FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2019
Circuit de Catalunya
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Presseberichte vom Rennen
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Sieger
Schnellste Runde: 1:18.492
Heute ist ein fantastischer Tag für das Team. Wir haben ein Upgrade hierher mitgebracht und jeder hat sehr hart dafür gearbeitet, um dies zu ermöglichen. Ich bin auf jeden Einzelnen in der Fabrik sehr stolz und allen unheimlich dankbar für die harte Arbeit. Die Jungs hier an der Strecke leisten ebenfalls Arbeit auf einem extrem hohen Niveau - vielen Dank dafür. Als die Ampeln ausgingen, war mein Start gut und wir lagen in der ersten Kurve alle sehr eng zusammen. Ich glaube sogar, dass der Ferrari einmal neben uns gewesen ist. Es war ein harter Kampf und auch ein entscheidender Moment in diesem Rennen. Danach musste ich einfach mein Ding durchziehen und mich darauf konzentrieren, auf jeder Runde meine Leistung abzuliefern. Ich möchte diesen Sieg Harry widmen, einem Jungen, der mir heute eine Nachricht geschrieben hat. Er hat mich auf der Strecke inspiriert. Harry hätte dafür jeden anderen Fahrer auswählen können, dass er aber in einer für ihn so schwierigen Zeit mir solch eine Botschaft geschickt hat, schätze ich sehr. Alles Gute, Harry.

Beim fünfjährigen Harry Shaw wurde im August 2018 Krebs festgestellt. Seine Eltern haben die nachstehende Spendenseite ins Leben gerufen, um über seinen Fall zu informieren und Spenden zur Krebsbekämpfung bei Kindern zu sammeln: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/harrysgiantpledge
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
2.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:18.737
Ich hatte ein Kupplungsproblem am Start. Sie vibrierte und es schien, als ob sie in sehr schneller Abfolge griff und dann losließ. Deshalb bin ich so schlecht weggekommen. Das machte leider all die harte Arbeit an diesem Wochenende direkt am Anfang zunichte. Aber so läuft es eben manchmal. Wir sind ein starkes Team und werden die Ursache herausfinden, um sicherzustellen, dass es in Zukunft nicht noch einmal passiert. Für mich war es nicht gerade einer meiner besten Tage, aber aus Sicht des Teams war es ein richtig gutes Wochenende. Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Lewis zu diesem Sieg. Er hatte heute eine starke Rennpace. Das Team arbeitet aktuell auf einem wahnsinnig hohen Niveau und ich ziehe den Hut vor jedem einzelnen Teammitglied in Brackley, Brixworth und hier an der Rennstrecke. Jetzt freue ich mich auf das Rennen in Monaco. Das ist eine einzigartige Strecke und eine gänzlich andere Herausforderung. Somit ist es schwierig zu sagen, welches Team dort am stärksten sein wird.
Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
3.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:19.769
“I’m trying to maximise everything I have and I’m happy with today’s result. We’re P3 again which is pretty representative of our pace at the moment, and it’s great to score more good points. I knew we had a good chance in the race to fight with Ferrari and that’s what we did. At the start it was quite hectic with three cars going into one corner, so I decided to back out of it, but actually in the end I had a good line out of Turn 2 into Turn 3. To take P3 in that corner was very crucial as from there on I could do my own pace and strategy, which worked out well. The Mercedes cars were out of reach, but we were very consistent and we’re of course happy to be on the podium. Everybody is very motivated to close the gap and we will try a few things in the test next week that can give us a better direction in which way to work.”
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
4.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:19.820
“Today we more or less maximized our result. It was obviously a disappointing race for us as we were hoping to be a lot faster. After the start, I had a go at the cars in front, but flatspotted a tyre and compromised my own race. You don’t win the race at the first corner, I know, but I thought at least we can mix things up with Mercedes and have a bit more of a fight with everybody. Charles and I tried not to interfere with each other and work together as much as we could. It’s still very early in the season and we are taking it race by race, but I think we can only come back from where we are now as the whole team is working flat out.”
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
5.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:20.002
“It was a challenging race. The first stint was quite positive on my side, but then it became more difficult. We wanted to go to the end of the race on the hard compound, but when the Safety Car came out, we realised we would struggle at the restart and so I pitted for a set of mediums. I struggled with the balance on the second and third stints, and lost a bit of confidence with the car. We have a lot of work ahead of us and will push as hard as possible to close the gap to the front. We gathered a lot of data this weekend and will continue to do so at the test next week.”
Pierre Gasly (Red Bull Racing)
6.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:20.536
“The first stint was ok but towards the end I started to struggle with grip and degradation. We had a lot of rubber debris in the front wing which meant I was sliding around so the pace just dropped from the second stint onwards. I tried to push as much as I could but I couldn’t keep up with the Ferraris in front of me. At the Safety Car restart, I tried a move on Charles but I couldn’t make it stick. It was a pretty good fight and I think at the start we actually touched in Turn 3. In the end, it’s good to score some points. We have the test coming up on Tuesday so we can try some more things and keep pushing. Looking forwards, I think we have good potential on some of the upcoming tracks which should suit our car better.
Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)
7.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:20.770
“It was good race in terms of pace, we had strong pace – especially towards the end. I didn’t have that many problems with tires. It’s been much better for us this time. We had a brilliant second pit stop from the team when the safety car came out to jump Kvyat. I had good temperature in my tires at the restart, I got past Romain, then attacked Gasly as well, but I couldn’t quite hold on to him. It was a good race for us.”
Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren F1 Team)
8.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:20.859
“Good result on home soil! Congratulations to everyone in the team for getting a points finish today because it was not an easy race for us. It was one of those well-fought points finishes. We struggled for half the race but executed a good strategy, great pit-stops and I managed to do some good overtaking at the right moment to take our chances and finish eighth. “However, we need to analyse why the pace wasn’t there today and why I was struggling so much in the last sector. But for the rest, it was one of those races that, thanks to the crowd and thanks to the help of the whole team, we managed to get into the points. Thank you to all the fans for the great support the whole weekend.”
Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
9.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:20.726
“There were a few exciting moments today, but unfortunately, we lost our race in the pit lane as the tyres weren’t ready for me. It was a very last-minute call to pit, these things happen with such tricky situations, and I’m sure we will learn from this as a team. I think we could have finished in P7 as that’s where we were running before the pit lane mishap. We still got a couple of points today which is always welcome. The car’s performance is improving and I’m feeling always more comfortable with the car. I’m sure we have some good days ahead.”
Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)
10.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:21.057
“Yes, it’s been a good weekend, we’ve had good pace. Before the safety car we were running on our own, doing a good race – I was happy that. The restart was a bit more complicated, it wasn’t ideal for me as I lost a few positions in there. Overall, I’m happy with the way we’ve acted this weekend, happy we’ve shown that the car is fast. Now it’s onto the next one.”
Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso)
11.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:21.028
“It was disappointing to be so close to points and come away with nothing, but it was good fun racing with Romain. I had to back out of it because I thought I might have had an incident when we both decided to go right at the same time. I had to hit the brakes and lost the momentum into Turn 1, I think if it wasn’t for that I would have got passed. The race was lost for us in the pit stop, so we need to review what happened because we should have had two cars in the top 10. It’s a frustrating one, but I’m happy with my performance and I’m looking forward to fighting for points again in Monaco.”
Daniel Ricciardo (Renault F1 Team)
12.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:20.615
“It was a frustrating race from my side this afternoon. In the first part, we had the pace on Sainz and at the end of that first stint I was able to take him. We then pitted and put the Hard tyres on and he got me back quite quickly. It was difficult to close the gap back, we had good pace in the final sector but couldn’t get the run on him out of the final corner. We were certainly quicker than twelfth today and, in the end, it wasn’t a perfect Sunday. The midfield is so close and everything has to be executed to the maximum for a strong result. We’ll regroup and look forward to the next one.”
Nico Hülkenberg (Renault F1 Team)
13.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:21.282
“It was always going to be tricky today starting from the Pit Lane. It wasn’t a great race as we didn’t score any points, but it was nice to have a normal race and grow the confidence back up. Especially after a tough weekend, that’s a positive. I couldn’t quite fight for points in the end, we had 10-lap old Softs running against others who had pitted for fresh tyres after the Safety Car. I felt good and comfortable out there, which is promising heading into Monaco. I’m back in the R.S.19 on Tuesday, so we’ll be aiming for a productive day’s running.”
Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo)
14.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:21.382
“What can I say? Good that we have two days of testing ahead. We need that and hopefully we can figure out what the problems are. Overall it was not an easy weekend for us – having said that, at the end of the race we had the same speed as the guys in front of us but there was only so much we could do with that. Me going wide in lap 1 didn’t help, but after the start I desperately tried to gain a few positions but it was slippery and I went wide. Pretty disappointing, but as I said, the test will hopefully help to turn things around.”
Sergio Pérez (Racing Point)
15.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:21.859
“It was a tough weekend, all in all. Considering where we qualified it was always going to be a difficult race because overtaking is tricky here and we have struggled for pace. It’s a weekend to forget - but we are staying here for some testing next week, so hopefully we can analyse what we can do better for the coming races. Right now, I’m just looking forward to Monaco and a chance to put this one behind us.”
Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
16.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:21.833
“Not an easy weekend for us. We started the race from P18 and went with a bit of different strategy to try and gain some positions, in the end it didn’t work because the pace just was not there. We need to work hard to have a better package in Monaco and achieve a better result. The midfield battle is tight and we have shown in the past we can be in this fight.”
George Russell (Williams)
17.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:22.382
It was a standard Grand Prix for us. Our race pace was probably slower than the qualifying pace, so that is something for us to look at. It has been an intriguing weekend for us. We have brought some test items and got some decent information from those. I think we are going in the right direction.
Robert Kubica (Williams)
18.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:23.202
I started quite well but was squeezed a bit between both Racing Points, so I had to lift off in the middle of the straight and lost quite a lot of ground there. I then lost a position to George but regained it in turn four. My first stint wasn’t looking too bad but, before he overtook me, I got called to change a few things on the steering wheel and I wasn’t expecting him to be so close. I wasn’t practically ready to defend and by the time I saw him in the mirror, it was too late. We changed the strategy during the race and I think it was good the Safety Car came out as it actually split our second stint, otherwise it would have been very difficult for us to manage the tyres until the end.
Lando Norris (McLaren F1 Team)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:22.561
“A disappointing race. I had a really good start but struggled around Turn Three, went wide and lost a lot of positions. That put me in a bad position for the whole race. It was unfortunate but I had good pace afterwards. “Later I tried to get past Stroll. I was on the inside and I don’t know if he just didn’t see me as he turned in but there was contact and it put me out of the race. I didn’t want to just sit there and do nothing. In the end, the team result wasn’t bad with Carlos getting points.”
Lance Stroll (Racing Point)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:23.226
“I haven’t seen the replay of the incident with Lando yet, so I need to have a look at it in detail first. I braked on the inside while he was on the outside and then I had to turn in to make the left hand corner. Unfortunately there is not enough space for two cars and there was not much I could do. I felt contact on my rear and I was sent into the gravel. It was a tough weekend for the team so we just need to put it behind us and focus on bouncing back in Monaco."