All Messages 2016

27 08 2016 gp belgien samstag gp belgium saturday 20160828 1730351969I'm sure we made a step forward from yesterday! If you look at the gaps between the cars, they are very close, so tomorrow it should be a good race. Obviously you always want a little bit more, the exit of the last corner in particular wasn't very strong, so I can't be happy with that. The rest of the lap was ok, we had a much better balance than on Friday, but it's important to be fast in all three sectors to be up there. We decided to start the race on the Soft tires, we believe that this is the best strategy, we'll see tomorrow. Anything can happen, there could even be some rain, in Spa you never know...

26 08 2016 gp belgien freitag gp belgium friday 20160827 1204529999Today it was a very tricky day. It is very hot for Spa, and so it's very slippery out there. But I think in general, everybody was struggling to make the tyres last and sliding quite a lot. It doesn't matter which tyre you have, it's the same for everybody, so we need to try and work on that because the temperatures will be like this for the whole weekend. Also, I was struggling a bit with the balance of the car, but this is up to us. We need to improve the car. It is not yet where we want it to be. But I am sure we will be faster.

  • 2016 08 23 ROC Miami 01

    The next Race Of Champions (ROC) will take place inside Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium on January 21-22, 2017

  • This will be ROC’s first ever appearance on American soil following recent events in Bangkok, Barbados and London’s former Olympic Stadium

  • Germany’s four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will defend the ROC Champion of Champions crown he won last year in London

  • The star-studded field also features NASCAR champion Kurt Busch plus IndyCar champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay

  • Many more racing superstars will be announced in the run-up to ROC Miami, with tickets going on sale today from www.raceofchampions.com


    The Race Of Champions (ROC) is heading to the United States of America for the first time in its history after Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium won the rights to host the next ROC event on January 21-22, 2017.

31 07 2016 gp deutschland sonntag gp germany sunday 20160731 1388677368We're usually faster in the race than we are in qualifying, but this wasn't the case today: we were sliding around too much and this affected the tires as well. Fifth and sixth place was the best we could do but we obviously can't accept that, we will be working to improve and we know what to do, the stuff that's coming up for the next races has always been part of our plan. The first part of the season didn't go as we wanted, we need to work on ourselves and I, for one, had too many ups and downs which cost me some points. But we'll keep fighting. As for today's race, the decision to fit Softs in the end was a pretty straightforward one, as we had a new set available. I decided to stay out for some more laps as I did not want to go too long with the last set, with hindsight it was probably a too conservative choice as we would have had a chance to put some pressure on the car ahead. The atmosphere today, with all the German and the Ferrari flags, was incredible and from this point of view it was my best home Grand Prix ever!

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