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Posted on Sunday, July 9, 2017

2017 Canadian GP - Thursday press conference

PART ONE: Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Jolyon PALMER (Renault) Q: Fernando, if we can start with you. It seemed like a great experience at Indianapolis. How was it to learn a completely new way of driving, of racing after all these years? And has it relit your competitive flame after a tough few years here in Formula One? Fernando ALONSO: It was a great experience, obviously very new for me many things there, so yeah very intense because as you said I had to […]

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Hülkenberg:

Renault Sport Formula One Team ended the first day of practice for the Grand Prix du Canada just shy of the top ten with Nico Hülkenberg posting the twelfth fastest time of the day, a 1min 14.604secs. Both Hülkenberg and Palmer had trouble-free day running through standard FP1 and FP2 programmes at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal. “That was a standard Friday for us and we did everything we needed to do", says Hülkenberg. "As ever, I think we can make some more improvements to […]

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Hamilton and Raikkonen fastest in Friday sessions

The seventh round of the 2017 Formula One World Championship began with two practice sessions on Friday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, as teams prepared for the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – were primarily spent building grip into the semi-street circuit. With the infrequent use of the roads on which the track is based, the asphalt proved to be very green and it made traction hard to come by. Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Haas not far from points - Grosjean

Romain Grosjean insists Haas was close to scoring points at the Canadian Grand Prix, despite a low-key showing by the nascent squad. Grosjean sustained front wing damage on the opening lap but continued onwards, before he was ultimately forced to make an addition stop for repairs, which demoted him to 14th place. Team-mate Esteban Gutierrez, who was unwell throughout the weekend, classified in 13th position. "We’re not far from the points," said Grosjean. "I was up to P11 or so, trying to fight hard and […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wehrlein rues floor damage, tyre wear

Pascal Wehrlein says damage to the floor of his Manor MRT05 affected his performance at the Canadian Grand Prix, as he finished the race in 17th place. Wehrlein picked up damage to the floor of his car on the grid but was still able to battle Renault's Jolyon Palmer and both Sauber drivers across the first stint of the race. Wehrlein, however, once again struggled with tyre wear during the closing stages and slipped behind Marcus Ericsson, eventually coming home in 17th spot. "I got […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Nasr: Magnussen contact compromised race

Sauber's Felipe Nasr says "unnecessary" contact with Renault's Kevin Magnussen compromised his prospects at the Canadian Grand Prix, as he trailed home in 18th place. Nasr started from 18th on the grid but collided with Magnussen at Turn 3 and was tipped into a spin. Nasr's C35-Ferrari suffered floor damage in the collision and the Brazilian eventually classified a low-key 18th. "It was a disappointing race for me," rued Nasr. "My race start was ok, but then suddenly in Turn 3 I was hit from […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

McLaren lacked pace to compete - Alonso

Fernando Alonso says McLaren simply lacked pace to be competitive in Canada as the outfit's string of races inside the points came to an end. McLaren had scored points across three successive Grands Prix and Alonso continued its encouraging form by qualifying inside the top 10 at a circuit where the outfit expected to struggle. However, Alonso was able to come home only 11th while team-mate Jenson Button failed to finish. Alonso also clarified a comment he made late in the race when he radioed […]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Feature: Hamilton's gain, Ferrari's pain

Was this a race in which Ferrari snatched defeat from the jaws of victory? For a second successive weekend Lewis Hamilton mastered a one-stop strategy to profit over a rival with an advantage, while once more Ferrari failed to capitalise on an opportunity which came its way. Around the high-speed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve it was expected that the battle would be between the two Mercedes drivers, but Red Bull’s progress and Ferrari’s form – aided by an upgraded turbocharger – indicated that a three-way fight […]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Sainz: Result reflects Toro Rosso progress

Carlos Sainz Jr. hailed his Toro Rosso team and believes surging from 20th to ninth at the Canadian Grand Prix demonstrates the progress the outfit is making. Sainz Jr. qualified in 16th place after crashing out of Q2 but was demoted further to 20th due to a gearbox penalty. Sainz Jr. ran an Ultra Soft/Soft/Ultra Soft strategy at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to claim ninth position, ensuring he has already matched his 2015 points tally after only seven races. "If you had told me before […]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Hulkenberg hoped for top six finish

Nico Hulkenberg said he was happy to score points for a second successive race at the Canadian Grand Prix, but held ambitions of challenging for the top six places. Hulkenberg started from ninth place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and ran a two-stop strategy to move into eighth position, earning four championship points. However, Hulkenberg believes the VJM09 was more difficult to drive in race trim compared to its form across a single lap in qualifying. "I’m happy to score points, but at the same […]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Massa forced out with overheating power unit

Williams says it was left with a "bitter aftertaste" from celebrating its first 2016 podium courtesy of Valtteri Bottas as Felipe Massa was forced out due to an overheating power unit. Massa, whose weekend was compromised by a DRS-related crash during the first practice session, started from eighth place on the grid and was making steady progress when Williams retired the car. It ended Massa's achievement of being the only driver to have scored points in every race this season. "There’s a bitter aftertaste with […]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Ricciardo: Traffic scuppered race prospects

Daniel Ricciardo reckons getting stuck behind rivals compromised his prospects of achieving a stronger result at the Canadian Grand Prix. Ricciardo started from fourth place on the grid but was overhauled by team-mate Max Verstappen at the start, as the pair attempted to negotiate Nico Rosberg when the Mercedes driver re-joined the circuit. Ricciardo was unable to pass Max Verstappen and after a second stop later in the race he emerged behind Kimi Raikkonen, ultimately finishing in seventh place. "The start initially was okay, the […]