19 | 06 | 2016 European Grand Prix, Race
2018 | 07 | 08 Every race is a team race ...

08 July 2018

... but today it was even more important for us to win here, because the last few years had been very difficult to us....

2018 | 07 | 07 We are faster than last year

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2018 | 07 | 06 Everything we put on the car seemed to work

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Europe Grand Prix

Baku Circuit
19 June

Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
RAIKKONEN 4th 1:33:25.468 + 33.102 51 1:47.181 41
  1st stop Lap 8 New Soft
VETTEL 2nd 1:33:09.062 + 16.696 51 1:47.028 49
  1st stop Lap 20 New Soft
Weather: air 31/32 °C, asphalt 40/52 °C. Sunny
Sebastian Vettel
Today it was a great race, I enjoyed every single lap and it's just a shame that the trophy is not as big as it could have been. There's no reason to give the team any criticism for the strategy: when I pitted for the first time we thought it would be quicker, so I was happy to come in. We expected obviously the tires to last a little bit less, but they didn't. The good news is the car is working, we had a normal Saturday, which allowed us to have a great race. I had a perfect start, I reacted well to the light going off, I did not look at the others and only focused on myself and was able to fly past and by turn 1 it was done. I was very happy to be in the lead and push properly and then probably in the last corner I pushed a bit too much. Of course I would have loved to hit more than 1 or 2 tenths per lap, maybe 3, maybe 7 tenths for lap, but I think it was a great race and you should not get overexcited with strategy. In my point of view, I know that we have the best people in terms of strategy. I know that this car is a step forward, we know also that there's still potential, and we're not yet where we want to be. I also think we put ourselves under enormous pressure because we want to win. As a team, we came here and did our best, this weekend we were very close and hopefully next week we'll be there.

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