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I love this track, I think this track is now my favorite to be honest. A big congratulations to the team. They work so hard back at the factory and here.feedback
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NEW Oct 22 2017
Lewis Hamilton has most recently been quoted in an article called U.S. Grand Prix strategy guide. Lewis Hamilton said, “Here you need to be 0.8s quicker [per lap] than the car in front [to be able to pass]. That's quite low compared to the other circuits. Lots of other circuits you need to be 1.8 seconds faster than the car in front to be able to pass. It's quite often over the one second mark.”. Lewis Hamilton has been quoted a grand total of 344 times in 179 articles.
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Oct 19 2017

I've posted about it because I respect it highly and I find the movement that Kaepernick started is awesome. I'm very much in support of it. I am here to win and that is part of my priority at the moment and what I am focused on at the moment. The champion, as long as it is done in the next four races, that is my focus. I honestly couldn't care less if it was here or the last race just as long as it is done. I think winning here is the most important thing for me, particularly in the heat of all that is going on in this country. I think that is a priority for me.feedback

Oct 19 2017

There has been a lot of mention of the whole situation. I know many people in America, black and white, so I get quite a good view of what is happening, opinions from Americans about the movement, which I think is huge.feedback

Oct 19 2017

I will have to start to think about it – what would be right for me to do or do I even need to get involved? It's not my national anthem but the issue that is in the States ... well, it's not just in the States, it is a global thing. It's more focused and probably at its worst perhaps in America. I think we all do need to stand together.feedback

Oct 10 2017

I'm enjoying being in an era with such great young talent coming through. He'll be here far beyond when I stop and until then I'm not giving him too many poles, too many wins. I was driving down the back straight at one point and I'm thinking 'Jeez, the guy behind me is so much younger than me. I've got to make sure I kind of man up and show my age and make sure that I stay ahead. Show that I'm actually still very young at heart. Yeah, I'm not letting this little... through.feedback

Oct 09 2017 - Japan

In the world of Formula One today, it is a lot about the reliability, it's about the team's whole performance, not just the speed on the track and the team [Mercedes] have shown for years now that we have a very solid platform, the guys do a phenomenal job in terms of how they build the car and also reliability so Mercedes are real leaders in that.feedback

Oct 09 2017 - Japan

I really want to thank everyone back at the factory for providing me with a car that I can really utilise my abilities in and so big thank you to everyone back at the factory. And it's still a long way to go -- still 100 points. That's a lot of points and anything can happen in life, so I'm just going to try and keep my head down and hopefully continue to perform like this but I feel very, very fortunate and we've got to enjoy the experience.feedback

Oct 09 2017 - Japan

I don't honestly think there's any wrong with the engine. I just felt a couple of things so I just... you just point out things that you might forget to tell them after this next meeting.feedback

Oct 09 2017 - Japan

We didn't see anything on the engine. We looked at all the metrics. We need to really understand what he meant. You make lots of different switch changes and the turbos make strange noises and different vibrations come in, so I'm hoping there's nothing.feedback

Oct 09 2017 - Japan

That's a lot of points and anything can happen in life, so I'm just going to try and keep my head down and hopefully continue to perform like this but I feel very, very fortunate and we've got to enjoy the experience.feedback

Oct 08 2017

We were not really having a massive fight out on track but it's pretty clear how quick Max is -- he's done a really good job, really consistent and the last race he was just too quick, today he was quicker but I was just able to manage it somehow at the time. I think we're quicker in qualifying but they are at least within a tenth or so of us in the race so yeah today I was like 'you won the last race, I'm not letting you have this one' so it was really just about not making mistakes.feedback

Oct 08 2017

These guys, they seem to have a bigger wing so slower on the straights but much much quicker through the first two sectors. And particularly if he's right with me then I'm not able to follow, I think if there was someone with me I wouldn't be able to follow, I think it's under-wing for the mid-sector and flying down the straights. I was controlling the pace but towards the end the VSC lost a lot of temperature in the tyres so waking them up was not easy, then I got traffic -- stuck behind Fernando, I think, with [Felipe] Massa at the time, just losing so much time.feedback

Oct 08 2017

I've never seen [Verstappen's] car so big in my mirrors, just very very close with a couple of laps to go but once I got by [Fernando] just managed to keep it together and it was not an easy walk in the park today. It was very much one we had to work for but great race by Max and I'm enjoying racing with him.feedback

Oct 08 2017

The first half of the race was very well under control and the second part was a lot harder. I had massive understeer. I'm really grateful the car stuck in and I didn't make any mistakes.feedback

Oct 08 2017

I could only have dreamed of having this kind of gap. I wouldn't say that I have one hand on it (the title). There's still 100 points available so I'm still going to keep the pedal to the metal.feedback

Oct 07 2017

I've been coming here for so long, but it's my first pole here at Suzuka! It was definitely worth the wait. I didn't make one mistake all session and just kept getting better and better. We built the foundation in Q1 and then just built upon it as qualifying developed. I've been waiting all weekend for that moment, for that lap in Q3 - and it feels so good when that comes together. It's incredible to come here with this car and drive on this track. It's always been one of the greatest but with this car, it's mind-blowing, I wish everyone could feel what we feel.feedback

Oct 07 2017 - Malaysia

The car is a lot different this weekend and a lot more enjoyable to drive. Last weekend was a bit of a disaster but we still got pole, which was unusual. We have an idea. There's a lot of analysis that's gone in to understanding it, so I think we do understand, yes. It's not something we can particularly rapidly change, but we're in a cooler climate here, so that's definitely one thing that adds to it.feedback

Oct 07 2017

Every single time I have struggled here, struggled with finding the right balance, generally not starting on the right foot. And if I have started on the right foot, I've gone in the wrong direction. It has always been up and down.feedback

Oct 07 2017

It's incredible to come here with this car, this car has been one of the greatest, if not the greatest. This car is mindblowing. [Suzuka has] always been one of the craziest roller-coaster rides, three seconds quicker [than last year]. It is insane being thrown around. It is incredible for me, my first pole position here so 10th time lucky. I am grateful for that.feedback

Oct 07 2017

It feels incredible. It's been a really good day. It's my first time and I was running out of opportunities, so I thought I had to make it stick today.feedback

Oct 06 2017 - Japan

It's been an interesting day, the car is feeling much better than it was in Malaysia. The car feels back to normal, so I'm ready to race.feedback

Oct 06 2017 - Japan

Honestly I don't know at the moment. The car was a lot better this morning in the dry than it was in the last race.feedback

Oct 06 2017 - Japan

That being said the Ferrari's went out and did some impressive pace, they were quite quick on the straights, so we will see. I'm not really quite sure. I think we are definitely strong so hopefully we will be competing with them.feedback

Oct 06 2017 - Japan

I'm glad that we had the dry session for FP1. In FP2, there was a lot of rain, but it felt really important to go out and assess the track and see how the car was feeling as the car was not good in the wet in Malaysia. It was important to find out if the car was still misbehaving. That being said the Ferrari's went out and did some impressive pace, they were quite quick on the straights, so we will see. I'm not really quite sure. I think we are definitely strong so hopefully we will be competing with them.feedback

Oct 05 2017 - Japan

I think our car will be in a much better position [in Japan], but Ferrari brought quite a big upgrade to the last race so it will be interesting to see that properly unleashed. I think with Sebastian having a penalty [of starting from the back of the grid] in the last race, we saw him come through but we didn't get to see him really run at the front, so that's exciting and I just hope that we have enough strength to be able to fight that. And also the Red Bulls are coming up.feedback

Oct 05 2017

I just want to win every weekend. Somebody mentioned something about Nico only wanting to finish second [at the final races of last year] but he was qualifying to get pole, he wasn't qualifying to get second position. People looked upon it as if he drove to finish second, but he couldn't get by to win the race because I was gone!feedback

Oct 05 2017

I'm definitely under no illusion -- I don't feel comfortable at all. It's not that I'm not at ease, either, I just want to win this thing and I might have the nail a little bit in but I've got to keep hammering it.feedback

Oct 05 2017

I think for me, the goal is to continue to win races even if I don't have to win another grand prix through the rest of the year. I think that's the best way. I'm still hunting for it, I'm not defending it. I'm still chasing that championship.feedback

Oct 05 2017

The goal is to continue to win races even if I don't have to. I'm still hunting it, I'm not defending it, I'm still hunting, I'm still chasing. Until that last flag, until I've actually got it, you've got to keep pushing as hard as you can. I don't foresee any of the coming races being easy, we need to stay on our toes as it can still be lost.feedback

Oct 03 2017 - Mexico

I think Suzuka is a much cooler circuit generally and the corners are a little bit different to what we experienced here, and we'll be on a different aero package as well so we should be better there. But Mexico where it's full downforce will be a place of concern and we will probably struggle there, but there's not a massive amount of corners so maybe we will be OK. I think that's the only one - this one and Mexico - that has the high downforce and the others I'm hoping will be more similar to Spa and Silverstone. But it's difficult to say until we get there.feedback

Oct 03 2017

All year long that we've got the best car.feedback

Oct 02 2017

I don't know which one of these next races is going to be good for us, which races are not, but we'll do everything we can to try and stay ahead.feedback

Oct 02 2017

Honestly I feel positive. I'm happy with my qualifying and happy with what I was able to get out the car, but also happy with the analysis we had and that the team is now really pumped up to analyse and see what we can rectify with the current package we have.feedback

Oct 02 2017

But being here, this is a more fortunate weekend with Ferrari having the issues they had and we just happened to get the setup just OK for qualifying. That was partly really good work by engineers, but it was also a bit lucky for us because it could also have been a miss. So to come away with a first and second is very strong, particularly on a circuit where we shouldn't have had those results.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Singapore

My thought process is that I'm really happy with my performance, personally my performance and how I executed the race I feel really happy with it. There are definitely positives in terms of the results we got, but if those guys hadn't taken each other [in Singapore] out I think we could have still won the race because we had good pace in the wet with the characteristics of our car.feedback

Oct 02 2017

Most races it's 0.1s or 0.2s faster for race pace, but 0.8s up we knew was going to happen. Obviously Kimi [Raikkonen] going out was a big advantage for the Red Bulls and for us because they would have had more pace and I would have been maybe third. But that's the best I could really do.feedback

Oct 02 2017

I am really happy with my performance, how I executed the race. The long game approach I took, I believe, is the right one. There was no need for me to battle with Verstappen who was much quicker and risk colliding with him and ending my race.feedback

Oct 02 2017

I have suggested what I want to do at the start of the next race and what I need, because I am in a battle for the world championship. So I have told them what I feel is the best way to start the next race. I am happy that the team is now pumped up to pull together and will try and see what we can rectify with the package we have.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Malaysia

Suzuka is a much cooler circuit generally. The corners are a little bit different to what we experienced in Malaysia and we will run a different aero package as well, so we should be better there.feedback

Oct 01 2017

It was a much better weekend than we had anticipated after our Friday, considering the issues we did have with the car this is a good result. But still we have a lot of work to do with the car, some of the corners really magnified the issues we have. These next races are going to be crucial in terms of ironing out some of the creases we have with the car. I was having some problems with de-rates at the beginning of the race, so I was struggling with battery power.feedback

Oct 01 2017

Valtteri seemed to struggle a lot more; I was able to pull a little bit more out of it. Naturally, I wanted to win the race, winning the races is still the goal. So even to be second is not that satisfying. Today was a step towards in trying to win the world championship and every point counts.feedback

Oct 01 2017

I think it's OK... I mean, considering [Vettel] started last it's not that great, to be honest. We should have won today but we didn't have the pace. We knew going into the race that we didn't have the quickest car; our delta was Ferrari eight-tenths [of a second] faster than us, which they were, and the Red Bulls five, six tenths quicker than us, which they were.feedback

Oct 01 2017

There wasn't really much I could do there and I really had to make a decision when Max was closing down, make the decision not to fight him and risk him crashing into me because he's going to give it everything, he's got nothing to lose wheras I have everything to lose. I didn't make it hard for him.feedback

Oct 01 2017

I feel positive, the debrief was one of the best debriefs we have had. Period.feedback

Oct 01 2017

It is often the case that, when you have a win, there is not a lot to say and everyone is riding on positives. When you have a difficult day, when the shit really hits the fan, that is when there are more questions and you go into more detail.feedback

Oct 01 2017

There is (a fair amount of work still to do) but there's nothing we can do.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

It's always a special thing when you're able to extract a little bit more out of the car than it's probably willing to go. That's what I've always enjoyed since my dad would say my first go-kart was fifth-hand, or something, and he would say it was like a four-posted bed.... Not that my car was a four-poster today, but I was able to extract a little more out of it!feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

But there wasn't enough time so we ended up staying with it and also it was a risk changing the car again before qualifying and maybe getting something wrong. That was mainly the reason we ended up staying with it. Fortunately I had done P3 with it so I was quite comfortable with it and it turned out to be a stepping stone in terms of making the set-up change. Ultimately it is down on performance but thankfully it didn't make a difference.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

We came with an upgrade that was supposed to be better but we were unsure yesterday because we were so far off. We went back to one car trying one, one car trying another. Before qualifying I was thinking of going back to the new package because our times were similar and Valtteri seemed happy on it so I didn't want to carry a penalty going into qualifying, you want every little millisecond you can get.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

Today we arrived and the car was much better but still it looked like Ferrari was a little bit ahead, so some big calls to make ahead of qualifying. Those laps, particularly the first Q3 lap, was very well out together, a very nice lap, I didn't know where it came from to be honest so a little surprised in myself. So a surprise to be up here but I'm very grateful.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

Somehow we turned it round, the car felt great, it is a real surprise to be up here. We are going to have a tough battle but I am hoping our car has moved in the right direction for race day.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

It's part of motor racing. It's not ideal, especially when you feel you have got it in the car. It was a bad day but we will make the most of tomorrow.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Malaysia

It's been a very difficult day. I've been struggling with the car, so we have to review and try to understand where we have gone wrong with the balance. We're hoping that we're able to find our bearings overnight and regroup for tomorrow.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - Singapore

I don't know. I've not really reflected too much on the last race. It was obviously an unusual one and I did go into that race that morning knowing about the difficulty of overtaking at that circuit but then knowing that things do happen at that race.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - Singapore

He's a four-time world champion, so it's difficult to really know how he's going to react. Firstly, I don't know how he's taken it, the mistake at the last race, and I don't know how he has reflected on it, but greats generally bounce back so I have to anticipate that this weekend he will bounce back strong. I don't remember the last time he faltered under pressure, so I don't know how he will react and if he feels pressure. Time will tell.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - Singapore

I was really thinking that I would come out of that race having lost a good chunk of 10 or 15 points to Sebastian, so for it then to come out the other way round was a real surprise. But again, I've not really thought about it. My state of mind is exactly the same as it was going into it and I just have to make sure I perform as I have been until the job is done.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - Singapore

Of course it is part of a turning point in the season when you all of a suddenly go from being behind all season long to being in the lead of the championship. But there are lots of turning points within a year and I'm trying to make sure that is the last one.feedback

Sep 28 2017

I think there are opportunities all over [to make a political stand]. I think it's open for anyone to have the freedom of speech and I guess we can all play a role in trying to make a difference in the world.feedback

Sep 27 2017 - Malaysia

It is definitely sad to think this is the last race because it is such an epic grand prix in terms of a physical challenge. It's the most challenging for the car and the team, so they are taking away one of the toughest, if not the toughest, grand prix of the season, which will be hard to replace.feedback

Sep 24 2017

There's been talks about it [retirement] and I definitely have thought about it and there's been times when I've thought there's other things I want to do, but then we're in the heat of this battle right now and I'm loving it more than ever. The training, all the work that you put into something, and then you get to really show your abilities. It's the greatest feeling ever so I'm going to keep going for as long as I can and see what I can do.feedback

Sep 18 2017 - Mexico

We have Malaysia, where I think we should be OK. Then we have Japan, high downforce circuit; could be close, it definitely won't be our strongest. Austin, I think we'll be fine. I think Brazil would be a place where Ferrari will be particularly strong. Honestly, I think it's going to be very close in the next races. It's hard to predict. When you go to Mexico, you put your maximum downforce on but because it's so high there's little drag and maybe the cars that have a little bit more downforce might just have the edge on us.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Singapore

What a day -- I can't believe it, I'm so happy! I came in today and I saw that I was raining and I knew that this balances everything out. I love racing in the rain, then everything unfolded in the beginning. Starting on the Intermediates I thought it was going to be much closer pace-wise. These conditions give you the opportunity to really make a difference with your driving. It was the first time for all of us driving here in the rain, so it was a massive challenge.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I didn't even realise [it was 60] but wow. I need some time to digest it but these kinds of wins are a lot more satisfying than from pole. When it's those tricky conditions, it is the trickiest race for us. It's so tricky not to make any little mistake. All I needed to do was to bring it home but Daniel was behind me and I couldn't make any mistakes so it was a real challenge but I enjoyed it.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I needed it to rain, and as soon as it rained, I knew where I was going to finish. I knew I had the pace when it rains, but unfortunately we just didn't have the car in the dry, but today with it raining, those are my conditions that I love to drive in. If it was dry it would have been much harder, the Ferraris and the Red Bulls were much stronger than us in those conditions but it was a nice reset with the rain that came in and we had intermediates to start with. Still being in that scenario I thought it would have been much closer.feedback

Sep 17 2017

Daniel put up a really good fight today and I enjoyed racing him, but I was hoping I would get to race with Sebastian at the beginning. Coming out of Turn 3 I was just excited to race Sebastian, I was like 'it's on, I'm ready for it' and then obviously he had a problem with the car or whatever it was and lost control.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I capitalized on the incident. Who would've known that would happen. It's really unfortunate for Ferrari but great for the team (Mercedes).feedback

Sep 17 2017

I could have easily just binned it. Every now and then Senna pops into my mind. The Monaco Grand Prix where he was obviously in the lead and hit the wall, that always comes in and reminds me not to do that. I've had experiences like that but I learnt that lesson. That always just comes in and reminds me in the back of my mind. It's almost like he talks to me, just stay focused, keep it together.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

It's something I have been moving towards. First I stopped eating red meat, then chicken. After seeing a few documentaries, I realised that the cruelty we show towards animals was something I didn't want to support. Plus, I want to lead a healthy life. A lot of friends I have met along the way say that they have gone vegan and that it is the best decision they ever made. When I see how some meat clogs up your arteries, there's no way I'm putting myself through it. I have had heart disease and cancer in my family and I don't want to go down the same route.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

We knew that we would come here and it would be difficult. I think every year we've come here it's been relatively difficult for us generally but we knew today would be tough. We definitely didn't anticipate Ferrari would be as strong as they were, I thought Red Bull would be as quick as they were but we remained hopeful. I got everything I could out of the car -- I got everything and more, I literally threw the sink at it. I squeezed every bit out of it and was just hoping.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

I don't know where Ferrari has picked up that pace. It's strange, from race to race it's a little bit different between us. But the races coming up I think we'll be strong.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

Red Bull were rapid so we have just got to accept that they are super fast and I don't know if we'll be able to beat them in qualifying. We gave it everything we could and we're still not anywhere near Red Bulls they just seemed to be a little bit further ahead today. We're going to look at all of the options. Some fundamental things with our car may stop us from getting much quicker but we're going to push as hard as we can and do work overnight and see if we can improve the car.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

I think we are relatively close to Ferrari so hopefully we can fight them which is a good thing.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

We target to win races but again that's not something I'm thinking of. Of course we want to make sure I'm ahead of Sebastian, so that's my goal.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Honda

I could never have dreamed of it being as good as it was, or has been. It's been a really great experience and one I wouldn't change for the world, of course.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Honda

Who knows, maybe Honda will come back in years to come.feedback

Sep 05 2017

Mercedes power is definitely better than Ferrari power!feedback

Sep 05 2017

I'll be doing a test later this week, which is very rare for me, I'm not a tester. I'm looking forward to it, I offered to do it, so I'm looking forward to that - kind of.feedback

Sep 04 2017

We had been flat out all season and it was the perfect time to recharge the batteries. Now they are recharged and I'm at the top of my battery pack again.feedback

Sep 04 2017 - Singapore

I'm sure there is more we have learned to put us in a better position next time out in Singapore. I still expect Ferrari to be better there in the slow and medium-speed corners but I'm going there with the attitude that we will be trying to win.feedback

Sep 04 2017

We have seen this year that slow, twisty circuits have suited Red Bull and Ferrari. But I don't think that is a pattern you can't break. Nevertheless, I do expect it to be a more difficult weekend for us than Monza or Spa or Silverstone because of those characteristics.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I just try to remain respectful and I admire their passion. They feel a little bit more like football fans here -- the aggressive ones -- but it is all in the name of love for the red car. In amongst them I see there are Italians who have crossed from Ferrari to Mercedes, and bit by bit, year on year we convert a few more, it may only be a couple each time but I am grateful for those ones.feedback

Sep 03 2017

We owe it all to them. It's all just to do with the team pulling together and trying to maximise everything from the car, and Valtteri and myself doing the best job we can with the car. Mercedes power is definitely better than Ferrari power. It worked well this weekend.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Today the car was fantastic and really a dream to drive. I'm happy. We did a great job, the team did an exceptional job this weekend. Valtteri also did a great job. You know what? I love it here in Italy, and I love the passion of the fans, particularly the Ferrari fans. They're fantastic. This energy is like nowhere else we see, except for maybe Silverstone. I respect it, I appreciate it.feedback

Sep 03 2017

It is to be expected here in Italy – the last 10 years it has been common to have that if a Ferrari driver is not on top. Inevitably you are going to be the villain here if you are the one who is stopping the Ferraris. If Valtteri and I were not driving here today Ferrari would have won. We are the villains but some days I am really happy to be the villain and I don't mind. I just try to remain respectful and I admire their passion.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Silverstone was an empowering weekend, and from then it has sparked a forest fire within me and hopefully that has reflected in my driving.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Honestly I came across the line and I didn't know if I had it but it felt like a good lap. I can't believe it - 69 - I just can't believe it. I'm so grateful.feedback

Sep 02 2017

These guys definitely made me work for it today, which I'm grateful for. The weather has obviously been incredibly tricky for us all. I can't believe so much time has passed, so many experiences and a lot of difficult times.feedback

Sep 02 2017

What a day, to come here in this beautiful country with what is usually English weather, and to be massively challenged. It was very difficult to see out there, it was difficult to see the lines and very easy to make mistakes as always in the rain. The second to last lap was OK at the beginning and then I backed out of it hoping that I'd get one more lap, and there's a lot of pressure on that last lap.feedback

Sep 01 2017

I think Ferrari look quite close, there is only one-tenth between us, but tomorrow we will have a good idea. They go slow in P1 then a little bit faster in P2 then slow in P3 then faster in Q1 and Q2. It is difficult to know at the moment.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Yes absolutely. I mean that's generally been every weekend anyways but I definitely have carried over that same kind of driving to this weekend. I think P1 was really good, P2 was a little bit trickier with the track being hotter so the balance of the car was a bit inconsistent, so it's like a moving target so you have to guess where we are going to have the car for Sunday, or for tomorrow particularly if it's raining or it's dry. Mind is moving really fast right now.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Well happy 70th. Hopefully it won't be a happy one on Sunday!feedback

Aug 31 2017

I know Toto [Wolff, Mercedes team boss] has said that we will wait to the end of the season, and that's generally because that's what I like to do but there's is no rush because we still have another year [before the contract expires]. I think the last contract went all the way into the mid part of the season before signing, so I know there is no rush and the team is fully committed to me.feedback

Aug 31 2017

I don't know if everyone expected him [Vettel] to sign a three-year deal, but it doesn't really change much for me to be honest. I had planned to extend with the team, which we will do at some point in the second half of the season or towards the end of the year.feedback

Aug 31 2017

People said, You don't look happy. I'm happy, but it's not over. I know the difficulties that may be ahead.feedback

Aug 30 2017

I can't predict it, but just from what we have experienced up until now and how close we were [at Spa], for sure it's how it's going to be and it's going right down to the wire. I am sure he was hoping I was going to make mistakes, but that was not happening. I think that's what it can come down to, reliability, it can come down to the pendulum shifting a millimetre in performance either way and it's down to us, and consistency.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Singapore

It's going to take everything from every single one of us to finish these next eight races and come out on top, which is how a championship should be so I am actually really looking forward to that challenge, but I need to have strong weekends like this. That's the plan.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Singapore

While we've had a very solid season and a well put together weekend [in Spa], it was only just enough to stay ahead. The next race may be the same, or who knows, maybe our gap will be bigger or they'll be ahead again. I can't predict it, but the following races where we have to apply downforce will be tough -- when we go to Singapore, their car is very good in those conditions.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Initially I got a very good start on the back straight and got a really good pull away and was able to catch him [Vettel] out, as I did in Baku on the restarts with the Safety Car. I broke away but I didn't have the right [engine] power mode selected, so I pulled away initially but then he started catching me up as we went into the last corner.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Going into Turn 1 I had very cold tyres, so I had a small lock up and he was on the gas before me and I could see him. Then as we were going down that straight [towards Eau Rouge] I didn't keep it fully lit the whole way, I just gave it 90 percent throttle just to keep him as close as possible.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - NASCAR

I felt like it was a bit like NASCAR where they keep putting out the safety cars for no reason. The wing was clear after we'd slowed down, and they could have done a VSC but I guess they wanted to see a race. That's for sure the reason they did that, because there was hardly any debris, if at all because they'd cleaned it so well.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - NASCAR

Before that it was obviously close. The Ferraris I think genuinely had the upper hand particularly on race pace throughout the weekend. It was very, very strong today, and I was towing him around everywhere, so they were getting a good tow down the straights. On the restart the safety car was driving so slow, it was I guess to let the other people catch up, so keeping tyre temperature, given I was on the harder tyre, was very, very difficult.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - NASCAR

I came to the restart, Sebastian was very, very close, the front tyres weren't switched on initially. He got a good tow. I think he was a little bit too close on the run out of Turn 1, so I think he had to lift off as he would have otherwise come by potentially before Eau Rouge which perhaps was a good thing for me because he lost a little bit of performance.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - NASCAR

He did a great race, he was very, very consistent throughout. It was fun to be racing against another team and Sebastian really at his best and the car at his best, battling within half a tenth every lap. That's what racing is about. I think they're able to keep up and follow quite closely for a long, long time, so I think they had the better pace today. But fortunately I was able to do just enough to stay ahead.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - United Arab Emirates

I mentioned earlier on my kind of first and favourite memory of seeing Michael come by [Spa 1996], but just like Sebastian I grew up watching him and when I racing on computer games I would play as Michael the majority of the time. Having the privilege to race with him in Kerpen many years ago. I've always had fond memories of him. Another good one was in Abu Dhabi just before he left, I plucked up the courage to go and ask him if he would swap helmets with me and he was welcoming and did. That's got to be one of the coolest things I have in my house.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Can he answer first? I'm interested to hear his.feedback

Aug 26 2017

It's a special day definitely. I knew that it was on the horizon and that at some stage I'd be getting that 68th pole but I really hadn't thought about it that much. I didn't apply pressure. It could come soon or it could take a long time but now being there it's very unusual place to be.feedback

Aug 26 2017

I pray for Michael and his family all the time. I have had the privilege of racing with him from karting days in Kerpen to on the track [in F1] and always admired him and still do today. I'm just honoured to be up there with him in the poles but he will still be one of the greatest of all time.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I wanted to come back from the break and hit the ground running, which I have today and I want make sure I transfer that into 25 points [in Spa] and 25 points [in Monza]. It's really important that I get these two wins, important for me personally, to really reinstate my fight for the championship. I don't think so. I think Ferrari never show their hand on a Friday. They are always generally a bit slower and then on generally the next day they turn their engine up. I think today they looked quick and they were only a tenth or two off in P2 and they were faster on the long run.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I want the next nine (races) to all be 10s. I want you guys to be standing there with those boards: 10, 10, 10.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I think a favorite would probably be a wet race... when you've come from 10th or fourth and you outsmart the guys ahead of you and exploit the car as no-one thought you could.feedback

Aug 25 2017

My first grand prix was such a huge highlight. My first grand prix win, Silverstone grand prix win, Monaco grand prix win. Winning the title in Brazil was a highlight. It wasn't actually a great experience but it was still a highlight in my career.feedback

Aug 25 2017

When you come back and your engineers didn't expect to see the speed you had, that's an amazing feeling.feedback

Aug 24 2017

I think it's highly unlikely that he would be here. I don't think he wants to be my teammate... I'm always game to race whoever it is and racing against the best drivers is always a great thing. I'm stating the obvious, but I know he doesn't want to be my teammate. He wouldn't be in the position he is in now in terms of how the team operates if he was here.feedback

Jul 31 2017

Valtteri and I have a great amount of respect for one another. Just as the team asked him to do a job and he did it, the same thing came my way. The same rule applies to me. I did it for the team.feedback

Jul 31 2017

It was a local hardware issue. We found a crack in our fibre optic cable that made us flatline.feedback

Jul 30 2017

I obviously had a lot more pace and pulled away significantly to have a seven second gap over him at that point. It was difficult in the end to slow down, it was actually a bit risky for me to have slowed down, particularly because I was around backmarkers, who were slowing down to let me by as well.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Then I had to slow down and they were trying to overtake me so it was a little bit risky. Also I knew there was like a second gap between him and the Red Bull [of Max Verstappen]. I didn't want to do the right thing, lose a place and finish fifth, that would have really sucked. Fortunately I managed it well and managed to do what I felt was right.feedback

Jul 30 2017

I think [the decision came] more from the heart probably. The mind is more cut-throat and every point counts, it's do or die.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I don't think there was any moment when we had a shot at pole. We couldn't match the Ferrari's times today.feedback

Jul 27 2017

It's difficult to say, I am so happy where I am. I tell you, when I joined this team I couldn't have imagined it being like this and, regardless of our results, it's the environment that I live in.feedback

Jul 26 2017

So I hope we can take that into the next races.feedback

Jul 22 2017

The halo destroys the DNA of an F1 car. The FIA has made F1 as safe as it gets.feedback

Jul 22 2017

We are trying hard with faster cars and getting closer to the spectators to attract new fans to the sport. But this now is destroyed by an over-reaction. There is 100% a better solution than the halo. Otherwise we would not have tried three ideas.feedback

Jul 20 2017

I paid close attention to the great briefing we were given on it. I take safety very, very seriously. The interesting thing is that while the Halo system does not look great or in the racing spirit, the chances are 17 per cent better of saving the driver's life. But it can still be improved so at some stage we will have canopies and then it will be 100 per cent.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Christmas

In terms of contracts and stuff, I can't really say what's going to happen six months from now. Right now, I love driving. I'm just saying that you can't say what frame of mind I'm going to be in come Christmas time. Hopefully it's a really good one with a fourth title.feedback

Jul 17 2017

But I think this weekend [at Silverstone] we've really been able to exploit the full performance of our car, particularly on both cars, more so than at any other race we've done so far this year. So I think that's a great showing and puts us in a good position, a platform from which to start the second half of the season.feedback

Jul 17 2017

But I think with a lot of work, a lot of analysis, we've really started to move forwards, particularly the last two races, if not three, we've started off immediately on the right foot, which is great. It's great that it happened so soon before the mid-point of the season. Our qualifying pace I think is looking very strong, and our race pace was a lot higher than the Ferraris for probably mostly the first time in the season, so that's really good to see.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Particularly I think they came with an engine upgrade and we didn't come with any upgrades. It's an exceptional performance this weekend from everyone. The last two races, Valtteri did a great job in Baku and in the last race, but still I don't think collectively as a team we were able to truly reflect the hard work that's been going on in our performance, and I think this weekend that we have.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I think there are pros and cons between both teams in terms of performance. Some weekends they're just a little bit ahead of us, and other weekends [we are ahead of them], so I think it's track dependent. At the moment, they've had the strongest package and that's why he's still one point ahead I guess, but I think collectively as a team we are still leading the constructors' championship so I guess we've been gaining points. So it's kind of level.feedback

Jul 16 2017

There's no reason to question my preparations. I have more poles than most, I'm obviously building up the wins. My performance is second to none, so if you don't know now that my preparation is mainly on point then I guess you never will. I will be training hard next week in different locations. I train myself and know what I needed to do to get myself ready. I think I'm very fortunate as I know what is right for me and right to get myself ready.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I'm really happy as with all that negativity that came into the weekend to be able to perform the way I have. I still feel young, I still feel fit and I'm sure I can continue to go for a long time. I have no idea what the future holds but all I can do is maximise every single day, take every opportunity that comes ahead of me and continue to enjoy my life the way I want to enjoy my life, regardless of what people say.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I feel like over the last four years I've got to feel that and each year it feels like it's grown and it's got bigger, more accepted. The reception has just been amazing and it's so energising and really feeding my inspiration to put in a weekend performance in like that.feedback

Jul 16 2017

The support has just been immense this weekend. With the amount of flags, the amount of support today was just tremendous. Growing up watching the TV I've seen Nigel [Mansell] and seen the reception he got from the British fans. I've never seen it at any other circuit with any other driver so it was always a kind of 'how amazing would that be' thought.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It has the best combination of corners in the calendar. I love street circuits but this is a great circuit. They don't build circuits like this anymore with character and history. I am good at this track but the energy I get from the fans – I don't think any other driver gets that. It lifts you up. From the start I could see the crowd and every time I looked from the corner of my eye I could see everyone standing up cheering – every single lap, everyone standing and cheering. I feel that is them egging me on and you don't see that anywhere else in the world.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I have a lot of love for tracks but this is the favourite of the year.feedback

Jul 16 2017

The support has been incredible this weekend. I am so proud I could do this for you all. The team were faultless this weekend, Valtteri did an incredible job as well so it's the perfect weekend for us.feedback

Jul 15 2017

It's so energising,'. I think Nigel [Mansell] mentioned years ago. I think it [the fans energy] gives you a second... maybe it's half a second, it definitely feels like it gives you something. You carry that energy. I've said this many times. I feel like this is the home of motorsport. The UK, of course we have the teams here, you can see the crowds here every grand prix, there's no reason not to have the grand prix. I can understand if no one was turning up and it was costing a lot but the fans save up and spend so much money on these weekends.feedback

Jul 15 2017

It's really hard to put it into words because of course I grew up watching TV and I remember seeing Nigel with the support and wondered what it feels like, I am sure we have all done that, wondered what it feels like having all that focus and attention and support and focus energy pointing into one spot, into to me.feedback

Jul 15 2017

I think it would be a real shame to lose it. I do not believe for one second that we will lose the British Grand Prix because the world would erupt. I would do whatever I can to encourage make sure it does not happen.feedback

Jul 15 2017

I need to watch the replay, I was starting my lap and I was trying to get the space. As I was about to get on the gas, I looked in the mirrors and there was a car coming, if I was in the way I apologise. I had no indication from the team but I don't think he was that close when I had pulled away.feedback

Jul 15 2017

The support from the fans really means a lot to me. That energy inspires me to do laps like that. The track feels incredible and the engineers worked really hard to get the setup where we needed it. I grew up in these wet and chilly conditions so I felt at home. The final lap felt fantastic, I didn't expect to have a gap like that but that was the target.feedback

Jul 14 2017

The track is absolutely incredible with these new cars. It was already one of the very best circuits in the world but with this car and the speed we are able to carry through the corners, it's just phenomenal, it's like the greatest rollercoaster ride ever.feedback

Jul 13 2017

I think Copse is going to be flat this year. It is going to be rapid. None of us are prepared for just how quick Silverstone is going to be compared to previous years. It was awesome in the last race and Maggotts/Becketts is going to be the same.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - London

I genuinely haven't been on my phone the last couple of days. I've tried to switch off mostly. I've turned it on a couple of times to receive a message but I tried to stay away from it.feedback

Jul 13 2017

Everyone has the right to make the decision for themselves. I felt it's been a pretty intense season so far and I felt it's the best way to prepare for this weekend. The season is the most important thing for me. That's it. I told the organizers last week that I wouldn't be going.feedback

Jul 12 2017

It is generally when there are adversities that there is an opportunity to grow and to do something pretty special.feedback

Jul 11 2017

There was never a point that he wasn't in the title fight. I think it was only you guys [the media] who potentially suggested that he was never in the battle. I always assumed he still was, and this just shows he still is. When you look at the results, he's also had a DNF, so he's generally had a better season I would say so far.feedback

Jul 10 2017

Twenty points behind is 20 points behind. It's not great, but it could be 30, it could be 40. It could be 30-something today.feedback

Jul 10 2017

Generally when there is adversity, it's an opportunity to grow and do something pretty special. I'm really generally happy with the way I've been driving. I think it's important for people who are watching and people who are reporting to understand that.feedback

Jul 08 2017

You still approach it exactly the same. Nothing changes at all if I'm honest. You just try to get as high as possible and then when it comes to the race it's about damage limitation so I'll try to minimise the damage.feedback

Jul 08 2017

I found out on Tuesday I think it was. You go in with a really positive mind about coming back and fighting. It's difficult for us all to swallow but we pull together as a team and we work as hard as we can. We've still got great performance and hopefully I can do a good job for the team tomorrow and get some good points.feedback

Jul 08 2017

It makes no sense for Valtteri to slow down so that will not be the case. It makes sense for him to push as hard as he can to win the race. I'll do the best job I can. I obviously want to try and get up there and get a one-two with Valtteri so I'll do the best job I can to get further up. I don't think it's going to make a big difference if I'm really honest. It's generally a slower tyre so I think in the first stint it's just about length. But lots of things can happen, rain, Safety Cars, who knows. We will see.feedback

Jul 08 2017

It was a pretty straightforward session, no real issues. The car was good and Valtteri did a fantastic job today so I'm really happy for him but I just didn't hook it up. Q1 and Q2 was good and then Q3 was just so-so.feedback

Jul 08 2017

Of course, you go in with a really positive mind, coming back and fighting (after Baku) and then something like that hits us. It's difficult for us to swallow.feedback

Jul 08 2017

I'm pretty sure back then there was a bigger difference in speed between (Mercedes) and other cars.feedback

Jul 08 2017

I would like to have improved my lap but it was just not meant to be today. I have the supersoft tyre for tomorrow but maybe it can go longer, we will see.feedback

Jul 07 2017

I plan to have a clean race, a clean, hard but fair race. I hope Valtteri is quick tomorrow as well so we can really do a great job for Mercedes.feedback

Jul 07 2017

I don't think we will see any more touching. I made it clear that I don't want that to happen.feedback

Jul 06 2017

The conversation we had [on Monday], there wasn't actually an apology in the conversation we had -- even though that was perhaps the intent. It was the next day when we were texting that I got an apology from Sebastian and I did accept it.feedback

Jul 06 2017

We are used as a platform, we are supposed to be role models, we are supposed to give a certain message and we are only human in the end so we don't always get things right. However, collectively as a sport we are supposed to send the right message to young people.feedback

Jul 06 2017

There's so many young kids that want to be in our position so we are in a position of power and how we utilise that is very important.feedback

Jun 28 2017

All I'm thinking of is getting my head together and I want to kill it in the last 12 races, I want to win the next 12 races.feedback

Jun 28 2017

I've heard what he said after the race and it seems kind of... I've not come out of the race and pointed the finger or said anything necessarily, it is what it is, it happened. It happened and I don't think it was right but the biggest thing for me is that I lost the race through the headrest issue.feedback

Jun 27 2017

It happened and I don't think it was right but the biggest thing for me is that I lost the race through the headrest issue. All I'm thinking of is getting my head together and I want to kill it in the last 12 races, I want to win the next 12 races.feedback

Jun 26 2017

Deliberately driving into another driver and getting away pretty much scot-free as he still came fourth, I think that's a disgrace. I think he disgraced himself today. Imagine all the young kids that are watching Formula 1 today and see that kind of behaviour.feedback

Jun 25 2017

The stewards looked at my data and the reason I didn't get a penalty is because I clearly did not brake-test him. It could not be clearer. It is as clear as blue skies.feedback

Jun 25 2017

Firstly, he doesn't have my number. I am going to do my talking on the track. I want to get my head together, kill it, and win the next 12 races. That will say enough for me.feedback

Jun 25 2017

Not for me, I'm going to keep going. We had the upper hand this weekend, we can move forwards in the future, I think through difficult times true colours show, so a good day for me.feedback

Jun 25 2017

Driving alongside and deliberately driving into a driver and getting away scot free pretty much, he still came away fourth, I think that's disgrace, he disgraced himself today to be honest.feedback

Jun 25 2017

I think the Ferrari is [a threat]... I've not seen the exact gap but I think Kimi was saying the tyre temperatures was a bit of an issue. It's unusual because it's something that they normally don't struggle with. So that's an interesting fact that we have to take into account but I think in the race there'll be... It's a lot different when the car is heavy [with fuel].feedback

Jun 25 2017

Genuinely a one-stop race, so it's going to be about consistency about how you can look after these tyres. The strategy will definitely come into play, but it's not easy. Considering that long main straight it's not actually the easiest of places to overtake as we saw in the last race. So, I think there's still going to be a close race and I think for ourselves we're in the best position as a team hopefully we can utilise that tomorrow.feedback

Jun 25 2017

Qualifying was a great turnaround for the team from Friday to Saturday and the gap we have is nice. It doesn't give a lot of indications of the gap between the three teams of Red Bull, Ferrari and us. I think in terms of the long runs I think we are evenly matched, yesterday that is the only set of data we have.feedback

Jun 25 2017

A 10-second penalty for driving like that is not enough, you know that, Charlie.feedback

Jun 25 2017

Vettel has literally just turned into me and hit me.feedback

Jun 24 2017

That was one of the most exciting laps that I've had all year. A lot of pressure. The first lap I had the time but I made a mistake. (There was) a lot of pressure because of getting temperature in the tire but the lap just got better and better. Coming out of the last corner I was just 'thinking please be enough'. That's how qualifying should be. Tomorrow will be a long hard race but we're in the best position to start.feedback

Jun 23 2017

The human race is a greedy kind, and we always want more. There's no real limit to what we can achieve. The limit is a state of mind.feedback

Jun 23 2017

If you look at Nico he didn't want to give any more of his life to being a racing driver, but I'll always be a racing driver at heart so that's quite an easy decision.feedback

Jun 23 2017

Now they know that if they don't bring it we may not win the race so there's a completely different dynamic within the whole team. I'm feeling that and enjoying it, too.feedback

Jun 23 2017

People ask me, What's motivating you?' I still want more. I still want two championships. I always wanted to emulate Senna, but then you set your sights on new goals, new challenges and new horizons so that's really the discovery phase.feedback

Jun 23 2017

I've been in a good place for years with the team so I don't feel any different to past times. But there's a lot more harmony than there has been before. These engineers and mechanics know that if they bring that extra five per cent it can make the difference between being first or second.feedback

Jun 23 2017

In the past when we finished one-two all the time there was no need. It was like if I work an extra 15 minutes, or half an hour it's not going to make a difference as we're still going to be ahead.feedback

Jun 23 2017

Now it's just a case of getting our heads together tonight to work out exactly how to extract that pace across the entire weekend.feedback

Jun 23 2017

It was a difficult day out there. This circuit is a tough one and we had a few challenges that we tried to work through today. We've clearly still got lots of work to do ahead of qualifying, but (team mate) Valtteri (Bottas)'s time in FP2 looked promising, so there is obviously pace in the car, which is encouraging.feedback

Jun 21 2017

You take each experience and you pile them up. What we learned in Monaco will definitely impact Baku. It's a much longer circuit; I think it's very smooth, a lot more flat.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Singapore

In Singapore it was a bit more of an unknown what happened there. I definitely came away still not fully understanding why we were in the position we were in. This one, the team worked, the engineering was so much better, we really understood what went wrong, we really understood where the car was, why we couldn't activate the tyres, we came to Canada with actual real knowledge rather than an idea of what potentially might have been the case -- we came with real know-how.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - US, Russia relations

We have another race in Baku which is very smooth like Russia. For us, firstly getting the car where we need it in the weekend is definitely going to be a challenge, but we learned a lot from Monaco and we learned a lot from Canada.feedback

Jun 13 2017

That obviously comes from Valtteri's maturity and how the team also works with us, to give us a fair platform to fight. As I said on the podium, it's our first 1-2, it's solid, solid points for the team.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I think the chemistry Valtteri and I have is different. I think the working environment we've both experienced this year is on a complete other level, on a professional level that's been above any other year that I have experienced.feedback

Jun 12 2017

I had my first pole here, I had my first win here 10 years ago and to repeat it this weekend is incredibly special.feedback

Jun 11 2017

In these five years [with Mercedes], I've not seen the team pull so well together and work towards the same cause, to understand the car and come here and deliver what we delivered -- a great blow to Ferrari.feedback

Jun 11 2017

It is the most special thing I have, beyond all trophies.feedback

Jun 11 2017

It was a sexy lap, a great lap. I can't believe it came together so well. The team did a great job to learn from our mistakes in the last race and I really owe it all to them.feedback

Jun 10 2017

Honestly, I'm so happy. Montreal has been very good to me over the years. It was such a close battle with the Ferraris - they have been so quick this weekend. I dug down deep... It was a great lap, a sexy lap! I can't quite believe that it all came together so well. After such a tough time in Monaco, we learned from our mistakes. I owe this one to all the team back at the factories in Brackley and Brixworth. I was just shaking when I was presented with Ayrton's helmet. For many of you, Ayrton was your favourite driver. He was mine too. To receive this and match his record is a great honour.feedback

Jun 10 2017

I'm shaking. I'm speechless. Ayrton was the man who inspired me, so to match him, and to receive this is the greatest honour so a big, big thank you to the Senna family.feedback

Jun 10 2017

I haven't really given it any thought but I understand what Fernando's saying and tend to agree with him.feedback

May 31 2017

We are going to work very, very hard.feedback

May 31 2017

There's so many different things we have got to look into to try and understand why one car could make it work and the other couldn't. Whether it's multiple laps, whether it's backing off, utilising the fronts more than the rears, whether it's making a more understeery car, an oversteery car, all these different things, brake balance, all these different things, need to start looking into. I will definitely look further into it.feedback

May 31 2017

Coming here [to Monaco], I was thinking we would have some seriously strong races coming up with tracks I am generally strong at, but this issue with the tyres is a bit of an unknown and we're going to the next race with the same tyre [compounds]. It's only the ultra-soft that's been an issue, so that's really what I have got to try and understand with the team this week.feedback

May 30 2017

Every time I push I almost go in the wall. So difficult to drive this car. No grip!feedback

May 29 2017

The car was in a really different place then we ever really had it before and it was definitely unexpected for the engineers, they corrected it and it was worse. We went back to this unknown scenario we are in, which happens to be, it's okay on one car and not okay on mine. But as I said we will regroup.feedback

May 29 2017

I was devastated [after qualifying] but we still came away with some points. I didn't make any mistakes, I got these points and at the end of the season maybe those points will be valuable. Maybe they won't but I'd like to think so. We know that the Ferraris are not bulletproof, they have things potentially coming up with all the turbos they've used or potentially used, so we will see.feedback

May 29 2017

Of course I can't afford another weekend like this. But just because you can't afford something it does not mean it is not going to happen. There's no point dwelling on the fact you cannot afford it, you just work towards trying to rectify whatever issues you have and hope you do not come across it again. It's not like we came here unprepared, things just did not get off right.feedback

May 28 2017

It's clear to me that Ferrari have chosen their number one driver, so they're going to be pushing everything to make sure Sebastian will get the maximum on all of his weekends. With the strategy, it's very hard for the leading car to get jumped by the second car unless the team decide to favour the other car, so that's very clear.feedback

May 28 2017

I think with the result that we had yesterday to end the season and be up ahead would be magical, . It was already going to be very, very hard to beat the Ferraris because they are so fast, but without a doubt I have so much confidence in my team. There is still a long, long way to go. If we are able to come back from such a feat it would be the greatest reward. It is going to be a real struggle to get into the points.feedback

May 27 2017

I was devastated after the session, to the point that I couldn't get out of the car. So much energy and work goes into these weeks, collectively as a team and individually and the way you prepare yourself. And when you see the other car is capable of making it work and you can't think of why you aren't able to and it feels it's like a mystery, because none of us can really understand it. So, yes, it's difficult. When you don't get into Q3 your weekend is pretty much done and it's really about trying to recover as much as you can.feedback

May 27 2017

I don't know. It doesn't really matter does it? I got the yellow flag. Deflated, but I'll keep pushing tomorrow. The opportunity wasn't really there for me. I just struggled with the car. I don't really have much to say at the moment.feedback

May 27 2017

I mean that's pretty much the weekend done. Tomorrow I'll just be driving around in whatever position outside of the top 10. I'll try and get up as high as I can but it's hard to overtake here as you know. It's going to be a nice Sunday drive tomorrow I imagine.feedback

May 27 2017

I'd have struggled to be in the top five had I qualified for Q3. We need to get to the bottom of what is wrong with the car.feedback

May 27 2017

I think the perfect lap is an illusion here. I have definitely had good laps here, but I also know that I can improve. Once you have done the perfect lap, you have to ask yourself, What's next?' Do you stop, because it can't get any better? For me the target is always moving.feedback

May 27 2017

It was the rawest fight I can remember having for some time, which I loved. This is what the sport needs to be every single race. This is why I race, and this is what got me into racing in the beginning. To have that close battle with him, a four-time champion, is awesome.feedback

May 27 2017

These guys have done a phenomenal job, their car is awesome, and the pace that he had, it's very close between us both.feedback

May 24 2017

For me it hasn't changed as I had a respect for him anyway. I know what it's like having a good car, you still have to do the job. It's just other people are easy to blame certain things or look at negatives, make excuses. Being that I am in the sport and drive, I know what it takes.feedback

May 24 2017

That side will be a part of it for both of us, seeing as it's such a long year. I take a lot of pride in that I'm very strong mentally, so it will be interesting to see. I don't have any intention of playing psychological wars outside the car. I want to beat him in the car when he's at his best. That says what it needs to say.feedback

May 24 2017

When he was in the Red Bull, of course I wished that mine had been a little quicker so I could have given him a battle. He could say the same thing for the last few years. It doesn't detract from the fact that he's an exceptional driver and he continues to show that.feedback

May 17 2017

It was a very close battle today and if it had gone in a different direction, it would have been different between us. You know how racing goes. If he had hit me in Turn 1 and had won the race, it would not have been 'great job, Sebastian.feedback

May 17 2017

What matters is that I am leading the championship after the last race, that's my thought process.feedback

May 17 2017

In my mind, it is not the most important thing. For me, it is about consistency. You can get ahead in one race and then go behind in the next. For me it is about consistency and taking that form from this weekend into the 15 races that we have left. It is whoever is the most consistent. It does not matter if I am leading the championship after the next race.feedback

May 15 2017

I loved the fight with Sebastian. The best way I can put it is that I love watching tennis, I love watching Federer and Djokovic in finals, and what I really admire is their consistency. I admire their concentration, how they stay at the limit. I felt I had that battle on Sunday.feedback

May 15 2017

I love a tough fight and I love a challenge. Sebastian was respectful, and that respect stayed the same at the end. After the grand prix he said that he was angry. He drove a fantastic race but I can understand how he feels. We are never going to be happy finishing second. If he had come second and been happy, I would be concerned.feedback

May 15 2017

You can get ahead for one race and be behind in the next. It is about trying to perform as I have here, and at every one of the 15 races we have left. What matters is whether I am leading the championship after the last race.feedback

May 13 2017

I think it's going to be a tough race tomorrow for sure. You can see how close it is between us and it's all milliseconds between us. I think it's the third longest run down into Turn 1 so of course it's going to be important to get a good start.feedback

May 13 2017

In the race it's just looking after those tyres, it's a very long, hard race here, both physically, mentally and for the car and the tyres. We've prepared in the best way we can and hopefully put the car in a much better position than the last race.feedback

May 12 2017

It has started off well today, started on the right foot. In the last race, it did not start well and did not get any better. Today started really well but with P2 with the track being weird with the weather, wind, was a bit strange but generally it was still good. Hopefully that it continues in a positive way.feedback

May 12 2017

It is definitely a step forward. Everyone worked very hard to bring the upgrade here, as every team did but they have done a great job to put the car package to move forward in this fight to make us stronger for this battle. I think we've all stepped forwards so I don't think it's really changed anything, the gap looks like it's within a tenth between us and Ferrari which is the same as last race, we've both made pretty much an identical step.feedback

May 11 2017

It was just a bunch of small things all added up in one pot. Nothing in particular, no single one thing that was bigger than another, that just led us in slightly the wrong direction. Should be better this weekend.feedback

May 11 2017

It's a tyre issue in the sense that the tyre's working range is quite small, so yeah, the whole weekend I generally wasn't in the right window with it.feedback

May 11 2017

Of course he's a credible competitor [for the title], he was when he joined. I think it was many of you [in the media] and perhaps people who are fans, whatever, came with preconceived ideas of how he was going to perform and he's proved everyone wrong. So fair play to him and he's going to remain a competitor through the rest of the year so the fight will go on and we've stated our relationship with a really great foundation I think, a respectful foundation and I think that will continue.feedback

May 11 2017

Fair play to him, he is going to remain a competitor through the rest of the year so the fight will go on. I have not had the chat about backing off because there is no need to.feedback

May 08 2017

Shocked isn't the thought of mine. They have a place in my heart, I was with them for so long so it's definitely sad to see such a great team not be at the top. Often there are things out of our control and then there are often things that are in our control that are set from decisions, ultimately, groups or individuals make those decisions. They are now I think trying to make steps and decisions and move the team in the right direction.feedback

May 08 2017

They've had changes in management and all sorts of things, but the most important thing for me is that McLaren don't lose the core heart and soul of what the team was all about from when I loved them, before I joined them and when I was racing with them.feedback

May 08 2017

I really hope that they find their way back to fighting ways, because it would be great. They've not won a race since I left, but I think they can do as soon as they figure out their power unit situation and also their car, I think they can globally move forwards.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I don't know if I would have been able to make a big difference moving forwards or not but I think I definitely had the pace to be with the pack. Ultimately positioning was everything.feedback

Apr 30 2017

Firstly a big congratulations to Valtteri, he did a fantastic job and deserves the win today. He's been fast all weekend, so exceptional and great for the team. For me, a very, very odd weekend. Once we got round the first couple of laps I was basically stuck where I was.feedback

Apr 30 2017

Why is my car overheating? I am out of the race.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Currently we're fourth and it's very difficult to overtake here. Yesterday their race pace was much better than ours, at least than mine. Yesterday I was more than half a second off, so currently there seems to be not many chances to beat them.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Looking at qualifying, with the balance of the car I had today I don't think I'll be able to push flat out from the start to the end of the race, but Valtteri may be able to, he's much happier with his balance and he did a great job today. Maybe tomorrow I'll get in the race and it will be fine -- I hope that's the case but I'll find out when the lights go out.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I don't think my problem today was with the tyres, it was more with the balance of the car. We had similar setups, Valtteri and I, but electronically, with the differential and everything, it wasn't best suited for me, I would say. But tonight we'll do some studying and we'll try to turn some things into positives and, who knows, we should hopefully be in a better position tomorrow. After the changes we made for today, hopefully the race pace will be stronger tomorrow.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Currently we are fourth, it's very hard to overtake and their race pace was better than mine. I was more than half a second off the pace today. But we will do some studying and try and turn negatives into positives. Who knows, we should hopefully be in a better position tomorrow.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Ferrari did a great job. That was the best job I could do today.feedback

Apr 28 2017

The problem is we can't get them to work on lap one, two, three, four, five at least! Ferrari, after two timed laps, got better and faster in the third and fourth I think. The tyres have just been generally difficult to work here so that's what we've been trying to get working better.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I was pushing and pushing and pushing trying to get the tyres to operate at their best but we are not quite sure whether or not we are in the window [of performance], and so that was generally how it was with them today. We're going to do some investigating to see if maybe we are in the window, maybe we are just slow. We shall see tomorrow.feedback

Apr 27 2017

In our notes and in our job description is to win for the team, not win for yourself. So while individually you want to win the race, if you can't win, it's not a case of wanting the other car to win, you want the team to win. You want the team to succeed. We want to finish, Mercedes, ahead of the Ferraris this year. To do that, we have to work as a team more than ever before.feedback

Apr 27 2017

I think I would have reacted exactly the same way as him. He was struggling, he's even admitted he was struggling with his rear tyres. When I went past, I said to the team if I don't pull away I'll let him back past, but I did. I could see Sebastian pulling away and I said we had to pick up the pace just at the time Valtteri was struggling with the car balance. It makes no sense for us both to fall behind and let them pull away. In that scenario we worked as a team, and he while it was very tough for him, he was a great gentleman about it, and did the team proud.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We definitely spoke about it collectively and also with the team. We're in a place with this team where we discuss everything. The plan is when you leave the race track you don't leave with any emotions hidden so that you don't come next time with any long-term feelings about it except for going and pushing harder to do a better job collectively. That's where we are. So we talked about it very openly and Valtteri was very gracious.feedback

Apr 27 2017

I do not, and never have. Team orders I think are always a very odd thing and a difficult thing to judge, and are something never to be liked. But it is in our rules and our approach is that the team need to win, so we do have to try and work as a team. But I think only in special circumstances.feedback

Apr 23 2017

We ought to get rid of a lot of the silly regulations. It has become an engineers's championship not a drivers's championship.feedback

Apr 19 2017

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, @BillyMonger.feedback

Apr 18 2017

If you look at 20 races last year you could say five or maybe more, there's a handful that weren't perfect but then others were awesome. Every year my goal is to increase the number of awesome races so minimize how many dips you have through the year. So we've had two really good... I think the first race was still a high, the second race was still a high and then this one was a little bit of a dip. I plan to bring it back up at the next one.feedback

Apr 18 2017

Yeah, it's small percentages now, which I think is what racing should be about. We want to be operating in the top end of those -- and not having 1% divide the win -- not doing a good enough job by 1% and losing the race, but ultimately I think that's what it's going to be about this year. I think that's exciting and I think all of us -- and I speak for all of us in that team -- need to be operating at our maximum, week in and week out.feedback

Apr 18 2017

I think over the years nothing changes and I feel pain in my heart. People say 'you finished second, you should be happy' but that's not why we exist. If anyone ever thinks a driver, or I, should be happy with second ... I don't know what to say, but that's not why we exist.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

All this is the fruit of superb work at the track and in Maranello, so my compliments not just to Seb for his achievements in Bahrain, but also to the whole team. Congratulations to Kimi too on a good race. That said, we are well aware we have a long road ahead and know that if we want to get to the most important finish-line of all, we cannot stint on our commitment and focus for a second.feedback

Apr 16 2017

Of course the disappointment is there. As I said, losing points for the team, particularly when you could have potentially won the race is painful, but it is what it is. All I can say is that I gave it everything I could.feedback

Apr 16 2017

Firstly congratulations to Sebastian, he did a fantastic job today and also a big thank you to Valtteri for being a gentleman out there. Obviously a very difficult race. It didn't start out the best, but the pit lane was really my fault and so apologies to the team for losing the time there. I tried my hardest to catch up but it was a long old way to go. It was 19 seconds. But I gave it everything I could. Ferrari did a great job today, so we're going to push hard together, regather as a team and come back fighting.feedback

Apr 16 2017

I was losing quite a bit of time through the first sector, it's generally my weaker point which is actually unusual, usually a stronger point for me. I'll work on it for tomorrow, but Valtteri found some great pace through particularly the first sector. The second and third ended up being quite good. Overall a little bit down [on time].feedback

Apr 16 2017

It always was. At least the three, maybe four. Valtteri's been right there with us from the beginning, so nothing changes.feedback

Apr 16 2017

Well firstly a big congratulations to Valtteri, he's been working so hard and gelled so well with the team. Today he was just quicker, he did the better job, so hat off to him. The first lap felt great and I looked up and the time was so close, and I thought 'wow, that's a good lap, he did a great job.feedback

Apr 16 2017

A great battle, that's how close qualifying should always be. It forces us all to be on the limit. I'm generally happy with the job I did and it's great for the team to be one-two.feedback

Apr 16 2017

Valtteri is definitely keeping me on my toes, thoroughly happy for him today. He really deserved that lap. His first pole, I know how special it is to have your first pole position. It's just amazing. You dream of it as a kid. I know he'll be enjoying it. Tomorrow could be his first grand prix win ever. Obviously I'll try my hardest to win the race, but whichever the case, he's going to have one at some stage this year if it's not tomorrow, because he's getting stronger and stronger.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

A big congratulations to Valtteri. He's been working so hard and he's gelled so well with the team. Today he was just quicker than me and did the better job, so hats off to him on his first pole. My lap felt great but it was so close out there. I was losing quite a bit of time through the first sector, which is unusual as it's usually a very strong sector for me. Overall it was a great battle and that's exactly how close qualifying should always be. It forces us to be on the absolute limit.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

I'm happy with the job I did and it's great for the team to lockout our first front row. Today we had a bit of a margin over the Ferraris but generally in race trim they seem to be a bit quicker, so we expect them to be closer tomorrow. It's definitely going to be tight. Looking after the tyres is difficult, so whether it is a one or two stop race will be interesting to see. Hopefully we'll have a great battle tomorrow.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

The gap to Ferrari looks pretty good here but their drivers were complaining of understeer, so perhaps they have gone with more of a race set-up in mind. And then there's Red Bull. You always have to have them on the radar because they have all the resources they need to be fighting at the front. Tomorrow's race will be all about surviving on the tyres and making the right decisions in terms of strategy. We're starting from the best possible positions and we now need to get the heads down and work hard to convert it into podium finishes tomorrow.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

Without the penalty he could have still won the race.feedback

Apr 14 2017

There's not really much to say. When you finish a very fast lap in practice you do a slow lap to get the tyres cool and that's what he was doing. I came up the hill and I was doing easily 100km/h faster than he was but he was right on the racing line. So when I arrived I didn't realise he was going that slow until I got there and I had to take evasive action. But no-one was hurt, so we go on.feedback

Apr 14 2017

Currently Ferrari are quickest. As far as I am aware they are just a little bit quicker than us on the long run, but on the short run it's close.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - NASCAR

I never in a million years thought I'd have the opportunity to drive a NASCAR. I don't know what to expect. I know in NASCAR, you blow engines. We very rarely do that nowadays. I just feel like a kid. It's good to feel like a kid again. It's one of the coolest things I've done outside of racing Formula One.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - NASCAR

Each one behaves so differently from the others that to learn to drive them is a hell of a challenge. You know, in F1, the cars were unbelievable. Nothing drives like an F1 car. But the racing was terrible, because the cars are so even, and they're so air-dependent that it's not easy to pass.feedback

Apr 11 2017

I honestly think it will stay the way it is. Of course we'll be in that scenario where one of us thinks something is unfair, being too aggressive, whatever it may be. But I honestly think we've come a long old way, we've experienced a lot and we respect one another.feedback

Apr 11 2017

That's from the driver side, winning the championship, that's the ultimate challenge. When other things start playing bigger roles, whether it's safety car or car mechanical things, that takes away the excitement of racing.feedback

Apr 11 2017

Right now, we're fighting up against a four-time world champion. He is at his best and he is phenomenally quick. Ferrari are at their best in years. So we're at our best as a team, and I feel like I'm at my best. The ultimate fighter always wants to go up against the best battle he can have because then when you come out on top, it's so much more satisfying.feedback

Apr 11 2017

I love this fight. It's going to go right down to the end of the season, and I hope for both of us there's nothing mechanical comes between our sheer battle in ability. I really, really hope it's just an out and out fight through stubborness, through mental stability, through composure and all those things. And at times through just outdriving the person on-track.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I quite like him up here it makes me look younger while I'm up here, it's good to have a younger person around. Max has obviously done a fantastic job since he's been in the sport and a real breath of fresh air for everyone. He's got a great following and he's definitely been in some great situations in some races and really maximised above and beyond, which is why he gets driver of the day. It's a lot harder to do that when you're in the lead of a race obviously because you can't do much overtaking.feedback

Apr 10 2017

Ah nah, I'm good! I honestly hope that Red Bull can improve during the season because I think a third element in the fight for the championship will be more exciting.feedback

Apr 09 2017

I believe that had been previously discussed. I think the one thing that would be nice to come out of it is... because it was obvious what he was trying to do -- get to the drier part of the track which you can understand -- but it would be good to have clarity of does a driver have to start in his grid box or not.feedback

Apr 09 2017

The start was fantastic, I'm so happy with the way starts are going so I'm going to keep that up! And then in the race it was just keeping my composure. It was some really tricky conditions out there, particularly on the intermediate. Then after that, once we had done the pit stop with the Safety Car the speed was very low and being so cold the temperatures in the tires were like they were just not working it was so cold. So it was very, very easy to make mistakes but I'm just grateful I didn't.feedback

Apr 09 2017

Then in the end the last 20-odd laps we were just pounding around as fast as we can, exchanging lap times and I think that's what racing is all about. Perhaps in the future there will be times where we don't have the Safety Car and there won't be that six-second gap, they'll [Ferrari] be right on the tail, either way. So I'm excited for that.feedback

Apr 09 2017

I think the only summary we can come up with is that [we won]. It is very, very close and I think there were times where Sebastian put laps in and it was very hard to even match the time. The last 10 laps or 12 laps or so [Vettel] was doing a 35.6 and I was doing a 35.8 and it was very hard to get to where he was, but then there were other times in the race where I was quicker.feedback

Apr 08 2017

No I'm actually excited about it to be honest, because it's a new experience and I'm sure it's not a huge, huge difference to what we've had in the past, perhaps a little bit, but no, I'm kind of excited about it. It's great to have some excitement, to be faced with a new challenge where you have to be the most proactive and reactive tomorrow if it is wet. I just hope that even if it is raining, I hope the clouds stay high so the helicopter can take off so we can do the race. We've got an amazing turnout here, so we want to make sure we put on a good race.feedback

Apr 08 2017

It might be hard for you to believe, but every pole position has been so unique in its own way. There's always been a different journey to taking that pole, there have been different things that happened on that lap. It's still today and I'm sure it will never change, it's still surreal I have that amount of poles.feedback

Apr 07 2017

We need to work together with the FIA and (commercial rights holder) FOM to find a solution or an alternative plan of some kind when we have circumstances like this in the future.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I had a fantastic fight the last few years and obviously last year was the closest that I had. I want to win the world championship more than ever before, and while that hunger last year you would think the hunger could not be anymore, it has frickin' doubled.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I have been touring. I have been out enjoying myself. This is what I always do. I think people judge off things they see and if you look at previous years I arrived at the first race just as fit. I was pole position the last four years here [in Australia]. I always arrive fit and ready so none of those I do are a distraction and I have done just as much this year. I have got a job to make sure I am fit, the fitness levels are even higher than before. So for sure I have applied myself better.feedback

Mar 29 2017

When I went to Asia [after Australia] before, I trained. The only difference is now I am deciding to be home. Definitely my discipline has gone up in terms of my training and how specific I am with my diet. Sleep all of these different things. Every year you try to improve but I would say I have taken a good step this year.feedback

Mar 27 2017

This year you are seeing the best drivers at the top. It would be great if we had Fernando [Alonso] up there but that doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon. At least we have a great driver in Sebastian [Vettel]. Four titles and an incredible surge into Formula One and he continues to be a force and will continue to be for many years to come. I am very grateful that I am able to have that fight with him. He grew up with Ferrari which is the next best team. I think it is great.feedback

Mar 26 2017

I don't lie. And I'm not really good at bluffing or playing poker. I didn't know how quick they were going to be in the race. The pace they showed in testing was true and today their speed in that first stint on ultra soft tires was fantastic. My real strength wasn't until right at the end of the race but it was far too late by then.feedback

Mar 25 2017

As you can see it is close between us [and Ferrari] so I think it is going to be a tight race this year. I will make sure that I get a good night's sleep and come back tomorrow stronger than ever.feedback

Mar 25 2017

We have done a lot of work [on our race starts] over winter, particular knowing that the rules have changed this year. We feel we have prepared as best we possibly can.feedback

Mar 25 2017

It is incredible, the best I have ever experienced here. The grip is fantastic, you can really push into these corners. I have not had the car skating around on low grip tyres like we have had in the past. I am incredibly proud of my team. This rule change has been huge and such a massive challenge for everyone and the guys have just worked so hard to make this card what it is today.feedback

Mar 25 2017

That was a tough one today. I don't crash into the barriers often and the last place I want to do that is at home. But I feel I crashed for the right reason, as I was basically pushing and trying to find the limit and these things happen. So let's say I'm not disappointed by the approach, it was just more of a frustrating outcome, starting 10th instead of being under the top five. I feel for the mechanics, because they've had a long week and now they've got a long night ahead of them.feedback

Mar 24 2017

I think Ferrari are obviously still very, very fast and stronger than they have ever been. We'll have to keep a close eye on them, they might not have the power turned up or whatever it may be. And Red Bull have taken a big step into this weekend and it seems that we are currently as strong, if not a little bit stronger than them.feedback

Mar 24 2017

Honestly I feel great, I'm really, really happy and proud with all the hard work everyone has done to get the car ready for this weekend. When you get out there and you feel it right underneath you and you feel a strong car and the times come, it's kind of overwhelming a little bit. I'm happy to see that we are there, still in the fight and that means we are going to be fighting whoever it is this year.feedback

Mar 24 2017

Coming into today I had no idea where we would stand, obviously I was optimistic we would be at the front, but to go out there and to feel a night-and-day difference from the last days of testing was a relief for all of us. The car is feeling good, I got through all my running and got a good understanding of the tyres on low and high fuel and it puts us in good stead for [qualifying] tomorrow.feedback

Mar 24 2017

Personally, I don't think we can fight for the win at the moment.feedback

Mar 23 2017

The more of a fight you have the more satisfying it is when you are victorious. We are up for a challenge, up for a fight and that is what I have prepared for.feedback

Mar 23 2017

Having more teams and more drivers at the front fighting for wins is what racing is all about, so I'm hoping that is the case.feedback

Mar 23 2017

Part of me, wearing a Mercedes hat, wants to be ultracompetitive and to crush the opposition. But on the other hand, there is the fan in me that wants to see competitive racing. For Formula One, that would be very exciting.feedback

Mar 21 2017

Maybe there is something wrong with me as I don't feel any pressure or fear. I know what level my skills are and what I am capable of and what I am still yet to be capable of by getting better.feedback

Mar 20 2017

There is no racing achievement [that will get me to do a shoey], that is disgusting. I wouldn't even drink sweat from my own shoe. We've got these hydraulic fluids going down there, they're running at 300 degrees or something crazy, so it's bleeding hot. My dad would call it 'toe jam' - he's just drinking toe jam.feedback

Mar 20 2017

It is kind of cool that [Ricciardo] has got his own little thing and I admire him for having his own little thing. It is totally cool if he wants to drink the sweat off his own foot, but I definitely don't want to.feedback

Mar 12 2017

Driving today, the time you saw was the time we could do. I didn't feel when I got out that I could have gone faster. But of course there are all sort of things that come into play to bring the time down, such as fuel loads, engine modes, those kind of things. The great thing is no one really knows. It looks very positive for Ferrari, that's for sure, and I don't think that's a bluff. I think that's true. They've done a great job.feedback

Mar 12 2017

They [Ferrari] have been doing a fantastic job and I think there's more to come from them. I think their pace this week has been spectacular. I think Red Bull are still there, I don't know if they brought their upgrade package here this week but usually they bring it for the first race, so I expect us to be having a real serious battle with both these teams.feedback

Mar 12 2017

I don't know if there are mind games going on. Every year in testing the goal is not necessarily to go as quick as you can, it's to find out what you have in the car. And sometimes there have been potentially some teams sandbagging in the past, but I don't really see that as being a benefit to any team.feedback

Mar 10 2017

It was the best game I've ever seen. I just feel really lucky to have been there, I've been talking to [Neymar] about going to watch him play now for a while and finally, being here, it worked out perfect. Some of my best friends flew over from the UK. And what a fight it was!feedback

Mar 06 2017

When you go to Monaco, you can't keep just doing the same race format because no-one can overtake there. Maybe they need to spice it up, do something different. Maybe have a sprint race. I don't know. But Monaco race should be different to the others. I don't know. There's lots of ideas.feedback

Mar 06 2017

That doesn't sound like a terrible idea. I think a new format is definitely needed for Formula One. Thursday to Sunday has been the same for the last 11 years. The 10 years I've been here it's been the same. I think the way these cars are, with the continued direction and design they go which makes it difficult for us to overtake and then people complain that we don't overtake, we've got to come up with some unique and different races. Maybe every other race there's going to be a different scenario.feedback

Mar 02 2017

In actual fact we are slower on the straights but it's how late and deep you can brake into the corners, it's how quick you can get back to the gas, how you are able to take the corners flat out easily. It's quite unreal. It's amazing. I'm coming through some of these corners...and I'm like a kid on a roller-coaster ride because it's so much better than it was before. But following is not good. Following is not easy. It's worse to follow another car. I don't know how that's going to play out in an actual race when there's lots of cars.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I hope that it splits the men from the boys.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I was behind a couple of cars out there and it was harder to follow, as we expected.feedback

Nov 27 2016

I don't feel I did anything unfair. We're fighting for a championship, I was in the lead, I control the pace. That's the rules.feedback

Nov 27 2016

I don't want to take anything away from that, he did everything he had to do this season and I hope we both have cars as his was this season so we can fight again next year.feedback

Nov 09 2016

It's an unusual scenario to be in -- fighting for something and not knowing for sure that what you do will guarantee you're able to make it.feedback

Oct 31 2016 - Mexico

It's just really amazing to see that Mexico has now become one of the top grands prix on the calendar, usually it takes some time for a country to really grow as being one of the best.feedback

Oct 11 2016

Today is about all of you guys. I am so proud of everyone.feedback

Aug 29 2016

Definitely things have happened in the right way in that second quarter of the season and to go into the break 19 points ahead and now only lose 10 today… I'll take it.feedback

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