29 November


2015 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX SUNDAY 29/11/2015


Carlos Sainz (STR10-01, Car 55)
Race: 11th
Id say its been a good day and a positive weekend overall after a very tough start. Im pleased because we managed to overcome all the problems we had on Friday and we put a very good race together to finish in P11 I think it was the maximum we could do today. It shows that when we dont suffer any problems we can be there. My rookie season ends with a positive feeling because I think weve had a good year and overall Ive definitely learned a lot every race, become a better driver and this will make me stronger. Id also like to thank the whole team for all their hard work during this year, its been great!

Max Verstappen (STR10-02, Car 33)
Race: 16th*
*He finished 12th, but he was imposed 5 second time penalty + Drive through penalty (20 second added to race time)
It wasnt my day today. The pace was good, especially at the beginning, but its a shame that I locked-up my tyres into Turn 8 and therefore had to do an extra stop. From there on, my whole race was compromised and I knew it was going to be difficult to end up in the points. At least I enjoyed some last overtakes! Its been a great season overall, Ive really enjoyed my rookie season and I think we delivered some strong performances.
This team has become already like a second family and Id like to thank everyone here and at the factory in Faenza and Bicester.

Cedrik Staudohar (Renault Sport F1 track support leader)
Naturally we hoped for a better result today but at least we finished the race reliably.
Even though we end the season on a relative low, we can be proud of the achievements this year, including two fourth positions and a total of 67 points, more than double last years total. It has been a pleasure to work with the STR team these last two years. Thanks to all at Viry and Faenza.
posted at 19:20:00 on 11/29/15 by webmaster - Category: races