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 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 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 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.
    • Started: 1st
    • Finished: 1st
    • In their words: I am really, really pleased. I had no clue the way the race was going to perform. We now got the qualifying right yesterday, but the temperatures were moving down and up now, clouds were still coming over and we didn’t know whether it was going to rain or not. However I found a great beginning and then the others didn’t have the pace to keep up with me. I was pulling away almost a second a lap and I was presuming”Yes, let’s keep this up” – and it remained this way for the remaining part of the race. To receive our initial 12 of the season this really is a really wonderful effect for the team. Everyone’s worked so hard, we had a wonderful pitstop and great strategy. I said that I wanted to come win the manner which I won and when I was coming round the line I was just happy that I did when I planned to. The team were working very tough to understand the tyres and the way the car works, therefore I think it came together that weekend.
      • Started: 1st
      • Finished: 1st
      • In their words: Wowit hasn’t sunk in. It was an ideal weekend but a loony race. It’s such a long week also because I get so excited with this race, I still find it tough to control myself and I just couldn’t wait for the lights to go out now. The beginning went well and I thought, I’ve pretty much done the hard part so let’s just finish this particular race. Subsequently on lap 28 I exited a corner felt like I pretty much had no power. As it was clear that it was an MGU K issue I wanted to close my eyes and start crying as I thought the race was over and I wondered what I must do in order to win here. 
I spoke with my engineer onto radio stations and we shifted a lot of things which didn’t correct the issue but we merely had to survive with the issue and keep Seb behind. We had a lot less power, fortunately, it is a tight trail plus we had a great car so I could make up the full time at the corners not to be exposed to the straights. On any other circuit, there was no way I would have won now. It was not fun driving such as this and I am pretty exhausted, but very, very pleased. We got some salvation and this may be the strangest feeling. It was not simple but now I could say I am a winner here and it is great to secure the team’s 250th race.

      : Sebastian Vettel

      Canada: Sebastian Vettel
      • Started: 1st
      • Finished: 1st
      • In their words: This win is extremely vital for our tifosi and for all of us, now is a special day. 40 years back Gilles won , then 14 years ago it was Michael and I was considering the now. At the beginning I strove to accumulate a margin, I was content with my first lap and the safety car arrived and I had to start over again. Within my last 10 laps I prayed that my car wouldn’t develop a problem before ending! Points are always crucial but now this win means that a lot and not just in relation to Championship. The summer season is so long and you can find many races ahead. The major thing is that our car is strong and remains like this, so that we may fight.

      France: Sebastian Vettel

      France: Sebastian Vettel

      8/2-1

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      • Started: 3rd
      • Finished: 5th
      • In their words: I presume my beginning was good, possibly too decent, since I found myself very near Lewis ahead and, when I tried to brake, I’d absolutely no traction and there wasn’t much space at which I really could go: Valtteri in my best was attempting to receive his position back and Max was trying to come round on the surface of It’s a pity for Vattteri because he did nothing wrong and it is a pity for all of us, because we could have got a better result. Luckily, we could last racing, we had a great car in the race, but the results was not wnat we wanted. It was my fault, but now let’s move on and take into account the subsequent weekend.

      Austria: Max Verstappen

      Austria: Max Verstappen

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      • Started: 4th
      • Finished: 1 St
      • In his words: I am really so happy to Succeed in the , also using so many Dutch fans here. It was also so unexpected, and making it better. An remarkable weekend. If you want to secure a race this could be an excellent location, at a car at the . For the race I was happy in general with the way the car was acting but I always just try to do my very best race potential; in case that’s going to become first, second, next, it is maybe perhaps not in mind. In my side I felt , I was driving into the very best I could with all the car I’d and by the end we were fighting a little more than Ferrari with all the injectable blistering but we managed to keep ahead. I knew that Daniel and Lewis had to pit and I didn’t want that scenario therefore I was not driving into the full limit of the vehicle but only managing everything. It was more demanding than perhaps it looked but I just had a need to be ontop of my own pajamas. I am very thankful to the engineers to making that strategy c all under the VSC and full matches into the team for this pit stop, because that definitely made our race. The fans from the grandstand had been all great, therefore many orange tshirts there. My focus was always on the trail but for the last couple of laps I could look a little bit to my left and they were really cheering me it was amazing.

      Britain:

      Great Britain: Lewis Hamilton

      10/2-1

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      • Started: 1st
      • Finished: 2nd
      • In their words: it had been a challenging race, but I gave everything and I am thankful to create it back up into instant. It was eventful from the beginning, in the last laps we just didn’t have the pace of the Ferraris on the fresher tyres. I am very thankful that the car was in one piece following the episode subsequently 3 and also that I was able to continue the race. I was last at that point, but I believed that I could win – and I needed that mentality to return again to where I finished. When the guys facing me personally pitted under the Safety Car, it was the opportunity for me to put up into thirdparty. It was absolutely the right decision – if I’d followed them in the pits I would have come behind them on equal tyres and I would have struggled to make do them and probably wouldn’t have been instant. The fans are phenomenal that weekend and I am so thankful for all their support.

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      Germany: Lewis Hamilton

      1-1 /2-1

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      • Started: 14 th
      • Finished: 1st
      • In their words: I’ve never undergone a race quite enjoy this. I knew sitting on the grid that I had to catch the guys at leading – which was my objective. I have done an extremely long first stint, but I had to stop before it started to rain as the tyre just couldn’t hold any more. It rained increasingly plus it was tricky on the market, however I’d come so much, there was no way I was giving this up. To get the 12 to get , particularly on a weekend as soon as the Team revealed their confidence in us by re-signing usis tremendous. I would not have thought that you can do something like that now but I just kept pushing, I kept believing and it simply happened. I prayed as I do before the raceand it feels like those prayers were answered. There was lots of negativity that weekend, however I believe as if the rain has come off and washed out most that negativity. It’s turned into a true fantasy and a day I will always remember.

      Hungary: Daniel Ricciardo

      Hungary: Daniel Ricciardo

      12/2-1

      • Started: 12th
      • Finished: 4th
      • In their words: We had a fairly decent car and I was able to make the journey having been at P16 at one point on the first lap, therefore in the long run it was a great result for all of us. The beginning was pretty evasive and that I took a winner on my front left tyre which caused some vibrations and we lost several places there. Ocon subsequently proceeded very deep in twist 6, then cut the chicane and remained in front of me two laps. This was frustrating, particularly in the beginning when many people are so close, you eliminate a good deal of earth. Next with all the pace advantage we’d we could get on and perform some overtakes, also I had some fun with this and could get up the field. Before the episode by the ending with Valtteri subsequently 1, then I knew he had any damage, therefore I knew it should be somewhat simple to maneuver himbut he clearly just went too deep in that particular turn. I couldn’t see his vehicle in my blind spot so I left room, after which I received the hit but I didn’t spin. I thought it was likely he’d find a punishment but I really wanted to maneuver him on track, which fortunately I really could do on the previous lap. I had been happy now, happy to finish and find some points and possess a race I believe I shone.

        13/2-1

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      • Started: 2nd
      • Finished: 1st
      • In their words: I am very happy as we had a wonderful race, the vehicle now has been shown to be hardy on all tracks which weekend we now have only a little more power from the new engine, that I presume also helped us down the straights. At the beginning I tried to keep near Lewis, getting a fantastic exit of Turn 1 and taking advantage of the slipstream to get past. Subsequent to the Safety Car pulled out, it was the other way round, so I cared for the exit of Flip to keep ahead. The initial stint was very close, a couple of seconds between usbut the guys did a great pitstop, I really could not believe the light had turned green so fast, and that gave our opponents no chance. The second stint was ore about managing the vehicle and the tyres for us. This is just a good win for the whole team and hope at it is going to be exactly the exact same, but we will need to keep fighting to become constantly up.
        • Started: 1st
        • Finished: 2nd
        • In their words Our car was really great now. The first pair of tires was okay, as the next one didn’t continue for as long as we’d expected. There wasn’t much we could do, we had to push all the time plus there was no moment in which we could carry it easy and take care of the tyres. For certain we wanted a superior result, but this is what we’ve got; we did our best but it was not enough. It’s simple to say what we have to have achieved in a ideal world, but we did exactly what we thought was right and I presume there was nothing wrong. Secondly isn’t ideal, but we carry itI presume that we were blessed to finish the raceon the rear left tyre there was no rubber left.

        : Max Verstappen

        Singapore: Max Verstappen

        1-5 /2-1

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        • Started: 2nd
        • Finished: 2nd
        • In their words: it had been a pity to eliminate a posture to Sebastian therefore early on but there was not a lot I could do even once we were both horizontal outside. I ought to have managed to support the point but I just couldn’t match his speed. My sole chance to win was at the beginning, regrettably it was a bit around the area and I knew my chance had gone. Fortunately the team had me onto a excellent strategy and consequently managed to put me back to second place with a brilliant pitstop. When I got near to Lewis because of rear markers I never really thought the pass will be potential. It’s tough to overtake here therefore I didn’t desire to spend the threat. It was also slightly unfair the way he had been held up by drivers not getting out of their way. I had a couple driveability issues again behind the Safety Car and withdrawing away from the pitstop was dreadful, but at the long run we handled it well and got exactly the results we wanted. Subsequent to just how the car has felt in certain points that weekend, qualifying on the front row and taking second place now is an remarkable result.

        Russia: Max Verstappen

        Russia: Max Verstappen

        16/2-1

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        • Started: 19th
        • Finished: 5th
        • In their words: To result from the trunk to finish fifth was a really great effect now. I had a fantastic beginning, a fantastic first lap and away from then onwards we could have the traffic more easily than expected and also manage the tyres well. It was a bit tricky at the beginning because Pierre stalled in front of me and I had to move around him. Subsequently going into Turn 2 we’re careful not to possess any contact and after the initial eight laps we were fifth and in the pitstop window of Ferrari and . Once they pitted they couldn’t even get beyond me. Suddenly, I was at the lead of the race and could maintain them behind which demonstrates that we’d very great pace, even on older tyres. Subsequently once we ceased, we merely had to make it all home. The tyre strategy was right because the Soft daybed would be the only option we had to be able to go for as long as you can into the race. Now was better than expected, therefore I hope that the rest of the races this season are also a lot better than we hope. I enjoyed myself and here is a great effect for the own birthday.

          17/2-1

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        • Started: 15 th
        • Finished: 4th
        • In their words: SurprisinglyI was able in the future through the field and over take very easily. That’s not because I thought I couldn’t personally over take, it’s just not so simple with this track, but I managed to make decent utilization of the down-force we’d on the soft tyre. I knew we’d be quite vulnerable to the straights as we conducted very high down-force this weekend, but I really could stay close enough at the corners that I was able to move on the tow of these cars ahead on the straights. It was a fantastic set-up and the first portion of the race was lots of fun. We went on into the mediums to try and cover Kimi and fourth place was kind of written after that. I would have loved a podium and I was kinda of hoping for something to happen in advance, but I believe I made at least a fourth now. It was good to emerge through the field and also on the grid Helmut actually said that he thought fourth place was a little positive and possibly out of reach now. Hence, fourth is like a small victory from the back on this track and it was good to observe our strong pace against Ferrari. Even a podium could have been sweeter however I can’t complain with the effect and I am very happy for the Team.

          18/2-1

          • Started: 18th
          • Finished: 2nd
          • In their words: It is relatively safe to say now went a lot better than expected. I managed to keep out of trouble on the first lap whilst progressing up the field because the pace of my car was really strong. This was crucial as it allowed me to dive in my rhythm and catch the cars ahead. I didn’t think the smooth chemical was the best out there, when I listened I felt more comfortable and equipped to control the Supersofts. The under-cut on Valtteri was ideal and probably the secret to achieving the podium, a excellent call from the team. Actually, our entire strategy was put on and once we stopped we could manage the Supersofts all the way into the ending. The past ten laps had been pretty exciting, particularly since the only car to the milder chemical fighting at the front end. I was attempting to get near Kimi but at exactly the exact same time keeping an eye on Lewis in my mirror, so it was close but we managed to hang on to instant. Lewis had a move but we both gave each other a lot of room plus happily he conducted a bit wide and on a dirty part of the track. I think I started to go out of grip towards the end therefore assaulting Kimi was perhaps not on the desk. The team have earnt a little bash tonight before we visit Mexico, at which we will try to do better.

          Mexico: Max Verstappen

          Mexico: Max Verstappen

          1 9 /2-1

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          • Started: 2nd
          • Finished: 1st
          • In their words: Yesterday I was frustrated and disappointed but now I’m really very happy, and Sunday will be the best day to become happy. I didn’t sleep last night and found now’s race develop an extended one, but following the lights went outside my feelings soon shifted. Once ahead I could just settle in and pay attention to my race, especially as Lewis looked to be fighting with traction. I made sure I paired his lap times to keep up the lead. We have the strategy spoton again, acquiring another pair of Supersofts supposed I managed to take care of the wear knowing I had a brand new set to go onto near the finish of the race. So when Seb matched we did exactly the exact same and could keep the gap. When I saw Daniel pull over I asked the Team should they should turn my engine down as I had this advantage, I wanted to make convinced we left it into the chequered flag. It was such a pity as we were definitely searching for at least a dual podium, if perhaps not a onetwo. The podium, like last season is incredible. To own the DJ and the audience coming from the racks is really cool, two years in a row makes it even better. Mexico consistently has many ardent fans which causes me to love coming back here every single year. Also congratulations to Lewis on his fifth name, he has been probably the most consistently robust driver all year and deserves the championship, so I am convinced it feels very special. Hopefully I can challenge him soon.

            20/2-1

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          • Started: 5th
          • Finished: 2nd
          • In their words: First of all I would like to thank the Team. The vehicle felt amazing throughout race, even with a busted floor towards the end. The set-up, balance and strategy were perfect now. To be so competitive in a track we didn’t expect you’ll be is extremely positive, and makes me look forward to . We have come out with a p 2, which will happen to be a win. This shows we’re performing effectively, beyond expectations. It is a true shame we didn’t come away with the win due to the episode using Ocon. Ofcourse a backmarker may un-lap himself he took an unnecessary volume of risk, especially against the race pioneer. They gave him that the punishment for causing a collision, therefore I think that says enough. At the close of the day I will be a passionate sportsman which wishes to win, this example is frustrating also shows emotion when competing at the maximum degree.

            2-1 /2-1

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            • Started: 15th
            • Finished: 11th
            • In their words: It’s been an incredibly intense and good few days. I think I need two or three days to take everything from that I have lived and also this weekend will forever in my heart. There has been so many fine things prepared to me from Formula 1, out of my team and also out of the fans. I’ve been exceptionally busy, and didn’t have the right time for myself to think about what exactly was going on. 
Thanks also to Lewis and Sebastian for its great in-lap altogether. It was quite emotional. I’ve got a whole lot of admiration to them, they are fantastic champions and I feel very privileged to have hurried using them for most of my career. 
Now it was a fantastic raceon noodle direction, gas conserving, and fighting points before final lap. My career I have always been fighting, some times in competitive cars, not, however I’ve never given up. I am happy with what I’ve achieved and for having hurried to find the finest teams on the planet. 
Thanks to my fans and most of the folks who have followed me over the past 18 years. I felt lots of admiration and support for me personally and that is something I take very badly. I feel honoured. However, I am not quitting racing. I really like motor sport, and thus do not give me up!