Teams’ reactions right after the dash race for the Austrian Grand Prix

Teams’ reactions right after the dash race for the Austrian Grand Prix

F1 Grand Prix, GP Austria, Red Bull Ringat

The Austrian Grand Prix weekend functions this year’s next dash race weekend structure next some attention-grabbing race steps at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix previously this 12 months. Just as in the dash race at Imola, it was when once again Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen who arrived out on prime by profitable the 23-lap dash forward of the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

Spherical eleven of the 2022 FIA System One particular Environment Winner observed motorists fight it out on Friday to protected the greatest beginning positions right before the area flexed its muscle mass now to combat for the grid positions for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Starting off from the initially position, Max Verstappen could cling on to the initially situation, fending off the assaults from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at the commence. The Monegasque was associated in a prolonged fight with his group mate Carlos Sainz, who could make use from the longevity of the a few DRS zones at the Pink Bull Ring.

George Russell experienced a lonely race in the fourth positions when Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez built a terrific restoration travel right after beginning from P13. Esteban Ocon concluded in P6 forward of Kevin Magnussen. Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton built a bad commence and dropped back again to P11 right before gradually combating his way up the area and having associated in a prolonged fight with Haas driver Mick Schumacher.

Pink Bull
Max Verstappen, 1st

“It feels great to provide house the Dash gain at right here at The Pink Bull Ring. The initially two laps have been vital for me to pull a hole, from there it was all about keeping the tempo. The Dash race of class does not give you the entire photo heading into the race tomorrow, but tempo smart, it is near concerning us and Ferrari.

“I continue to count on it to be a hard fight tomorrow, we’ll also have the tough tyres so it will be attention-grabbing to see how they carry out for the duration of the race. It is heading to be incredibly vital to make great system phone calls for the duration of the race as you under no circumstances know what can come about, it is not heading to be uncomplicated but I’m seeking ahead to it.”

Sergio Perez, fifth

“It was a great race and restoration, I experienced a great commence and saved out of issues, it was tough with Lewis and a good deal of individuals heading facet by facet into convert a few. We obtained the most we could out of the Dash and I experience it is a solid end result from us. As soon as I obtained previous every person, George Russell was a little bit much for me to capture up with, I desire I experienced obtained back again up to P4 but I can combat from fifth.

“There are classes we can choose from the Dash race to make certain we are on the podium tomorrow. Tolerance will be important on Sunday I want to get a great commence and get in the blend straight absent in the race. I built up 4 spots in the initially lap now so with any luck , tomorrow is the exact. We are continue to to unlock some prospective from the vehicle so we can search ahead to the race.”

Charles Leclerc, 2nd

“I experienced a rather great commence. Initially, we experienced a fight with Max (Verstappen), which was a little bit on the restrict. Then Carlos overtook me but I regained my situation in convert four. I just concentrated on running my tyres for the initially number of laps so that we could force extra toward the conclude. It was a great prepare, as we picked up tempo and I felt great with the tyres.

“We missing a very little time in the battles, but it was enjoyment and I do not assume it adjusted substantially in conditions of the all round end result now. Tyre administration will be important in tomorrow’s race and I assume it could be an enjoyable a single.”

Carlos Sainz, third

“It was great racing now, in particular the initially number of laps battling with Max and Charles. At the commence there was an option to get Max at convert three and I went for it, but I could not make it adhere all-around the outside the house. Right after the preliminary laps, I then experienced to enable the tyres and the battery get better, right before having back again into my rhythm and that was rather substantially it for now.

“Tomorrow is the genuine race and we’ll be beginning all more than once again in the exact positions. We are all incredibly near at the entrance and the combat will be restricted. Our rivals appeared to have a little bit extra tempo now but we’ll do our greatest to obstacle them tomorrow.”

George Russell, 4th

“Initially, thank you to every person in the garage to get the vehicle completely ready now. It was a substantial group work, so it was great to get details on the board. As for the overall performance, the hole was extra than we have been anticipating. We have been thirteen seconds driving right after 23 laps, so that is virtually fifty percent a next for every lap.

“We have to have to operate right away to fully grasp why we dropped off the tempo. Modest issues can make a big difference – the tyres weren’t effortless to control, and unique techniques to downforce ranges will participate in a element tomorrow. But we are in no question that we have obtained operate to do.”

Lewis Hamilton, eighth

“I’m grateful I managed to endure out there now. The group did this sort of a terrific position to get the vehicle back again collectively very last evening and this early morning. A massive thank you to them and I’m happy I introduced it back again generally in a single piece. I did not have a great commence, then Pierre [Gasly] moved throughout on me at Transform one. I do not fully grasp why motorists do that when there is so substantially place to the suitable, and I could not do something about it.

“Then the exact transpired in Transform three with a Williams and Pink Bull. I obtained some type of hurt, but at minimum could carry on. Right after that, I was just hoping to capture up. We are slower on the straights, so I experienced to wait around until eventually I was out of the DRS coach to overtake the cars and trucks in entrance. That is why it took a number of laps to get forward of Mick. Ideally we can race more powerful tomorrow – fingers crossed!”


Esteban Ocon, sixth

“Obviously I am incredibly glad with this sixth position at the conclude of the Dash Race now. We obtained off to a great commence and managed to keep forward of Kevin [Magnussen] in the initially two laps, right before setting up a at ease guide more than the two Haas. George [Russell]’s Mercedes was much too speedy for us.

“All in all, I assume we maximized our likelihood now, securing a great grid situation for tomorrow’s Grand Prix, when also scoring a number of details together the way. Having said that, a single extra lap now and the tale could have been unique, as I experienced to end the vehicle at Transform one for the duration of the re-entry lap. The group is examining what transpired and I am certain we are going to be completely ready for tomorrow.”

Fernando Alonso, DNS

“It’s incredibly discouraging not to have been capable to commence the Dash race now. We could not get the vehicle started out on the grid so we went into the pit lane and then tried out an exterior battery but it continue to did not operate we experienced to give up.

“The challenge seems to be electrical in mother nature, and we are continue to investigating it. Sad to say, in spite of a aggressive amount of tempo this 12 months, I have also been the sufferer of terrible luck, which has expense us details. I hope luck will convert tomorrow. Let us see what we can do in the race.”

Mick Schumacher, ninth

“I assume the fight with Lewis was pretty enjoyment. It is stunning to see that we have been capable to combat for that prolonged, and even the Pink Bull driving us was not that substantially more quickly, so that was a great experience. I assume that we could’ve experienced details now but we did not.”

Kevin Magnussen, seventh

“I did not count on that we would be capable to do that, in particular right after this early morning in apply. It did not search great, it did not experience great, so we built some alterations but the cars and trucks are underneath parc ferme so it is incredibly constrained to how substantially you can transform.

“The alterations labored and the tempo was extra of fewer back again for the race. We have obtained two details so I’m incredibly joyful and we can unquestionably combat for details tomorrow presented yesterday’s overall performance. I’m seeking ahead to a different consider tomorrow.”

Alfa Romeo
Valtteri Bottas, tenth

“It was a great travel with some great battling, but we ran out of laps to make it bigger than tenth – it is a disgrace the details only go down to eighth! We struggled a little bit in the commencing, with a slight motor challenge, but in the conclude we experienced improved tempo than the Haas, even nevertheless we have been continue to a little bit much too sluggish on the straights – most likely a little bit much too substantially wing.

“Tomorrow really should be a fully unique form of working day, beginning from the back again: it will be a for a longer period race but I am assured we can make up floor. The tempo is there and I definitely assume we can make it to the details: you under no circumstances know what can come about.”

Zhou Guanyu, 14th

“At the conclude of the development lap, suitable right before the very last corner, my motor all of a sudden switched off. That was incredibly weird, and the initially time taking place to me I experienced to do the complete change-off method, and that took a little bit for a longer period but the good thing is, we obtained heading once again. Aside from that, the race has been incredibly pleasing for me, it was a great comeback from very last week’s crash, and I managed to confidently assault and transfer up the grid.

“We confirmed incredibly solid tempo all round, and I am pretty joyful with how the vehicle was doing now. I am joyful with my beginning situation for tomorrow’s race, it is what we have been aiming for right after qualifying. We have to have to fully grasp what transpired now in the development lap, but I am assured for tomorrow, I reckon we have a great likelihood to fight for details.”


Daniel Ricciardo, twelfth

“There are unquestionably some positives to choose. We moved ahead and experienced a little bit extra tempo than a number of of the cars and trucks in entrance as effectively. It is been a rather tough weekend, so I’d say that was a single of our improved periods. We’ll certainly consider to get into the details tomorrow.

“I assume with a number of extra laps now, we would have experienced a likelihood to crack into the prime ten. So tomorrow with a for a longer period race we may well have a little bit extra of an option. I assume the many others will consider to make improvements to right away, so we have to continue to obtain a little bit extra in the vehicle, but it was extra encouraging, and we search ahead to tomorrow.”

Lando Norris, eleventh

“Positive all round, we went ahead a great number of positions and we really should be beginning P10 tomorrow, but it was not effortless. I experienced to use the tyres a good deal in the initially element of the race and they then dropped off a little bit midway as a result of. Aside from that, I am joyful with the end result. We did rather substantially specifically what we desired to do.”

Aston Martin
Sebastian Vettel, nineteenth

“I assume Albon was a little bit optimistic when we have been combating in Transform six and slid into me, which expense us the likelihood to lender a first rate grid situation for tomorrow. I built it out of the gravel, but the vehicle experienced some hurt. It indicates I will commence tomorrow’s race just about in which we started out now.
“It is a disgrace mainly because we built some great development in the early laps, and I assume beginning on the Softs was the suitable selection. There is continue to a prolonged race forward of us and we will consider our greatest to transfer up the purchase tomorrow.”

Lance Stroll, thirteenth

“We experienced a great Dash now. On the Gentle compound, we have been capable to make up some preliminary positions but then obtained trapped in a DRS coach. It is complicated to make development presented how near the midfield is and the way the Softs dropped off toward the conclude.

“We will attain a situation on the grid for tomorrow’s Grand Prix thanks to Bottas’s penalty, so that is a single position nearer to the details. We are knowing extra about this new deal as effectively, in particular right after a solid apply session previously now.”

Pierre Gasly, fifteenth

“I’m really upset, we started out the Dash in the prime ten and right before the initially corner it was now more than. I do not actually know what transpired, so I have to have to critique it later on, but I was along with Lewis and all of a unexpected, I was dealing with the improper way on the race observe.

“The still left-hand facet of the vehicle was damaged right after that, so it was horrendous to travel for the relaxation of the race. Tomorrow will be a prolonged race, so we have to have to go absent tonight and see what we can do to make our way ahead.”

Yuki Tsunoda, seventeenth

“It’s been a hard working day. I experienced definitely no tempo from my facet, it was a unique amount when compared to the many others and the vehicle was just much too sluggish. We have lacked grip in common and experienced unpredictable stability throughout the weekend, we have appeared at the facts and so much been not able to obtain an challenge, so we have to have to go absent and search extra deeply at this.”

Nicholas Latifi, 18th

“Not the end result we desired now. I felt right after the next lap that the tyre could be a battle. Having said that, we built a selection as a group to go for it and to consider that tyre. It did not experience terrible in apply, but we have to have to fully grasp why it did not operate as effectively in the Dash. We experienced absolutely nothing to eliminate, so we’ll reset and see what we can do tomorrow.”

Alex Albon, sixteenth

“We experienced a great commence but then experienced to steer clear of a crash so missing a number of positions, which was discouraging. I never regret the tyre alternative [of softs] we have been commonly having difficulties with tempo out there, in particular when we have been next other cars and trucks and the wind adjusted pretty a good deal which did not aid us. We have been improved when we have been in thoroughly clean air, but we know what we can do improved for the race.

“I experience the penalty I obtained was a very little severe. I am braking in a wise position and I was not hoping to force everyone off, I am remaining absent as substantially as I can. But I experience when you set on your own on the outside the house with a vehicle with constraints, you happen to be placing on your own at possibility. It is really a disgrace mainly because we missing a number of spots with that penalty. It was a hard race for us now, but we are going to combat back again tomorrow and with any luck , arrive back again more powerful.”

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