POLE, PODIUM AND 27 POINTS AT THE RING
Car 2 MARK WEBBER, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: POLE POSITION
“I’m disappointed not to get the win today – but it’s another good result. At the end we needed to try and do something a bit different; we led the middle part of the race, but we couldn’t get the tyre range around the pit stops to get the undercut on the second stop.
I drove on the limit, but we were not quick enough and that was it. Lewis was able to cover us all the time and respond to my pace, so you couldn’t get the gap. He got a good start and mine wasn’t so good, but the starts aren’t key to the race finishes this year. I did pretty much everything I could today – it was very intense racing between the three of us at the front (Lewis, Fernando and Mark), I was pushing to the limit, but there wasn’t much more we could do to challenge for the victory. We’re a strong unit though – a good team and we’ll push on. We know what we need to do”
Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 3rd
“It was tough, a difficult race. In the beginning, it didn’t feel so bad but I made a mistake, which bought me back to fifth and from there it was a tough recovery. I think fourth was the maximum we could achieve today – it’s not satisfying, but you have to accept that others were quicker today. I didn’t feel good all weekend and didn’t have the pace that Mark did in the car. The pit-stop at the end was fantastic.
You come into the pit lane behind the other car and into your box and you can’t wait to leave as soon as the boys have changed the wheels. As I came out it was nice to see the Ferrari still stationary – that was all down to the boys, they did a very good job. Both Felipe and I were battling for a lot of the race and we were both on the edge. We had a problem mid-race with the brakes, but we managed it well, so we can be happy with the recovery we had from that. Hungary is the next race, which is normally a good track for us, so we’ll see, but we have homework to do. McLaren and Ferrari were very quick in the race and we need to come back to the pace they have.”
CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal:
“A fascinating race – obviously three and four from one and three on the grid isn’t really the result we were looking for, but its still a lot of points for both drivers.
Sebastian had a spin early on and flat spotted the tyres quite badly
Sebastian had a spin early on and flat spotted the tyres quite badly, so we went as far as we dare with him and then he spent a lot of the race looking at Massa’s gearbox. It all came down to a race in the pit lane and our boys did a phenomenal job, nailed a fantastic pit stop and leap-frogged the Ferrari. There was a bit of excitement there and I think, as Sebastian said on the radio, he owns P4 to them today.”
CYRIL DUMONT, Renault:
“It was a pretty difficult race – we didn’t have particularly good starts with either car and then Seb made a small mistake. It’s a shame not to finish higher, but we cannot win all the races, so to finish third and fourth, it’s not too bad overall and we still bought home a good haul of points for the Constructors’ Championship. I would like to congratulate all the guys that did the last pit stop, as they did a fantastic job to get the fourth place today.”
By: Red Bull