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The former head of the commands Benetton Renault Flavio Briatore believes that Ferrari should refuse the services of Kimi Raikkonen.Flavio Briatore "I don't know what is going to make Sergio Marchionne, but with Raikkonen they do not win the Cup of designers. To win, you need to have two excellent pilots, and Ferrari has only one.I would with eyes closed signed a contract with Verstappen. It's a real pilot, which was nice to see".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the race Grand Prix of Brazil finished third, four seconds behind the winner. In the end the Finn had to defend from the attacks of Lewis Hamilton.Kimi Raikkonen "it was difficult for Me during this race. I am unhappy with the balance of the car. Until the pit stop I struggled with the machine and lost time. Only on new tires I was able to attack and reduce the gap, but it was too late.I caught up with Lewis, and began a long struggle in the last laps, but I was able to stay in front. We all finished very close.
184951 - Today from pole position for the third time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.185046 - Next to him is Sebastian Vettel.185102 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.185154 - Third row Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.185252 - the Spaniard sixth, and so high it didn't start in 2014, when he played for Ferrari.185319 - the Fourth row completely for Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.185341 - Completing the top ten Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.185405 - we Already know that Massa ends his career in Formula 1, so it's his last start on home track.185432 - Next Grosjean, Vandorn, Magnussen, Riccardo, Wehrlein, Stroll, Ericsson, Hartley and 185511 - Riccardo and the last four were different penalties one for replacement of transmission, some elements of the power plant.185525 from the pit lane will start Lewis Hamilton.185603 - British guy failed the first qualified in the status of four-time champion, breaking the car on the first lap. 185629 - Mercedes took advantage of the situation and replaced Lewis powerplant, so it will start from the pit lane.185724 - the Temperature is +28C and the track warmed up to +60C185818 - Round here short 4309 M185826 - race Distance - 71 185840 - There are two independent zones DRS185852 - Rain during the race is not 185926 - Raikkonen on the starting grid had problems with the electrics. But I guess everything was solved.190013 - Pilots go on warm-up 190027 - Most pilots chose the tires 190107 - On the harder Soft will start Riccardo he spent the second part of the qualification on these tires, Eriksson, went Out and 190130 - a Lot of live were greeted by the local 190202 - Machine return to the starting 190218 - All ready to 190230 - Lewis stands at the exit of the pit 190259 - START190327 - Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen.190334 - Behind the reversal 190406 - Grosjean and Windows simultaneously 190412 - On the road machine 190439 - Grosjean knocked out Windows, and Esteban is the first gathering in your career190502 - McLaren Vandorn 190515 Windows tried to get to the boxes, but still stood on 190527 - the Entire peloton rides through pit 190650 - 1 lap Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Alonso, Massa, Perez, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Faded, Ericsson, Hartley, Stroll, Hamilton, Wehrlein, Grosjean, 190706 - Magnussen also 190724 - by car Riccardo changed the bow 190840 - During the launch.
In qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix Kimi Raikkonen showed the third result, losing time pole position by two tenths of a second.Kimi Raikkonen "I'm Sure could be better, but is having problems with the heating of the rubber. The last lap was good, but it still was not enough for good result.Tomorrow will be a long race, and we will do our best. In addition, can make their own adjustments and weather conditions".
In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in sixth position.Kimi Raikkonen "It was only Friday, and as always, we continue to try different things to learn and to progress. Tyres will play a key role in the upcoming race. Victory will depend on how long you will be able to pass the bus and how effectively they will work in the beginning of the race with full tanks.I felt some vibration in the beginning of my work, but it's all normal, it happens sometimes. We don't know what the weather will do in the remaining days, but the conditions are the same for everyone. We not in forces to change something".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said that the decision of the stewards often depend on their personal view of the situation.Kimi Raikkonen "Sometimes it works against you, sometimes it helps you, but I am sure that no pilot will not be happy if the decision is to be made against him. There are several different stewards, and everyone has their own opinion about the situation.I do not see that the situation has changed. Even if we will always have the same stewards, you still will be satisfied when the decision is made in your favor, and unhappy when the decision will be directed against you.No incident is like another, so the end result will not always be the same, because there will always be differences in how to address the incident.Unfortunately, that's part of racing, we will always discuss this, but if you look at MotoGP or something else, everything is exactly the same".
Deputy head of the Force India Bob Fearnley believes that the podium in Mexico was quite possible.Bob Fearnley "We fought for the podium. Usually we don't worry about Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes, because you can't beat them. But in Mexico had the opportunity, so we developed a strategy that would help to succeed.It was worth doing. It was a good try, but, in the end, we didn't have enough strength to hold back Ferrari. If not, the virtual machine security, we would be able to get ahead of Raikkonen in the pit stops. And so we are unable to keep Kimi and Vettel".In the previous two years, the pilot Force India once stood on the podium. This year to finish above fourth place never happened.
In Mexico, the pilot Force India Esteban Windows finished fifth, equalling his best result in his career. In the first half of the race the Frenchman was third, but then missed both pilots of Ferrari.Esteban Windows "It's a great day for the team. Fifth place in the race and fourth place in the championship - a fantastic achievement after a strong season. For a while I thought that the podium is possible, because I've been sitting in third place. I had a great start and then did everything they could in the free space of the track. Unfortunately, the virtual machine security gave Kimi the advantage during the pit stops and he was able to catch up with me.The last few laps of the race with Stroller behind me was difficult. He had more fresh tires, and he managed to catch me, so I had to give everything in this fight to stay ahead. When you work so hard to achieve the result, it feels very positive, so I'm looking forward to today's celebration".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel after the incident on the first lap finished in the fourth position and lost chances for the title.Sebastian Vettel "I know the team worked hard, did everything possible, but we have not achieved what they wanted. It's hard to cross the finish line, knowing that you are no longer participating in the fight for the title.I fought to the end, giving everything, but in the last laps the gap from Kimi was very large and after it I had to overtake another driver. I believed that car security is a reality that she could still leave at the end of the race, but no.I congratulate Lewis, good for him. But tomorrow you'll Wake up and it will be another day. There will be a new challenge. Our team is growing, and there are a lot of good points. Overall, I think we are on the right track".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the race Grand Prix of Mexico climbed the third step of the podium.Kimi Raikkonen "the Start was unfortunate for me, because I wasn't able to avoid collisions with other pilots. Then I drove the whole race himself, just maintaining pace. I also had to watch rubber. The race was rather quiet, apart from the start. Otherwise, nothing special happened".
214846 - Today from pole position, for the 50th time in his career, will start Sebastian Vettel.214908 - I Have to say that in the previous two Grand Prix of Mexico was won by the holder of pole position.214927 - the Second starting position from max Verstappen, who lost to Vettel just 86 thousandths of a second.214951 - On this occasion, Lewis Hamilton joked "Look, I'll give Max this time".215004 - the championship leader will start third.215030 - Today, Hamilton can become champion, if you will finish no lower than fifth place, regardless of the outcome Vettel.215104 - the Next on the starting grid there are two of Finn Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.215139 - Sixth position from Esteban Windows, then two Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.215239 - Completing the top ten, Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa.215259 - Next Stroll, Eriksson, Wehrlein, Magnussen, Grosjean, ricciardo, Hartley, Alonso, Vandorn and 215418 - Before the start.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Mexico showed the 5th result.Kimi Raikkonen "It was quite a difficult qualifying, and the result was far from ideal. I struggled trying to show a clean lap, but I didn't have enough grip, so I made a lot of mistakes. At some point the car felt good, in others not so good, it was very easy to make a mistake. Every time I tried to pick up a little speed, the front end seemed stuck to the track, and the rear began to chatter.In the third round I was just trying to pass without errors. I knew that I was going very slowly. Tomorrow will be another day, and I'm sure the race will go better. It is difficult to predict what will happen, but until we see how the car in race mode works much better. We need to be in order. I hope we have a good start and drive first turn. If you avoid trouble, we can claim good points".
Mercedes, Ferrari and Williams continues dominance of one of the pilots, and Haas and Sauber fight between teammates almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen 13-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-12Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 15-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 14-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-1Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 1-1Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 11-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-9.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the practice of the Grand Prix of Mexico showed the 5-th result, losing to the leader of the day just over three tenths of a second.Kimi Raikkonen "It was a normal Friday, when my team was trying to find the best balance using different things and solutions in the settings of the machine. Due to the high altitude conditions on the track was difficult. I was constantly slipping in every turn. In some places everything was fine and some was a bit more complicated.Obviously, you always want to get better from Friday, but I believe that everything is in order. This is only practice, and we can all improve. During the evening we will be able to prepare for qualifying and the race".
The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore believes that the constructors ' championship with Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari did not win.Flavio Briatore "it is very difficult to win the title in the team standings with Raikkonen. To win, you must have two competitive pilot, and then you determine who should win the title in the individual competition.You win and lose races, but the championship is more like the Giro dItaly.Lewis and Mercedes were the strongest, even if the Ferrari was good at his job early in the season. But I think that Mercedes simply did a better job during the whole season".
After a series of disastrous races for Ferrari, it was rumored that Maurizio Arrivabene may lose his post. But the President of the Scuderia Sergio Marchione denied this information.Sergio Marchionne "We really are, we become stronger as a team. We have not so many problems as last year. If I were in the beginning of the year said that we will fight for the title, I would have laughed.But for most of the season we have been a reliable competitor to the Mercedes. This recognition of the work of the team, so let's not go and speak about the changes and layoffs.Stability is important to us, so we signed Kimi and SEB. For us stability is important at all levels of work.I spoke with Arrivabene and Vettel, and they're still focused on the fight. They believe. They need the support, because the chance to win the title is now less than 50 percent. But Ferrari can't give up".
After the finish of the race the stewards of the Grand Prix of the USA was punished 5-second penalty for incorrect max Verstappen overtaking Kimi Raikkonen.In a statement the stewards said "After viewing the videos the stewards came to the conclusion that the machine room 33 Verstappen when overtaking cars number 7 Raikkonen drove outside the track on two feet. Due to this, the pilot received an illegal advantage."Also on account of Verstappen recorded one penalty.
On the last lap, Max Verstappen was overtaken by Kimi Raikkonen, however, the stewards of the Grand Prix of the USA have punished the pilot of Red Bull for this maneuver and took places on the podium.Max Verstappen "All pilots often went outside the track, especially in the 9th and the 13th turns. Did the same and Bottas, when I attacked him. But he has not been punished.It's bad for our sport. The rules should be clearly stated what not to do. We've got a great race, but such a stupid decision can hurt the sport".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the race Grand Prix of the USA finished third. However, on the podium he was immediately.Kimi Raikkonen "I'm a little upset with the ending, disappointed that he could not hold behind max. He had fresher tires and a faster car. But I returned to third place because of the fine Verstappen.My car was very good, fast and with a good balance, I attacked not the limit, but came only third place. This is a good result for the team. Thank you all for the support, everything was cool.
The dominance of one pilot is most evident in Williams and McLaren. Approximately equal to the fight is only Sauber.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 12-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 12-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-11Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-6Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 14-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 13-3Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Brendon Hartley 1-0Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 0-1Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 11-6Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 6-9.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the Grand Prix of the USA showed the 5th result. While only 9 thousandths of a second he came to 3rd position.Kimi Raikkonen "Today the car was better than in previous days. After the Friday session, we made some changes and in qualifying I had a pretty good balance. We tried hard, but the fifth position is my maximum that I could get on this machine. I think that it was possible to achieve more, but in some places it was a little difficult. I struggled tried to turn pure maximum, some rounds were good, and some I've made too many mistakes.It was a worthy qualification, but surely it could be better, so I can't be satisfied with the result. Start will be difficult, but I will try to do everything very cleanly and efficiently".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the practice of the United States Grand Prix showed 6-th result.Kimi Raikkonen "this Morning the weather was a little tricky, but all was well. Just a normal Friday during which we have experimented with different settings.Each track can be challenging when you are trying to fly too fast. It was only the first day of practices, we will clearly be able to make progress. We don't know what did other teams, and obviously it is too early to make any predictions. All we know is that tonight we have a lot of work.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said he did not know when the time comes to retire. Recall that behind the Finn for 15 seasons in Formula 1.Kimi Raikkonen "Actually, I have no plans even for the next week. Maybe after that I'll hold a race for fun. Aerobatics and combat - the only reasons I'm still in Formula 1. I still have confidence that I can win races and fight for the title".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen believes that his team will become even stronger in 2018.Kimi Raikkonen "of Course, we would like to see the winning doubles every race. But success depends on many things, but also from rivals.This year we went in the right direction, after working perfectly last winter. And I'm sure next year we will be stronger.We have a good relationship with Vettel, and it helps us to solve problems together in the interests of the team.We met just as soon as he began to speak in Formula 1. We immediately became friends, but of course on the track we want to beat each other".
The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes that Kimi Raikkonen now finds at the peak of his racing form.Jacques Villeneuve "Kimi just a little unlucky, but at times he was faster than Vettel.Just don't always have it. Either he is very quick in qualifying, either very quick in the race. However, he proved that he can be as fast and good as Vettel. It's the perfect combination.I don't think we've seen the best of Kimi. It seems that every time he flies better than ever in his career".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the race Grand Prix of Japan finished fifth after starting from the tenth position.Kimi Raikkonen "I don't know what's going on with our machines. I don't know what happened to my car when I was thrown beyond the path. After that, all was well. Her start was not the best. I have no idea why things are so often broken. We are doing everything possible. The team is working, and today's incident with Vettel we will investigate".
075009 - Today from pole position will start the championship leader Lewis Hamilton.075032 - the British pound is the third pole position in Japan, but only the first on the track in Suzuka.075106 - Next to him will start the main rival in the fight for the title Sebastian Vettel.075144 - Actually, the second qualifying with Valtteri Bottas, but he, like Kimi Raikkonen, have replaced the transmission. So both Finn got five positions.075219 - Second row behind the pilots of Red Bull Daniel ricciardo and Max Verstappen.075233 - Third row Esteban Windows and Valtteri Bottas.075309 - Before the start.
In Renault total advantage of Nico over Jolyon Palmer, who is leaving the French team after the Japanese weekend. Pierre went Out a second consecutive qualification has lost a partner in the Toro Rosso, and in the next phase it will have a new partner Daniil Kvyat.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 11-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 11-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 5-11Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-5Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 13-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 12-3Toro Rosso, Carlos Sainz, Pierre went Out 2-0Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 15-0Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 10-6Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 5-9.