13 November


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX Ė S√O PAULO, 13 NOVEMBER


GP BRASILE F1/2016
Maurizio Arrivabene: ďMaybe we could have achieved more, both yesterday and today, but no room for complaining now. Kimiís accident was a shame, while Seb had a great comeback after spinning off track. Now letís focus onto Abu Dhabi: itís the last race of the season but, as we always say, weíre not giving up till the end.Ē


Kimi Raikkonen: ďThe conditions today were not the easiest ones: it was very tricky, and when you do many laps behind the Safety Car it gets even more difficult. It was not raining heavily, but there was a lot of standing water. The biggest problem was the aquaplaning and I got it in a place where I was not expecting it: I spun off on the straight! I almost got the car back, but then I went off in a pretty bad place. The Wet tires are very vulnerable, easy to aquaplaning. It obviously depends on the circuit and on many other things, but comparing to some years ago, those tires could handle this kind of water with no issues of aquaplaning.Ē

Sebastian Vettel: ďObviously, today it was not ideal: in the first part of the race I span, I had some aquaplaning but I wasnít the only one. I think it was a good recovering in the end, it was difficult to come back, and I struggled to get past Sainz: I donít know why it took me a lot of laps before I really started to feel well in the car, and then it was too late. About the duel with Verstappen, I think I was racing side by side to him and he saw me. I still had a little bit of my nose ahead, he was much faster so it was about making the corner and he got past. Not a difficult passing manoeuver, but I donít think it was fully correct. But I wouldnít complain about anything today: I think I was not the only one who got caught out by the aquaplaning, but luckily I didnít crash.Ē
posted at 22:09:00 on 11/13/16 by webmaster - Category: races