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Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017

2017 Spanish Grand PrixView

Formula One paddock  moves to Spain this weekend for the first European race of the year. The Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya is considered to be very representative of all the tracks Formula One visits, making it an ideal facility for testing. The track has only two sub-100 kph turns, and the layout’s mix of medium- and high-speed corners allows teams to gauge their car’s aerodynamic efficiency. Teams spent two weeks testing at the circuit prior to the start of the season. However, familiarity does not […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Massa shrugs off deficit to Red Bull

Felipe Massa downplayed Williams' deficit to Red Bull and insists he was happy with his recovery to the top 10 during the Spanish Grand Prix. Having closed the gap to Red Bull in Russia, Williams slipped significantly adrift if its rivals in Spain as Max Verstappen secured victory, with Daniel Ricciardo fourth. Massa recovered from 18th on the grid, having been knocked out in Q1, to score points courtesy of eighth spot. "It was definitely a very good race for us with some good points, […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Kvyat content with point on Toro Rosso comeback

Daniil Kvyat labelled a "positive" weekend for Toro Rosso as he collected a point on his first race for the team since 2014 at the Spanish Grand Prix Kvyat spent 2015 and the opening four rounds of this season competing for Red Bull, but was moved across to Toro Rosso, with Max Verstappen travelling in the opposite direction. Kvyat trailed team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. throughout the race but set the fastest lap en-route to 10th spot. "It was a good race for us," he said. […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Mercedes won't change approach to racing

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists the outfit will continue to allow Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to race, despite their collision at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton ended up on the grass as the pair battled on the approach to Turn 4, with the Briton losing control of his W07 Hybrid and careering into the path of Rosberg. Both drivers ended up spinning into the gravel trap and retiring from the race, marking Mercedes' first failure to score a point since 2012 […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Alonso left to rue missed opportunity

Fernando Alonso was left to lament a squandered chance for points after he retired from his home event for the second successive year. Alonso secured McLaren's first Q3 appearance since its reunion with Honda during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, but pulled off the circuit during the race due to a loss of power. Team-mate Jenson Button scored points courtesy of ninth spot but Alonso rued a missed opportunity. "My car felt okay, but I didn’t manage to make a good start and lost […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Nasr 'surprised' by Sauber's strategy

Felipe Nasr admitted he was "surprised" that Sauber did not opt to alter his strategy, as he trailed team-mate Marcus Ericsson at the Spanish Grand Prix. Nasr moved ahead of Ericsson at the start but was on a two-stop strategy, while the Swede was placed onto a three-stopper. Ericsson passed Nasr during the final stint and went on to finish 12th, three places clear of Nasr, who moved up to 14th post-race when Renault's Kevin Magnussen was handed a time penalty. "It was a difficult […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Perez: Force India achieved maximum in Spain

Sergio Perez reckons finishing in seventh place was the maximum result possible for Force India during the Spanish Grand Prix as he added six points to his tally. Perez qualified within the top 10 and managed to keep Felipe Massa at bay during the closing stages to secure a result which lifted Force India above McLaren in the standings. "It was a very good race and I think we managed to get the maximum result we could hope to achieve," he said. "We were able […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Magnussen drops position after Palmer contact penalty

Kevin Magnussen was handed a 10 second time penalty and two points on his license following last lap contact with Renault team-mate Jolyon Palmer in Spain. Stewards deemed that Magnussen was culpable for edging Palmer wide at Turn 13 and went on to classify in 14th place. The sanction dropped Magnussen to 15th spot, behind Sauber's Felipe Nasr. "We had decent pace on the Soft tyre but on the Hard and the Medium – especially the Medium – we were weak," he said. "It wasn’t […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Feature: Verstappen's teenage kicks

The meteoric rise of Max Verstappen from karting to Formula 1 winner in the space of just over two years is nothing short of extraordinary, as in his 24th Grand Prix, and first with Red Bull, he became the youngest driver, and first from The Netherlands, to secure victory in the sport. This was a race which began with the drama of the two title rivals colliding before opening up into a nail-biting strategy game as two different approaches played out in tantalising fashion. SILVER […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Ferrari 'realistic' over pace in Spain

Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene has stressed that his outfit must be "realistic" despite a double podium finish at the Spanish Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen was second, with Sebastian Vettel third, but Arrivabene emphasised that the first lap collision between the Mercedes drivers distorted the situation. "We must be realistic and accept the fact that, if both Mercedes had been in the race, the result would have been different," he said. "We had an opportunity and we failed to take advantage. "Even if on track […]

Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sainz reprimanded, keeps career-high sixth

Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his elation as he secured the best finish of his Formula 1 career with sixth position at the Spanish Grand Prix. Sainz Jr. surged up to third place on the opening lap and battled with the Ferrari drivers; while he slipped back, he was able to take his best finish at his home race. Sainz Jr. survived a post-race scare when he received a reprimand for crossing the pit exit fractionally before the circuit opened half an hour prior to the […]

Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Stewards rule no further action on Mercedes clash

Stewards have deemed that no further action is required following the collision between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton and Rosberg collided on the approach to Turn 4, leaving both drivers in the gravel trap and out of the race, as Mercedes registered its first failure to score points since 2012. Both Hamilton and Rosberg met with the stewards after the race and no further action was deemed necessary. "The incident concerned started when Car 6 [Rosberg] dropped […]