Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari

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We go flat out for the last four races and see what happens. We still have a chance this year, it depends what happens today, it is not as much in our control as we would like but overall the team is in a good way. I think we have got further than people thought. We have a lot of positives, but today is not a day to look at positives.feedback
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Oct 08 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Sebastian Vettel is associated, including Max Verstappen and focus. Most recently, Sebastian Vettel has been quoted saying: “I don't know what pace they will have. Obviously you always know what you're doing but they've been up and down - last week they weren't very quick, this week they seem to be back to normal. So I think so far this year it's been very close and I expect it to be very close tomorrow, very fast. I think normally we are a bit stronger in the race than quail so it's worth getting the pit together and then seeing what we can do, engineering or at the start or during the race.” in the article Sebastian Vettel expects close fight with Lewis Hamilton at Suzuka.
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Sebastian Vettel quotes

Oct 01 2017

I don't know, we need to see. But I'm sure we will find a way, it's not my fault if somebody just decided to pick up rubber and hit another car.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

It's difficult to say, I expect that we get back, we have a quick car -- meaning get back to the leading group. For sure it's not ideal. I can't give you a number, I don't have an expectation in terms of a number, but anything can happen and that's why we go racing. I want to make sure we achieve our best, whatever that means, so we need to extract the maximum, but knowing the race here and the conditions it could be anything. I'm fairly open minded.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

I don't believe in bad or good luck. Obviously there's a reason why the issue happened today and we need to make sure we understand and it doesn't happen again. The race is tomorrow, so fortunately in a way it happened today, we saved a lot of tyres and we can choose a strategy, so there are also some positives.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Malaysia

It's very bitter but this is motor racing. It's been a difficult day but the guys were phenomenal fixing the car and changing the engine in just two hours. We initially thought we would be very late going out but we were on time, but there's not much you can do. It's a shame because the car is quick but that's also a good thing because tomorrow we have got a lot of laps to complete, and if the car is quick we should be able to get back.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Singapore

The way Singapore happened you can look at it again and again; it doesn't matter. We have to go here, and that's the good thing about racing, the part that I enjoy. That's what you fight for, you fight for every centimetre, every tenth that you can find somewhere, over a lot of laps in the race or over one lap in qualifying, to make the difference. I'm sure that, as a team, we can make that difference.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - Singapore

Looking at it now there has been one race where we didn't finish, and certainly it didn't help that it was the one race where Lewis scored a lot of points, but that's the way it goes. Certainly all three of us would have loved to have a different race -- championship yes or no -- but first we want to race and that's what we set out to do in Singapore, unfortunately all three of us didn't get very far.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - Singapore

I don't think it's necessary to discuss. We will see, I have a lot of races left and I'm not too fussed about the amount of points. Obviously it's never good to be behind and we would like to be in front, but we are not so we have got to take it from there.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - Singapore

I don't think we do because we have a lot of races left, I think we have a strong car.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Singapore

He unfortunately ended up retiring as the result of somebody else's accident.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Singapore

I had an average start and then I moved slightly to the left trying to defend my position from Max. Then I got bumped on one side as Kimi's car hit me. I'm not sure what happened. I span at turn 3, but that's because the car was damaged already. Today we were on the wrong side of the track, which doesn't help. But there is nothing we can do now and for sure it is bitter, and it's a pity we couldn't show our pace today; but we have other races ahead of us and I am sure there will be more opportunities for us.feedback

Sep 17 2017

It is what it is and we move on. It doesn't change much. Obviously we are not in the race, that's a pity, we can't show the pace that we have but I am sure there will be more opportunities.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

This is an amazing track, when your car comes alive. Still full of adrenalin.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

Tomorrow is a long race but these guys are very, very quick. We had a difficult night yesterday but a better night today and I'm sure the car will be like today tomorrow, so it will be better but for sure it will be a close race.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

I don't know [where I found that time] and I struggled also this afternoon. I shouted as loud as them [the crowd] -- it was unbelievable. I'm still full of adrenaline so maybe whatever I say doesn't make any sense but I love this track. The car was tricky but it came alive and it got better and better as the night progressed, so really happy we got it done.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

I tried a fast lap, I just didn't finish it. Today is not a problem, it's Friday and you are here to try -- it's free practice, so it's for free! Not ideal but overall I think important to get the feel for the car, that's more important. We're still not where we want to be so a lot of work ahead.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

Oh I don't know. Priority is to go as fast as we can and then we'll see where that takes us. It's not the first Friday they've been competitive so I don't know what they did. I'm sure it will be close tomorrow but how it will be exactly I don't know.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Singapore

I think it was a bit of a mixed day. Not ideal, I lost the car on my second attempt in the middle sector but overall, I'm not yet happy. When you miss a little bit of the balance, you miss a bit of the confidence. We tried a couple of things, not sure they were the right things to do and now we see what the right thing is to do for tomorrow.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It wasn't ideal in the afternoon but overall not a lot of things made sense. First of all we need to make sure we have everything where we want and have a good set-up. Obviously the tyres are always the key. It's not any different here than other places.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Singapore

We've come here now 10 times and I think it's like a real classic race already. It belongs in the calendar. It looks cool from the outside to see the cars at night, it's a cool race, it's a big city, so it's fun to drive.feedback

Sep 12 2017

At the moment you can say that Mercedes has an edge. Saturdays they're very strong which obviously has its contribution to Sundays, it's not a big secret but I think we are strong, we don't need to hide and there's plenty of positives. Things are coming, I'm sure they are developing their car. We are developing ours so I'm not so fussed about what they doing.feedback

Sep 12 2017

Well, I know how to read but I don't really care what's written on the paper. They're all tracks that I like, to be honest, so I'm very much looking forward to them. I think we are here to race, so if it's hard it's good. Easy is boring. I think that's what we all want and I'm definitely looking forward to it.feedback

Sep 12 2017

I'm more focused on what's going on inside us, inside Ferrari and it makes me quite positive, what's coming, so we just need to see and then there's always the extra element of racing that you can't predict, that you can't put down on paper and that's usually the most exciting bit so I'm very much a fan of that and a fan of the moment and see what we can do.feedback

Sep 05 2017

Things are coming, I'm sure they are developing their car but we are developing ours so I'm not so fussed about what they doing. I'm more focused on what's going on inside us, inside Ferrari and it makes me quite positive, what's coming. We just need to see and then there's always the extra element of racing that you can't predict, that you can't put down on paper and that's usually the most exciting bit so I'm very much a fan of that and a fan of the moment and see what we can do.feedback

Sep 05 2017

At the moment you can say that Mercedes has an edge. Saturdays they're very strong which obviously has its contribution to Sundays, but it's not a big secret. I think we are strong, we don't need to hide and there's plenty of positives.feedback

Sep 04 2017

I think we probably lacked something like half a second per lap [in Monza], but there's not all the parts of the race you can judge. I'm not worried too much about the gap. As I said before, Monza is a specific place. If you have that extra bit and confidence then it makes a big difference. So, I'm not too stressed about that.feedback

Sep 04 2017

We probably knew it would be a difficult race. Probably expected as well that we would be closer but all in all, it's not nice to see them two winning but I think with the third position, at least we gave everything we had and that's the most important.feedback

Sep 04 2017

It's been a long way that the team has come from three years ago but we are nowhere near satisfied despite maybe having had a good season so far, it's not good enough. Ferrari needs to be at the front and Ferrari needs to be on top of everything. So that's where we want to go. For sure, Mercdes are giving us a very, very hard time, especially at the moment, but we'll see. It's a long journey still.feedback

Sep 04 2017

We gave everything for the people out there. The support has been amazing and, despite the numbers, the gap, you can name the negatives but I'm very, very positive right now, to be honest. I know that people are going into the office tomorrow more committed than before. The spirit is there, we just need to keep it up. It's a journey, we see where it takes us.feedback

Sep 04 2017

In hindsight you always say you could have done this or you could have done that. At Spa there were sections where Ferrari were really killing us but our guys analysed these and found areas in the set-up where we were not so comfortable. That helped us here.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Overall, it has been amazing to see where we are, but I know we will get strong so I am in a positive mood. I'm not worried. I know that there is still a long way to go and we have the people behind us, so it is a great feeling.feedback

Sep 03 2017

We probably lacked half a second per lap today but there are not all the parts you can judge. I am not worried by the gap, Monza is specific place and if you have that bit of confidence it makes a difference.feedback

Sep 03 2017

We knew it would be a difficult race, perhaps we expected to be closer. It's not nice to see them winning but with third we gave everything we had. I am very positive right now. You could say it was a bad day, but I know the team is on the right way and there is a lot of stuff that is going to improve.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I went off at Turn 1 and I think something broke. The left side of the steering was a bit down and I couldn't trust the car on braking. It is a braking track, so the last laps didn't show the pace I could have done. We probably lacked half a second per lap today but there are not all the parts you can judge. I am not worried by the gap, Monza is specific place and if you have that bit of confidence it makes a difference.feedback

Sep 02 2017

We have a good car [on Friday] so we don't need to be afraid. Obviously today didn't go the way we wanted, but for tomorrow I think we can make up a lot of ground. The car is quick, we know that, and you can overtake here so it should be a fun race.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Still I believe that Ferrari has something that other teams don't have. To me, it appears that the legend is still alive, because of the people who work for it, day in, day out. If you walk around Maranello, our town, the presence of Ferrari is huge, but if you meet those working at the factory, then it's even bigger – what they carry inside them, their passion for the brand. It allows every single one of them to go the extra step. That's my conviction.feedback

Sep 01 2017

We know that they are very strong around here in the past couple of years as it is a track which is power circuit where we know they have had their strengths in the past couple of years. Today is not the best day to read. I think we've done good steps today but I haven't seen much [comparisons] yet. We will focus on ourselves and aim to improve the car here and there, there is a little bit still missing.feedback

Aug 31 2017

I'm a bit surprised by the way things are put. Kimi and myself, I can't speak for other people, but we're racing each other the whole year. I read or heard after the Hungarian Grand Prix that he was protecting me. I think if you speak to him he'll make it pretty clear. He wasn't leaving anything behind.feedback

Aug 31 2017

If he had the opportunity to properly pass me, I think he would have tried. That's fair enough. I think it would have been the same the other way around. We're racing for the team, we're trying to do our best. You're racing for yourself, but you're also racing for the team. It's something you need to keep in the back of your mind. I don't know what other teams are doing, but for us I think we both go flat out and see what happens. You can always talk about scenarios and so on, but it always turns out to be a bit different.feedback

Aug 31 2017

Going into this weekend, I think we need to be fair and say that the track layout suits Mercedes, but the performance that we showed last week gives us hope. We try to do our best. There should be quite a good atmosphere and good support, so with all the love and passion we've received this year, we try to give something back.feedback

Aug 31 2017

The next race maybe it will be the same, or who knows, maybe our gap will be bigger, or they'll be ahead again. I can't predict it.feedback

Aug 31 2017

We didn't change too much compared to Silverstone. Which shows on the one hand that Silverstone was just a bad weekend, but we improved the car, especially the race pace.feedback

Aug 28 2017

I think the positive thing is that we had very good race pace. It was very difficult to follow in the middle sector but we stayed close and then we benefit in the first and last sector. Overall the car was very good.feedback

Aug 28 2017

I believe we have the best car in terms of overall package. There's still something missing but the guys in Maranello are very motivated. I think we have done the biggest improvement and a big step forward. Now we turn the page on and move on to Monza: let's see what happens there.feedback

Aug 28 2017

We didn't change too much compared to Silverstone which shows, on the one hand that Silverstone was just a bad weekend but we also improved the car, especially on race pace we are very strong. I mean we were, on average, a second off, or nearly a second off in Silverstone, so it's a big step. I'm very, very happy. I think we are on the right track and I don't think we have a circuit we should fear, going from now.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Obviously I knew that we had a tyre advantage with the ultra-softs versus the softs for the first couple of laps and particularly the restart. You could see exiting Turn 1 I was all over Lewis. It was not so hard to follow so close, maybe that was the problem, my restart in the initial part was too good, it was too close. For sure if I had to do it again, maybe I would try something different.feedback

Aug 27 2017

We know that they have a very good straight line speed, and in qualy mode at the start of the race, I obviously felt how strong they were up the hill on the start. So I didn't want to be too far either. Finding that optimum is difficult. Lewis also lifted a bit going down to Eau Rouge, which I think he could afford because he knows he's got a very good top-end [speed].feedback

Aug 27 2017

I think overall it was a very good race, very fun. Obviously not that exciting probably to watch because we were very close but nothing happened. But good fun in the car because I was waiting for him to maybe have an error, he was waiting for me to maybe have an error, an off. It didn't happen. The quality was very high I thought. Very consistent lap times despite the tyres. Never really had a chance, so maybe half a chance, quarter of a chance.feedback

Aug 27 2017

It was really intense because every lap I was waiting for Lewis to do a mistake. He didn't.feedback

Aug 26 2017

I want to win in red. We talk about my inspiration with Michael [Schumacher], he was mostly dressed in red, he won most of his races in red and his championships. I don't want to step in his footsteps. I think the whole generation of the Ferrari team today wants to leave their own footsteps but certainly there's a huge inspiration.feedback

Aug 26 2017

I have been around in the paddock for a while so I know people and it's always natural that you talk, but never a bit more than chatting. It's mostly about other stuff to be honest, but I've been talking for a while with Ferrari and my intention was to stay. We haven't succeeded so the mission is still going.feedback

Aug 26 2017

Something that for me is now the biggest challenge, the biggest dream that I have and what I want to achieve.feedback

Aug 26 2017

He wanted to obviously finish that lap but I guess when he did that mistake and where we were positioned he just cruised back to the pits and I guess the team didn't even tell him anything. I think he just saw the red car in the mirror and thought I'd hand him a tow, which is quite nice. It was obviously a big help, quite useful for me, but it wasn't planned. I saw some other teams playing around with tows previously in qualifying but it's usually one of those things you can't really plan so you tend to stay away from them. To answer your question it was very spontaneous.feedback

Aug 24 2017

If he's happy, I'm happy! I think it's the other way around as well. Obviously he's had a troubled start to the season. The last couple of races have been a bit better, but there's no discussion about his talent or his speed.feedback

Aug 24 2017

It's nice to see that the team appreciates the work he is doing behind the scenes. As I said, it's quite straightforward to work with him. I think everybody who knows him knows he's quite straightforward in this regard. He's a good match, and obviously great to continue like that.feedback

Aug 16 2017

But that's not our target, it's not an excuse, we want to be quickest at every place we go which is currently not the case, but we're working on it. We have quite a good understanding of what the car needs and now we have some time to look into a couple of things with peace and calm but obviously it's not that easy to turn things around overnight but what's important is that we know what we need.feedback

Aug 16 2017

I think we know what the car needs. It's normal that from track to track there's a bit of a difference. Also for drivers, some tracks we like more than others and it's the same for the car. You have to look not only at yourself but also the other people and the rest of the field, it's normal that it's up and down.feedback

Aug 16 2017

It's been rewarding for the team. It's a fact to say in the last couple of years we didn't have the best car and a fact to say in the last few years we weren't the strongest at developing the car, but I think if you look at the progression this year it is a different story and we keep progressing. We brought a lot of bits, we have seen a lot of bits from other people copying us, but that's a good sign and a testimony to the hard and good work and the achievement that has gone into this car and this project. We will keep pushing flat out.feedback

Aug 13 2017

For sure there are some circuits that suit us better.feedback

Aug 09 2017

He's extremely quick, extremely gifted at what he does. I don't think it's a huge challenge for him to drive quickly or to adapt with different conditions and so on. He's always there. But he's not unbeatable.feedback

Jul 30 2017

I thought that we had a very good pace and I think Kimi had a very good pace so he could go a lot faster than me for the majority of the race. I think I felt already there was something not right when we dropped the car on the grid. Driving the car to the grid was fine but for the formation lap when we dropped the car the steering wheel was already not straight and then well I did the start then there was a safety car then in the opening laps I felt that it wasn't right but it didn't impact too much because it was only small.feedback

Jul 30 2017

The car was phenomenal and when I saw it was two reds up front I let out a big scream. It's only Saturday of course and the big challenge comes tomorrow, but after all the talk after the last race [that Ferrari were finished] it was good to give the answer on the track.feedback

Jul 30 2017

It is only Saturday so there is nothing to get from today other than the best position on the grid, but we did that which is great. The talk after the last race was a bit too much so it was good to deliver the answer on the track.feedback

Jul 29 2017

The car to be honest all day today has been incredible,'. I think we did a good step forward, really enjoyable. I like this track a lot. To have the car in the right window, to have the sun shining, to have people around, that's what it's about. It was good fun. A front row for us which is incredible, and now we're looking forward to tomorrow.feedback

Jul 27 2017

What is delaying? I think the fact that we are working hard from the team's point, my point, I think we have other things to do right now. In the summer there is a bit more time, a couple of weeks' stretch where there is no race but for now I think the focus is extremely high on working on the car.feedback

Jul 27 2017

It's true that I haven't got a contract yet but I think the primary objective at the moment is not to look at papers and worry about those, it's to make sure that we get some good results. Obviously we have another race and another opportunity here before the summer break and then there's a bit more time.feedback

Jul 27 2017

I think time is moving quickly and we have been very busy. I think the whole team has been very, very busy trying to get back. I think this year has been very, very good for most of the year so far. Overall very positive.I'm really enjoying it, I think it's great to be part of the Ferrari family and as I said we are all focused and determined to get Ferrari back to where it belongs. That's our mission, our target, our goal and that's what we are working on.feedback

Jul 27 2017

For me I'm obviously not designing the bits but trying to give as much feedback as I can, trying to spend time in the simulator, generally talking to the team. That has priority. A piece of paper can be signed fairly quickly so that's not a problem.feedback

Jul 25 2017

I don't know. There are plenty of positives and for sure you always look after every race where you are. Silverstone wasn't good for us, full stop. We didn't get the result that we wanted, that we probably deserved, but that's how it is. We cope with that and we move on.feedback

Jul 25 2017

It is probably true that at the last couple of races Mercedes have been stronger. I think the real game changer is qualifying, they are able to turn up the engine between three and six tenths to us on the straights -- it was seven tenths in Austria -- so we need to be fair with that. It is something we can't do, we are working on it but it doesn't happen overnight.feedback

Jul 25 2017

You are always judged by the day. In Austria we missed the win by 0.6s, arguably Valtteri [Bottas] got very lucky with the jump start. That's how things go. If things go different, you come out as the winner and everything looks peachy. If you don't, like today, then everyone talks about huge disappointment and a disaster. But we are not here to lose. I hate losing, so we want to make sure we win next time.feedback

Jul 25 2017

Saying that we need to give credit to the whole team, we must not forget where we have come from -- we have made the biggest step of all teams. Red Bull were very vocal in the winter about how good they would be this season and so far they haven't been there so everybody is pushing very hard.feedback

Jul 25 2017

We have done a very good job so far this year, the car is great, it has been fantastic in the race [at Silverstone] -- arguably not quick enough -- but still quicker than what we have in terms of the [seventh place] result. There is no reason to panic or worry, they are very quick and they have a couple of advantages we need to work on and then it could be a different picture.feedback

Jul 21 2017

The fact is that the tyre blow-ups came by surprise. It's not like we were gambling and jeopardizing our race result.feedback

Jul 20 2017

We had a run planned with it, but I didn't like it -- especially looking forwards because of the curvature. It had quite a lot of distortion and I got a bit dizzy. There was a lot of downwash coming off the back of my helmet and pushing my head forward, so we decided to take it off.feedback

Jul 18 2017

We've got the best fans, thanks for everyone who turned up. I see you out there!feedback

Jul 17 2017

I wanted to get past, I think I had a chance before that and then Turn 15 turned out to be very wide which didn't help me but in the end we got him at the pit-stop, we just lost a lot of time in the first stint.feedback

Jul 17 2017

No not really. You can argue what did it bring him? Obviously the fact that I ran out of tyres and it blows up, that's something nobody could have seen. It was clear that we were faster and we obviously got him in the pitstops. For sure we weren't fighting anyone else, it was fine but I think he has calmed down a lot already.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Well I think it could've been a little bit better for sure. Disaster, I don't think so. I think we had a good car, especially in the corners. The balance was alright. In the race obviously, brakes caught fire at the start, which compromised the start and from there it was a difficult race.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Didn't get past Max, we did it with the pitstop. Then we were like P3, P4, it was clear that Valtteri would come because he benefitted at the beginning because I was stuck, but overall small things here and there that led into a busy afternoon.feedback

Jul 16 2017

This race wasn't good for us. We didn't get the result that we wanted, that we probably deserved, but that's how it is. If things go different, we come out as the winner – you come out on top, everything looks peachy. If you don't, like today, then people talk of a huge disappointment and a disaster. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose but we're not here to lose, I don't like losing, I hate it, so we want to make sure we turn it around next time.feedback

Jul 15 2017

What was that on the out-lap, that was a sh--ty spot to be, absolute sh--ty spot. I was way too close to the cars ahead.feedback

Jul 15 2017

Most important is that the car is good, we improved it today and tomorrow should be better. We have always been closer on Sundays, so sitting here, having expectations, the answer is always yes, but we'll see tomorrow.feedback

Jul 15 2017

There is always opportunities in the race but they have been quick all weekend. On the last run I was a bit compromised in the first sector, they should have seen that on the out lap I was a bit in traffic, it was not ideal but it is a decent result.feedback

Jul 14 2017

On a Friday, you don't run maximum performance. The engine has quite a lot of miles still to do in its life, so we are trying to save it. It's working.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Forward vision is not very good. It's because of the curvature that you get a fair bit of distortion, plus some downwash along the straights that pushes the helmet forwards. We had another run planned with it, but I didn't like it, so we took it off.feedback

Jul 14 2017

We had a run planned with it, but I didn't like it -- especially looking forwards because of the curvature. It had quite a lot of distortion and I got a bit dizzy and there was a lot of downwash coming off the back of my helmet and pushing my head forward, so we decided to take it off. For sure it doesn't help. I think that getting in, getting out -- obviously getting in doesn't matter -- but getting out is probably more about getting used to it, so that's not the main thing I think.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Forward vision is not very good. I didn't like it, especially looking forwards.feedback

Jul 13 2017

They stood up and maybe you expect they are not happy, not that pleased but they were. It's a fair crowd, a crowd that appreciates that you've done a good job. It's a great place to race, it's a fantastic circuit, it's a great crowd because one they are fair and passionate about racing, there's a lot of supporters for Ferrari in this country as well. I don't see it as a fight or anything. I think it's great to run in front of a big crowd.feedback

Jul 13 2017

I don't care to be honest. I think it was something that we were asked to do and I said yes. I think it's not many times in your life you have this kind of opportunity. I turned out to be a great event, a fun event for us as well as the people so I guess it's a win-win but everybody was free to choose to whether he says yes or no so ask him but I don't really care.feedback

Jul 09 2017

I was pretty sure he jumped it. How would you feel if you were just shy of half a second behind the winner? It was very close.feedback

Jul 08 2017

Not quick enough but I was happy, the car was really good. It's a great track, really enjoyable with a lot of high-speed corners.feedback

Jul 08 2017

I was not quick enough but I am happy, the car was very good, I was hoping for more from the last lap but for the yellow flags.feedback

Jul 07 2017

Baku was a one-off in many ways, qualilfying for us wasn't good.feedback

Jul 07 2017

We understood what happened in Baku but it's very different here, it's a bit warmer, particularly asphalt temperatures. Tyres are a bit different, warm-up doesn't seem to be so bad, so it's quite a big gap [between compounds]. But we'll see, today is Friday, it's difficult to judge, the car feels really good all around the lap.feedback

Jul 06 2017

Wrong move, wrong decision -- it was the wrong move to drive alongside him and hit his tyres. That's what you're all here to hear about but there's not much more to talk about. At the time I was surprised, it felt like Lewis hit the brakes and I couldn't stop running into the back of his car but as I said in the statement and afterwards, I don't think there was any intention and that he actually [tried to] brake-test me. That's why I was upset and overreacted.feedback

Jul 06 2017

In that regard I am happy to hear that we are mature enough to move on. What I did was wrong and I did a mistake. I apologised, but it doesn't take it away, so if I could take it back -- literally take it back and go back in time -- then I would.feedback

Jul 06 2017

Am I proud of moment? No. Can I take it back? No. Do I regret it? Yes. So I don't think we need to drag it out any further.feedback

Jul 03 2017

I'd like to explain myself.feedback

Jun 28 2017

A ten-second penalty is not enough for driving behaviour like that. You know that, Charlie.feedback

Jun 28 2017

For me the analogy is to rugby. During the race Ferrari are our enemies and I wouldn't take any prisoners, but we must be capable, once the race is over, to have a beer like rugby players and acknowledge somebody's performance and acknowledge we are all warriors and fierce competitors out there. Nevertheless, we are racing on a joint platform and that somehow unites us.feedback

Jun 28 2017

[It will be] no different.feedback

Jun 28 2017

I don't have a problem with him. I see what you are trying to get it but I respect him a lot for the driver he is, but now is not the right time to talk because you [media] are all around. I think I will do that just with him and then we will clear it and move on.feedback

Jun 27 2017

I drove alongside and then we had a little contact. But I drove alongside mostly to raise my hand. I didn't give him the finger or anything, I just wanted to tell him because I can't literally talk to him and tell him that what he did was not right.feedback

Jun 26 2017

Seb probably sometimes doesn't think before he acts. Sometimes he will just go crazy.feedback

Jun 25 2017

We are grown-ups, and we are expected to race, use our elbows, and that is what people want.feedback

Jun 25 2017

Nothing happened did it? He brake checked me as well so what do you expect?feedback

Jun 25 2017

Other people were doing a better job and therefore their qualified in front of us.feedback

Jun 25 2017

Pace-wise I'm not worried because I think the car in general is quick, nothing to be afraid of. It was important to get the lap in and make the jump to fourth. I think third was probably the maximum. As a team we got what we could today and tomorrow I think can be a different story, the race pace can be quite strong.feedback

Jun 25 2017

I think it's one of the tracks where you need to have the car in the window and tyres in the window, and then, if you feel confident, you extract a lot of lap time as well. I'm not too bothered by the gap, it's not nice but I'm equally not worried. The car was very good yesterday and in the long run we looked very competitive. We should be fine.feedback

Jun 25 2017

He brake tested me. What the fuck is going on?feedback

Jun 21 2017

I wanted to get a trophy. I didn't get one.feedback

Jun 14 2017

[We have] embarrassing power in this mode.feedback

Jun 11 2017

It was full risk! I wanted to get past, full stop. I was surprised because I was so much faster and I thought it should be fairly straightforward to pass them, but also with two cars the tow effect is smaller and the loss of downforce is quite big so I was sliding around quite a lot, and more than I thought.feedback

Jun 11 2017

Esteban had a bit of a wobble [under braking] and I reacted to that and it was really slippery on the inside and I just made Turn 1, which was fine and enough, so I'm happy with that.feedback

Jun 11 2017

The target going into the race, or what we imagined was a different one, but when you have damage then, yeah, you focus on what's going on and I was fairly busy the whole race and had a lot of things to do. From a racing point of view, it was great and I really enjoyed it - it wasn't boring at all. But the pace was there and the car deserved to finish higher up.feedback

Jun 11 2017

They had a run at each other into Turn 13 and 14 and I hooked up the exit, which was good, and then I committed half way down the straight and said 'I go down the inside no matter what.feedback

Jun 10 2017

I was not so happy with my job in the last run of Q3. It is true that we faced tough competition, but we could have been closer. We could even have been ahead, but Lewis did a very good job today. As for me, I lost the car in Turn 2 and from there I knew I had to catch up. The car was very good and I had been happy in the morning session. To be on the front row gives you the chance to make a good start. I am looking forward to tomorrow, I am sure we're going to have a very close race. This is a nice track and we had a good run here also last year.feedback

Jun 10 2017

First of all, congrats to him, he was the better man today.feedback

Jun 05 2017

Obviously, we wanted to have the one-two and we got it. So for the team obviously it means a lot. It's been a long time - you know the numbers better than I do - since Ferrari won [in Monaco] and then to get a one-two is just fantastic. I think you can see when the guys are singing the Italian anthem. I think it's impossible not to get goosebumps and feel very special standing up there representing them. For me, I think that's what makes racing so special.feedback

Jun 05 2017

I guess in these small moments you just realize that it's a special group of people. If things go well, we'll work hand in hand, we must make sure we keep the momentum up in the next couple of races - but I think we're just having a great time.feedback

Jun 05 2017

We got a lot of hard times last year and this year everything seems to be upside down - but the team is the same, the people are the same so it's really clear to them.feedback

May 29 2017

I can understand that Kimi is not happy. I would feel 100 per cent the same.feedback

May 28 2017

For the laps on the older tyres I was giving everything I could.feedback

May 27 2017

I'll just do the best race I can, that's the priority for tomorrow. For the start, I don't know, we'll start and then maybe see what the others are doing. You see where you find yourself. It's very simple. You try to do your best and then you see. It's not a long way to go to Turn 1, but after that you have a very long race.feedback

May 27 2017

Everybody has this idea of Ferrari the brand, and yes, it connects you to the team, but it's more than that. It's about a connection at work, whether it's in designing the car, the projects, the research. But it did help us a lot to put things in the right place. Hopefully we can keep this year's trend going, but on the other hand, I still feel we're growing, so hopefully there's more to come. I'm enjoying that, and as I'm older, I'm in a position where I can look at things differently and enjoy things a bit differently, too.feedback

May 27 2017

I'm really having a good time, the cars are fun to drive this year again, more fun than they have been for a while. It's not fair to say they were boring before, but we now have this performance in the corners that gives you this kick, that adrenaline rush, this joy. The support from our president has been there throughout, while Maurizio has done a very good job in trying to put things in place. They had a big influence on me. The key has been working together.feedback

May 27 2017

Despite the fact last year was fairly up and down, and turbulent on track, behind the scenes it was quite calm, with the team aiming to put things in place for the future, not just for this year, but the longer term.feedback

May 27 2017

When the guys are singing the Italian anthem, it brings back so many memories, every single time, of my first win in Formula One when I was with Toro Rosso. It's very addictive.feedback

May 25 2017

Around here it's also important to have a good feel for the car to get the lap together so you cannot always go with the one time you set at the end of the day but surely we managed to put it together, and we're quite happy.feedback

May 25 2017

I think there will be plenty more [on Saturday] but I was pretty happy in the afternoon. In the morning maybe I was a bit wild, touching the walls a couple of times, but the afternoon seemed a bit better. Still we have some work to do on the car but it's more fun this year, going faster, the cars are faster, so it's been a good day.feedback

May 24 2017

Well I think the most important is that we were there in all the five races and we could've won all five if things had ended up a bit differently, but they didn't. Sometimes you end up being on the luckier side, sometimes not. But I think we have a long season ahead of us so stuff like that we need to have, but as I said the most important is to stay there.feedback

May 24 2017

I think they're doing a good job. I think the whole team, both drivers, obviously it's been a bit more up and down for Valtteri [Bottas] this year, but overall we know with new regulations they're still the ones we need to beat. Obviously for us we're very happy that we had a great start to the season. Now we need to make sure that we stay there, and we are not being behind, we've levelled, which is obviously a lot better than previous years but still a long way to go.feedback

May 24 2017

We're very different. But I think we have a strong connection.feedback

May 16 2017

I can give a little bit more if you need, but ... [heavy breathing]. Why does it have to be Massa all the time? I think he's afraid of me, man!feedback

May 16 2017

It was quite slippery and I obviously underestimated that so if anything it was me to blame - but it a bit of a pity because again it was Felipe. Last race we had a bit of a misunderstanding, this one again but he's very experienced and he knows how to move in these situations, so nothing to blame for him.feedback

May 16 2017

He was giving me space so nothing to blame on his side. It's really slippery and then when you get close to the other car, the car in front, I just locked up both wheels. At some point I wish I had a handbrake to get the rear turned! It was really close; I was lucky to not bump into him and damage my front wing. But it's difficult for him because he gives the space and he just waits for me to go through. I should look at the lines in Turn 10. Sometimes you are really at the kerb but most of the time you are 1.5/2 metres off the apex kerb there.feedback

May 13 2017

I'm afraid it was, yeah! I've been coming here a long time and done so many laps but still the last chicane is the tricky one for me. First Q3 run I wasn't entirely happy, I knew there was more, so the second one was really good up until that final chicane. It was really close, well done to Lewis.feedback

May 12 2017 - Renault

I don't know. I think today was quite a shocker if you look at the long runs, I just had a very short glimpse and everyone was struggling due to the conditions. I was on the medium, it was quite slippery, very interesting. I think a lot people suffered degradation on the soft, but generally tyres feel a bit hard. I don't know why, I think it is the myth of Barcelona Pirelli is afraid of but by Sunday things calm down, the track picks up and we should be alright. But there could be some windows for strategy.feedback

May 12 2017

So far pretty bad. I feel good. Obviously today I don't feel so good inside the car, it was quite slippery but I think it was due to the conditions, I think everybody was struggling a bit. I don't know who brought the most updates, I don't think it matters who brought the most, I think it matters who brought the best. Some of them are more visual than others. I'm happy with what we brought, some of the stuff you can see, some of the stuff you will not see, so no secrets but the usual work.feedback

May 12 2017

There's no doubt looking at the results now that we have the right group of people on board to be able to build the car you need to win races. I believe that they will bring the upgrades we need to keep fighting.feedback

May 11 2017

I think it's impossible for you to have any expectations going into this year because everything is so new, for all of us. Plus, obviously, the last year was a little bit up and down, a bit difficult but we've looked after ourselves and tried to build the best car we can. I think there's no doubt looking at the results now we have that we have the right group of people onboard to be able to build the car you need to win races.feedback

May 11 2017

We've proven in two of the four races but as you said, it matters what you keep doing, not what you have done. I believe that we still, I know we have the same people and believe we can bring the upgrades to keep fighting.feedback

May 02 2017 - Russia

In Russia I think the speed in general was there, the balance dropped away from me a little bit in the first stint. I struggled with the fronts and couldn't attack as much as I was hoping for and as much as I was probably able to in qualifying. So things that we could have done better but the race is done today so yeah, I'm generally looking forwards: we have a strong car, a strong team, the spirit is good, so lots of positives.feedback

May 02 2017

So very happy with where we are as a team -- but we can still learn and we can still improve and I think that's the way we go forward. Nothing is for granted, Barcelona is just another race and we have a lot of races to go this year. But before that we have two weeks' time to look at what we have done so far and improve.feedback

May 02 2017

We had a good run up in Barcelona at the tests, so looking forwards to [the race at] Barcelona, the car feels good. I think we've improved it from early March to now, I think we've had a very good start. It would be wrong to sit here and say that's what we expected -- but we're here to win, we're here to do our best. If we look back I think we have more or less extracted the maximum.feedback

May 02 2017

It will be a surprise, I think it will be a very close race between Mercedes and us, I hope, and I also hope that Red Bull find some pace. There's a lot of rumours around. They are a strong team, they know how to build a quick car so I expect it's a question of when rather than if [they close the gap]. But the sooner, the more exciting it will be.feedback

Apr 30 2017

He did cost me. First of all, he handed a very pleasant tow to Valtteri on the last lap, and I was in the DRS, which was tough enough to do.And then he let him by and I don't know if he knew there was another car coming. I don't think, maybe. Obviously Felipe did him a favour twice. Once handing him a pleasant tow and then he cost me a bit of time. But that's how it is with backmarkers.feedback

Apr 30 2017

At the end of the day we can talk about my race, but today is Valtteri's day. He drove a fantastic race he had an incredible pace because if you look all weekend where he's been compared to his teammate so he's done a superb job, it's his day, and he deserves to win because he drove better than the rest of us. It's not easy to swallow, I would've loved to come back, but that's the way it is today.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I thought my start was okay, it wasn't bad. I thought maybe there was a bit in the very beginning where I could have been more aggressive. I think I ended up being too conservative. Still, I had a good start, I looked in the mirror and I think mine was better than Kimi.feedback

Apr 30 2017

Well it's difficult to pass, let's put it that way. I think it would've been difficult for Valtteri to put a lot of pressure on even though he had, I would say, superior pace in the first stint. I think if you look at that stint I was struggling in the beginning then sort of froze the gap and then I was able to close.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I saw Valtteri coming and I thought 'OK it will be close', but it felt like I had a tent dragging behind me, and he was gaining a lot! He was able to, even before we hit the braking, to come back and shut the door so he did well but nothing I could've done, then I had the outside line but nowhere to go. So yeah, that's part of where we lost today and then the first stint, we were just not quick enough to stay with him.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I think overall he was a bit quicker in the first stint, but for the race overall it could match, so yeah, the first lap mattered. As I said he executed the start well, for sure this year this is crucial with the hands, he did a good job, and then he drove a very good first stint which didn't give us the opportunity to put him under pressure and do something on the pit stop because we were simply too far away.feedback

Apr 30 2017 - Russia

I tried everything to catch Valtteri. I thought there would be an opportunity on the back straight. I thought there was an opportunity but I was not sure what Felipe Massa would do and ended up losing out. It doesn't matter, though. Big congratulations to Valtteri. It is his day.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I think it's simple. If I'm in front then he wants to pass me, if he's in front I want to pass him. I don't think it makes any sense to ask for help from outside. We know that we're free to race and that's what I believe and I know we're both here to do. Today obviously was very close, I expect it to be very close tomorrow and we see how the race goes.feedback

Apr 29 2017

You are always eyeing for pole when you go into qualifying, but I think I was also eyeing it in the last couple of events but I had to learn harshly in Q3 that we weren't quite ready. Today I don't think I ever looked at it and said 'ok we can do it'. I knew that we could do well and I knew that the car was good but I didn't know what they [Mercedes] might be able to find in the last part of qualifying. I knew we were strong, I knew we can do it, but I didn't know how strong.feedback

Apr 29 2017

The car was phenomenal this afternoon. It was really a pleasure to take a seat and go around with low fuel, just trying to push it to the limit. If you have the rhythm here it feels fantastic so I'm happy. A big thanks to the team, it's a team effort and it's a great result for us to have both cars on the front row, but it's only part of the job. The main job is obviously tomorrow but for now it's an important step.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Mercedes have been very, very dominant the last years in qualifying, so it's good to get there. It's been a mega qualifying. The car was really nice to drive and it's a track where it comes alive.feedback

Apr 29 2017

The first run was not really tidy, so I left it to the end, and I improved some time in the last sector. I immediately opened the radio 'tell me about the others, tell me about the others!'. When I got the message we got it I was over the moon. The car was phenomenal this afternoon.feedback

Apr 28 2017

We never sandbag, there's no benefit to sandbagging. Ever. I think Ferrari have done in the past but there is zero benefit for us to do so. We are trying to get the car to the optimum balance-wise and today has generally been a tricky day.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I think they will be fine. It's a circuit that suits them so they will be strong tomorrow. I don't want to make this personal but I think last year people expected Williams to be the fastest after Friday and if I remember right, obviously it turned out Mercedes was the fastest. That's how sometimes it can be misleading [in Friday practice] and I think there are a lot of things we can play with in the car: fuel loads, engines modes.feedback

Apr 28 2017

So this track especially there are a lot of things that you can show or not show so I think the most important is that we talk about ourselves our balance, and as I said I was able to improve so I'm reasonably happy.feedback

Apr 28 2017

This year the cars are generally faster - it should be good for our car as well. Let's see if it turns out that way. But if we can be very close to them or even beat them here then it will be very good.feedback

Apr 28 2017

On paper this is a very strong circuit for them, not just historically but generally on paper a lot of straights, power sensitive circuit, so we will see. But there is also a lot of corners where last year already the car was fairly good.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Bahrain

I think the way we've raced in the last two and a half years, everything is straightforward. Sometimes it was close, sometimes it was too close as well -- I remember China last year from my side, that was never ideal -- but you try to fight your teammate as well as all the others, but more than anything I think we know and we understand that we're racing for Ferrari.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Bahrain

I think he probably didn't have the races he deserved. At the last race obviously the start and the first lap cost him a lot, otherwise I'm sure he would've been on the podium. I see exactly what happens [from inside the team] and things didn't go 100 per cent in his direction so far... but I don't think there's any doubt inside the paddock that he's one of the most talented drivers we have. I don't think anybody else could go to WRC and perform at the level he did, just come back and be right up to the pace again.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Bahrain

I don't think there's anyone who doubts his skills or his talent but, as I said, you need to have a lot of things coming your way. If you look back last year, I had some races where things didn't come way -- it's up and down but usually throughout the season it sort of equals out.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Obviously it helps when straight from the box, in testing, we had a good feeling. We looked reasonably competitive. [The win in] Australia obviously was a massive boost for all the team and you can see that when they are singing [the national anthem] down there [in front of the podium]. The whole factory has really come alive so that's great and we need to just make sure we keep it going and keep enjoying it.feedback

Apr 26 2017

But for now, I think the team has obviously done a really, really great job, a lot of hard work, commitment and as I said, things start to click and hopefully that sort of success now in the first couple of races helps us to build up some sort of momentum.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Obviously we did a massive stint over the winter [to build a competitive car]. I think last year was a very good year for us. It wasn't good in terms of results, don't get me wrong, but I think for the team, getting together, a lot of things that had changed seemed to start clicking.feedback

Apr 24 2017

Qualifying is very raw so you spend time going through the lap. What are the key points? Where do you have to improve compared to the run before? Once you start the lap there is no time to think so you clear your mind and you have to be in the moment. You focus corner by corner – and ideally let it flow.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - China

I don't think so, I think we will manage. We managed as well in China and it was quite cold. I think it will be OK. We'll see, I don't know the forecast yet but usually forecasts keep changing as well so we will see when we get there.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

We obviously struggled to find the right set-up but, overall, it's been better here than it has been in the last couple of races. Obviously when we start to push in qualifying, it's not exactly what I wanted. In the end, there's always a bit of guesswork involved because the conditions change a lot here, but I think there was a lot of potential, but the end result was far from what I wanted.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

Q2 I thought it would be tight. I was very happy to go into Q3, and I was very happy with my first lap, I crossed the line, looked up, and then saw both of them ahead! When I got the time I was a bit down to be honest, because four-tenths was a lot more than I expected, also given how good the lap felt.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

Then on the next run I tried a little bit too hard probably everywhere but I had nothing to lose. I was quite safe to the cars behind, I was confident, the car felt good so I tried a bit harder. Didn't work, went slightly slower. Obviously if a tenth quicker it's not enough, so I try to do it a bit more. Hopefully we can do a bit more tomorrow.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

I think the team has obviously done a really great job. A lot of hard work, commitment, things start to click and hopefully that sort of success now in the first couple of races helps us to build up some sort of momentum that Mercedes had in the past and the last couple of years, so they will be the ones to beat.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Bahrain

The car feels good on a single lap and as for race simulation we can further improve for tomorrow.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I thought Australia would be unrepeatable. Here it was the same or even better. The conditions helped, so we took advantage of that.feedback

Apr 09 2017

The safety car came just when I was about to start to feel that the dry tire was a lot quicker. So I couldn't use the momentum, the advantage and I lost a lot of positions. But then I had a very exciting race.feedback

Apr 09 2017

I had some overtaking, it was difficult to get close to the cars so the last race we felt the effect but here it's a better track to overtake it's the way it should be in my opinion, you need make your stakes, so it shouldn't come for free, you shouldn't just open a flap and sail past, so it's good fun.feedback

Apr 09 2017

Would or should... I think Lewis was quick, first of all. I think they did a good race, he did a good race so to get into these kind of discussions there is no point but today we finished second, very happy with that and we take it, good points, but more than that and much more valuable than that it was a very entertaining and fun race for me.feedback

Apr 08 2017

Obviously it was very close with Valtteri, good job we got just enough margin to make it to the front row.feedback

Apr 08 2017

It was a nice session. I enjoyed it a lot. If we had been a bit quicker in the end I would have enjoyed it more. I was very happy with the lap I had. Last corner I maybe lost a little bit, maybe chickened onto the brakes a bit too soon. But yeah, obviously it was very close with Valtteri so good job we just got enough margin to make it to the front row.feedback

Apr 08 2017

Nevertheless, obviously very limited running yesterday, hardly any for me, I think I did two laps. But I don't think anyone had much running. We will see. The car is good, the car is fine so I'm confident whatever the condition the car is working and then we try to do the fastest race.feedback

Apr 08 2017

Being pragmatic I think if you take the gap we have had so far I think you can say that in qualifying we are still lacking a bit and in the race I think we are a good match. Certainly, as for tomorrow, you can draw another average but what matters most is that after 20 races you draw the average and we come out on top but it's a long way. For now we are very happy to be able to challenge Mercedes and hopefully we can do that more and more.feedback

Apr 08 2017

If I make up eight metres [the gap between first and second on the grid] it looks pretty good. We don't know. There are a lot of things that can turn out in many, many ways tomorrow. That's one option that I mentioned but I wouldn't know for a start, what the conditions will be like so we will see. I think it should be an exciting race.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I think we generally are in a much better position. People are more comfortable throughout the whole team. I think the work that is going in is a lot more targeted and overall I think we're more confident with the way we work now. Hopefully we can keep up that trend to show that on the track.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I think Mercedes has to be still the favourite. Obviously we had a very strong first race, but I think at least the way we look at it inside the team, we really go race by race. We know we have a good package, which puts us in a strong place, but there's lots of things we need to do to keep up with them and keep the position that we are in now to fight for good races.feedback

Apr 06 2017

Maybe my memory is wrong, but I remember [2016] better than what people make out of it now. For sure it wasn't the season that we wanted to have, so after one race, it's easy to say that this year is better than last year, but it's only one race. It's the start of the season. But for sure, a lot of things have changed since last year, the team has evolved.feedback

Apr 05 2017

You really have to go step by step. It's good to know that we have a great car but it's just the beginning: new regulations, new generations of cars so there will be a lot of progress.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Renault

It is, definitely [more difficult]. Even in years before it has been difficult to follow once you get within one and a half or one second, just because the turbulent air messes up the aerodynamics of the car. That means you don't know have that much grip while following another car and now as more of the grip from the car is relying on the aero it's a bigger effect.feedback

Mar 27 2017

You could push much harder.feedback

Mar 27 2017

You know as you look race by race it's not great but still seeing what happened in the background I think it's important. I think the people always kept believing. As I said the last six months have been very calm, we've done our work and it's starting to pay off so I think obviously now it peaks and we're on top of this grand prix but that's a small achievement.feedback

Mar 27 2017

I hope it stays that way and then we will see how it turns out, but it's obviously a lot of fun to race for victories and a lot of fun to race against the best.feedback

Mar 27 2017

Right now it looks like we have equal machinery.feedback

Mar 26 2017

I saw the guys (in the garage), they were smiling and singing, I'm sure we'll see some more of that. But... it's just the beginning. Motivation has been really high but obviously it helps to wave from the podium. It's not the time to look at the table. Step by step. (There are) new rules, regulations and generations of cars.feedback

Mar 26 2017

We say this all the time, what this team has done in the last six months has been really tough, rough as well. (It's) not (been) easy to manage the whole team, but I think the new car in general obviously is fantastic and this is a great reward, a big relief for everyone. There's been a lot of ups and downs, left and rights in the last 12 months. The big difference was being able to deliver a really good car.feedback

Mar 26 2017

Then we saw the gap, went into the pits, and it worked. It was tight, I lost a lot of time on the in-lap because I had a lapped car, I think it was a Williams. I lost like a second, so I was quite angry but that's how it goes sometimes.feedback

Mar 26 2017

It was just enough and I had Max right behind me and Lewis after coming out. Turn 1 was a bit slippery but I managed to get a decent exit and a decent run down to Turn 3 and held the inside, I knew Max would probably try something but I kept in front. That was obviously crucial for our race.feedback

Mar 26 2017

It's a long, long way ahead but for now we're just over the moon … It was a great race, I enjoyed it.feedback

Mar 26 2017

It was quite mad in a positive way when I was coming back to the pits with people running on the track. Thank you. It was unbelievable.feedback

Mar 26 2017

The big difference was being able to deliver a really good car... I think the new car in general obviously is fantastic and is a great reward, a big relief for everyone.feedback

Mar 26 2017

There is a long long way ahead but for now we are over the moon. It has been a hard winter, and an incredible race today. I was a bit nervous at the start and Lewis was better, then I had to take care of Valtteri in turn one, then I had to keep the pressure on, to get the message that we are here and we are here to fight.feedback

Mar 25 2017

All of my laps were not very good. I just didn't put any decent laps together, it was a bit messy after the first run. It wasn't exactly how we should have done it from my side and we're also catching up a bit and never really got it together. It's a bit disappointing but we're still fourth, so it's the first qualifying done and we go from there.feedback

Mar 25 2017

In the end I was not entirely happy with my lap, I was pretty happy with the end, maybe not so much with the opening of the lap where we lost a bit too much, but I think Lewis did a very good lap so I don't think... I would have loved to... but I don't think pole was up for grabs.feedback

Mar 25 2017

Tomorrow I think we can do something in the race. The car feels good, we've improved it so the pace should be much better than it was yesterday when we had some practice. Looking forward to it, as I said, it's been a big winter for us, lots of change we've gone through as a team in the last 12 months, and to the better. I think the team is getting stronger.feedback

Mar 25 2017

Definitely, I think we have a good car. I think we are working well as a team. Things are improving. Obviously it's nice to see that things are working, the car is working. I had a mixed day yesterday, but the confidence in the car was there from testing and I think we showed that again today.feedback

Mar 25 2017

Obviously everyone is pushing very hard and it's not so easy to come here with a long journey to get to Australia, but I think people are fired up and we are motivated for tomorrow. I think it's the first good opportunity.feedback

Mar 25 2017

We have good car, things are improving. The confidence in the car was there and we showed it. I was not entirely happy with my lap but I don't think pole was up for grabs. I think we can do something in the race, the pace will be much better than in practice. We have gone through a lot of changes and the team has got better. People are fired up and we are motivated for tomorrow.feedback

Mar 24 2017

I hope not but we'll see. Today is not really that important in the end. It is very important but not when you look at the final standings, one lap time only. I think overall it's been OK. People from the outside always make up their own opinion, no matter what you tell them but that's how it is. Obviously we've been very happy at testing, times look good, but it doesn't mean anything when you come here and that's when it matters, I think we were realistic about that.feedback

Mar 23 2017

Mercedes has been in very, very strong form for the last three years and even though we changed the rules and regulations, if a team is strong they will build a strong car the year after no matter what you do with the rules. So it is clear who the favourite is. For all of us, we are doing our best to catch up. How much we have succeeded we will see.feedback

Mar 23 2017

We've worked on all areas trying to improve but we all know qualifying is important to have a good race, so the higher up you qualify the better chances you have in the race. Statistically doesn't look that good, so hopefully we can turn that around. Last year was closer [with teammate Kimi Raikkonen] than the year before but it's always been fairly close. Obviously, I want to be in front of him and he wants to be in front of me, but starting the season priority number one is that hopefully we are in front of the others.feedback

Mar 23 2017

Naturally since the day I got into Formula One the cars got faster and faster and they tend to stall a little bit. We distributed cornering speed versus cornering speed. For us what really gives us a good feeling is cornering speed and we're back to the level we were ten years ago and maybe a bit faster. So for us it's nice to have the feeling you're driving the fastest cars you've ever driven. On competitiveness we're all here to find out -- we're here to go racing.feedback

Mar 23 2017

Well, it's March now, so... If you are in the fight for the title it is a question for October, November. Looking at the performance of the cars it was expected to be a big step up and that's how it felt on the track. I think that's what we all said when we got out of the car, that it's a big step forward, so it's not entirely fair to judge to the previous years because it's a different formula and it will be the fastest cars we've ever driven.feedback

Mar 10 2017

For sure the car is much better than last year because the nature of [Formula One] has changed but so far I think things are making sense but it's still early days. If you look at the amount of laps Mercedes has done, if you look at historically how slow they were going in the test, how much they were able to ramp it up for the races... They are the ones to beat, for us. It doesn't matter exactly where we are now, we are growing, we need to work hard, we know that we have to improve, that's why it's important not to get distracted right now.feedback

Mar 10 2017

It's the typical Barcelona, in the last sector you would always like to have more grip, first couple of corners always feel great with a fresh set and then the last couple you start to slide a bit, by the nature of the track as well. If you compare to last year it's a different dimension and it makes a lot more sense, and for us inside the car it's nicer as we can play more, we can push more - it's more driving, I would say.feedback

Mar 10 2017

It's the first time I hear, so maybe I'm not speaking to everybody! I think we are focusing on our stuff, that is important, there's a lot of stuff on our list. We are still probably a little bit behind so a lot of stuff to do [on our schedule] and a lot of boxes to be ticked and then Melbourne we will see, Melbourne is a very special type of track but still we've learned in the past that Barcelona is important to give an indication.feedback

Mar 09 2017

I think if you look at the amount of laps Mercedes has done, if you look historically how slow they were going in the test, how much they were able to ramp it up for the races...I think they're the ones to beat.feedback

Mar 09 2017

You need to look at more than one single lap time. In that regard there's still a lot of work to do, we have one and a half days left so I hope we can get a lot of laps this afternoon and another good feeling for the car and hopefully a good finish to the test tomorrow with Kimi in the car. Then we will see.feedback

Nov 10 2016

I'm sorry for what I said. Obviously when we are racing, when we are fighting...for sure I regret what I said and certainly didn't mean it.feedback

Nov 01 2016

He also indicated that he would likewise be contacting (Red Bull's) Max Verstappen and vowed that such an incident would never occur again.feedback

Oct 20 2016

I think we are all fairly busy at this time to focus on the four races that are left and focus in particular to prepare for next year so I think that's where...the main focus lies.feedback

Sep 03 2016

I'm not entirely happy because the gap is quite big, the guys ahead are in a world of their own.feedback

Oct 10 2011

It is really difficult to realise you have achieved it twice but I think you set yourself new targets again and again and we are hungry, we want to win, we are competitive, we are ambitious. We want to be there and enjoy these moments.feedback

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