Third and fourth for Red Bull at a wet Suzuka

Sebastian Vettel: "Jules had a bad accident and we hope to have some very good news, very soon."

Sebastian Vettel  (Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 9th): “Everything that happened with the racing on track is secondary today, one of us is in a bad shape and we don’t yet know how he is. Jules had a bad accident and we hope to have some very good news, very soon. Not knowing what’s going on feels terrible, I think all the drivers really feel with him, as we know how difficult and slippery it was today; we hope for the very best.”

Daniel Ricciardo (Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 6th): “Right now we’re all thinking about Bianchi and that’s the biggest concern for us. We heard he had a pretty big crash and it’s not nice when we don’t know if the driver is okay. The race was tricky, it wasn’t going too badly and the set-up we had for yesterday paid off. We tried a few different things with the strategy, but Bianchi is my main concern at the moment.”

Christian Horner, Team Principal: “First of all, irrelevant of anything else, our thoughts are with Jules Bianchi and that he’s okay; that is the absolute first priority.

“For the race, it was a strong race performance by the team with both drivers making great progress and some fantastic overtaking moves. Third and fourth are competitive results. We looked a lot more competitive in the wet conditions, which tend to be a great equaliser.”

Thierry Salvi, Renault: “First and foremost, we are all thinking of Jules and hope for good news. For us, the race was a big challenge given the changing weather conditions. Seb and Dan were able to come back to the front with impressive overtaking throughout the race. The main task for the team was to manage the tyres based on forecast, lap time and driver comments. For us, it was a very busy race looking after the energy management of the power units with such changes in grip and track conditions.”

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Series Formula 1
Event Japanese GP
Sub-event Sunday post-race
Track Suzuka
Drivers Sebastian Vettel , Daniel Ricciardo , Jules Bianchi
Article type Race report
Tags infiniti red bull