Inch /2-1

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  • Started: 10th
  • Finished: 5th
  • In their words: it had been a fantastic race now, particularly considering where we started. The previous couple of years are difficult, and I believe that the cold temperatures has been difficult also. We changed into the Renault engine quite late as well as the team had to react quickly to redesign a few of the parts at the rear end, now we’ve assembled here and both cars have scored points — one at the top five. We have to be proud of the, but I presume there’s a good deal more to result from McLaren. We didn’t maximise the full potential nor squeeze out everything of the package now. That is only our first race with Renault, and some upgrades will soon come from the next few races. We may start to look ahead a little bit and Red Bull is going to soon be another target. As I said before, this race might be our lowest performance of this season as things are going to improve and improved. Evidently, now we have blessed with the 2 Haas automobiles staggered, Carlos’ [Sainz] problem in turn nine, after which over-taking [Max] Verstappen under the Safety Car. Let us say four places came thanks to a favourable circumstances, however we made no mistakes and we capitalised about everything. A perfect job from the team.

Bahrain: Pierre Gasly

Bahrain: Pierre Gasly

2/2-1

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  • Started: 5th
  • Finished: 4th
  • In their words: Unbelievable, what an amazing day! The second race of the season with Toro Rosso and Honda, and we conclude P 4. It’s just amazing, I am so pleased! A large thanks to the team because the car was amazing! I had a great fight with Magnussen and the pace was good. I saw regrettably both Red Bull cars had to stop, then after Raikkonen murdered the team said had the opportunity to finish p 4, therefore I gave everything to the ending. The vehicle has been fantastic since the beginning of the weekend, even now I really could just push horizontal out and the pace was amazing because I managed to pull away from the Haas. I would like a bit of time and energy to let this sink in, but we will absolutely enjoy it using the team tonight! The beginning of race was mega – I managed to overtake Ricciardo in Flip 1 that has been amazing, after that it got a bit tricky when Magnussen overtook me in Turn 1, then I knew I’d had to overtake him straight back because I would lose time and it would be tricky to catch him later. Once I passedI managed to keep him push flat out while I was attempting to deal with the tyres, which we did pretty much. I think that the pace was amazing so I am just super happy.

China: Daniel Ricciardo

China: Daniel Ricciardo

3/2-1

  • Started: 6th
  • Finished: 1st
  • In their words: This was fun, lots of pleasure and I just about believe it now. From where we were you wouldn’t have believed we’d be here now. For me is a gigantic reward for the engineers and mechanics, they earned this victory. Maybe not only for the pitstops and strategy now but so you can get me out in Qualifying yesterday which enabled me to enter the battle for victory, they ought to be very, very proud. The issue in free practice was not their fault but they did all of the hard labour and made now happen. 
At the start of race I thought we could fight to get a podium but I didn’t really expect a win; afterward following the safety car and when I really could see how the race was moving I knew we had a chance. Once I had a sniff of victory I was not going to allow it to move. 
The team left a very quick decision to stop both cars under the safety car and it was a winning decision. I’ve got plenty of emotions. On the in lap I was just smiling and that I didn’t have many words, subsequently on the podium I was in tears as well as at the press conference I was just considering the whole race and also about the other day; just how frustrated this sport can cause you to feel but also how high it can cause you to feel. It’s like any sort of medicine that I guess now we could all celebrate tonight.

  • Started: 13 Th
  • Finished: 6th
  • In their words: It was an remarkable race now – I’m very pleased with my result. It was absolutely eventful, with many events OnTrack rendering it especially challenging and fun to drive. I felt comfortable in the car, and also did my very best to gradually advance to the front of the midfield through the race. It is an incredible feeling to score points to its first time in Formula 1 ). Being a teamwe can see our potential, and also understand what our strengths are. I am very pleased, and also look forward to ongoing with this positive path.