Mercedes AMG F1 Team
En väldigt lycklig Lewis Hamilton efter racet på hemmaplan, det var hans tredje raka vinst på Silverstone inför tusentals fans.
Britten ledde mer eller mindre hela loppet, förutom något varv under depåstoppen. En perfekt helg för hemmaföraren som firade med att slänga sig i publikhavet efter att ha mottagit sin pokal.
Jobbigare var det för stallkamraten Nico Rosberg som hade det kämpigt under de blöta förhållanden. Han kämpade med unge Max Verstappen mycket av loppet än en gång och lyckades på banan ta sig förbi honom för en andra plats. Men p.g.a otillåten radiotrafik fick han sig relegerad till tredje plats i efterhand efter en 10sekunders bestraffning.
Lewis Hamilton – vinnare
”Best weekend of the whole year! I couldn’t believe it started raining at the beginning of the race. I thought: “are you serious?” It makes it so much harder for everyone when that happens. I couldn’ t really see the safety car either. It was going really slowly and my rear brakes were getting way too cold, so I was trying to heat them up and before I knew it I’m heading straight for the back of the thing! Thank goodness I could turn! Luckily it was okay and from there I was feeling great in the wet conditions. A huge thank you first of all to the team for doing such an amazing job. Our performance this weekend has been outstanding.
And then the crowd… I mean, where do they all come from? It’s absolutely amazing! Nothing we see in any other country even comes close – and that for me just shows the passion us Brits have for sport, regardless of the weather. It’s pouring down and these guys are just like “yeah, we love it!” This is beyond my wildest dreams, honestly. Thank you so much to everyone out there today. It’s just been unbelievable.”
Nico Rosberg – 3a
”Lewis did a better job over the whole weekend and deserved the win, so congratulations to him. I was happy to have finished the race as my gearbox issue at the end was really serious and I almost had to retire the car – but luckily I got it fixed. Generally, though, it felt great out there and I had a great pace on the medium tyres. The battle with Max was good fun. It took a bit of time but I managed to overtake him on the outside. Over the whole weekend the atmosphere here at Silverstone was really outstanding. Okay, I recognise that some guys out there don’t like me as much as Lewis. But that’s normal in his home country and I felt that the majority was very supportive of me. That’s why the British fans are the best and most passionate racing fans in the world, so thank you to them for making it a really great event. Now I look forward to the last two races before the summer break including my home Grand Prix in Germany.”
Ingen toppen helg för Scuderia. Stjärngossen Vettel hade bestraffning till starten vilket flyttade ner honom till elfte rutan och därifrån gick det inte att ta sig mycket längre upp. Regnet innan loppet kunde ha varit en möjlighet men så blev det inte, det jobbiga väglaget och vinden var emot den fyrfaldiga världsmästaren denna gång.
Stallkamraten gick det något bättre för, men inget att skriva hem om det heller. Räikkönen klättrar åtminstone upp till tredje plats i mästerskapet igen, ”best of the rest” för tillfället.
Kimi Raikkonen – 5a
”In the first part of the race the conditions were quite tricky, the visibility in some places was very poor and I had very low grip on the Wet tires, but I tried to go as fast as I could and I went wide a few times. Once we got the Medium tires the situation improved a little bit, but it was not easy. Since the beginning of the weekend we had realized that this would have been a difficult weekend. Today we tried to do our maximum but we had not enough speed to fight against the guys in front. In these kind of conditions we need more downforce and more grip, I’m sure in Hungary it will be much easier for us. Next races it will be a different story, I don’t expect us to have similar issues, obviously you never know, but I expect that we go back to normal.”
Sebastian Vettel – 9a
”Today it was a tough day, but we trust our team and trust our car, so there is no reason to panic and to turn the world upside down. The call to come into the pits was absolutely right, but then the spin didn’t help, and all my advantage was gone again. The penalty in the end didn’t make a difference, it was not on purpose that I was trying to squeeze Felipe. Actually I was going out myself, and I was surprised how little grip there was, going side by side with him. In the end it was a racing incident.
Red Bull Racing
Max gör det igen!
Ja, Verstappen slog sin stallkamrat Daniel Ricciardo i kvalet för första gången och gjorde ett väldigt stabilt lopp under söndagen. Han utmanade Rosberg under mesta delen av loppet för att så när knipa andra platsen på banan.
Ricciardo hade ett jobbigare race, med dåligt tajmade depåstopp och kunde bl.a. därför inte utmana sin stallkamrat och Nico längre fram.
Max Verstappen – 2a
“I felt like I had great pace today so once the track dried up I just tried to have a go. In the beginning I had a lot of spray so it was hard to see where I was going, especially in the first sector. Once I passed Nico I felt like I was closing on Lewis but then he pitted for slicks. We maybe stayed out one lap too long but in the end the race was great and the car was working really well. I had a great battle again with Nico afterwards but as it dried the Mercedes just had too much speed on the straights. I tried to keep up and there was no pressure from behind so I just concentrated on doing my own race. I had a few moments in Turn 1 which was a bit tricky so I had to be careful there but I hear a few others also struggled. The move on the outside at Becketts was fun, he was finding the inside so I thought let’s try the outside. It was a risky move for sure. The car had the grip and I had the feeling so it worked well. There’s a bit of run off there anyway so I had room if it went wrong. In the end we only finished roughly eight seconds behind so I think that is really positive going forwards and shows we are closing the gap. The fans here were great, I couldn’t believe how loud they were and they really supported me. Understandably they were behind Lewis but they got behind me loads also which was great to see.”
Daniel Ricciardo – 4:a
“I think for the team and for the points it was really good. Obviously we gained a bit on Ferrari which is nice, but for me it was lonely and a bit boring. We lost a lot of time with the Virtual Safety Car and that was just bad luck. This was out of our hands and there’s nothing we could have done different. It just came at the wrong time for me and we lost the position to Perez and then more than ten seconds behind the leaders. Then not stopping again for the rest of the race you can’t catch this much.
Fernando Alonso – 13e
“There’s not much to be proud about after finishing 12th and 13th today.
“In the tricky conditions at the start, you can go from hero to zero in the space of one lap, so we just did what we could with the strategy. We lost some positions during the stops, unfortunately, so we need to go away and look at that.
“There was a point in the race where I felt I could have scored a few points – when I was pushing hard behind Felipe [Massa] – but it was just too difficult to overtake. Then I went off at Turn One.
“It was a tough race, but, even though it may not look like it, I think we’ve made a step forward this weekend; we’re more competitive. We could fight with Williams, Force India and Toro Rosso in the race, and that’s good news.”
Jenson Button – 12
“It was definitely the right decision to start the race behind the Safety Car – it was super-wet and there was loads of standing water, but I think it should have been recalled two laps earlier.
“Then, when the Safety Car pitted, everyone boxed for Inters, so I decided to do the opposite, which was a good thing as I overtook a couple of cars. For the second stop, it was better to stop sooner rather than later, but I was stuck behind Valterri [Bottas], so I stayed out for another lap.
“My race wasn’t helped by starting 17th: to get into the points, we need to qualify inside the top 10, hold on in the race, not make mistakes and hope to stay there. I couldn’t really close on the cars in front of me because we don’t yet have quite enough pace in the car to make up sufficient places in the race.
“It wasn’t an easy afternoon, but it was great to see all the fans cheering at the end. They got a British victory as well, so I’m sure they’re very happy.”
Sauber F1 Team
Marcus Ericsson – DNF
“First of all, I want to say a massive thanks to my car crew for rebuilding my car after the crash yesterday. They did an amazing job. It was great to be back in the car today, which was important after such an accident. I felt comfortable in the car. It was obviously disappointing that my race did not last long. We had an electrical issue, so I had to retire early in the race. Now we need to look forward to the next race weekend in Budapest.”
Felipe Nasr – 15
“It was a good race for me, bearing in mind that I started from the back of the field. Overall, we extracted the maximum out of the car as well as the strategy. I got a good understanding of the track conditions, so we pitted at the right time. Initially I had a decent pace on the medium tyres, but after the track completely dried out the lap times were determined by our car’s performance. We are still not there where we want to be. We will keep fighting for points.”
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|Snabbaste varv: Nico Rosberg – 1:35.548|
|Notering: – Rosberg fick 10sek tillagt på sin sluttid för att ha mottagit otillåten hjälp över radion. Vettel fick 5sek tillagt på sin sluttid för att ha tvingat Massa av banan.|
|1||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG F1||52||1:34:55.831||25|
|2||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||52||+8.250sek||18|
|3||6||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG F1||52||+16.911sek||15|
|4||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||52||+26.211sek||12|
|6||11||Sergio Perez||Force India||52||+76.941sek||8|
|7||27||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||52||+77.712sek||6|
|8||55||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||52||+85.858sek||4|
|10||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||52||+92.600sek||1|
|11||19||Felipe Massa||Williams||51||+1 varv||0|
|12||22||Jenson Button||Mclaren Honda||51||+1 varv||0|
|13||14||Fernando Alonso||Mclaren Honda||51||+1 varv||0|
|14||77||Valtteri Bottas||Williams||51||+1 varv||0|
|15||12||Felipe Nasr||Sauber F1||51||+1 varv||0|
|16||21||Esteban Gutierrez||Haas F1||51||+1 varv||0|
|17||20||Kevin Magnussen||Renault Sport||49||DNF||0|
|NC||30||Jolyon Palmer||Renault Sport||37||DNF||0|
|NC||88||Rio Haryanto||Manor Racing||24||DNF||0|
|NC||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas F1||17||DNF||0|
|NC||9||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber F1||11||DNF||0|
|NC||94||Pascal Wehrlein||Manor Racing||6||DNF||0|
Jolyon Palmer, DNF
“Today wasn’t the result I wanted for my home race. It was going reasonably well on the wet tyres at the beginning of the race and then we did a good stop for the intermediate tyres. Things were looking up : I got ahead of Kevin and I was catching Romain Grosjean. When I pitted for slick tyres, I had a green light to go but the rear right wasn’t finished and I’d already started to leave the box. From then on I lost about a minute and then received a 10 seconds penalty for unsafe release. What happened was unfortunate but it could happen to anyone up and down the pitlane. We retired the car as there was a strange feeling with the gearbox.
Kevin Magnussen, DNF
“In the first part of the race the track was very slippery and the balance was difficult as it was wet in places. You have to push from the beginning though and try to stay on track. We tried our best but unfortunately we were just not quick enough today. We suspected something might be wrong with the gearbox towards the end of the race so retired the car as a precaution. It’s just not been our day, but we’ll look through everything and come back stronger in Hungary.”