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Ferrari 2016 Spanish Grand Prix Quotes

Ferrari finished the Spanish Grand Prix 2nd and 3rd with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Although it was a double podium finish for the team, they ruing the missed opportunity at a race win.

Sebastian Vettel

“Today there was a big chance to win the race, so definitely I was attacking to win, that was what I was hoping for. But that lasted up to the point where I came out after the last stop and I realized the advantage I had, with a set of tires that were a couple of laps fresher, over the guys ahead was practically not there.

We struggled on the Medium tires, where Red Bull was strong, and this is the reason why Kimi and I couldn’t attack, but we were very strong on the Soft tires.

We decided to split the strategies between the two cars: I went for the three stop strategy, then I tried to attack the leader and I succeeded, but in the end both Daniel and myself came out behind the two stoppers.

So all in all we were lacking pace, which is something we need to understand.

There is nothing wrong with our car, it’s good, it works well, and the stuff we brought here seems to work. My congratulations to Verstappen. The first win is one of the best moments you can have, it’s something really special. So ‘chapeau’, Max managed to stay ahead, even if he had a lot of pressure from Kimi”

Kimi Raikkonen

“I had a poor start, with massive wheel spin when I released the clutch. I managed to recover some places in the first few corners and then I caught up with Max pretty easily.

The car was ok and the speed was good, but once you are following another car for many laps this doesn’t help the tires and I was missing a bit of grip and downforce.

It was a struggle to follow him close, I never really had a good run on him out of the last corner because he was really fast there.

It’s a bit disappointing when you get that close and you don’t win, but after a difficult weekend we have to be somehow happy for this result.

As a team we keep working as hard as we can and try to get the wins, we keep fighting and when we have difficult weekends likes this one, we have to keep the fight alive and be up there to score points.

Max really deserves this win, for me he’s not a surprise. He was doing a very good job already last year and today in a better car he was able to win”.

Maurizio Arrivabene – Team Principal

“We must be realistic and accept the fact that, if both Mercedes had been in the race, the result would have been different.

Today we had an opportunity and we failed to take advantage.

Even if on track we had a fast car we had to pay a hefty price for the problems we experienced in qualifying and which, on some parts of the circuit, re-surfaced during the course of the race.

Now we must address these issues and move on from there. Congratulations to Max Verstappen for his maiden Formula One win”.

About Ritesh K Bhana

Ritesh likes to think he is a true Tifosi, but he still remains fair to other teams. He supports two other teams which are not Red Bull and McLaren. Follow Ritesh on twitter @Humanshield_1

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2017 Spanish GP Broadcast Times

CDTBSTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Friday 04:00Friday 10:00Friday 11:00Friday 11:00
Free Practice 2Friday 07:00Friday 14:00Friday 15:00Friday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 04:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 11:00
QualifyingSaturday 07:00Saturday 13:00Saturday 14:00Saturday 14:00
RaceSunday 07:00Sunday 13:00Sunday 14:00Sunday 14:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel86
2 Lewis Hamilton73
3 Valtteri Bottas63
4 Kimi Raikkonen49
5 Max Verstappen35
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