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The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn according to the results of the test day in Bahrain showed the 4th result, wraping while 81 circle.Stoffel Vandorn "it Seems that while this is our best day of the season. The whole day we worked without any problems, even managed to implement the planned program. The team was able to accomplish all that is planned, after working with the settings. Today we did a lot of what we failed to do in Barcelona.Today we have covered a lot of laps and after yesterday's failure, it looks incredible success. We've had a rough two weeks, since the first team played the dual stages, and now we are working on the tests. Mechanics and engineers tirelessly worked so we could Viesati on the road".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo according to the results of the test day in Bahrain showed the 3rd result.Daniel ricciardo "Literally for the first hour we were able to collect a lot of information about the work of aerodynamics. Everything went according to plan. I'm glad everyone was happy engineers, pilots, and mechanics. To work on the track was nice and quiet.Then we worked with the tyres, studying the compositions Soft and Supersoft. We experimented a lot, because there is no need to be afraid of mistakes, which should not be allowed during race weekend. Then we went back to the study of aerodynamics, but engine trouble prevented to do it.
Spare pilot Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi on the results of the test day in Bahrain showed the 2nd result.Antonio Giovinazzi "I was able to try their hands the machine that just won the race. I worked with the engineers and the mechanics who service the car of the leader of the championship. It's an incredible feeling. You can safely say that I now live in my dream come true Not so long ago I raced karts, and is now piloting the fastest car in Formula 1".
Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson showed the results of the test day in Bahrain 11-th result. The Swede drove the greatest distance 108 laps.Marcus Ericsson "It was a productive and good day. The team more than fulfilled the planned program, and I have covered a lot of laps. We worked with the settings, checked the work of tyres in different compounds and with different fuel loads.The team was able to make progress, and we hope that this will allow us to achieve better results in the coming races. We found something - it will help to gain speed.
Pilot Red Bull Riccardo Daniel showed on the results of the qualification Grand Prix of Bahrain 4th result.Daniel ricciardo "It was a real surprise, I'm glad I start from the second row of the starting field. I thought that Kimi will finish ahead of me, but now I am glad that I will start ahead of him.We have a race pace and tomorrow we have a chance to compete for the podium. Today we witnessed an interesting struggle, but tomorrow it will be even more interesting".
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge disappointed commented on the results of the Grand Prix of China.Eric bulge "On the wet and slippery road Fernando perfectly coped with all the problems, again showed his class and skill. He started 13th, but after the round was on the 8th place. On the seventh lap he was 6th. it is a Pity that the race ended so badly. We are still pleased with the duel Fernando with his compatriot Carlos Sainz held at the limit.Stoffel has also made some progress after the start of the race, coming in 15th position, but problems with the fuel system forced us to finish the race prematurely for both drivers.
The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat took place in the final qualification showed the ninth result.Daniil Kvyat "the Day was stressful, but in the end we did well. We drove some great laps - I'm happy with the results of the qualification.Morning practice has been difficult. Yesterday failed to work on the track, and today have problems with balance. However, in qualifying, everything went smoothly. We are pleased with the results and reaching the final is a great achievement.I'm quite a bit behind the seventh position, but I'll try to win tomorrow in the race. If the rain is still going, we will have many opportunities to earn a lot of points. Everyone knows that rain can happen anywhere. In any case, it should be an exciting race".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results of the qualification Grand Prix of China showed the 2nd result.Sebastian Vettel "that's a good qualification We were fast until the last round. In the last corner I lost a little time due to early braking, which resulted in the result. I was very close to the time of Bottas, but ahead of him just in a matter of seconds. I'm glad I was ahead of him, because I start from the first row.I did everything to fight today for victory. Tomorrow will be a difficult race, maybe in the rain. I'm ready for this test, tells all about the interesting fight".
Antonio Giovinazzi, at the last moment the pilot Sauber replaced by Pascal Wehrlein, the results of the qualification showed the 16-th result.Antonio Giovinazzi "I will not hide that for me this is an important day. After all, today was my debut in Formula 1 as a combat pilot. And I'm happy with my performance, my work and the result. I would go through to the second round.Tomorrow is the race and during it can happen anywhere. I will do my best to remember and to achieve a good result.In the first session of qualifying Giovinazzi lost to the partner of the Sauber just two tenths of a second. That's just at the disposal of the Italian pilot had only one hour morning practice, during which participants had to learn the track and tune.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results of the qualification Grand Prix Australia, 2nd showed the result. The owner of the poles, the Germans lost a quarter of a second.Sebastian Vettel "I'm happy and I can say that we have a good car. The team did a great job on Friday, collecting speed and balance to fight for pole position. We continue to progress, and this is important because tomorrow we will be able to add a little more.I'm happy with my circle, who flew on wings. I think pole position could have, if things had gone wrong. Recently the team very much has changed, and these changes, as well as an incredible motivation, to help fight for the best results".
The head of Pirelli Mario Isola said that his company fulfilled all the tasks of the pre-season tests in Barcelona.Mario Isola "During the eight-day pre-season tests we have performed most of the tasks that were targeted.Last week only confirmed the results of the tests of the first week, especially against a quick recovery of the tires, if they are overheated, that was the fulfillment of the wishes of the pilots.Compared with the total work, which we saw last week, the last four days were focused more on performance and the simulation in preparation for the upcoming season. Everything went well, and I'm sure all the teams will be happy".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results of the seventh day of tests in Barcelona showed the best result, placing a new track record. However, the German believes that the favorites of the season is the Mercedes team.Sebastian Vettel "it is all clear that Mercedes are the favourites this season. This is not surprising, because they won three Championships in a row. The rules have changed or not - one thing is clear they have good professionals and working team which is very difficult to get around.We are satisfied with the results, but the reference level is very high, and it rests only Mercedes. Tests once again showed how great they worked.We were a couple of days at the fastest, but it does not give points. Yeah, at the end of the day to show the best time. But it doesn't mean anything.We are making progress - it makes sense, the car is getting better - it also makes sense, the new data make sense, so let's see what happens".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo according to the results of the seventh test day in Barcelona showed 6-th result.Daniel ricciardo "We drove almost 130 laps without problems, so this is a positive result. For me, the day actually went very well. The race simulation went very well, and I was good to go through this test to check the physical form. I'm pleased with myself in this respect, as though tired, but did the job perfectly.As for our work, I would say that the first day this week we looked competitive, but today everything looks different. Although I do not think the pace teams are not worthy of fighting for victory. In Melbourne find out who and where is the balance of power. I think we will be competitive".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton showed the results of the fifth day of testing in Barcelona, the 4-th result.Lewis Hamilton "just want to clarify I think Ferrari are probably the favorites. We can't take my eyes off them, because they are now doing a tremendous job.Red Bull look as good. All changes happen right in front of us, and very much we will see in the coming days and weeks.Sometimes the Ferrari looks faster, and maybe we are very close with Red Bull. With specific regard to today, the special spectacles did not.We had some problems with the temperature of the tyre and also damaged the bottom, so I donated part of their time to Valtteri was able to present the program after lunch".
The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer was satisfied, as were the tests in Barcelona. According to the results of the four-day session, the Briton was in sixth position.Jolyon Palmer "It's a pleasant surprise for our team. I think we had a fairly strong week from the performance point of view. But we don't know how worked the other teams. And we don't know that it will bring on the second half of the tests. Followed by updates to the MelbourneObviously, in the second half of the tests we are waiting for the hard work. Meanwhile, we are in a good position.The car is being improved all the time, in terms of feel and pace. Everything looks very positive".
The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn showed the results of the second day of testing in Barcelona for the 10th result.Stoffel Vandorn "First of all, I think it was great to be back behind the wheel after four months without Formula 1. I instantly felt more confident in the car, the experience was incredible.Unfortunately, we had a loss of engine power after the first couple of laps. We are still investigating the cause of the failure. At the moment we don't know exactly what the problem was.I hope for the night we can perform, we can figure out what went wrong, and come up with a way to avoid similar problems in the future. Tomorrow is a very important day.Each lap I try to give the team the maximum feedback. It is important for me and for the team".
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows showed the results of the second test day in Barcelona on 5-th result.Esteban Windows "Very pleasant first day behind the wheel VJM10. So far it looks very positive for me and the team. We obviously found the right direction in the development of the car.The only problem today is the oil leak before lunch, but it didn't cost us a lot of time. We could pass a lot of laps, and if tomorrow will show the same work, then progress is assured.This is my first experience in the management of the new generation, and I have to say that I liked it very much".
Before the start of the new season, Lewis Hamilton has decided to hold a competition to design his helmet. This week, the pilot Mercedes summed up the results of the competition.Lewis Hamilton "can you Imagine the winner of the contest. They became the Paradise Caldato from Brazil.In a sign of respect to Ayrton Senna on the helmet there are the Brazilian colors green, yellow and blue. Three stars are three of my title. Left a lot of yellow, which reminds me of my old helmets. With all that red goes well".
The owner of the eponymous team gene Haas believes his team is ready to take the next step forward.Gene Haas "I think our debut was incredibly successful. We have achieved all our goals and even exceeded the plan, and, in the first race.I was a bit surprised by the results of the first Grand Prix, because in Melbourne we were six, and we know what's good in Formula 1. I think the new rules have their pros and cons.One of the positive aspects that we are not worried about the problems of logistics, we have everything you need. The downside is that we have much less time than other teams to work on new machine. But we were ready for it.There is another positive aspect, which deals with new vendors, sponsors and business partners. Now we really began to breathe easier.The new season will be little different from the debut on the intensity of the work, but I know that Haas is the platform to make a step forward,".
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows believes that the results of the tests helped him to be stronger in the stable.Esteban Windows "Tests very helped me in this transition. I think that if I hadn't gone to the tests, Force India didn't even look in my direction. I'm glad in the end chose me. These tests were a Fluke, but in the end, they brought me into the team.I remember that you did everything perfectly, remember that showed the second time, remember how the team was delighted with my work. I do remember that it was one of my best tests.Yes, I am now under pressure, as is expected from me from a full commitment and excellent work. I have to show, should give the team all at once".
The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean was pleased with the results of the last season.Roman Grosjean "On a personal level it was a great year. I came here and all were happy with my feedback, everyone was happy to see me, the main pilot of the new team. Of course, there were UPS and downs, and frustration, because every pilot wants to do more, to attack all high levels.Sometimes you want to dance faster than the music, and in Formula 1 this is exactly what you should try to do. Sometimes you will be successful, sometimes you'll fail.Many have criticized my care team, which was purchased by Renault, but I now see that I made the right choice".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez showed on the results of the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi 8-th result.Sergio Perez "I am very glad I was able to finish on its position, since the Mass is constantly attacked and put pressure on me. He was close to me throughout the race. I tried my best to stay ahead of him. I'm glad I was able to show a good race and come in glasses.We were important every point is. Today I think about the team is a great team that has made incredible earned 4th place in team standings".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez showed on the results of the race in Brazil 4-th result. Mexican for a long time was the third but a few laps before the finish missed max Verstappen.Sergio Perez "the Race was definitely very fun, the most fun of the year It's a shame, of course, to lose a place on the podium for the last couple of laps, but Max was just at a different pace, he was the fastest on the track, and there's nothing I could do to keep him behind.Despite the fact that I'm a little disappointed, we have every right to celebrate a great race and an incredible result, especially considering the fact that the conditions in which they were working were far from ideal. Just get to the finish line was already a small victory and bring the team good points.Today was a lot of risk, a lot of aquaplaning, and any time could end your race. This is a great result not only for me but for the team since our battle with Williams almost completed. Everything will be decided in Abu Dhabi, but now our positions look very good".
The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz showed the results of the race Grand Prix of Mexico 16-th result. During the race the Spaniard was fined for contact with Fernando Alonso.Carlos Sainz "It was not our day. During the race I found that with my transmission, strange things happen, when you turn on downshifts. Also there were problems with the brakes that have been overheated throughout the race, with the first round. If to all this add a 5-second penalty for the incident with Alonso on the first lap, then all will become clear.It's a shame that the race ended exactly as I had hoped to finish in the top ten".
Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg showed the results of the race in Mexico, 2nd the result and kept the lead in the championship.Nico Rosberg "I am grateful for the support that the Mexican crowd pleaser, a big thank you to all the fans, thanks to the team for their help, because the whole weekend went for me in a ceaseless search settings and balance.Friday and Saturday was busy but Sunday was not easier. Already the start showed how difficult it will be to fight even for second place. I attacked until the last meters in the fight with max, who stalked me not only on the start of the race. I'm very glad I was able to achieve second position as the race was extremely tense".
The pilot of Renault Kevin Magnussen showed the results of the qualification Grand Prix of Mexico 14-th result.Kevin Magnussen "I'm happy with the results of their qualifications. The third practice was difficult for us because the machine was working badly with the tires on the asphalt. Low temperature is not good for us.Qualification was more successful, and I don't think that would do much more today. Even if I got perfect circle, I think that 13th place would be out of reach".
The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button admitted that the team is very long concealed from him the results for season 2017.Jenson button "I have not seen the results of the work with the machine of 2017 until then, not yet extended his contract with the team. Now I will be able to evaluate a new car on the simulator.Stoffel and Fernando already "ride" on the new car and now waiting for my opinion. Look forward to the opportunity to try it."Recall that in the next season fighting McLaren drivers will be Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn. The button actually will be a spare pilot. However, a contract with McLaren for two years, and Jenson does not exclude the possibility of returning behind the wheel in 2018.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa told about his attitude to the Grand Prix of Mexico.Felipe Massa "Mexico is a wonderful country, home to some of the most incredible fans in the world. The track is the same amazing, like the country, and the last sector you are enjoying the round and round.It also has one of the longest straights in Formula 1, where last year our team set an absolute speed record of the championship. In Mexico people really love Formula 1, so it's fantastic that the championship has returned to this country. The city is very similar to Sao Paulo, so I really feel at home here. I would say that the Mexican people are very similar to Brazilians, I'm incredibly comfortable".A year ago in qualification of the Grand Prix of Mexico clocked up 364,2 km/h In the race, however, Pastor Maldonado of Lotus currently Renault was even faster - 366,4 km/h. as for the results of the race, Massa finished only sixth.
Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg showed the results of the race Grand Prix, USA 2nd result. At some point the Germans fell back to fourth position, but in the end was able to finish right behind arch-rival.Nico Rosberg "I started the second, but after the first turn was the third, giving the position of Riccardo. The race was tense, I was constantly attacked by edge, brought the tires to the point that they quickly began to degrade. We were very lucky to have a risky strategy and dual pit stop in virtual machine security, and in the end I got second place.I love Austin and thank you all for your support".