Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Fernando Alonso(2nd) :
"I am happy with this result because I
Finally the trophy to my collection of this
race, 73 podiums and I realized I
had not done so here.
Next year we will go in
new tracks, new country,
will therefore be new targets
achieve, even if the objective remains
to win world titles.
This will require fighting for
victory, we were in the fight here
until the end of the race, because we
had a good start and our pace was
I lost a few seconds in the traffic
and also during my second stop on the
left front wheel, but I do not think
that this is that we have lost
I am convinced that this is the car
fastest won, he made a
good race. For the start it was tight
between Webber and I have done outside because
I knew he had no grip, I saw
Vettel starting off, then I was in the
wake of Button and taking a little
risk, I passed.
I expected a larger struggle,
but the car was much better
behaved as expected and we could
Hamlton rival Lewis. I hoped a
just because Hamilton could have had
KERS concerns as Button, but
this was not the case.
Although we did not fight for
As such, it was a good season, we have
long way and our team
worked hard, I personally
learned a lot. "
"I can not be happy about this
fifth place, because things were
well for me in the soft tires, but
with the hard tires I had trouble keeping
the car on the track because it lacked
That's why I struggled,
I did a spin, losing
hope to stay in front Webber.
In the first stint, I struggled against
Button and Webber but I always kept
in mind that in this last run
would be more difficult.
The fact that I could not use the
new wing was a penalty with
hard tires because the tires hard we
are losing traction. Now
we are going to Brazil, I would
to my audience.
I'm sure it will be a plus for
me to try to finish the season well,
although it is clear that I want to
clear that I am motivated for the year
year. I will work hard with
team so that we are the most
competitive as possible. "
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
"It's really great to be on the podium
here in India for the first Grand Prix and I am pleased to have a new
trophy to bring home.
However, the day was double
emotion, the joy of the podium with
sadness of death that struck us
recent days, colleagues, special
that was Dan Wheldon and Marco
After the race, hopes to be vice-
champion are still there, but it will be
difficult because McLaren is shaped in time and even if the difference is that 13 points, we know that
on paper we are behind
Red Bull and McLaren, we can
finish on the podium only when there has of unusual events.
The team did a fantastic job, especially the problem of the front wing, which was identified only 20 minutes before departure. A departure that was not perfect and
Button overtook me. Then I was close
Webber I saved my car and
attacked when he returned to the pits and I finally had enough advance, as What the patient always pays.
Abu Dhabi is a special race, I will
may be going to the park to play golf
relax before the race and then I
give the maximum to bring
home the only trophy missing from my collection. "
"There is not much to say in response
a weekend like this and I am
really unfortunate because I was able to have a good race, I had a good rhythm and it was ruined from my collision with Hamilton, and I can only say I do not share the view of
marshals who have penalized.
I stayed on the ideal trajectory, the
braking to the limit and I was on the part own track, what would I have done better? This is the umpteenth time that Lewis Hamilton and I have
problems in the race together.
In the past, I tried to talk with
him, but he does not listen, then
Now it is best to turn the page and move forward and think about
two last GP of the season in Abu Dhabi a kind of home race for Ferrari
with the huge theme park and
Interlagos, my home race.
I'll try to forget this trip to India
but I assure you I speak of the race,
not the country. "
Sunday, October 30, 2011
"It was important to qualify the First 2 lines. Among the four first grid offers good good opportunities to finish the race. Here, unlike other circuits, I do not think there is a large difference in performance between the side even and odd grid. Our first goal is to finish on the podium, and our second will be to fight for the win if the opportunity arises this. This qualification is right for me ample, for the last few races, we have described between the fourth and sixth place, then we have come a long better, which is a good sign. Generally, our race pace is better than those skills, so we wait to see what comes of ittomorrow
, because it does not mean that we will fight for victory. In Singapore, we were out of it, and at Suzuka, a circuit that was not supposed to although we agree, we missed the So ... just win tomorrow, we will try to finish as best possible."
Felipe Massa(6th): "What happened on my last lap timed is a shame.Today we had the potential to get good positions as the Fernando showed. My sixth position is due to my third area where I am more slowly. In the corner I got on the vibrator and the right front suspension sold because of the impact on the game high, which is too high for me. This is turn very fast, took about 215 km / h, it could be arranged differently. These are details that have need to be improved for the year next. I repeat, I am disappointed, the car has been successful so far. Now I find myself with a train of soft tires in less than a wing and off. This is the first time we had it and it brings a small something in terms of performance.Tomorrow
overruns will be difficult because of the dust, but I think we will see a lot."
Fernando Alonso(no time ; 3rd) :"I lost a lot of time this morning due to an engine problem on my car, but luckily I managed to catch it in the afternoon, I was able to run smoothly. The priority today
was to get to know the circuit. The car seems to perform well and we hope to continue this momentum. I like this track even though it is very dirty, the slightest deviation of the trajectory, it is as if you were driving on of the ice. This could create problems when passing on Sunday, but maybe by then the situation will have changed. It's nice to have as wide a track in some corners, I think it will add a little show, because you can take different paths. Even the qualifications should be exciting, given the rather high average speed here, especially in the last sector. "
Felipe Massa(8th ; 1st) :"It is always nice to lead to end of a day's work, however, we know that the results from Friday are relative. Of course, it would be the ideal remain in that position throughout the weekend but will be difficult.
Today, we focused on the behavior of the car and tires to find the best settings for this new circuit. I love this track, it is very interesting, There are corners where the talent of the driver can make the difference. In some places, the track is very wide, it will be can take several paths different race, which will make overtaking easier. The car seems competitive, but we have to wait and see what can to the McLaren and Red Bull tomorrow they are very strong. Tires? The most drives are definitely too hard for this track, it would have been preferable to have the same gums that there are two weeks in Korea, the surface here is very smoother. "
Thursday, October 27, 2011
* The French driver Charles Pic would, according to his manager, have very advanced contacts with Team Lotus to replace one of the race drivers, probably Jarno Trulli likely that he already has a contract for 2012 ! Some rumors also saythat Charles would come to Marussia Virgin to replace Jerome d'Ambrosio. We must say that Charles Pic brings a budget of 5 million euros of sponsors so that the enormous interest of the teams.
* New York will host a GP from 2013 to 2022 ! the circuit will be located in the city barges along the Bay of the Hudson and will be a mix between Monaco and Spa.
* In HRT, Tonio Liuzzi will leave the wheel for the Indian GP this weekend for the Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan. Therefore Karun Chandhok, under contract with Team Lotus will not race at home .
Friday, October 21, 2011
* Mercedes have developed for 2012 a f-duct system that will not be actuated by the driver but this simply through a hole at the front wing, which would direct the air flow to the rear of the car. This system was tested during the Japanese GP.
* Always on the side of Mercedes, the team would keep Michael Schumacher beyond 2012. This is perhaps the reason why Nico Rosberg slow to renew his contract. In fact it is rumored that he would have contacts for 2013, with Ferrari or Red Bull !
* Mark Webber said recently that despite the renewal of his contract with Red Bull he had lots of proposals from important teams, which suggests a bright future after 2012 if the Australian driver wishes to change of team.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
* Jenson Button:
the British driver has won everything in this race since has been able to increase his lead over Fernando Alonso to gain second place in the drivers championship. He proved once again that he could win without rain and he is the driver to follow at this end of the season.
* Fernando Alonso : Fernando did a great GP from the sixth on the grid to second with having retaining Vettel during the latter part of the race while driving a Ferrari much less competitive. The Spaniard was thought through to victory as he was close to Button at the end of the race but eventually he finished second with a very good strategy that will surely motivate the Scuderia for the final races remaining.
* Sebastian Vettel:
Who would have thought that the young German would win his second world title with a third place? it's true he needed only one point but ultimately Vettel has been able to manage its race without taking unnecessary risks on a track which have not smiled for Red Bull. Seb becomes the youngest double world champion after a season without fail for him!
The 3 out:
* Lewis Hamilton :
but where is(the real)Lewis ? you can really ask all nonsense errors the McLaren driver has done ! Again Massa has paid the price, which will not settle their disagreement! It is high time that Lewis took the upper hand if he does not want to end up far from his teammate who is at the top for the moment!
* Felipe Massa:
Felipe certainly had his race ruined in part by the collision with Lewis but it is not everything! Admittedly Felipe sorely lacking pace especially when you see that his teammate, Alonso managed to finish second behind the wheel of the same machine !
* Mark Webber:
we can not say that Mark has made a bad GP but it is clear that he could do better! but once again he had a bad start coupled with a strategy that was not up to par. And to add he has been unable to attack Vettel at the end of the race because of team orders.
Monday, October 17, 2011
* Force India was partly sold to a developer of Indian sports. then the team will be called Sahara Force India. * Jean Eric Vergne is searching a wheel at Toro Rosso in 2012.
* Nico Rosberg will slow to renew his contract with Mercedes, to the dismay of his team, because he is looking for offers from other teams including Ferrari (which could free up a tub with Massa in 2013) or if Mark Webber leaves Red Bull .
* Eric Boullier has extended the ultimatum for Robert Kubica's return . Robert will have all November to say if he'll comeback or no . If Robert can't comeback , Lotus-renault would probably choose the French driver Romain Grosjean .
"This race was very tight. In qualifying, the Red Bull and McLaren are clearly the most successful teams. But on Sunday, we move considerably the pace of the lead. During my first stint I difficulty maintaining the pace of the best, because after a few rounds, super-soft tires caused understeer on my car. On top of that, my tires were deteriorating faster than normal because I was right in traffic. When I floor the hard tires (yellow ones), conditions have improved and I had a very clear track, which allowed me to attack my own way, but to join the group that fought for the podium was quite difficult. A few laps, I had returned to about 1s Jenson [Button], but I gave up any attack, because I knew it would be impossible to overtake. Our goal is clear , to improve our qualifying pace.
We will not abandon our desire to win a race by the end of the season. I also want to say that we will continue to work for the car in 2012, to test pieces etc ... even sacrificing race strategy."
Felipe Massa(6th) :
"I'm not happy because of glitches prevented me from achieving a better result, despite the fact that I made a good start and I managed to win seats in the first round. Then when you stop, I found myself behind Nico [Rosberg] and Jenson [Button] because I went to the pits along with Michael [Schumacher], and the team had no right to release me before it is passed by my window. I lost a place because that. In the first part of the race, I was super-soft tires and I had a little trouble keeping pace with drivers who were before me, but with the tender, we have managed to maintain a very fast pace. At the second stop, I found myself behind a Toro Rosso and Force India who fought them, I lost time, which allowed Fernando [Alonso] to pass me. Today, our performance was better than the qualifications, which is a factor regular this year.
Now we are going in the direction of India, a new race. I do not know this country and I'm curious to find out"
"I can not be happy with sixth place, but this position reflects our current level. McLaren and Red Bull are stronger than us which means that we are fighting us for the fifth and sixth place. That's what went today, but maybe tomorrow will end as Suzuka and we will meet to battle for the win. When the tire degradation is very high, we are generally in good shape but here the situation is not very clear, as the behavior of the tender on long runs with a full tank. Today we lost too much time in the first sector, we lacked speed. On my last run, I immediately lost a few tenths in the first corner and after that I could not catch up so I decided not to finish my tour. Unfortunately I'm starting on the dirty side of the track, what should be a major drawback here.
We will keep an eye on what happens to us and use the right strategy at the right time. The new front wing? I do not like about the improvements on the one hand I think it's a job for the engineers, on the other hand, I prefer to share my opinion only with the team."