four amazing race. Let's hope that in Barcelona we can show another good result".
The head of Pirelli Mario Isola believes that the degradation of rubber during the race Grand Prix of Spain may be higher than during the winter tests.Mario Isola "It's the last race, where a fixed selection of types of rubber. Since Monaco, the pilots will be able to pick and choose the amount of each of the compositions of the tyres.Barcelona - a famous meeting place of the aerodynamic evolution of the car, a new package of upgrades and tires. We understand that with the increased performance of the cars the tires are obviously going to experience a higher level of degradation compared to the winter tests. In addition, it can be expected that the weather is now much warmer than in February,".
Caredevelopment in the home for the partner country means less attention to your person, sometimes very well, because it is possible to concentrate more on the flying. In his home race your partner involved in most of the events. It becomes his responsibility, and we change places - just as it happened to me a couple of weeks ago in Russia Now it is the TURN of Carlos.ISPANSKIE know a lot of words in SPANISH and in General even a good command of this language. Carlos for many years are partners, so for me it was easy to practice and expand your vocabulary. I already had a good base, because I have studied Spanish as a second language when I was in school in Italy during the childhood. I like this language, and to master them was easy. In addition, I also love Spanish cuisine.DESYATYY finished TENTH in Spain in the last two years, but this season, I hope, will be able to take a higher positionTESTYW Barcelona we spend a lot of TESTS, so we all know this track very well. It combines different types of corners fast and slow, and each sector has its own special character, which is interesting. I would say that surprises for us wouldn't be here My favorite turns are the third and ninth. They are cool I can say that I like the track in Spain. Having gathered a lot of information on the tests, we will need to do is to be in good shape this weekend.Tapasvi race of the weekend, of course we can't go crazy in terms of food, as we follow a strict diet. But I must say that being a fan of Spanish cuisine, I always try to find time to catch a couple of TAPAS, particularly jamon. If the coach allowed.
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.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that all pilots are perfectly familiar with the track in Barcelona, which will host the Grand Prix of Spain, at the winter tests.Felipe Massa "Barcelona is a track that most drivers know very well. It's a bit like a home Grand Prix, because in the winter we are always testing their machines.It's the downforce on the high speed sections, also requires a very good grip on the last sector.This year we had a good preseason tests, but now the championship starts from scratch. I very much hope that we will be able to spend a nice weekend without any unfortunate incidents, like what happened in Sochi".
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen said that his team hopes for a positive return on new parts.Kevin Magnussen "we Have some updates for Barcelona. Always interesting to see what they can bring. I hope the impact will be positive.Working with upgrades is a rather complex way, and to work on the track in Barcelona is even harder. There are several fast corners that put pressure on the neck, there is quite a noticeable zone of inhibition. Drive here has always been difficult, but I'm looking forward to the start of the race".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes the race in Spain the most special for yourself, because a year ago in Barcelona, the Dutchman won for the first time.Max Verstappen "We finally returned to Europe at the Grand Prix of Spain This means that you can now enjoy the familiar food and to relax a little, rested from the flights.At about this time last year I received an invitation to join the Red Bull that was a big challenge for me. Then it all happened very quickly. I spent a lot of time at the factory, preparing in the simulator to get used to the car. There was a lot of attention from the media, but I'm not really nervous, just happy that, finally in a top team.I won last year's race, so now, coming back here, such an incredible moment. I hope this time we can a little closer to top teams or be able to fight right behind them. That would be a good step forward".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez believes that the race in Spain is the most suitable to check the competitiveness of the machine.Sergio prez "Barcelona is a track that really tests the capabilities of a Formula 1 car.There are several fast corners, which seem to be unique - I'm talking about the third and ninth turns, where you can rate the aerodynamics of the car. It's always been difficult to overtake, therefore additional emphasis needs to be done on aerodynamics.When you get to Europe, I feel that the season is in full swing. This is the fifth race, quarter way of the season. The year just flies fast I am very proud of the team and what we achieved in the first quarter of the season. We fourth, it shows that our team is really doing a good job".Perez six times, was launched in Spain, the best result - 7th place last year.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso admitted that he was glad to be back in Barcelona, which will host its home race.Fernando Alonso "I am very happy to be back in Barcelona at the Grand Prix of Spain. This is my home race. I have a lot of great memories about this race and the atmosphere here is always crazy. We spend a lot of time on this track during pre-season tests, but there is nothing better than the emotions before the start of the home race. It's a special feeling.After a series of difficult races I'm not sure we can expect this weekend a positive result. We expect to see new parts, but we bring updates to each Grand Prix. The problem is that we cannot develop other areas don't solve problems with the reliability of the engine".For Alonso it will be the 16th home race. Fernando won in Barcelona, however in the last two Grand Prix of Spain failed to reach the finish line.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the track in Barcelona is one of the best in the season.Daniel ricciardo "Barcelona is one of the best tracks on the calendar, and it has everything you need to pilot. Turns 1, 2 and 3 are really good and smooth, and the last sector is very technical. The end of the circle traversed at low speeds, the tires start to cool down - this is why to complete the circle is so difficult.I hope the updates will give us the chance to fight with Mercedes and Ferrari, or at least bring us closer together".On account of Riccardo five races in Spain. Best result - 3 place in 2014.
Director Haas Gunther Steiner said that his team was still struggling with problems with the braking system.Gunther Steiner "To find out how we can solve the problem, you'll need a little time. We will get to the bottom of the issue. This is no easy task. Everyone should understand that this is a very complex brake system.We know that we have something happened in Russia, so in Barcelona we will work with the Brembo brakes. Grosjean was very happy with the last modification Brembo, and Kevin more appropriate brake CI, it just feels better.Now we need to get CI to operate at full capacity to make the final choice and take a decision. I'll be glad when this is all over".
McLaren racing Director Eric boullier admitted that he wants to see in the updated car in Barcelona.Eric boullier "the Beginning of the year and the first race was a disaster for McLaren-Honda, and now we look forward to the opportunity to return to the track in Barcelona to participate in the Grand Prix of Spain, which opens the European part of the season.We do not expect a huge change in the level of our competitiveness. We can only hope that the reliability of the power plant will help us to move on.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez was pleased with Renault's progress over the past year.Sergio Perez "I Think that Renault was really a good surprise for Formula 1. They made an impressive step forward. It will be interesting to see how they can develop further".However, Perez said that he has no regrets that he refused to go to Enstone in 2017, as Force India were able to show an even more impressive start this season than Renault.Sergio Perez "No, I'm happy with the team they are in. We'll see in Barcelona something that we really are worthy. In the meantime, we are in fourth place in the championship. I think we look good.Obviously, we use capabilities based on the problems of other teams. We have no speed opponents who are ahead, but the speed may appear with upgrades".
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that in connection with the new upgrades from all the teams prepared for Barcelona's season in Spain actually begins anew.Niki Lauda "the Season begins anew. One of the best updates, we don't know yet, but will see it all in Barcelona. As we know, it has always been. In Barcelona often, the balance is leaning towards the other team, which even could lead in the championship."Now in the championship leading Mercedes team, but its advantage over Ferrari prepared only one point.
The head of Formula-1 chase Carey expressed the hope that he will be able to keep Barcelona a long-term contract.Chase Carey "we Have a contract to make a new deal with Barcelona, and we hope that racing on this track will be held in the future.Our intention is to sign long-term contract, and we make every effort to ensure that this was done. Barcelona is a beautiful and magical city. This part of the continent is extremely important for our sport.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the hard tyres, which will be presented for the first time this year in Spain is not the best option.Daniel ricciardo "this year we want to go to the track on the hard tyre in Barcelona. I'm not sure if it helped us or not, but I don't think this choice looks the best for this route.The tire is already quite solid, so the more rigid structures will simply be too hard.I hope that in Barcelona will be hot, or in cold weather we all will have a very hard".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo has once again denied rumors that he moves to Ferrari at the end of this year.Daniel ricciardo "it's All fiction press. I will not pass. I am committed to my club and working hard to get her back in the fight for the victory. Yes, Ferrari is now on top, but that is no reason for rumors about my transition into the stable.I am sure that after Barcelona, our history will change. A lot can change in the championship."Recall that for the Spanish Grand Prix Red Bull is preparing a new version of the car.
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda again confirmed that the Scuderia ahead of his team.Niki Lauda "Ferrari is clearly ahead. We need a thorough analysis of why our machine is not working, and then to apply the received knowledge already in Barcelona. All the teams will bring back their updates, but our need to be the best.Ferrari will make a step forward, so we need to take two steps forward, and Red Bull needs to take three steps forward".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo has once again stated that his team not currently fighting for the title.Daniel ricciardo "At the moment we are not in the fight for the title. If we will be strong in Barcelona, then this could be the turning point. The team is preparing a major updates to Spain, and we all hope that they will work and get us back in the fight for victory".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo admitted that it was frustrating to lose two races in a row.Daniel ricciardo "it is clear that two races in a row no one wants to go the distance. Therefore, I urge the team to improve the situation for the Grand Prix of Spain. I don't want to go in there and in Barcelona."Reacting to the failure of the brakes of ricciardo in Russia, Red Bull asked Verstappen to adjust the brake balance to avoid a similar fate. The Dutch pilot was able to avoid problems and finished in fifth place.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that his chagrin no limit.Fernando Alonso "the Situation is what it is. As for me, I tried this weekend to pass as quickly as I could, helped the team as best they could, and now I'm going home. Next is Barcelona, but if I get there and not be able to speak again, what do I doI'm doing my job, but there is someone who does not do it at all. I tried to leave immediately after the gathering, but the aircraft was not. So I ate ice cream and watched the race.I think that in 2018 we will see, who where will go. It happened to me".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner with regret commented on the results of the Grand Prix of Russia.Christian Horner "firstly, congratulations to Valtteri Bottas for his first victory in the Grand Prix, a great victory for him.For us was a real disappointment, the loss of Daniel at the beginning of the race because the right rear brake. And we have yet to understand what is the cause of this failure. It seems that this is reminiscent of the max problem in Bahrain, but we will study the data.Max spent a strong race. He started well and immediately found themselves in the neutral zone with no other opponents.On the track, which we know and love, we are unable to achieve maximum results. I hope that in Barcelona will be able to reverse the course of the struggle for victory".
Director Haas Gunther Steiner was disappointed with the performance of his team in the race Grand Prix of Russia.Gunther Steiner "the Weekend ended as it began - badly. I think the best thing we can do is to forget him and concentrate on Spain. Obviously, the Novel was an incident, when Palmer found him on the second turn. Kevin received a five second penalty, and that brought him out of the race for points. We just lost too much time. All, now we are preparing for Barcelona".
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in race of the Grand Prix of Russia finished 16th, losing to the leaders of the two circles.Pascal Wehrlein "After the training sessions on Friday, we knew that the race on this track and brings us nothing. In the race I was not able to withdraw tyres in the optimum operating condition, with the result that I was losing speed.Now we need to study the data to understand the cause of this problem. I hope that we will be able to improve the results at the upcoming Grand Prix in Barcelona, where you will arrive our first update".
The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz in the race Grand Prix of Russia finished tenth and earned one point.Carlos Sainz "It was a tough race, the more we have and the penalty received. But today it all came out, everything came together the start, first lap, pit stop, strategy. So we can be happyWe had a good race and showed good form, having started from 14th place and finishing in 10th. I believe that it is the best result for us today. After the pit stop the race was a bit lonely for me, and I just had to control the gap from Strolla that I brilliantly managed to do.I must say that now I look forward to the next race in Barcelona is a track where I have always performed very well, this is my home race. I even have own a tribune, and this Grand Prix will be a lot of my friends and family. I'm going to prepare as efficiently as possible to show good result".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo failed to finish the race Grand Prix of Russia due to problems with the brakes.Daniel ricciardo "let's Start with the fact that the start of the race was quite good, I thought that I would be able to catch up and overtake the guys in front, but lost the momentum. I lost a couple of positions, and after the safety car he looked in the mirror and saw that the right rear wheel was on fire. I reported this to the team, and they told me I was back to the pits slowly. Unfortunately, this problem cannot be corrected, and I had to go the distance.I don't know what influenced this overheating. Perhaps because two of the warm up lap and the safety car. In General, we have to analyze. We don't know how much speed will give us a new upgrade package, but we are sure that Barcelona will be a step closer to the leaders".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in the race Grand Prix of Russia showed 6-th result.Sergio Perez "This is an important result for the team, we, frankly, are very lucky that we finished so high in this race, where we are still without updates.I am pleased with the race result. Today we do not rely on such points, but we are very fortunate that Williams and Red Bull have problems. In Barcelona we will get the updates, and it will be a new challenge. For our team this is a great achievement - 4th place in the team standings. I am the seventh in a personal - it's great.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen in the race Grand Prix of Russia finished fifth.Max Verstappen "the Start was very important in this race, and I managed to get past Felipe and Daniel. After that I spent a lonely race. I could see cars in front of me, but to catch them it was not possible, as well as catching up was hard to get to me. I just drove the car to the finish and all. Problems with the car arose, the mechanics did a really good job in preparing the car, able to finish in fifth place.The pace was not so bad in the last laps, which is a positive moment for the team. Now we can count on Barcelona, where we will provide updates. Maybe they will give us the opportunity to fight for victory".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that his team at the moment, there are two problems.Helmut Marko "we Have two problems Renault with its reliability, which slowed down our development, and chassis that failed to do so, as we wanted.But we are working day and night to get rid of all the disadvantages. We are quite optimistic, and in Barcelona ready to provide pilots with a virtually new chassis".Three races only once the pilot of Red Bull made it to the podium.