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Result, F1 GP Barcelona 2017:
1. L. Hamilton Mercedes
2. S. Vettel Ferrari
3. D. Ricciardo Red Bull
4. S. Perez Force India
5. E. Ocon Force India
6. N. Hulkenberg Renault
7. C. Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso
8. P. Wehrlein Sauber
9. D. Kvyat Toro Rosso
10. R. Grosjean Haas
11. M. Ericsson Sauber
12. F. Alonso McLaren
13. F. Massa Williams
14. K. Magnussen Haas
15. J. Palmer Renault
16. L. Stroll Williams
Did not finish
17. V. Bottas Mercedes
18. S. Vandoorne McLaren
19. M. Verstappen Red Bull
20. K. Raikkonen Ferrari
Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-
That was an epic Grand Prix.
Racing simply doesn't go more wheel to wheel -
Lewis Hamilton, 55th career victory !
It's been a really good weekend and a great way to bounce back from Russia.
It was the rawest fight that I can remember having in a long-
I was able to manage my tyres in the first stint and keep relatively close, then it was tricky to keep up on the Medium tyre and then after the second stop. We came out so close together which was super tight into Turn 1. He didn't give me much space, it was close! I thought Seb would get me at the end of the final stint but I was able to do it. I have to congratulate my team today, with the strategy and the pit stops, as well as everyone back at the factory that has worked so hard to deliver these upgrades, enabling us to be so close in this fight with Ferrari.
Fernando Alonso, McLaren-
“The race didn’t go as we’d planned. We were a little bit unlucky with the contact in Turn Two with Felipe Massa and then we were behind Daniil Kvyat for too many laps in the mid part of the race, but even without that I think we didn’t have the race pace to be in the points today to be honest.
“I’m a little disappointed, but at least we finished the race, and hopefully this is the first sign of a step forward in reliability !
We now need to prepare better the next Grand Prix, MONACO in two weeks time.
“Tomorrow at 9.00am I need to be at the Brickyard, and at 12.00pm noon I’ll be in the car for first INDY500 practice in the US. So I now have 14 hours to rest, nine of which will be spent on the plane, so we need to switch into Indy mode now, and for the next two weeks my full focus will be on that.”
ERIC BOULLIER, McLAREN-
“After our encouraging qualifying pace yesterday, it goes without saying that we’re very disappointed today.
“Through no fault of his own, Fernando got involved in Felipe’s Massa lap-
“After being awarded a 10-
“Unfortunately, his good progress came to a halt on lap 33, when contact with Felipe’s Williams damaged his suspension and rendered his car undriveable.
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Red Bull Racing, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 6th
“I’m happy to be back on the podium today, it’s the first one of the season for me which is nice but actually the race was quite a lonely one. I didn’t have any real battles and my race was more about trying to keep a rhythm and maintain concentration. I got a bit fortunate with Valtteri’s problem towards the end of the race which bumped me up to third, but of course I’m still happy to be up there again and see all the smiles from the team. Today we will enjoy the podium but tomorrow we need to understand how to further close the gap to Ferrari and Mercedes. I want to take the positives from this weekend, we will keep working hard and chipping away. I don’t think it’s impossible to catch the leaders at some point, maybe it will take a little longer than we had hoped but we will get there. I think I got the maximum out of the car today and moving on to Monaco we will have a few more updates, which will hopefully give us another step, and at that track it’s fair to say anything can happen.”
CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal:
“Daniel drove a good race today, quite a lonely race for him and unfortunately we didn’t have the pace to go with the leaders but we obviously benefitted from Bottas’ retirement for him to record his first podium of the year which was great to see.
Max made a good start and after committing to the outside of turn one he was the unfortunate victim of Valtteri hitting Kimi who in turn went into him and broke his front suspension causing his retirement, a great shame for him.
Looking at the weekend as a whole, we’ve definitely put some performance on the car, as we have done after every race this season but we are well aware we’ve still got a lot to do.
Now we look ahead to the most prestigious race on the calendar in Monaco and hope we can continue the performance trend and put in a positive show there.”
Sebastian Vettel, Scudería Ferrari
My start was good, I saw Lewis struggle with wheelspin, and kept looking in mirror to see if anybody else had a better start. The first stint went ok, then we had to pit, otherwise they might have got us with an undercut. My second stint was also pretty good: I managed to get close to Valtteri who was all over the place with his tyres. He blocked me, in the end I managed to get past, but by then I had lost an awful lot of time. Then in the last stint we did everything we could, the car was good, it was close with Lewis. I am happy when we have the chance to race the Mercedes cars, we can be very happy but not entirely happy today. The most important thing, though, is that we were in the fight; the team is in great form, we need to improve because we want to be ahead of them.
Maurizio Arrivabene, Team Principle Scudería Ferrari
'Shame for the end result, but we leave Spain knowing that we can count on a car that is solid and very quick. Seb's race was very good from the start, and he was able to lead for many laps. In the last stint, despite being on Medium tires, he held off Hamilton until he had to give way to his main rival, who could take the best of DRS and Soft compound. More time was lost behind Bottas and also because of the Virtual Safety Car, which ended just when we had to pit to cover Hamilton's move. Kimi's race did not last long, as he was rammed at the first corner. That's racing, and we must keep our concentration and humility, as we are aware that there is still a lot of work to do and so much to improve. The championship is still a long way and we are already focusing on the next race at Monaco.'
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