British Formula 1™ driver Lewis Hamilton MBE was awarded the BRDC’s premier annual award, the BRDC Gold Star, for the fourth time.
Daniel Ricciardo, departing from team: "I just want to say thank you to everyone at Scuderia Toro Rosso, here at the track, back in Faenza and at our wind tunnel for two fantastic years. Thanks guys!”
Daniel Ricciardo: "Tomorrow? The weather will probably decide the story, but anyway, seventh is a great place from which to start."
Daniil Kvyat: "Overall, with this morning, then last week in Austin and the running before that, I now have a lot of confidence in the car."
Daniel Ricciardo: "Now I’m looking forward to the race: I’m just outside the top ten, I’m on the clean side of the track and I get a free tyre choice.”
Daniil Kvyat: "...we still did 20 laps which is important mileage for me and we also managed to do some aero measurements."
Jean-Eric Vergne: "It seems that luck is just not on my side this season, as it’s not the first time I’ve been having a good race until circumstances have worked against me."
Daniel Ricciardo: "The heat? It’s only a problem once you get out of the car because inside the cockpit you get some airflow and it’s all fine.”
Daniel Ricciardo: “Our first day in Abu Dhabi was not the best, as we struggled to find the right balance on the car."
Mark Webber will drive the last three races.
Symbol of UAE pride to be seen by millions around the world on Formula One cars
Positive results but still a lot of work to do to perform well on Sunday.
The German stopped twice, to become the first driver to win in Korea from pole.
Both car did not finished due to mechanical problems.
Jean-Eric Vergne: “We had a problematic Friday, with the main difficulty having to do with the balance of the car."
Daniel Ricciardo: “The crash was my error, trying to make up for lost ground. At the start, my car just seemed to sit there without moving off the line..."