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The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz told about his impressions from the race in Baku.Carlos Sainz "You can't compare the route in Baku with Monaco, even if it is a street circuit. Here is not better or worse - just different.This is a very difficult race, but I would not say that is more difficult than in Monaco. However, this track is very similar to Monaco in that any, even a small mistake can be critical. You should always stay focused.Sorry I couldn't finish the race last year, but I remember your battles with the pilots McLaren and Red Bull.It's a shame that we can't enjoy the views while going at the speed of 300 km/h, but I really like the local medieval castle, the perfect backdrop during the race. Photos out here is just excellent".
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda sure that Lewis Hamilton has every chance to succeed this season.Niki Lauda "I said that Lewis will only help the gathering in the race, but it was slightly exaggerated. The championship this year long. I hope the confrontation Hamilton-Vettel will be tight until the last race.Sebastian was just unlucky in Montreal, but Lewis and so dominated from the start and our car was just the best.We returned from Monaco at the factory and worked so hard that we were able to increase the gap from Ferrari to Montreal".After seven stages of the Hamilton is inferior to Vettel 12 points. In the constructors ' championship, Mercedes is ahead of Ferrari by 8 points.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas finished second in the race Grand Prix of Canada, after losing to teammate twenty seconds.Valtteri Bottas "I feel great - it's another podium. I'm really happy. Glad we were able to achieve a victorious double.These points after Monaco became very important to us. We worked a lot in the team over progress, and today showed it. We had to stay ahead of Red Bull at the start, but they broke forward. Then we had to control the race with Force India.The team had a good smooth race, and brought us good points".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on the results practices Grand Prix of Canada showed the 4th result.Valtteri Bottas "After Monaco is really nice to start the weekend with a positive feeling from the car. I think we look quite competitive here, but it's just practice. We still have a lot of work with tyres of the composition of Ul. We want to squeeze some more speed. The car looks good on the Software that I run today. We will focus on how to find extra speed on the Ul".
The results of Friday and the pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton was in second position. The leader of the day, the British lost two tenths of a second.Lewis Hamilton "the First day went well. Yes, the pilots Ferrari is fast, but results in the leading group are quite dense. We lose a little bit, but will do everything to win in qualifying.After a difficult weekend in Monaco it is important that our car looks competitive".
Kimi Raikkonen has denied all the rumors that Ferrari Manda shares of its pilots by the numbers.Kimi Raikkonen "In Monaco I was in second place and SEB won. It's great for the team, but not for me because I really wanted to win.If people think that I'm supposed to smile, I'll smile only when I have my results, which are expected. I think it would be much more disturbing if I was happy with second, third and other places. What people think all I care.Race behind, and we must accept what has already happened. Pointless something to rethink. And in the team there is no separation of rooms between the pilots. It's all fiction".
Despite assurances from Eddie Jordan that Mercedes at the end of season 2018 will leave the championship, the German team remains.Representative Mercedes "These statements are incorrect. No talk about retirement from Formula 1 was not."Eddie Jordan "I had a long conversation with Dr. Dietrich Zetsche, I told him my thoughts. And I had not the slightest doubt that saying something".Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff "Monaco is a place where people like to have fun at the party. And, looks like someone's pretty excited for them, time became the city different stuff. These statements are completely unsubstantiated and reflect nothing like the mischievous speculation of one person.Mercedes has in hand a major contract before the end of 2020, and is currently discussing the next competitive cycle with the new owners of the championship".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark believes Surer that Mercedes, not Ferrari, still use team orders.Mark Surer "You can't catch Ferrari in the team orders. In China Vettel was stuck behind Kimi, but the team did not interfere in their fight. Mercedes, on the other hand, clearly used team orders in Bahrain, even openly, on the radio. I like that Ferrari doesn't play such games.I think Kimi realized what happened. At first he was just angry that he lost the race, but Vettel was clearly faster in Monaco, so it's the end of history.
Technical Director of Ferrari's Mattia Binotto is sure that Sebastian Vettel will remain with Scuderia next year.Mattia Binotto "Vettel is not only one of our pilots, he is a multiple world champion. I think he will stay with us. Why Because there is nothing more beautiful for the pilot of Formula 1, than to win with scarlet team.It has been 16 years since Ferrari won in Monaco, so I think that victory was a release. It was a victory that made us realize that we have a fast car, and now we can compete on the same level with the leaders or be even stronger than them.
Circuit Paul Ricard the following year returned to the championship of Formula-1 Grand Prix of France, and is now being actively discussed the date of the race.Promoter of the Grand Prix of France, Christian Estrosi "In Monaco I met with chase Carey regarding our issue. In our conversation, I paid special attention to the selection date of the Grand Prix, because it depends largely on the success of the race.We are discussing the possibility of holding a race in the period from late June to mid-July, but the FIA and FOM will offer us a more specific date.As soon as it becomes known, we will begin to sell tickets. Chase also wants the Grand Prix at Paul Ricard went really French. He wants each race to the maximum of the national colors. And I like his approach".
Kimi Raikkonen has a good chance to stay for the next season in Ferrari. So said the ex-pilot of Formula 1 Mika Salo.Mika Salo "Ferrari will certainly take into account the fact that Kimi and Sebastian Vettel continue to get on well with each other.I don't think there are really good guys who know how to work better than Kimi. Kimi was second in Monaco, but he is close to Vettel all the time.Vettel, of course, has already earned a lot of points, but if Kimi can get a couple of wins, it can completely change the situation.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari can hope for a victory this season. Despite the fact that Bernie was removed from the position of Executive Director, he was present at four of the six Grand Prix this year, considering Monaco.Bernie Ecclestone "Ferrari has the best car now, and he makes a very strong impression. But they have to be careful with the Mercedes.When Raikkonen was leading the race, ahead of Vettel, I immediately told my guests that Ferrari do not finish in that order. It was clear at once".
The organizers of the race in Monaco will build a new pit lane and paddock complex worth 30 million euros to race-2018.Bild "Monaco wanted to prepare a new pit lane by 2017, but engineers were unable to guarantee that they will finish all work on time, so the project was deferred to 2018."Richard Micua of the Automobile club of Monaco confirmed "Yes, it's true. The new building will have two floors of boxes. The teams will finally be more space and they will not be tripping over the legs of workers of other stables".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Mika Salo believes that Vettel will win championship season 2017.Mika Salo "Vettel has a good chance to win the world championship. He excels in the fight against Hamilton. Kimi not so much points, so he is the pilot of the number two.Kimi may not believe in it until mathematically possible to win the championship, but the team means Kimi probably just co-pilot.I'm willing to bet that Vettel would take a lot more than Raikkonen. Somewhere Kimi will be faster, but he will have to switch places like in Monaco.
The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean says that Canada is not a large number of overtaking, as in Monaco.Roman Grosjean "In Canada it is very difficult to overtake at this track the race takes place in Spain or Monaco. If someone crashed - then it is possible to win back the position.It is difficult for us to fight in the middle of the peloton for a higher place, and Canada will be very difficult to ensure that the machine remained on the track. We will do everything we can, but this is one of the tracks, where much depends on the skill level."In the past year, the pilots Haas finished the race in Canada on the 13th and 14th positions, with a lag of two circles.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is still busy analysing data from the car of Valtteri Bottas received in Monaco.Toto Wolff "Given the fact that we could not achieve from tires to full value, it was a very strong weekend for Valtteri. We're still analyzing its data, as he just managed to exceed the real capabilities of the machine.He was able to slow the car to fight for the 4th place. He showed top class performances. Pleasure to work with him and I engineers. I think we have a chance to succeed with this approach to work.
The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer believes that Canada will be opportunities for overtaking.Jolyon Palmer "I first saw this track only last year. It's a street track, but a completely different plan, unlike Monaco. There is a high speed and a lot of opportunities for overtaking.Weather is a question mark, as last year it was wet, and work was difficult.This time we need to be competitive, we will do everything in our power to customize the car for this track".Last year Palmer drove in Canada, only the 16 laps and was down due to machine failure.
Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson said that if the team managed to deliver all the updates in Spain, then in Monaco and the level of performances was very high.Marcus Ericsson "For our team this year, things are not so bad. If we have received all the updates in time, it would be able to achieve more out of them. For example, in Monaco, we could have done significantly more if in Spain we had the full package of upgrades for the analysis and work. I hope in Canada we will fill this gap".
There are no even rumors about the health of Pascal Wehrlein, had an accident during the race Grand Prix Monaco.After his bizarre crash with Jenson Button, the young German admitted that he will need scans to check the neck and back.Recall that Pascal has already missed two races early in the season due to cracks in the vertebrae received in the Race of Champions.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that he personally is on the side of a Ferrari in a dispute with the intentional slowing Kimi Raikkonen in Monaco, so the victory went to Sebastian Vettel.Toto Wolff "It was a fair result for the team and pilots.Now they are in the same position, which was once we. I believe they don't have to explain. Won the fastest on the track, the pilot in the best car. We can only congratulate them".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Jean Alesi joined the debate around the debate about whether it fair was won by Sebastian Vettel in Monaco.Jean Alesi "I can understand the frustration of Kimi - he had a great weekend.But Vettel won with a clear advantage. The team did nothing for Vettel - then I have nothing to add".
In recent years, Williams has traditionally fails the Monaco Grand Prix, said the team driver Felipe Massa.Felipe Massa "unfortunately, this is another year when we arrived in Monaco, and left with nothing. With almost nothing. We were unable to get the machine to work on this track, to work quickly. Will have to wait another year for a new attempt.We have been trying and nothing comes out. Our philosophy does not allow you to collect the car, fast on this track. Very sorry, but such is the nature of the work to Williams".The last time the pilot Williams won in 2003. Then on the top step of the podium Juan Pablo Montoya.
Spare pilot of McLaren's Jenson button has said it has no plans after Monaco to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 this year.Jenson button "Who knows what will happen, but I'm not planning anything. I also know that the team has no plans to change pilots during the season, so it's definitely not the plan that I'll participate in races Formula 1.In other categories, it is possible, Yes, but not in Formula 1. I have my own business that I do and enjoy the moment. And I need to focus completely on them if I want to achieve what want to achieve".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Alex Wurz is confident that Ferrari intends played the victory of Sebastian Vettel in Monaco.Alex Wurz "of Course, I don't understand why they had to do to take away from Kimi's victory.But, as you can see, the titles for the Scuderia is much more important than common sense. For them there is nothing more valuable".
The head of McLaren Zach brown is hopeful that Fernando Alonso will go next year.Zach brown "I Hope he will return to us next year to win the Monaco Grand Prix. I think that next year he doesn't want to be in the Indie 500.Of course, the calendar is not yet final, but our main goal is to win again in Monaco, with Fernando in the car".
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says that his team did everything possible to win in Monaco.Lewis Hamilton "Sometimes you have to accept that the loss can come. We cannot think that everything will be fine. We can't afford to be on the top. The main thing now is to fix all of their problems and move forward.This does not mean that we were in Monaco unprepared. We have just not got much. Many things were a surprise to the engineers. Sometimes, something correcting, we have made it even worse.It is strange that we can't get both cars to work in the same framework. The team is going to regroup and get back in the fight".In Monaco Lewis Hamilton started 13th and finished 7th. the Second pilot of the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas started the 3rd, but finished only 4th.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team relied on a strategy of max Verstappen after the analysis of the pace of Sergio Perez. We will remind, what exactly thanks to this strategy, the Dutchman missed his opportunity to achieve the podium in the race Grand Prix Monaco.Christian Horner "We looked at the speed of Perez after his pit stop and decided that it's time to make a stop and we with max. If this is not done, it would not be able to get ahead of Bottas.We had to try to get ahead of a few pilots, but nothing came of it. It's a shame, but strategy analysis give us back".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said Ferrari is a great result in the race Grand Prix Monaco.Felipe Massa "Looking back over the past weekend, I notice that Ferrari took first place in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time after my start from first place in 2008.Kimi showed a good circle, and I'm glad he came back to fight for the victory. I think the Ferrari was the best this weekend. Scuderia car sticks to the road and it looks incredible.With each race the Ferrari team is getting stronger. It seems that the struggle with Mercedes will continue until the end of the season.
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.