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Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in race of the Grand Prix of Malaysia finished on 17-th position.Pascal Wehrlein "I'm very happy with the race. I was able to maintain a good pace and even made it to the middle of the peloton. This is a good step forward. Now I want to study our data and analyze how this progress was generally achieved. The aim is to maintain good form of the team in the following races to the end of the year to get good results".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in Malaysia finished in sixth position, becoming the best pilots of the second echelon.Sergio Perez "It was probably the most difficult race in my career. The whole weekend passed in such a way that I thought to give up. But the result was amazing each round I refused to quit for health reasons, and I am grateful to the doctors that they helped me.A couple of laps I spent behind Vandoren, after which everything went fine. I was able to properly treat your tires as long as possible to extend their life. I was under pressure from Vettel, but it wasn't my fight. We scored some important points for the team, and I'm happy to go home with a good result after such a difficult weekend. I hope I'll be back in shape for Japan".
The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in the race Grand Prix of Malaysia after starting from 8th position finished only 16-m. Nico Hulkenberg "It was just a terrible race. The problems started from the beginning. We lost a few positions, and the whole race was behind the more rapid and successful pilots. Often I would find myself in difficult situations, and the team to get me out of traffic, Barker in the pits not on the schedule. I very much risked, breaking forward, but in the end it did no good.Sorry we are unable to show the speed and potential of his car. Next Sunday we will fight for points".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel after starting from last place finished fourth in Malaysia.Sebastian Vettel "Difficult Grand Prix. I'm sorry Kimi out of the race. Yesterday was the problem I have, and today Kimi. I began to burst from the very beginning, attacking the track and opponents. In the first circles I have made good progress. At the end of the race I was fighting for a place on the podium, but the tires were already worn out, so I couldn't get ahead.The good news is that we are fast, and the next race will be for us to be successful. It's a shame that today finished only one car. But all the team work hard we all work to make progress. I hope that in the next race we will be able to regain all what I lost today".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in the race Grand Prix of Malaysia finished 11th, two seconds away from the points zone.Fernando Alonso "Today was a tough race. In the beginning, in the second turning, the two pilots Williams touched among themselves right in front of me, and I was forced to Dodge to the side, having lost a number of positions. As a result, I was in the second tier, working slower than the true pace of the car.I lost a lot of time and it really ruined our race. It's a shame that today we have shown not our best race.But ahead of more successful weekends, as for example in Japan, where, hopefully, we'll be back in a stronger form.Earning points here in Singapore, we have proved that our machine is able to fight on different types of tracks".
The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz out of the race the race Grand Prix of Malaysia because of problems with the machine, however, the day the Spaniard believes positionemporio Sainz "For us it was a very positive day, in addition to my gathering in the distance. I think we had a good race. We showed much better pace than yesterday during qualifying. When it comes to race, we always seem to extracted a bit more from the car. We were able today to earn points, but unfortunately, I had to go the distance because of problems with the electrics. It's a shame, because up to this point the car was very good.The good news is that next race is just seven days, so we can quickly switch to a new job. I'm flying directly to Japan tonight, so I quickly switched to this time zone. This is my favorite Grand Prix of the year".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the race Grand Prix of Malaysia finished in ninth place, behind teammate lance Stroll.Felipe Massa "I had a great start, fantastic, ahead of Manne machines, so much disappointed with the incident in the second turn, where the Windows hit me. I immediately lost a few positions and the car was damaged. I feel I could go higher if not for this incident. But overall the result was positive for the team. We scored points, while Renault and Toro Rosso didn't, and it helps us to fight for a place in the Cup of designers".
The Williams driver lance Stroll has admitted that he was surprised the collision with Sebastian Vettel. The incident studied by the stewards of the Malaysian Grand Prix.Lance Stroll "the Collision occurred on the circle return to the boxes. We will communicate with the stewards. But no one wanted this incident, this is a very strange crash".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has confidently won the race Grand Prix of Malaysia - a good gift for a 20th anniversary.Max Verstappen "I started very well and clean. I went out behind the Lewis and attacked him with all my strength. I had nothing to lose because I'm not fighting for the title. I really wanted to win and tried for it. Lewis worked accurately, so I was able to win.I worked very well with the tyres, stepped up the pace, showing his speed. This is a great result and the best gift to birthday".
Lewis Hamilton in the race Grand Prix of Malaysia finished second and increased its lead over Sebastian Vettel to 34 points.Lewis Hamilton "congratulations to max, he did a great job today. A huge thank you to the fans for that support. Sorry this last race. There are always fantastic Prix, every year they give us a lot of emotions.Today, I got an important second place. It's a difficult race for us, but I was able to do everything to achieve maximum results. You can say that I minimized the losses. The team feels good, but we see that a lot of work ahead. Need to upgrade the car and to attack".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo in the race Grand Prix of Malaysia finished third after starting from fourth position.Daniel ricciardo "the Start was for me not as clean as would like. I was stuck behind the Mercedes drivers, and then long attacked Bottas. At one point we had a hot confrontation, which ended in my victory. Valtteri defends very well, but I managed to pass it.I'm happy with the podium and congratulations to max, he was fast all weekend. I congratulate the team. It was a good race for us".
The Ferrari pilot Kimi Raikkonen out of the race the race Grand Prix of Malaysia before the start of the warm up lap.Kimi Raikkonen "I don't know what caused it to stop. I don't know, this is due to the fact that yesterday was on the car Vettel. We are investigating this incident. It's a shame that I lost the chance to fight for victory, because the car was good. Given the speed SEB, I'm sure that could win. I had the chance".
094957 - From pole position today starts the championship leader Lewis Hamilton.095047 - the British pound is the fifth pole position in Malaysia. However, in the four previous cases, he only once won the race.095106 - last year Lewis was in the lead, but went down because of engine failure.095126 - Next to it will start Kimi Raikkonen. Finn lost to Hamilton only 0,045 seconds.095250 - Second row completely for Red Bull Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.095325 - let's See how to start Verstappen, who on the grid is standing right behind Hamilton. Nice for Vettel surprises.095346 - Third row Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Windows.095504 - Fourth row Stoffel Vandorn and hlkenberg.095524 - Completing the top ten, Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.095539 - Next Weight, Palmer, Stroll, Sainz, went Out, Grosjean, Magnussen, Wehrlein, Ericsson and Vettel.095612 - the Contender for the title Sebastian Vettel will start last. During qualifying the engine failed, and the German not passed a single rapid circle.095633 - Today in the Toro Rosso debuts Pierre went Out, replaced by Daniil Kvyat.095658 - And a disaster for Ferrari The car of Kimi Raikkonen had problems, and it rolls back in bkoy095724 -.
Sunday's race in Malaysia, McLaren drivers will start from the 7th and 10th positions. Fernando Alonso believes that to stay in the end zone will be difficult, unless it rains.Fernando Alonso "This weekend is to win. We showed good results on Friday, but today two cars were in the finals of qualification. This suggests that the team is moving in the right direction. But our main problem is the pace in the race. So to stay in the top ten will not be easy.The rain really helped us out. Although yesterday we were quick on a dry track, and if it doesn't rain, we will try to protect its position".
Surprisingly, on the highway in Malaysia both drivers McLaren-Honda were in the finals of qualifying, where Stoffel Vandorn showed the 7th result.Stoffel Vandorn "a Great day Today and in practice, and in qualifying we showed a good result. It's just a great result considering the track layout.In the race, as a rule, we act better than in qualifying, so we'll see what happens tomorrow. Our machine is fast with full tanks, and I'm going to start the seventh, we rely on glasses".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel due to problems with the power plant had passed no one fast lap in qualifying and not formally qualified.However, the stewards Grand Prix of Malaysia took into account the results of the German shows on Friday and Saturday practices, and made it to the start in the race. To start four-time champion will be either the last or from the pit lane.Most likely, Ferrari will take advantage of the situation and will replace Vettel all the elements of the power plant.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas for the qualification of the Grand Prix of Malaysia was on 5th position.Valtteri Bottas "I successfully passed the first two rounds of qualifying. But in the end could not find a common language with the machine. The car is very different with the settings from the machine Lewis. I still need a lot of work to make progress in the work with the machine.This is a difficult year for me. I don't always manage to reveal the potential of the machine. In the race I will be faster, I think I have a chance to succeed".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the qualification of Grand Prix of Malaysia. The British pound is the 70th pole position in career.Lewis Hamilton "For me this is the best route, this is the best Grand Prix in the calendar. And today I received the best support from the audience. Thank you for thisI am very sorry that I could not today in a fair fight, to fight with SEB. The victory in qualification became for me a real surprise. The car was good, so everyone is happy, it went great".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix showed the 2nd result. Finn lost time the pole only 0.045 seconds.Kimi Raikkonen "it's okay, I'm happy and calm. I was very close to winning today - this is a little frustrating. I gave the high, squeezed everything out of the car, but it was not enough to start from the first place. Tomorrow I will start cleaner, see what happens. Our car is set to race the first three turns will be very important to continue the struggle. We are fully configured for the race.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen, who today celebrates its 20th anniversary, showed in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix 3rd result.Max Verstappen "Today was a good qualifying for our team. Third place is great. It was fun throughout the day. It's an amazing track. I am glad that your birthday was able to achieve this position.What will happen in the race, I don't know. Much will depend on the weather. We hope on your luck and your speed".
The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix showed the 16-th result. Before the release of the second part did not have enough quarters of a second.Roman Grosjean "I'm all right, as with the car. The mechanics did a great job repairing the car after yesterday's accident. I have replaced many parts.It's a shame that I couldn't pass the second round. It was difficult to get to work rubber, interfere with traffic, there was a problem with Alonso. In General, I am sad that I left in the first round".
Stewards Grand Prix of Malaysia has allowed the team Haas to work with the machine Roman Grogan in violation of curfew.The team asked the stewards of the permission for night work of the Frenchman, which was broken after hitting a loose manhole of drainage system. The stewards considered the situation of force majeure, and went against Haas.
According to the results of Friday practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was in seventh position.Valtteri Bottas "It was obviously a difficult practice for our team. We had a pretty limited run because of the rain in the morning. We lost a lot of time in the morning much time after dinner because of the red flags. Today we have not received answers to all our questions, but I think similar problems have faced all the teams.We definitely don't have enough speed, and it seems that Ferrari and Red Bull are very strong. We have a lot of work that needs to be done well, if we want tomorrow to be on pole position".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in the practice of the Malaysian Grand Prix showed the 8th result.Sergio Perez "All the breaks during work meant that the day went perfectly. We performed part of our program, so we are unable to prepare for qualifying and the race as good as we would like. It is positive that the pace of the car seems high. Still I was happy with the balance, but there is always opportunity for progress".
Kimi Raikkonen was pleased with the results of Friday's practices Grand Prix of Malaysia, where he lost to partner Ferrari.Kimi Raikkonen "Today was fine, everything went smoothly. In the morning we were faced with rain, so we did only a few laps, and after the lunch session was actually interrupted because of the accident Grosjean.It is a pity that we could not use all the time for work practices, because we obviously had more potential to progress. But the car already feels good. Yes, I have made some mistakes on the new tyres, but apart from these problems the day runs smoothly. Lap time does not mean anything today because we don't know what programs are running other command".
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton on the results practices Grand Prix of Malaysia was in 6-th position.Lewis Hamilton "It was a very difficult day. Today I fought a lot with his car, so we have to analyze and try to understand where it all went wrong with the balance. We hope to be able to find a good balance and setup until tomorrow.Today I got in the pits was a large support group. They charged me with positive energy all day. So thank you all and I look forward to meeting you tomorrow".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix showed a 12-th result.Felipe Massa "this morning a lot has gone wrong due to rain and problems with the hydraulics. The day I was able to get out only twice on the road, but to no avail, as the work was interrupted by red flags.I'm glad that Grosjean was not injured in the incident. I was right behind him, saw the accident.It's hard to say where we are now and what to expect, because today we lost a lot of time. The density of the results will be high in qualifying, will see how it goes for us.
The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz on the results practices Grand Prix of Malaysia was at the 16th position.Carlos Sainz "the Weekend really started not the way we would like. Obviously, if you sit all morning in the pits, and after lunch miss work due to red flags, nothing good in qualifying and the race does not Shine. We still have problems with the transmission, which affected the handling and maximum speed, so we are unable to derive maximum benefit from practice. We now have a lot of work, because you need to recover lost time".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix showed the 5th result.Fernando Alonso "Today was a good day. In the morning we checked out interesting settings of the machine and novelties. We went on a wet track and showed the third result, which was very nice.After lunch, on a dry track, the car continued to behave well, so we do not need to make many changes before the start of qualifying.We tried several different configurations, and they showed themselves extremely effective in these conditions. Sorry we are unable to work the entire session due to red flags".