24 July


2016 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 24/07/2016


Carlos Sainz (STR11-01, Car 55)
Race: Pos. 8th
“A solid race from us today here in Budapest, I’m satisfied with the result. I’m pretty pleased with the race, even if Fernando Alonso got past us at the start. We were able to keep up with McLaren’s pace, something that during the practice sessions on Friday and Saturday didn’t look like we’d be able to do… It was just impossible to overtake him! If you would have told me I’d finish P8 after the bad start to the weekend that we had, I wouldn’t have believed it! I think we can be very happy and pleased with ourselves – the team did a great job to turn things around and I’d like to thank them for this! We can now go to Germany feeling confident.”


Daniil Kvyat (STR11-02, Car 26)
Race: Pos. 16th
“Unfortunately, I have to say this was one of the least enjoyable races I’ve experienced for quite a while… We had a very poor start – I had too much wheel spin and there was something wrong with the settings – and that sadly defined the rest of our race. We lost a few positions, went towards the back of the grid and from then on it was very hard to recover and move forward. In motorsport you have good days and bad days and this has been one of those negative ones. Luckily the next race is next week, so we can forget about this one quickly and hope for a better one in Germany.”

Franz Tost (Team Principal)
“Today’s was not an easy race, as the teams in the midfield are very close together. Alonso was able to gain a position at the start of the race and after that it wasn’t possible for Carlos to overtake him. He therefore finished in eighth position, which on one side is good because we could add some points to our tally, but on the other side McLaren scored more than us and is now very close to us in the Constructors’ Championship. This will make it tricky for us during the next races, but I think that our chassis is performing very well and we still have a good chance to defend our position. Daniil had a problem at the start which we have to investigate, as this made him loose many positions. It’s a shame, as his pace during the race was very competitive, especially on the Super Soft tyres. We now look forward and work hard to prepare for next week’s race at the Hockenheim circuit in Germany.”
posted at 20:34:00 on 07/24/16 by webmaster - Category: races