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Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
Sieger
Schnellste Runde: 1:07.657
Ein Formel 1-Rennen zu gewinnen, ist niemals einfach, aber heute war es eine besondere Herausforderung. Im Rennen war so viel los und es wäre sehr einfach gewesen, einen kleinen Fehler zu machen und alles zu verlieren. Als das Safety Car zum letzten Mal herausgekommen ist, dachte ich mir nur: „Wirklich, schon wieder!?“ Wahrscheinlich war das heute die beste Gelegenheit, meine Restarts zu perfektionieren. Wenn man in Führung liegt, möchte man immer, dass alles konstant und rund verläuft, aber heute musste ich permanent Herausforderungen meistern – ich hatte aber immer alles unter Kontrolle. Im ersten Stint konnte ich einen ordentlichen Vorsprung herausfahren und das Auto sowie die Reifen schonen. So konnte ich sicherstellen, dass wir an unserer geplanten Strategie festhalten konnten. Im zweiten Stint gab es mehr Druck, besonders nach all den Safety-Car-Phasen. Während des Rennens hatten wir einige Bedenken wegen der Zuverlässigkeit, was uns ganz schön unter Druck gesetzt hat, aber zum Glück haben beide Autos bis zum Schluss gehalten. Ich denke, wir haben gezeigt, dass wir ein gutes Paket besitzen. Jetzt müssen wir die Zuverlässigkeit in den Griff bekommen, aber ich habe keine Zweifel daran, dass unser Team diese Probleme lösen wird. Ich freue mich schon auf das nächste Rennen hier am kommenden Wochenende.
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
2.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:07.901
“The team did a fantastic job, both in terms of strategy and with the car itself. We knew we had to make the best of it today. I told myself that we had to take any opportunity we had and that’s the way I drove. I am very happy with the result – we didn’t expect to finish in second place. While it was great to start off the season with a podium, we cannot ignore the fact that we aren’t where we want to be in terms of performance. We were lucky this weekend, with safety cars and retirements mixing things up, but we can’t expect to fight for the win at these next few races. We have to stay motivated and I am sure that the whole factory is working very hard to bring us back stronger. And that’s the spirit we need to remain focused on our targets.”
Lando Norris (McLaren F1 Team)
3.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:07.475
“I’m over the moon, my best Formula 1 result and my first-ever podium. “We’re all very happy, it’s a great achievement for race one. We did a bit more on merit this weekend: our pace has been very good here. It’s not been easy: we haven’t had the third-fastest car on the grid – but we put it all together pretty much every time. We limited the mistakes we made and took advantage of every opportunity that came our way. Because of that, we got a podium, so a big thanks goes to the team at home and at the track for all their hard work. “I would love to say we can achieve this next weekend again. We did have a little bit of luck, but we have a good car and we’ve kicked the season off with a great result. We know we’ve got a lot of work to do but if we can maintain this momentum, we can hopefully have a great season.”
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
4.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:07.712
Das Team und Valtteri haben heute großartige Arbeit geleistet. Ich habe im Rennen alles gegeben, was möglich war, aber es war einfach eines dieser Wochenenden. Es gibt viele Bereiche, in denen ich mich verbessern kann. Ich habe gestern im Qualifying keine besonders gute Arbeit abgeliefert und das lag allein an mir. Heute Vormittag war es dann sehr ungewöhnlich, direkt vor dem Rennen noch einmal einbestellt zu werden. Aber ich habe nur versucht, konzentriert zu bleiben und mein Rennen zu fahren. Die Situation mit Alex fühlte sich für mich mehr wie ein Rennzwischenfall an. Die Zeitstrafe führte dazu, dass ich den Podestplatz verloren habe. Aber daran kann ich nun nichts mehr ändern. Das Auto fühlt sich großartig an, obwohl die Zuverlässigkeit heute ein Problem für uns war. Zumindest sind wir ins Ziel gekommen und konnten die Punkte mitnehmen. Natürlich haben wir dadurch einen möglichen Doppelsieg verpasst, aber ich werde versuchen, das in den kommenden Rennen gutzumachen. Alles in allem war es kein gutes Wochenende für mich, aber es hätte schlimmer kommen können. Jetzt werde ich versuchen, daraus meine Lehren zu ziehen und es beim nächsten Mal besser zu machen.
Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren F1 Team)
5.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:07.974
“First of all, congratulations to Lando for his first podium in F1 and to the whole team for a well-deserved strong first weekend in 2020! From my side, overall a good race and a good comeback on the last stint. In general it was an interesting race with several safety cars and many good battles on track. I'm looking forward to racing again here in seven days. There are good opportunities and it can be important for the rest of the championship. Time to keep focused, prepare well for next weekend and go again!”
Sergio Pérez (Racing Point)
6.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:08.305
“We had to fight hard today and we had strong pace. Sixth place is a good way to start the season, but we could have finished even higher. We were unlucky with the safety cars, but it's easy to say after the race that we should have pitted a second time. I had to defend from drivers on fresher tyres in the final laps, which was a challenge. However, this was a good race to learn plenty about the car and our performance. The main positive is that we have a competitive package and I think we can be fighting for another strong result here next week.”
Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
7.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:09.025
“It felt amazing to get back racing after such a long break and I think we started the season with a really exciting race. I think if someone had told us that we would have been P7 on Sunday we would have signed straight away, so I think we can be very happy with my result today, after a difficult start to the weekend. We knew the race was going to be a challenge because the Renaults, McLarens and Racing Points are really strong, but I had some good fights on track and managed to stay out of trouble until the end. It was really a good one for us today!”
Esteban Ocon (Renault F1 Team)
8.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:08.932
“It felt good to be back racing properly today. Finishing in the points is a great result, especially as I’m still a little rusty! I’m satisfied with how the race went, but we know we need to qualify better in order to be further up the order. Our race pace was good, and I was happy with how the car felt. We’ll review the race and see what we can rectify and improve for next weekend. We know there will be an opportunity to fight for higher positions and I’m really looking forward to the next race.”
Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
9.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:08.796
„Ich bin mit dem heutigen Ergebnis wirklich zufrieden. Nach unserem schwierigen Qualifying gestern, Punkte zu sammeln, war das Maximum, das wir erreichen konnten. Das Rennen war nicht einfach, wir hatten zu Beginn ein wenig Mühe, aber im Laufe des Rennens wurden wir stärker. Natürlich braucht man in einem so chaotischen Rennen ein bisschen Glück, aber wir waren bereit, jede Chance mit beiden Händen als sie kam zu ergreifen. Dafür haben wir hart gekämpft, und am Ende ist Platz 9 ein grossartiger Start in die Saison. Ich freue mich wirklich für die Jungs und Mädchen in der Garage und zu Hause. Es gibt noch viel zu verbessern, aber es ist erst das erste Rennen der Saison. Es liegt noch viel Zeit vor uns, und ich freue mich schon darauf nächste Woche wieder im Auto zu sitzen.”
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
10.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:08.623
“It was a disappointing race for me, even if we knew beforehand it would be tough. I struggled for the entire race, already after the first two laps, just as I had done in quali. The balance and speed I had on Friday just slipped away from us and I was really struggling to keep the car on track. So now we have to try and find out why in the hope of doing better next weekend.”
Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
11.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:09.662
Firstly, thanks to the team for getting us here, it has been a long way to come here. Today was all about learning for me. We struggled early on in the race with some cooling issues so I couldn’t push as hard as I wanted to. It was about managing a bunch of things, but that is part of Formula One, it can happen. We got caught out by the first safety car, by staying out an extra lap. Most of the race was unfortunately done by myself, so it was nice that the safety car came out at the end so I could experience running close to the other cars. I am frustrated that I was so close to getting a point, but it is a learning experience and I will come back stronger next weekend.
Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri)
12.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:09.135
“The race was going really well for me until the contact with Ocon, I had a very good pace and fresher tyres. After the collision, my front wing and a suspension broke, I also had a puncture, so my race was over. This moment cost me a lot of points today, so it’s a real shame and very disappointing to finish the day like this. Today it could have been a very strong race for me.”
Alexander Albon (Red Bull Racing)
13.Platz
Schnellste Runde: 1:08.432
“It’s still quite fresh so I’ve got to be careful what I say but there’s nothing to add apart from how frustrating that is. I really think we could have easily won that race. We had a great strategy, the guys did a great job in the pit stops, yes we had a little bit of fortune with the Safety Car, but the car was feeling good. The hard tyre wasn’t very strong today and I knew the Mercedes would have cold tyres on the re-start, so I already planned to get past them within a few laps of the Safety Car coming in. I feel like I had completed the move on Lewis already, and I was thinking about getting Bottas on the next lap. The contact with Lewis was so late in the corner that it surprised me. I was right on the edge of the track and I knew if I gave him all the space I could it would be up to him if he wants to crash or not. This time I was the one on the attack and he was defending. I wouldn’t say this one hurts more than Brazil but that incident was maybe 50/50 whereas this one isn’t. Obviously we’ve got next weekend to focus on now, we’ll need a bit of luck to have the same opportunity as today, but let’s see.”
Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:09.031
„Es ist eine Schande, das Rennen so zu beenden, wenn alles gut aussah. Im Vergleich zu gestern hatten wir einen Schritt nach vorne gemacht und wir hatten eine vernünftige Wende im Tempo. Das Timing des ersten Safety-Cars hat uns Plätze gekostet, aber wir waren immer noch in einer guten Position, und mit neuen Reifen hätte ich um einige Punkte kämpfen können. Leider mussten wir uns dann zurückziehen. Das Problem kam überraschend, ich hatte keine Vorwarnung, dass es passieren würde. Wir werden untersuchen müssen, was passiert ist. Vorerst können wir etwas Positives aus unserem Tempo unter Rennbedingungen ziehen und das Auto weiter verbessern.”
George Russell (Williams)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:09.317
We didn’t have as much pace as we were hoping for today, and I struggled a lot out there. I was trying my hardest to hang on with the Haas and the Alfa Romeo, but they were too fast. I had a fuel pressure loss, but I don’t know all the details, I just had to turn the car off. It’s a shame as there were a lot of mistakes made out there today and many cars stopped. It is just one of those things. We still need to make some improvements, and we have the opportunity next week to do that.
Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:10.228
“The brakes went – we had been nursing them since lap one, looking after them. Obviously, something is not quite on the right level on the cooling, so we have to work and sort that out for next week. I think one of the main concerns is the pace, it was a very tricky car to drive today, especially in traffic. We’ll put our heads down and see what we can come up with. We need to come back next week with a better solution.”
Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:10.720
“I was being told to do more and more lifting to save the brakes. By the end of it, I was just doing everything I could and still they blew up. That happened when (Esteban) Ocon launched an attack on me, I think he took the cooling and that was the moment they went. It was always right there on the limit. It wasn’t anticipated, it’s not like we knew we’d have big problems with the brakes. We knew we’d have to do some lift and coast for the brakes, but not all in that way. I might have had some debris in the ducts I guess. It’s a shame, we were P11, and if it hadn’t been for all that brake saving I might have had a decent pace."
Lance Stroll (Racing Point)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:10.326
“It was a good start to the race, but then I began to lose power early on. We tried to make some changes to various settings, but eventually we had to retire the car. We'll look into the problem and come back stronger next time. The car felt good at first and I think our pace would have been strong. We could have scored a good amount of points today.”
Daniel Ricciardo (Renault F1 Team)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:10.610
“Today was a reminder of what Formula 1 can be like and, sometimes, it’s unkind. It’s a shame to retire early, but we had a cooling issue and we had to retire the car as a precaution before we did any further damage. I think there are a lot of positives from the weekend. Our low fuel pace looked strong and we know we have a little bit to learn on high fuel. We can take a lot from it and it’s good we have another chance next weekend. We’ll learn and move forwards.”
Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
Ausgefallen
Schnellste Runde: 1:09.351
“I’m not quite sure what happened yet, we’ll investigate and find out but of course that’s not how you want to start the season. I had a good start, unlike last year, and quite early on I could see that Valtteri was quick so fighting for the win was always going to be a big challenge. I think it would have been an easy podium and third would have been a decent start to the season but what can you do? This is racing and it is what it is, you can’t change the result now. It is a shame for everyone who worked so hard to get us here this weekend but we will just focus on the race next week and hope for something better.”