24 de mar de 2013

F1: GP of Malaysia 2013


Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, fernando Alonso
Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton
Fernando Alonso
Kimi Räikkönen
Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Paul di Resta
Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel
Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Räikkönen, Romain Grosjean, Sutil
Kimi Räikkönen, Sergio Perez
Max Chilton, Giedo van der Garde
Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton
Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel

Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton
Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel

















Sebastian Vettel - GER
Sebastian Vettel
Obviously it was an interesting one to start with and mixed conditions. I think we weren’t too bad on the crossover going to dries. Probably a little bit too soon. Some places on the track looked pretty dry but they turned out to be still quite a bit damp. I think coming out in traffic didn’t help, so I lost the lead at that time, which I think put us in position two, three at that time because after that it was quite a long race, trying to look after tyres. Towards the end I feel I had quite a strong pace and obviously at the very end on a new set of medium tyres had a bit more speed and it was a close fight but I think… yeah… as you can see I’m not entirely happy. I think I did a big mistake today. I think we should have stayed in the positions that we were. I didn’t ignore it on purpose but I messed up in that situation and obviously took the lead which, I can see now he’s upset, but yeah, I want to be honest at least and stick to the truth and apologise. I know that it doesn’t really help his feelings right now but I think other than that, obviously a very good race for the team. We handed the tyres I think pretty well today. To sum it up, apologies to Mark, obviously now the result is there but… yeah, all I can say is that I didn’t do it deliberately.

Mark Webber - AUT
Mark Webber
Yeah the first part of the grand prix went very well for us. I think very tricky conditions for all of us on the intermediates to start with. In the end, yeah I think we got the right strategy I think early in the race with the inters, getting the crossover quite nice. Then really it was just controlling the race and getting everything in place towards the back end of the race. Obviously I had to mark Lewis off a little bit in the middle there and then after the last stop obviously the team told me the race was over, we turned the engines down and we go to the end. I want to race as well, but in the end the team made a decision, which we always say before the race is probably how it’s going to be - we look after the tyres, get the car to the end and in the end Seb made his own decisions today and will have protection and that’s the way it goes.
Well I turned my engine down and started cruising on the tyres and the fight was off. Anyway, we know he’s a quick peddler but I was disappointed with the outcome of today’s race. In the end the team did a good job, I had some good fans here from Australia, so thanks guys. I did my best.


Lewis Hamilton - GBR
Lewis Hamilton
I think we were racing very hard to keep up with these guys because they were obviously on another level today. We were close but really on the knife edge trying to stay with them. We were trying to be as high up, as far up, as close to them as possible, but obviously I used too much fuel. I was being asked to save fuel from very early on, perhaps we were particularly aggressive on our fuel strategy which is a little bit unfortunate. I don’t know what the situation was with Nico but for me, it loses quite a lot of time when you have to basically lift and coast for a hundred meters, fifty to a hundred meters before a corner. I think we can do a better job there and I think I can do a better job just looking after the tyres. I could see that Nico was not pushing too much at the start of his stints, which is where I was trying to keep up with these guys so I was perhaps pushing a little bit more, trying to really make the difference in the early stages of the tyres and took too much out of them but that’s the name of the game.


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