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Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo in the qualification of Grand Prix of Mexico showed only 7-th result.Daniel ricciardo "We were strong during the first days of the weekend but in qualifying I just didn't have enough grip. It was not We were great during practices, after which not even touched the machine, but every time I left the pits in qualifying for a fast lap, the car was like the other.We have tried to experiment in the third round, making an extra warm up lap, but it didn't work. Sometimes it happens that some sets of tires just don't work. I got just that.This morning the track was really cold, but we could still show the speed. In the afternoon, when there was a qualification, the temperature increased significantly, but nothing worked. If I can work at the level of practices during racing, then I will definitely fight for the podium. But all this is confusing, and we really need to understand what happened in qualifying".
In the final qualification Max Verstappen was in the way of Valtteri Bottas and messed up that first attempt. After the qualification of the stewards Grand Prix of Mexico studied the moment.The stewards heard the explanation of the pilots, watched videos, and came to the conclusion that Verstappen has shifted to the left Bottas enough room.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel won the qualification of Grand Prix of Mexico. For four-time champion is the 50th pole position of his career.Sebastian Vettel "Yeah, it was a great round To be honest, each circle was given to me with great difficulty. The car was constantly slipping, had to fight with the tires. I drove the first sector and was able to win the qualification just because of this.We are very often lost in the recent past and today in the first two rounds we weren't the first, but I was able to go perfectly the first sector and to achieve for the team the pole position. So I'm very happy.Yesterday we saw that the racing speed we have. We made some changes and it worked. It looks promising. This victory is very important for me. Tomorrow Lewis will attack, that's for sure. But let's see what we can do".
The Haas team appealed to the FIA with the request to allow Kevin Magnussen to miss Saturday briefing pilots because of ill health.In the FIA went against the American team, however, before the start of Saturday's practice Magnussen will have to communicate with the medical delegate of the FIA. If Kevin will have to pass a qualification and race, his place will be Antonio Giovinazzi.In the beginning of the season, Giovinazzi already spent two races in the composition Sauber, where he replaced injured Pascal Wehrlein.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on the results practices Grand Prix of Mexico was in 6 th position with a delay of half a second.Valtteri Bottas "the First practice was good, I liked it very much. This is such a fun track Everything turns quite complicated, so setting the right balance - a lot of work.We made some changes before the second practice and during the work it became clear that we went in the wrong direction, so at the end of the session I had to go back to the original settings.For some reason, I could not get to work on the tire. That's why everything looked after lunch so dim. But I think it was overall a positive day, I'm looking forward to the qualification".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa on the results practices Grand Prix of Mexico was on 12-th position.Felipe Massa "On this track to work pretty hard on Friday, this is not Austin. I could not get a normal a single fast lap, but we can see that bus Ul our car shows good performance.We will be ready to fight on Sunday. We just need to fight for points. We know that Renault looks competitive - this will be our direct competitors. The altitude of downforce here than in Monza, so cornering is easy to get wrong. I was not wrong, so hope to be able to perform well in the remaining days of the weekend. Tomorrow, hopefully, we will have a good qualification and then a good race".
The Frenchman Pierre went Out I decided to skip the United States Grand Prix for the final stage of the Japanese Superformula, where he claimed the title.Before the final race at Suzuka, went Out behind the leader of the championship only half a point. However, due to the approaching Typhoon was first cancelled the qualification, and then the entire stage. So in vain the Frenchman missed the race in Formula 1.
The pilot Toro Rosso Daniil Kvyat in qualifying for the Grand Prix of the USA showed a 12-th result.Daniil Kvyat "I'm very pleased with today's qualification. We coped very well with the limited information we had. In the morning we lost a lot of time working on the track, so in qualifying, I think we've reached the limit of the machine. So we can be happy - engineers have done a fantastic jobI feel good in the car, and we will try to turn today's 12th place in points. Anything can happen in the race, so we just need to stay cool and work well with the tires, to stick to a flexible strategy and fight".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the qualification of Grand Prix of the USA was on the 11-th position.Felipe Massa "My lap was clean. Today between the three teams was a slight difference in speed, but, unfortunately, we were the third of them. We need to perform. My laps were clean, no bugs, but, unfortunately, we are unable to get to the finals.I was happy and confident in the car the whole weekend, but I expect that we will make another step forward".
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows once again took place in the final qualification showed the 7th result.Esteban Windows "I'm pleased with this result. Again the team did a fantastic job, we were strong at every circuit during the weekend. We have a great chance to earn a lot of points.For me it was a difficult qualifying session because I didn't feel good. I had a very strong headache, had stomach problems. So I'm glad that went through the session with strong results. Now I need to relax a bit and try to recover, to-morrow to be ready to race".
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".
Carlos Sainz in the first part of Renault qualified finished in 8th position.Carlos Sainz "this weekend had a lot to adapt, but I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved. This is a good result considering it is our first qualificationIt was not an easy session with the constant changes in temperature and wind. I didn't know how the car will react to it, but we did a good job, so I am very happy.The transition to a new team late in the season was always a difficult task, but everyone in the team and the plant most helped me. Tomorrow I will try to do a clean race. Speed is, therefore, my goal is to finish higher than that I start".
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean in the home for his team in the qualification of Grand Prix of the USA showed 14-th result.Roman Grosjean "It was a tough weekend until qualifying. Before qualification I didn't use Ul. Yesterday, we worked with other teams, and on Saturday morning turned on the track before to try them out.The incident with Strolla was unexpected and quite close to the accident. I was lucky not to turn around on the grass, that could be a disaster. It would be the end of the training. We went to the second round, which is good, since it was the maximum that we can squeeze out of their car.We strongly tightened and narrowed the gap from seven tenths to two-tenths to the guys ahead, but we still don't really perform well on the home track. I think it has more to do with the tyres, and in this area there's a gap in speed. We need to deal with it. I hope we can give the fans something special tomorrow".
After the end of the qualification in Austin, the stewards of the Grand Prix of the USA have punished the lance Stroll for blocking Roman Grosjean.Stroll was fined loss of three positions at the start. In addition, the young canadian earned first career penalty.Earlier, a similar punishment was awarded to Kevin Magnussen, prevented Sergio Perez.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo in qualifying Grand Prix of the United States showed the 4th result. Front couple Mercedes and Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.Daniel ricciardo "I was glad when I crossed the line and saw that I was fourth. I was just a hundredth from Valtteri, but I knew I had done everything and jump was impossible.We don't have much speed, and today after practices, it has not increased. Today more and a strong wind blew, and, from all sides. This factor combined with the fact that the track is a little bumpy and slippery, just leads to a crazy race and qualifications I was only on the last lap managed to find the speed and approach to the track. The second time I would not be able to repeat it".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the qualification of Grand Prix of the USA, ahead of chief rival Sebastian Vettel in the second quarter.Lewis Hamilton "the Team played an exceptional job during this weekend. We gathered a lot of data, filtered them and were able to make the machine needs swagger. It's just a fantastic track, where you are constantly dancing with the car.I am really happy to be on pole position, but we know that we are often strong during practice and qualifying and in the race a bit. I look forward to a good race tomorrow with Sebastian and Valtteri. This is the track where you can overtake and fight. Suffice it to recall the race of the 2012 season".
The composition of the Toro Rosso debuted Brendon Hartley that the following practice for the Grand Prix of the USA was on 17-th position.Brendon Hartley "Steep learning curve was today Everything went pretty smoothly and I was able to work without any problems and errors. I am very pleased. I didn't really know what to expect from today, because I had little time to prepare for this debut. I think that during the day I could make serious progress.The biggest difference from what I'm used to, is the incredible grip at high speed. It's just incredible It was quite unexpected Another issue is tires, which are also very different from what I was used to. On the other hand, for long stretches, everything looks quite positive and I coped well with the tires.We are going to work a lot, analyze a lot of data. I hope that in the qualification I will be able to take a step forward".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso missed the first practice due to problems with the hydraulics, and the second showed the 7th result.Fernando Alonso "this morning we missed the first session due to a hydraulic problem that was quite painful, because we had several new products for testing, including for the following year. We tried to catch up time in the second practice but it was difficult, so I think we will try everything from the beginning already in Mexico.I think we can add a couple of tenths, and we certainly will do it. We know that Hulkenberg and Verstappen are the penalties, so if we manage to get to the finals of qualification, we will be able to start from an even higher position. But if we do not fight for an exit in the third round, and will still be able to start from the eighth or ninth position on new tires, it can be also very good. Flying was much more fun, especially thanks to quick turns in the first sector. Now we stand there behind the wheel very hard, and safety belts are tightened extremely tight, but it's fun".
Brendon Hartley, winner of Le Mans in 2017, told about how the preparation for a debut in Formula 1 in the Toro Rosso.Brendon Hartley "the Preparation for a debut in Formula 1 began with the work in the simulator. In Austin I pass the procedure of adjustment of the seat, and while I was given the instructions to the machine on 50 pages, you have to learn all operations and buttons on the steering wheel. Prior to qualification I have four hour practices to get used to the car.In fact, the difference with the LMP1 car small only seven or eight seconds per lap. In addition, the WEC cars use hybrid technology, and that they look like Formula 1 car".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the race Grand Prix of Japan. Thanks to this result, the championship leader managed to increase their lead over Sebastian Vettel to 59 points.Lewis Hamilton "Thank you all for your support. Fans in the stands were just unique. This support was necessary to me today, especially in the last laps.Today I want to especially note the fantastic team work. Red Bull was very fast today as yesterday in the qualification, but we beat them. The safety car worked against us, since the tire is strongly cooled, and Verstappen was able better than me to work on the heating of the rubber.I thank the team, thank guys and girls from the factory, without them I would not be able to win".
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.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen for the qualification of the Grand Prix of Japan showed the fifth result.Max Verstappen "I'm not very able to fight for a good position, but we'll see what happens tomorrow. The team worked hard for this qualification, but tomorrow we will have a lot of work, it will need to deal with the degradation of rubber.Long straight - our pain, but in the corners we're very fast. The main thing is to pass the first straight at the start of the race, because she is so long".
Both pilots Force India were in the finals of qualifying, where Esteban Windows showed 7th result, Sergio Perez - 8th.Esteban "This is a very good qualification. It was difficult to achieve this position, but it is important, because to overtake here almost impossible. Hopefully we'll be able to achieve good points. As for strategy, I don't know what will. We have ideas, but it's a secret".Sergio Perez "my Windows have achieved good positions. It wasn't easy. Tomorrow we will start from the first tens, and we will fight against interesting opponents Williams, Ferrari, McLaren. Try not to succumb to the attacks. Much more will depend on the strategy. Whatever it takes".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton for the first time in his career won the qualification in Suzuka. The nearest rival, the Briton was ahead by three-tenths of a second.Lewis Hamilton "Thank you crowd for your support, I today helped a lot. It's a great day for me and the team, every round was good. It was the perfect balance, the best skill I have there never was. Perhaps the best qualification of the year. Thanks to the engineers and the engineers for their good work. The car was incredibly fastThis is my first win in qualifying on this track. I will try to win the race. Valtteri did a good job, good for him".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen the qualification of the Grand Prix of Japan finished in 6th position. After a penalty for changing the gearbox Finn will start 11th. Kimi Raikkonen "It was a big job, team gave me a good car, but I made a lot of mistakes during the fast laps. In any case, I changed the gearbox, so I'll get a fine. The car is good, balance is good, I just feel really attacked and made mistakes. It is a difficult track where mistakes are very expensive. Once out on the grass as the speed immediately drops.I have not the best position to start from, but I'll try to get into the points zone".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in qualifying Grand Prix of Japan showed the 2nd result. However, due to the replacement of the gearbox Finn will lose five positions.Valtteri Bottas "the Whole day was hard for me, qualification was tough for me. After this morning it was difficult for me to gather. But the team did everything quickly and correctly. We made the right decisions. I gave everything in this fight, achieved the second result. I got a penalty for replacement gearbox so will start the 7th. But overall I am happy with myself and the result.
The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean were eliminated in the qualification of Grand Prix of Japan after a collision with a barrier.Roman Grosjean "I'm fine, can not be said about the car. It was a mistake, but even without errors, the car behaved very nervously. We need to understand what went wrong.I tried to catch the car, but he slipped on the grass, and then threw me in the barrier. The machine can be quick, so we expect a good race result. It's a shame that I didn't get out of the first round, because you could fight for a place in the top ten".
In a dry first practice Sebastian Vettel showed the best result, ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton by two tenths of a second. In the second practice when it was raining, the pilot Ferrari was limited to one installation circle.Sebastian Vettel "this Morning we did a great job checking many solutions. In the afternoon, as expected, the rain came. Of course, I would like to work on a wet track, but we decided to save the rain tires.In the last two races we showed disappointing results, but here we are once again convinced that the car is fast. We are confident in their abilities and on Sunday will show all that capable.The last time rain qualifying was held in Monza, and there we did not look very convincing. In Malaysia has improved, so hopefully we made the right conclusions. If the rain qualification, we will be able to show its strength".
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".