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Danny Ric again, some great passing moves by him again today. He came past us on the pit wall and you thought 'he should get close into Turn 1', and then he's past! He brakes so late, so deep. He's really mastered that now. That's why for me he's one of the best overtakers out there, if not the best. I don't think so. He got knocked by Vandoorne, but his recovery after that was fantastic.feedback
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Nov 14 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Christian Horner is associated, including Ecclestone, Bernie, and area. Most recently, Christian Horner has been quoted saying: “We ran pretty safe on engines. Obviously reliability has been a concern. I think the layout of this circuit, that long, last sector, just is a bit more punishing for us than Mexico. We couldn't make up the time in the middle sector which obviously is where we needed to.” in the article Why engine concerns left Red Bull stuck in 'vicious cycle' at Brazilian Gp.
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Oct 31 2017

For me, these [current] engines have done nothing but damage Formula One. They've done nothing to contribute to the sport; they've taken away the sound; the passion; they've added too much complexity; they've become far removed from road car technology; they're effectively turning into diesel engines in some cases -- and I can't see anything that they've contributed that's been positive, so the sooner it goes, the better.feedback

Oct 31 2017

It is not really a technical discussion it is a presentation as to what their plans are. The process after that is a lot of filibustering! It is more of 'this is our intention', no details because they don't want people to start committing development expense. They will propose the direction where things are heading in 2021, and the parameters that they are looking at.feedback

Oct 30 2017

He had such a rough summer. Every day something was going wrong for him when he was in great positions and he's not let his head drop. I said to him before we came into this last section to forget everything else and treat these last few races like a mini championship. It's a seven race championship and just enjoy going racing.feedback

Oct 30 2017

I think he's done that, things have gone right for him and the results have come for him. His confidence in the car is there and you can see some of the slow-motion shots look fantastic.feedback

Oct 28 2017

It seems like it's the first significant move by Liberty about laying their stall out for the future. And of course that power unit is a crucial part of what Formula 1 will be for the next 10 years, from 2021 onwards.feedback

Oct 28 2017

I'd like to see a cheap, standard V12 engine at a 1000hp [horsepower] sounding fantastic - but I doubt we're going to get that. I think that what's potentially going to be presented sounds sensible. I don't have any hard details.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Mexico

It does affect the show. They have had a big show here today and there has to be a bigger picture to say that fans want to see this kind of racing and the rules have got to be consistent. You can't apply them differently to different instances. That is our frustration today.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Mexico

They were desperate to get the right people on the podium but they then jumped to a conclusion without considering all of the facts. After Mexico last year when there was at least one steward that was involved in that decision, it was agreed that to avoid the debacle of Mexico where there were three different people on the podium, to take a breath to understand and listen to the drivers. If you look at the consistency of decision making, that is what is disappointing today.feedback

Oct 22 2017

It was a great grand prix and they have screwed it up.feedback

Oct 09 2017

I think it's very difficult to judge from the outside. Obviously F1 is a technical sport. Things go wrong. We've seen that with our power unit this year. Different teams deal with it in different ways.feedback

Oct 09 2017

It's not for me to say how Ferrari will react. They've obviously had some bad luck. I feel for Sebastian – because that is a killer blow for his championship – and for the fans because it looks like we're not going to get the exciting run-in to the end of the year which, certainly going into the summer break, we thought we were going to get.feedback

Oct 09 2017

We were managing, pretty much from lap 35/36, a widening blister on the inside front left tire that was getting ever deeper and wider. So we asked Max to maintain a three second gap so as to not get in the dirty air so as to damage that tyre further. He was still able to easily sit there. As we got closer to the end of the race after the VSC he said 'can I have a go?' and we said 'as long as you are sensible in the way that you approach it, fine'. Bang, suddenly he was on Lewis's gearbox.feedback

Oct 09 2017

It is something that developed. We saw it in the first stint and then because the second stint was 25 percent longer, it reappeared. It was a concern because you think back to Sebastian Vettel in Silverstone, it is very easy to pick up a puncture. I don't know what happened to Lance Stroll but that looked like a puncture on the left front. We were all a bit nervous about that.feedback

Oct 07 2017

A pretty straightforward Qualifying for our guys today. Daniel and Max delivered two very clean laps, trying slightly different set-ups going into the race. With the penalties for Bottas and Raikkonen this results in them lining up in third and fourth on the grid for tomorrow's grand prix. This circuit presents challenges to our car comparative to some of our competitors, particularly in Qualifying but we will take some confidence going into tomorrow's race that we can be competitive.feedback

Oct 07 2017

The biggest turn-off in any sport is when you have a serial winner.feedback

Oct 07 2017

I accept that [charge]. But step out of those shoes for a moment. The changes Liberty are going to make will affect the next 10 years. It is so important to get it right.feedback

Oct 07 2017

It's great that Sebastian has been in the fight this year. We have seen an upturn in interest as a result. We are six and a half per cent up in viewing figures. People are coming to the tracks again… But wouldn't it be great if we could have Lewis, Sebastian, Max [Verstappen], Daniel [Ricciardo], even Fernando [Alonso], all boxing it out for the championship? That's what F1 needs.feedback

Oct 07 2017

Bernie's style was very dictatorial. It was his train set and he ran it absolutely the way he wanted to. When he was operating at his peak, with Max Mosley, he had the whole thing tucked up. Probably in reality he didn't care too much about the fans. He cared about the numbers.feedback

Oct 07 2017

Taking away the sound was a bit like going to a pop concert or a rock concert with the volume turned down. That was part of the intrinsic DNA of the sport.feedback

Oct 07 2017

One could argue it's more relaxed now. And it's certainly far more about the fans, which is certainly good.feedback

Oct 07 2017

This decision has to be right. You've got different governments and manufacturers saying, Oh, we'll be electric and autonomous by 2030 or whatever. In my view Formula One is at a crossroads. What is its purpose? We have Formula E, and a lot of manufacturers are morphing into that area. But the emotion, the entertainment, the excitement of those cars just isn't there.feedback

Oct 03 2017

Super super job, Max. That's a really great drive, so welcome to being a 20 year old! Great start to a new decade for you, well done!feedback

Oct 02 2017

He has endured so much bad luck this year. He's kept his head down. The race he drove today was truly dominant, and the pass he made on Lewis early on was a key moment. From that moment he controlled the race exceptionally to the finish.feedback

Oct 02 2017

He should have had a huge amount more podiums this year. When it turns for him it will turn in a major way. That is exactly what has happened today, he has put in fantastic drive and showed his ability and class and dominated the race from start to finish.feedback

Oct 02 2017

Max is a very different character to Sebastian but what you see in standout drivers, you see similarities.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - China

A great performance by the whole team today and fantastic to see Max get a well-deserved victory, after enduring so much bad luck throughout the season. I said when Max's luck would change it would change in a dramatic way and it's difficult to believe the last time he was on the podium was at the beginning of April in China.feedback

Oct 01 2017

To beat Mercedes fair and square was beyond our expectation. Max has endured so much bad luck this year and the race he drove today was absolutely dominant. He did a great job in managing it. He sounded really cool out there.feedback

Sep 29 2017

We take major issue with that, if he does end up in another team. You place a great amount of trust in these individuals in the role Marcin has been responsible for, he's been in an extremely privileged position where he's extremely recently been in people's windtunnels, been looking at intimate details of knowledge of next year's cars.feedback

Sep 29 2017

I think industry standard for the sort of role Marcin has been performing would be anywhere between 12 and 18 months. We would certainly look to place a senior personnel on our team on at least 12 months.feedback

Sep 29 2017

I think three months' notice period for him to then turn up in a competitor team in Formula One is entirely inappropriate, so I certainly hope that isn't the case and I'm sure it will get discussed quite seriously at the next Strategy Group meeting. It's an important, vital role and it's important teams have trust and faith in the governing body that they can share and discuss their technical know-how, their technical secrets in many respects, which cost millions and millions of pounds, and in confidence that information doesn't have the ability to end up at a rival team.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Our Innovation Partnership with Aston Martin has been a pioneering project from day one. Having conceived and created the remarkably successful Aston Martin Valkyrie together in 2016, we extended our relationship this year and are now delighted to further strengthen the partnership and see the team competing as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in 2018. In addition, more than 100 Aston Martin staff will service the new Advanced Performance Centre on our campus here in Milton Keynes and it will allow us to collaborate further with Aston Martin on special, equally innovative, new projects.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Singapore

It was enormously frustrating to lose Max at the start of the race, in an incident that quite clearly had nothing to do with him. Sebastian moving to the left, Kimi moving to the right sandwiched Max and there was nowhere for him to go. Then, after the re-start, Daniel started to lose an awful lot of gearbox oil, which created a lot of problems with oil pressure, and we were feeling that it was looking unlikely that Daniel would get to the end of the race.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Singapore

However he managed to nurse the gearbox of the car incredibly well for three-quarters of the grand prix, and though able to hold off any threat from behind from Valtteri, unfortunately he could not attack Lewis ahead. So it has been another second place for us in Singapore, but a strong podium to take away considering how things were looking after the first 15 laps.feedback

Sep 17 2017

How the hell you can work that out from watching that I've got no idea. You can see Sebastian comes quite aggressively left, Kimi goes to the right and Max can't disappear. He held a straight line and just desperately unlucky to be collected like that. He's focussed on Sebastian but he held a straight a line. [Verstappen] said to me: 'I held a straight line, I tried to get out of the way because I could see where it was going but they just came so quickly from either side', so Max should be completely exonerated from any blame from that incident.feedback

Sep 17 2017

You see Seb moving over to the left, squeezing, squeezing and you can't just disappear. It's racing, it's one of those things when you have got three cars going into a corner like that, but Max certainly couldn't just disappear.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Singapore

Anybody that tries to apportion any blame on Verstappen needs their eyes testing.feedback

Sep 15 2017

It highlights how much damage these engine regulations have done. I hope with what is in the pipeline for 2021 it really does address the shortcomings of these regulations because it has done a lot of damage to F1. The right people are looking at it, Ross Brawn has got a good group of people with him and is working closely with the FIA and hopefully later this month or next month we wil have clarity on what the architecture of what a Formula One engine will look like.feedback

Sep 15 2017

It is going to be difficult because you will have willingness from those who aren't in a strong position who want change and those who are in a strong position that don't want to change. There are various agreements in place between the FIA and the manufacturers for stability until the end of 2020. But nothing is impossible and if there was general consensus, which there very rarely is in F1, then why not but I fully expect it to be for 2021.feedback

Sep 07 2017

It is hard enough for us to get our heads around, [let alone fans]. Even going to the grid we were trying to work out if we were going to be 12th or 13th, because [Sergio] Perez had picked up a penalty but he had picked it up before or after somebody. It is too confusing. It needs a serious look at to see whether there is a better way of penalising a manufacturer or an entrant as opposed to messing around with the grid. It will only get worse and it will be a shame to see this championship decided on grid penalties.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Obviously the penalty needs to be a significant deterrent because the whole purpose of this limitation of engines was also cost savings. But it is not saving the costs because the engines are going on a world tour anyway. They are being used, and you are just incurring penalties as a result. So perhaps we need to get back to a more equitable balance, maybe five engines is the right number rather than four going to three.feedback

Sep 07 2017

This engine has done nothing positive for F1 since it was introduced. What concerns me is that we are going to three engines for next year with more races. To me that should be number one on the agenda at the next strategy meeting. I tried to get it changed at a meeting earlier in the year but there was no support. I would hope that would now be different with teams incurring and staring down the barrel of future penalties between now and the end of the year.feedback

Sep 06 2017

It is an interesting one, the cars performed very well here. In Saturday's conditions in the wet, which is always a great equalizer, but again, better than expected, the car performed very strongly in the race today. Analysis will show it was the second strongest car outside of the Mercedes. To start as far behind the Ferraris as we did and only be four seconds behind Sebastian at the finish, was a very encouraging performance.feedback

Sep 06 2017

You can see how strong it was on the brakes, particularly with Daniel this weekend. The pass he made on Kimi was from an awfully long way back, so we have found a good balance here. No. Mercedes at this circuit were in a class of their own. Any debate about where the current power hierarchy is in F1 ... this was a Mercedes whitewash.feedback

Sep 06 2017

Listening to the drivers in the debrief, it is still obvious where we lack in terms of lap time when following our competitors, but the chassis has worked at this particular circuit very well.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Daniel had a poor start, Max had a good start, and was just behind Raikkonen, so had he made that pass and escaped cleanly with Massa he certainly would have been on the podium. It was a racing incident, it was unlucky, he was fighting for position and they touched and he came off worse. But starting race from 13th on the grid in RB13 it almost was not looking too good for him going in, if you believe in that kind of stuff!feedback

Sep 04 2017

Max was racing hard with Felipe. They made contact and he was unlucky that he picked up a puncture as a result of that -- which effectively destroyed his race. It is difficult because it is a racer's instinct to make as much progress as possible.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Renault

But that needs to change. But unfortunately as a team that's something that's beyond... it's an element that we don't control. It's beyond our control. So all we can do is put pressure on our supplier, like any supplier, to say 'come on, get your act together!feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Renault

It's difficult to know what happens in every session, you're a customer team. But reliability across the three teams is pretty dire. Turbo failures with Kvyat, engine failures, engine replacements that we've had to happen on two cars as we've come here. It's not great. It's far from great. It's not the level that an engine supplier that wishes to be competitive in Formula One should be at. They're working hard at it, and hopefully pulling in to place a process to avoid those kind of issues.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Renault

It's enormously frustrating but you got to take a bigger view so you can't get caught up. Here and now it really hurts, and it really hurt Max because it's his home race, massive crowds, huge support, he's in a great position, and his engine has failed on him. That's hugely frustrating for him and of course the support group that he has around him.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Renault

Renault are quite aware that their reliability and product are not where they should be, and that is their business to sort that out. We are a paying customer. And it is below par, the service that we are seeing now because of reliability issues, failures, we are staring down the barrel of a whole bunch of penalties in Monza. It is not where we should be.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Renault

It is Renault's business. We pay a hell of a lot of money for the engine. And they need to sort it out, it is hurting them as much as it is hurting us. At this level you can't afford the kind of failures we are consistently seeing.feedback

Aug 20 2017

From a championship point of view I think the gap between us and Ferrari and Mercedes is too big to claw back. I would like to at least outscore Ferrari in the second half of the year. I think if we can get into a situation to challenge for podiums and the higher places on the podium in the races at the end of the year, that is a realistic and an aggressive target for us.feedback

Aug 20 2017

We haven't had 100 percent reliability in those races so I think, particularly over the last few races we've made good ground. I think we are going in a good direction. We've put constant progress on the car since the Barcelona race and we'll keep pushing all the way through the season.feedback

Aug 16 2017

I think we are really at a crossroads in terms of what do we want for the future. I think the technology belongs in Formula E, it has its place. It has the interest of the manufacturers in that type of racing and I think Formula One needs to go back to basics in many respects and focus on the ultimate competition of wheel-to-wheel racing, chariot racing in many respects. Who is the best driver working in the best team with the technology not playing such a high percentage.feedback

Aug 16 2017

I did my own fan survey at Silverstone, which I'm happy to play you actually because it's quite overwhelming in terms of the reaction. When you actually ask the people what they want, it's pretty compelling.feedback

Aug 16 2017

I doubt we'll go back to a normally-aspirated engine despite that being mine and the Silverstone crowd's wish. We'll end up with a V6 twin turbo, I'm pretty certain about that. But you know acoustics are a key aspect of what's been put on the table. Because unfortunately when this engine was introduced, the cost nor attractiveness effectively through noise were fundamental parts of what the engine should be.feedback

Aug 16 2017

Personally if it were me, I would go back to a normally-aspirated, high-revving engine, whether it's a V10 or even a V12. We're producing this car for Aston Martin and we went to the market and did a lot of research into what people wanted. Did they want a modern hybrid Formula One type engine or did they want a normally-aspirated, high-revving engine? Overwhelmingly the response came back [in favour of a V12 naturally-aspirated engine].feedback

Aug 15 2017

Spa is going to be a huge race for Max. There will be a huge amount of Dutch and Belgian fans supporting Max. Hopefully we can be reasonable there. Austria we were hugely competitive, particularly on Sunday, on Saturday we are going to struggle. I can imagine us being fifth and sixth on the grid on a Saturday but quicker than that on a Sunday. The great thing about Spa is that you have the ability to overtake there. Monza I am trying not to think about!feedback

Aug 15 2017

When we introduced the car as RB13 there was a bit of a debate, should we call it 12a or should we use the number 13 and then we came up with the slogan that '13 is lucky for some and unlucky for others'. You could say it's certainly been more lucky for Daniel and it's been unlucky for Max, but his driving -- he's just continued to evolve.feedback

Aug 15 2017

It's been very frustrating for him but he's handled it well and I think it's broadened his shoulders as a 19 year-old. He's still a young guy, he hasn't done a huge amount of car racing since he stepped out of karts three or four years ago. I think he'll actually come out of the other side stronger for it and I'm pretty confident the second half of the year, for him, you'll see some great things.feedback

Aug 15 2017

He's driving at such a high standard now and the bad luck that he endured in four successive races or whatever it was prior to Silverstone, it was just massively unfortunate. In each one of those races he was in a great position. Second in Montreal, he was in a great position in Azerbaijan, again in Austria.feedback

Aug 14 2017

I think coming into the season we came in on the back foot really. Our tools weren't correlating with what we were seeing on the track. Really it was around the Melbourne time that we identified where the issue was and then to unravel that situation and focus on developing the car, relying on the results that we were getting.feedback

Aug 14 2017

Predominantly it was the wind tunnel that was leading us a little bit astray. I think the size of the model, the size of the tyres in the tunnel we have, gave some spurious results, whereas previous it had been very reliable in specific areas. Suddenly we had this divergence between track, tunnel and CFD.feedback

Aug 14 2017

Ever since Barcelona, each grand prix we've managed to get more and more performance onto the car. I think we have made good progress during the first half of the year. We lost a lot of ground earlier on but we're hoping for a much more competitive second half of the season.feedback

Aug 12 2017

Sebastian is a very focused individual. He handled pressure extremely well. It was almost the more pressure that came on, the better he would respond to it. Particularly when you got to the business end of the championship, he was remarkably strong in his head and his approach. Generally when you got to the flyaway races, you knew if you were with a sniff of having a crack at the championship that he'd deliver from his side.feedback

Aug 10 2017

If you look at MotoGp, they don't have a roll-bar or stabilisers and there comes a point... the worrying thing is if you keep going down this avenue its safer to take the driver out. And then why do you need the driver? The car can be autonomous.feedback

Aug 10 2017

It's very difficult because when the Halo went on a car that created a very difficult position for the FIA, because as soon it was run, if ever there was to be an accident or a fatality and the Halo could have saved a life then it could be culpable for why didn't it introduce it when that technology existed. That's why we set off to have a look at the Aeroscreen to look at a more aesthetically Formula One-type introduction rather than the flip-flop you see as the Halo.feedback

Aug 10 2017

As a purist and a former driver, everything I drove in single seaters was open cockpit racing. You got into the car and you accepted the risks involved with open cockpit racing. The worry is with the introduction of the Halo is it will obviously now incorporate all formulas -- what do they do with go-karting now? There's hundreds of thousands of go kart drivers around the world, where does it stop.feedback

Aug 10 2017

But that's not what the concept of the sport is, there has to be an element of driver and the driver is accepting risk whenever they get out of the car. Now, what level is acceptable is something the FIA have the responsibility as the governing body to decide.feedback

Aug 08 2017

Hopefully we can be reasonable there. Austria, we were reasonably competitive there -- I think particularly on Sunday. On Saturday we are going to struggle. I can imagine us being fifth and sixth on the grid on Saturday and quicker than that on Sunday. The thing I can say about Spa is that you have the ability to overtake there.feedback

Aug 08 2017

The car is getting stronger and stronger in race conditions, and again was a very competitive grand prix for us in Hungary. If we can just find that little bit more [engine] performance. You saw in qualifying that Max [Verstappen] was second in Q1 and Q2. But you get to the latter part of qualifying and we just need that little bit extra to go with our major competitors. I think you need to speak to our engine supplier to understand what their thoughts are regarding engine introduction.feedback

Aug 01 2017

Massively, you have to be able to look the other person in the eye. A text message or phone call is not the same.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I think he has shown tremendous maturity. The way he's driving this season, he's just getting stronger and stronger. It has been character-building for him. I think he'll come out the other side a stronger person with this being a difficult part in his very short career so far. He has dealt with it very, very well. He hasn't been spitting his dummy or throwing his toys out of the pram.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I guess Sebastian probably holds the key to the driver market at the moment. But certainly within Red Bull Racing there will be no changes to the driver line up.feedback

Jul 19 2017

They are totally locked in and there is no price that would be high enough for those two.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Carlos Sainz has a contract with Red Bull Racing and there are two years left on that contract. We value him as an asset so an asset has a value, so if there was a desire for another team to have him or for him to go anywhere else, something that has a value has to have a price attached to it. If someone is prepared to make an offer of course we'd consider it. But it would have to have a significant value attached to it because we have invested in Carlos significantly. We've taken him from Formula BMW to F1; you are not just going to give an asset away.feedback

Jul 16 2017

From about lap 14 Max's front tyres were starting to go away. We didn't feel that it was dangerous to the end of the race because he had not locked the front tyres at all, and done a pretty good job at looking after them. We wanted to be within any action that may or may not happen with Bottas, and then Sebastian started to look like he had some issues. Then Kimi had his delamination. And if we would have been able to stay ahead we would have stayed out.feedback

Jul 16 2017

At the Safety Car line just before he boxed we were 3 seconds behind including a standard pit stop, so we decided better play safe. Pit and go from there. And that's when Sebastian's tyre let go and we benefitted from that. So that was the rationale.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Sebastian's got this huge desire within him, and the records mean a lot. Michael was very much his idol and I think what we see sometimes is that killer instinct of 'I want to win', sometimes at all costs.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I'd be amazed if Seb left Ferrari. I would think he's got Toto in his ear trying to say extend for a year. He's probably got Ferrari saying it's three years or nothing. I guess he wants to see through what he started at Ferrari. He went there for a reason, to build something and very much emulate what Michael Schumacher had done. Stepping out now with the progress they have would be a job half done.feedback

Jul 16 2017

He comes across as spoiled but I think you've got to put yourself in his scenario and his shoes. He's lifted Ferrari from where it was to where it is now, he's been a big driver in that.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Sebastian wears his heart on his sleeve and he is involved in a very intense title battle. He sees an opportunity to be a champion again this year and he knows he's going to need everything going his way against Mercedes to achieve that.feedback

Jul 16 2017

He has zero filter between what he thinks and what he says sometimes or what he does and that's the great side of him, but sometimes it gets him in hot water as well.feedback

Jul 15 2017

We've had frustration in the first half of the season with these D.N.F.s, which have proven to be pretty costly. We still have a deficit in out-and-out horsepower to our competitors that is hopefully reducing. If anything, under these new regulations, it has become more prevalent because with the amount of downforce, with more grip, the amount of time the drivers are spending at full throttle has increased, which makes the engine even more of a performance differentiator.feedback

Jul 15 2017

Hopefully, as the engine situation improves, and with potential new engine regulations on the horizon, there is reason for an awful lot of optimism.feedback

Jul 15 2017 - China

Once we understood where those issues were permeating from, we were then able to quickly lock in on a development direction, and since China, we obtained a clear direction and started to get performance on to the car, particularly in the last few races.feedback

Jul 15 2017

The concept of the car was to maximize efficiency and downforce, which are always the criteria. Perhaps our tools led us in the wrong direction, perhaps we missed a couple of tricks, which became apparent when other cars broke cover.feedback

Jul 15 2017

We're not thinking about the championships. We've conceded far too much ground early on, so we are focused on completing the best season we possibly can, trying to win a few races, develop the car aggressively and get ourselves firmly onto the front foot going into the close season. That took a little bit of time to get our hands around exactly why there was this disconnect between the virtual world of the wind tunnel and C.F.D. and the reality on track.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Even on TV the cars look awesome. I think the drivers are really enjoying that and it's just going to get quicker as the circuit rubbers in.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Fiat Chrysler

He's got this huge desire within him. The records mean a lot to him. Michael Schumacher was very much his idol and I think what we you see sometimes is that killer instinct of 'I wanna win', sometimes at all costs.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Lewis is more of a free spirit. He's got a huge amount of natural talent. He probably doesn't think about his talent and his application is probably different. He's a bit like an artist. It's a fascinating dynamic between two very different personalities.feedback

Jul 12 2017

They either shouldn't have signed it [the contract] in the first place or they got their maths wrong.feedback

Jul 10 2017

He has the same contract effectively as Carlos. Not yet. I can't see a scenario where it won't. He's actually driven a pretty sensible season so far, the likelihood it will be taken up in the relatively near future.feedback

Jul 10 2017

We had a sensible chat about it. He knows the option has been taken on his contract to be nominated as a Toro Rosso driver for next year.feedback

Jul 07 2017

I think he's a bit confused. I can see it in his driving. He's made some silly mistakes this season already.feedback

Jul 07 2017

We've exercised his option as well so he's under contract. We have an option on him for next year and the year after. He'll be in a Toro Rosso again next year.feedback

Jul 07 2017

He's under contract. Well I don't know where he thinks he'll be then. Contracts are clear. You have to remember with these guys, he only got an opportunity in Formula One because of Red Bull investing in him in the junior years. It's a little disingenuous of him to be making comments like that when a lot of investment goes into these guys to give them the opportunity. Without Red Bull he wouldn't be sitting in a Formula One car.feedback

Jun 27 2017

He just had a tourettes moment. Emotions are running high, they are fighting for a world championship and I think it cements the rivalry between the two of them for the rest of the season. It looked like Sebastian felt that Lewis brake tested him and then it just looked like a red-mist moment to me in which he lost it and took it quite badly, which was only ever going to result in a penalty. It's heat of the moment stuff and a penalty was inevitable. When did I do dangerous driving, then?feedback

Jun 26 2017

It looked like Sebastian obviously felt that Lewis brake-tested him and then it just looked like a red-mist moment, where he's lost it and taken a swipe at him, which was only ever going to result in a penalty. But it's heat of the moment stuff. A penalty was inevitable after that.feedback

Jun 26 2017

That's down to the stewards and the FIA isn't it. I guess Lewis was upset about it because after he'd served his own effective penalty, he came out behind him. It's down to the stewards.feedback

Jun 25 2017

To be honest I didn't think we could [win]. When he had the brake duct issue and he's come out in P19, it looked like his day was done and then we lost Max with an engine fault and it was total despair. It just shows you never give up and Daniel started coming back and was picking up cars. He had a free pit stop and we went for the super-soft tyre and he made it work. He deserves all the credit for this victory, he rode his luck and made it happen.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Obviously he is going to be disappointed because he was in such a great position. But what he can take real heart from, and see the bigger picture, is he is performing really well, the performance of the car is getting stronger and stronger. He was fighting to take the lead at the restart, so even though results have not gone his way, it is a long season. It will balance itself out. His time will come at races in the future.feedback

Jun 15 2017

It is character building but he will come through it strong. His driving is getting better and better. You can see the performances in the last two or three races, he has really been making a lot of progress, and it is a shame he did not achieve the result he deserved.feedback

Jun 15 2017

He is going to be emotional when he got out of the car, but in the cold light of day he is qualifying closer, the performance of the car is getting closer, he was running a competitive second ahead of a Mercedes and both Ferraris. So, things are moving in the right direction. There are certain things beyond our control, and [Canada] was one of them. He knows how hard the team is pushing to make sure performance and reliability are there.feedback

Jun 14 2017

The way the race ended for me was very frustrating after such a good start. I think a podium was possible but once again we come away with nothing. The start was really good, straight away I felt no wheel spin and could just put the power down and make some places.feedback

Jun 11 2017

An excellent podium for Daniel today, who really didn't make any mistakes, despite huge pressures from Force Indias and Ferrari behind. We banked track position early on with the soft tyre with the intention of going to the end of the race and that worked out well today. It was a great shame for us to lose Max after 11 laps. He had an unbelievable start which propelled him into second place by turn two, and then after an audacious move to take the lead at the restart he was looking competitive for second place when a suspected energy store failure caused an instantaneous retirement. Very tough on Max but I'm sure his time will come soon. Leaving Montreal and one of our more challenging tracks on the calendar with a podium is a positive result and good to see Sir Patrick Stewart having fun on the podium.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We're understanding the car better, we're developing the car better and we are getting performance on the car. That worked to good effect at this type of circuit [in Monaco], but I'm a little worried about Canada and Baku because they are completely different challenges.feedback

May 30 2017

We looked at Sergio Perez's out lap, which had been pretty impressive, and rather than just sitting behind Valtteri and not trying anything, we thought 'OK, there is some traffic coming up, we can see the cars are quite badly affected by the traffic'. We saw Ferrari take a bit of a hit in performance, so we went for the undercut. If the car had been square in the pitlane, if we'd had had a perfect stop, if we'd had a good getaway ... we looked like we gave approximately a second away in the pit lane. Not in the stop, in the pit lane itself, so that was the difference.feedback

May 30 2017

Of course when emotions are running high in the car, of course you'd expect him [to be angry], he had just seen his teammate go from behind him to being ahead of him and in a podium position, so of course he was excited on the radio. But having looked at the facts and understanding the circumstances of how and why these things happen, he could understand the scenario and he was understanding that today it didn't work for him and one day it will go for him.feedback

May 30 2017

So long as the drivers can see the transparency of what happened. Let's not forget 12 months ago, Daniel was sat here in a position where he was pretty frustrated [after losing the race win at a pit stop]. But once presented with the facts that are open and honest, I think any intelligent driver can deal with that. That's always been our policy -- transparency and presenting the facts.feedback

May 29 2017

Even after surviving a brush with the wall at the re-start after the safety car, Daniel achieved everything possible today. To get both cars to the finish and a podium on merit is a very satisfactory result here in Monaco. The cars took another step forward.feedback

May 29 2017

We were racing Bottas and our objective was to try and undercut Bottas. We could see that the cars were coming up to some traffic, and Max put himself into a great position. Unfortunately we lost about a second through the pit lane, through the stop, the getaway, and just the positioning that we were compared to Bottas.feedback

May 22 2017

We know the areas of weakness, and it's then addressing those weaknesses. I think that's half the battle in many respects. We've got a very capable group of people that have demonstrated what their potential is with previous cars, and I've got no doubt that they will sort this car out.feedback

May 22 2017

I wouldn't say it backfired, but it definitely led us in a direction that wasn't conducive to the tyres that were ultimately nominated. The simple facts are that Mercedes and Ferrari did a better job of interpreting those regulations than we did over the winter. We then found ourselves on the back foot in winter testing. You obviously get into diminishing returns. But we definitely closed the gap in Barcelona, and we're going in the right direction. I believe the second half of the season for us will be far more competitive than the first.feedback

May 22 2017

Obviously the regulation change was reasonably significant over the winter, and I think actually running the Pirelli mule car hurt us in a few ways. A few things changed late in with the tyres that we potentially were designing the car around. I think that may have perhaps influenced our development direction.feedback

May 21 2017 - Renault

We are a bit in no-man's land. We are trying to start playing with the big boys! And if we are going to manage that, probably one of our drivers could dictate what happens in the drivers' championship. Because if you have five or six drivers fighting for a win on a Grand Prix weekend, that becomes a somewhat different dynamic.feedback

May 21 2017 - Renault

We are going to church every week to pray that it will happen as soon as possible. It seems to be work in progress. They said it will be the third engine and it depends on the introduction of that engine. Sure, we are keen to have it as soon as possible. We hope it will be Montreal.feedback

May 17 2017

We've got plenty going on because the rules are so immature in many respects, there's still lots of gains that are being found. Mercedes have brought a massive update here, and while the status quo in track position has remained the same, we do feel we have got a bit closer this weekend and got a better understanding of a clear development direction.feedback

May 17 2017

We feel we have added about 0.4s to the car here this weekend. It has given us a good direction in which to further delve into and it has given us a pretty interesting data and information.feedback

May 01 2017 - Bahrain

It was a real disappointment to lose Daniel early in the race with a right rear brake issue, straight after the safety car restart. We need to understand exactly what the cause of failure was; the outcome was similar to that which happened with Max in Bahrain but it looks like a different issue, so that needs thorough exploration.feedback

Apr 28 2017

The whole factory is focused on that Barcelona upgrade. That hopefully is the catalyst to get our season started and it's a lot of components and we'll be hoping it's going to deliver. Adrian has been working night and day on it. He's put a huge amount of effort into this upgrade. Hopefully it'll deliver for us. Obviously the regulations are still quite immature, there's still quite sizeable gains to be had.feedback

Apr 28 2017

The reality is if we line up in order we'll be fifth and sixth. The gap I think in quali is going to be bigger than it will be in the race, so I would say 0.7 or 0.8s in quali and hopefully we can get within 0.3s in the race. So for us this race is about damage limitation. The priority is to get both cars to the finish and then get that upgrade.feedback

Apr 15 2017

Some of the content that's getting out there is fantastic and Formula One is all about generating great content and great on-track stuff and if we can bring more fans in through some of the social channels hopefully they will turn on the broadcast on a Sunday to see what happens in a grand prix. Hopefully the strategy that's being worked upon and built for the future will enable more revenue streams to come into the sport.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Facebook

I thought it was great to see Bernie doing a Facebook Live from the paddock earlier today. Times are obviously moving on and changing. Opening up the digital channels had an immediate impact where the personalities of the drivers are shining through a bit more. The way people follow media in general now, particularly social and digital media, being able to engage with drivers, with teams through a race weekend, seeing some of the behind the scenes action of what's going on.feedback

Apr 15 2017

He must be barking mad, it's the nuttiest race I've ever seen! No testing, he's going to just jump in the car... Turn 1 is a proper turn, it's easy flat the whole way round. I think he needs to see a psychiatrist personally! Would we let our drivers do it? No. I think if a driver commits to a team it's like disappearing with another girlfriend half way through the year, doesn't seem like the right thing to do. Perhaps if the races didn't clash, or do it at the end of his Formula One career, but McLaren have got this approach which is perhaps different to ours, but good for them.feedback

Apr 15 2017

It is a difficult one for Fernando as he is having a tough time. Zak [Brown, McLaren executive director] has this problem. He has a depressed driver on his hands and he is trying to keep him motivated. He has come up with this idea to send him to Indianapolis.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I think he's right up there. It's not a coincidence, now you can see Brazil wasn't a one-off. Maybe good old Bernie's sprinkler system would be good for us! I think the way he's grown up, driving go-karts in the wet on slick tires and stuff like that, he's developed a real instinct and feeling.feedback

Apr 10 2017

At this stage in the race Ferrari and Mercedes were talking about going to the end and then obviously Sebastian triggered it with his stop, Lewis covered it. What didn't appear to make any sense was why they left Kimi [Raikkonen] that long [on the first set of softs], because he sort of ended up in no-man's land. To get our car ahead of a Ferrari and a Mercedes is a good day's work. Solid pit work, good strategy, good racing from the drivers. I think that was the maximum we could get from it.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I think the regulations are so immature there's an enormous amount of potential in all areas of the car. Obviously it's a development race from the start to the finish of the year. There's an awful lot of focus going into front, middle and rear of the car and race by race they'll be progression. Definitely you can see the way Ferrari and Mercedes are working their tyres, it's very effective.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I think the philosophy that we've pursued and adopted is slightly different to the competitors' and we still believe in the potential of that. I don't think we've managed to extract the performance that we believe the car is capable of and that the development path should allow to open up. Hats off to Mercedes and Ferrari, they've both come up with very strong cars but I'm confident we can hopefully get into that fight a little later in the season.feedback

Apr 09 2017

So Vettel on Ricciardo, Verstappen on Ricciardo, Verstappen on Bottas, they were all aggressive, take-your-opportunity overtakes. That's the way it should be and I thought hopefully for the fans today it was a good race.feedback

Apr 09 2017

I think it is as it should be. It looks like it has nullified an element of the DRS and the DRS is doing the job that it was initially intended, to give you that run. But a driver has still got to get a job done. I think all the overtakes that we saw today, maybe there was less of them but they were all earned.feedback

Apr 08 2017

A very frustrating qualifying for Max, an unfortunate issue for him that looks engine related but hopefully can be salvaged without penalty for tomorrow.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - China

Sometimes it's the smaller things that can have a big impact. We weren't in a good operating window in Melbourne. I was actually looking at the pace analysis from last year, and at this race [China] last year we were exactly the same amount behind Ferrari and Mercedes. Ferrari were right on the pace [in China] with Mercedes last year, and we were able to out-develop them during the course of the year. I'm confident with everything coming in the pipeline we've got the basis of a very good car here that will evolve and evolve through the year.feedback

Mar 31 2017 - Bahrain

I think we have to reserve judgement until after two or three races. I think if you look at Melbourne historically there has never been a lot of overtakes here. China and Bahrain are two circuits which are much easier to overtake at before drawing judgement. The positive thing is the drivers were pushing all race so there wasn't a lot of fuel saving and not much tyre saving going on which was a positive.feedback

Mar 29 2017

With all these things they come as a package so there is probably an equal share. The problem is the cars seem quite sensitive in dirty air, for Max we didn't see his true potential in clean air. I felt that we had Kimi's pace today but I think we have a half-second to find at this track to be on terms with the cars ahead. I think it will be incremental at every event. It is the usual suspects and looking at the amount of notes Adrian Newey is taking away I am sure he is going to be pretty busy.feedback

Mar 29 2017

To be honest I don't think we're that far behind. With Mercedes I think we have about half a second to find. Ferrari have been very impressive here and probably had the quickest car here. We probably had the third quickest car here and we've got to find a good half-second to get into the fight ahead. Max was pushing Kimi [Raikkonen] hard all race but we didn't have the pace of [Sebastian] Vettel or [Lewis] Hamilton.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I think it is still early days and the regulations are still very immature. We've chosen a different concept and I believe there is really good potential for development with our concept. There are a lot of positives to take out of today at a track we've not been competitive at for the past couple of years. I'm sure we can build on this in the next couple of races.feedback

Mar 28 2017

When we were winning races with Sebastian Vettel he (Surtees) would either ring me or send me an email with his observations after a grand prix weekend. He was very keen to stay in touch with the modern day drivers.feedback

Mar 28 2017

As the regulations are very immature I think things will move quite quickly so I honestly think we'll get ourselves into a competitive situation during this year.feedback

Mar 28 2017

To be honest I don't think we're that far behind. With Mercedes I think we have about half a second to find. Ferrari have been very impressive here and probably had the quickest car [in Melbourne]. We probably had the third quickest car and we've got to find a good half-second to get into the fight ahead. Max was pushing Kimi hard all race but we didn't have the pace of Vettel or Hamilton.feedback

Mar 28 2017

I don't think so, the suspension that were effectively outlawed was something we looked to develop over the winter. Even if we had the ability to run it, it wouldn't have earned its place on the car because of the weight involved. We've run in the same way we've run in previous seasons.feedback

Mar 28 2017

I think Ferrari have done a great job on engine and on chassis, they have had a strong winter, but a season is 20 races and not one. Let's judge a season as a whole rather than after the first race. I believe we've got a good basis and direction.feedback

Mar 26 2017

It was an unbelievable recovery from the mechanics to get him into the race, nobody gave up in working to get the car out there. Then we were always going to be relying on safety cars to get back on to the lead lap. We decided to put the mileage in and get the knowledge anyway.feedback

Mar 25 2017

They have what appear to be grand plans for the future, ambitious plans, and we're looking forward on how they plan to implement those plans. They're credible people, they're marketers, they're accustomed to putting on big events, so it will be fascinating.feedback

Mar 25 2017

Let's not forget Formula One is entertainment, at the end of the day, so it has to be entertaining and to stimulate, not only the viewers, but fans trackside as well. If you're sitting at home watching an event, you want to be thinking: 'Wow! I'd really like to be there and a part of that.'.feedback

Mar 25 2017

The cars are going to stretch the drivers. We don't know whether the racing is going to be better over the year or not but I think the drivers are going to be working harder, you're going to get perhaps more differential between drivers and they're going to have to work harder for overtakes when arguably some of them have been a little bit too easy over recent years.feedback

Mar 24 2017

Being realistic, Lewis is the absolute favourite. He was the favourite coming in and all this has done is underline that.feedback

Mar 23 2017

The D.R.S. effect is, in fact, stronger now, so I'm not so convinced about the overtaking concerns.feedback

Mar 23 2017

The cars look great. They certainly look more like Formula One cars, and they are definitely giving the drivers more of a workout.feedback

Mar 22 2017

He has the petulance of youth. He pushes, he challenges but that's what you want to see in a driver as well. You want there to be a pure spirit in there and not try to dampen it down and over‑manage it. Like any artist in many respects, you have to give them the freedom to breathe. He is growing in experience every grand prix weekend and getting stronger and stronger and the potential is what is so exciting.feedback

Mar 22 2017

That was one of the best drives I've seen in Formula One. This is what I have always done in my life, just racing and driving cars and go-karts fast. I have always been relaxed and that made me fast and so I will have the same approach if fighting for a world title. It will get more intense but you have to be fully on top of it all the time.feedback

Mar 22 2017

The biggest critic I have in my life is my dad, so everything else is just a breeze, it doesn't really matter to me. As a driver it is important to focus on yourself and believe in yourself and there shouldn't be a reason why when you are in F1, when there is more attention, that you change your approach.feedback

Mar 20 2017

I am expecting there to be close racing between the two, but the bottom line is they both work for the team. We are not going to create some enormous rule book for each and every scenario. The rules of engagement are clear. The priority is the team. We expect them to be hard but fair. They will get the same equipment, the same chance, the same opportunities.feedback

Mar 02 2017

The engagement we have had has been enormous. We nearly crashed the Red Bull servers with the influx of following and that is purely an advertisement for what's coming. The broadcasters won't miss out from that, they'll gain because people will think: 'OK, I want to see what goes on' and we are able to get across the personalities of the drivers. What did Daniel Ricciardo have for breakfast, how does he prepare before he gets in the car – people are content hungry.feedback

Feb 27 2017

I think it's wrong to ignore the aesthetics on a car. Unfortunately this is a consequence of the rules but one that should have been able to be addressed quite quickly.feedback

Feb 27 2017

I think the cars look fantastic, the only thing that lets them down is the shark fins. It's something that we raised at the Formula One strategy meeting last year to ask that all teams remove them, because it is pretty marginal the performance gain that they offer. In the interests of aesthetics, it was requested that they be removed. That went to the Formula One commission and unfortunately was immediately rejected by the majority of teams.feedback

Feb 27 2017

They seem very keen to embrace ideas to make the sport more accessible and entertaining. In the immediacy, what we can see is that Formula One will perhaps be made slightly more accessible.feedback

Feb 27 2017

You've probably noticed the teams are putting out a bit more content of what their drivers are up to in the paddock, not what's happening trackside because that belongs to the broadcasters. You could have had breakfast with (Australian) Daniel Ricciardo this morning, seen what he does prior to getting in the car and to the point where he's got in the car to drive out and do his first lap. Which is something that obviously hasn't been possible in previous years.feedback

Nov 13 2016

I think it is right up there, you've got to compare it to those great moments. You don't often witness a motor race like that. What we saw today was something very, very special.feedback

Oct 29 2016

It's going to be interesting to see what the picture is today. The tires are very sensitive.feedback

Sep 16 2016

The regulator is in there to regulate and then the teams are in the participants and entrants.feedback

Sep 16 2016

What is the vision of the promoter going to be for Formula One and what the product should be like. How it's going to engage with the fans, how it's going to improve the show for the future past 2020, I think that's the key element.feedback

Sep 06 2016

It could be a really exciting deal for Formula One if it happens.feedback

Sep 04 2016

There is obviously a lot of speculation going on. I sincerely hope it is not Bernie's last race and I don't believe it will be.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Renault

It's probably going to be a season of two halves. The first half is going to be less competitive than the second but we are expecting to make significant progress during the year.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Renault

I think it would be foolhardy to write a team off with the calibre of people that Red Bull has in it.feedback

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