Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Fernando Alonso: "the fourth place was the maximum that we could do today, the three before me were really out of reach and taking into account our starting position and the way in which the race took place, in general, I'm happy. It was an action-packed race and even though we have suffered with traffic, degradation was more normal than in Korea and we were back with a good pace. Certainly, we need to find something more if we want to finish on the podium in all four next races.Today, Mercedes had some problems and we won some important points, but we must give everything if we want to stay second in the ranking of manufacturers, because they are not far behind.I am very proud to have become the driver with the most points in the history of this sport, although in recent years, with the transition to this system of points, you win more. Now I want to celebrate this and think about the next race in India. This one is already the past."
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Felipe Massa: "I managed to make a perfect lap on this amazing track and this result is so satisfying, it reminds me my qualifications here in 2006, even if it was only a fifth place, we'll need a good start tomorrow.Yesterday I was comfortable with the balance of the car and today we made good work to get all the potential of the car, do better wasn't possible, so I'm very happy.Obviously, the race of tomorrow won't be easy because the cars ahead of us are very fast, but we should be up and have a good strategy and a good tyre management. A good result? This will depend on our pace, last year I finished second here and I'll try to remember how I did that."
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Felipe Massa: "today we did our utmost and we completed our program. It is difficult to know our true level of performance against our rivals but it seems there has a lot of fast cars .I hope to have a faster car tomorrow to fight with those who are ahead of us, we will certainly be able to progress in the preparation of the qualifications, but points are awarded Sunday.It is always nice to be at Suzuka which is a fantastic track, one of the most beautiful of the season."
Friday, October 11, 2013
Alonso will keep an eye on the sky. Showers could allow him to win."The changing weather is also a parameter that can make a very demanding race for drivers such as engineers. A race in the rain could help us to beat Red Bull, even if Vettel is also very good under the rain."
As 2013 title is almost lost , the Spanish driver has therefore changed his lens . His goal is now to secure the 2nd place in the Championship, which should also secure the 2nd place for Ferrari in front of Mercedes. Both teams are separated by a single point while Lotus also catching some points : "For the remaining races, we will try to do our best, trying to score as many points as possible since winning the Championship has become almost impossible. We will try to do good races, attacking all the time and also fighting for the constructors championship. There is very little difference between us and Mercedes so we must continue to give everything . We must also be wary of Lotus, which has recovered some points more than us in Korea. We need to score - Felipe and I - as many points as possible in the remaining races."
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
*winter testing dates :
Teams will drive every time on Tuesday and Wednesday after the Grand Prix .
Monday, October 7, 2013
Felipe Massa: "today's race was very complicated, my chances of getting a good result have been wiped out in the first lap when I found myself in the middle of a fight, I decided to go inside to try to slow down later.Unfortunately, some cars were slower and to avoid a contact with a Mercedes, I was forced to shift me to the right and I went to head to tail. Fortunately there was no accident but at this time there, I had to deal with a race being last.Thanks to some beautiful overruns, I still managed to bring points to the team, today, we were not competitive, there were at least three or four teams faster than us, including Sauber, but I hope that it depended mainly of the track and I hope that our car can better adapt to Suzuka."
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Felipe Massa: "I can't be happy with this result because I was expecting to be closer to our rivals in Singapore but this is not the case because Red Bull and Mercedes are largely ahead of us, and we have not managed to get the best out of our car.Tomorrow I hope to be more competitive but the race won't be easy and the degradation of the super soft is important while other cars seem to best manage them than us. We are going to do the first relay on these tyres, we will decide at that time to put the medium ones who seem to be the best choice. Apart from Red Bull, Mercedes and a Lotus before us, we must be careful regarding others which will be close and it will be important to have a good start and try to attack up to mark a max of points. It would be great to get on the podium but will need us a lot of luck."
Felipe Massa: "it was a pretty good day, just worked as expected and I had a good feeling with the car. In the morning I couldn't do a lot of laps due to a puncture in the left front tyre . Lost time has been caught up in the afternoon and we completed our program . The car did manage the two types of tyres even though on the super soft we faced significant degradation. On a first lap with new tyres we are gaining a lot with these tyres but after it's more difficult, the graining seems more important than with the medium tyres . However it's only Friday and we still need to understand where we are compared to our rivals because we saw that Mercedes and Red Bull are very strong, I hope to have a more competitive car during the last races which will allow me to fight for good positions."