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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - 2015 Grand Prix de Monaco race review Sunday 24 May @ Circuit de Monaco Monte Carlo

2015 MONACO GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 24/05 /2015 

Carlo s Sainz (STR10 - 04, Car 55)
Race: Pos. 10th

“What an amazing race, I’m very happy with the result! To start from the pit lane in Monaco, on my debut, and to cross the line in P10 feels like a victory! It was a very good race from the team in terms of strategy and tyre management. We worked for it very hard and completed a super long stint on the Soft tyre. This finally paid off and we managed to score a point. I was really enjoying it out there, I was quick and enjoying this unique track, I didn’t want the race to end!”

Max Verstappen (STR10 - 03, Car 33)
Race: Retired 

“I got off to a good start and even though I was blocked between Perez and Maldonado, in general I was happy with how the car performed straig ht away. I took it easy during the first laps and stayed out of trouble. After that we had great pace, I managed to pass Maldonado early on in the race and we then closed the gap to Perez. I was feeling very good in the car! Unfortunately, we had a slow first pit - stop, so we lost some positions and had to fight my way forward. I pitted again when I got stuck behind Bottas and on the Super Soft tyres we had great pace again. I was really happy with the car in the race. I was even catching up with Vettel and Rosberg, even though I decided to stay behind because it made it easier to get past other people. Then I got very close to Grosjean whil e fighting for the final points position and I ended up in the barriers. It was quite a big crash, but I’m feeling fine. ”
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Sauber F1 Team - 2015 Grand Prix de Monaco race review Sunday 24 May @ Circuit de Monaco Monte Carlo

The Monaco Grand Prix ended positively for the Sauber F1 Team after a rather difficult weekend. Marcus Ericsson was 13th, while Felipe Nasr managed to finish the race in P9, bringing the team two world championship points. In total the Sauber F1 Team has 21 points, and is fifth in the constructors’ championship.


Weather: sunny and dry, 18-19°C air, 32-40°C track

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Start on supersoft tyres, after 14 laps change to soft tyres, after 38 and 69 laps change to supersoft tyres

“Finishing 13th is disappointing, but starting from 17th we knew that it was going to be a difficult race. We need to analyse the data to get a better understanding. Then we can learn from it and do better next time. In general the balance of the car felt good, and I think at some points during the race the pace was quite strong.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Start on supersoft tyres, after 18 laps change to soft tyres and after 64 laps change to supersoft tyres

“It was a great race, and I am happy to have scored points again. It is an amazing feeling being rewarded after such a difficult weekend. It was an exhausting race, as I did my best to extract the most out of the car. The team did a very good job by choosing the correct strategy and calling me in for the pit stops at the right times. The points are for everyone in the team.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“An encouraging result, especially when you take into account how the weekend had gone up to the race. Felipe drove a good race. In Monaco you need to drive intelligently and be patient while waiting for chances. This is what he has done. Marcus did the same, unfortunately was not rewarded with points, but he also put in a solid performance. The whole team did a very good job – here at the track and also at the factory in Hinwil.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“Earning two points here in Monaco is undoubtedly a good achievement, especially when considering our practice results. Felipe achieved the best out of his 14th starting position, which was also thanks to a few retirements. He was able to keep up well from the start on, so we adapted our strategy to our direct competitors. During the safety car period we called him in for his second pit stop, because we expected not to loose a position. Marcus was stuck in traffic more, so we went for a different strategy with his first pit stop planned early in the race. Felipe and Marcus both did a good job. Driving a troublefree race on this street circuit over 78 laps is not at all easy.”
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Ein wichtiges Resultat für das Sauber F1 Team beim Grossen Preis von Monaco nach einem bis dahin schwierigen Wochenende. Marcus Ericsson beendete das Rennen als 13., während Felipe Nasr unter die Top 10 fahren konnte und als Neunter zwei Weltmeisterschafts-Punkte sammelte. In der Konstrukteurs-Weltmeisterschaft behauptet das Sauber F1 Team seinen fünften Platz und hat nun 21 WM-Punkte.


Wetter: sonnig/bewölkt, 18-19°C Luft, 32-40°C Asphalt

Marcus Ericsson (Startnummer 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf superweichen Reifen, nach 14 Runden auf weiche Reifen gewechselt, nach 38 und 69 Runden auf superweiche Reifen gewechselt

„Das Rennen auf dem 13. Platz zu beenden ist enttäuschend. Allerdings wussten wir schon von Beginn an, dass es mit der 17. Startposition kein einfaches Rennen werden wird. Wir müssen nun die Daten analysieren, um diese genauer zu verstehen. Daraus können wir lernen, um es dann in den kommenden Rennen besser zu machen. Generell war die Balance des Autos recht gut, zumal auch die Rundenzeiten in einigen Abschnitten des Rennens konkurrenzfähig waren.“

Felipe Nasr (Startnummer 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf superweichen Reifen, nach 18 auf weiche Reifen gewechselt und nach 64 Runden auf superweiche Reifen gewechselt

„Es war ein tolles Rennen. Ich bin sehr glücklich darüber, erneut Punkte gesammelt zu haben. Nach einem schwierigen Wochenende ist es ein grossartiges Gefühl, mit Punkten belohnt zu werden. Das Rennen war anstrengend. Ich habe mein Bestes gegeben und bin konstant am Limit gefahren, um das Maximum aus dem Auto herauszuholen. Das Team hat heute sehr gute Arbeit geleistet. Sie haben die passende Strategie gewählt sowie mich zu optimalen Zeiten an die Boxen zum Reifenwechsel gerufen. Die Punkte gelten jedem einzelnen im Team.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Ein erfreuliches Ergebnis, vor allem wenn man berücksichtigt, wie das Wochenende bis zum Rennen gelaufen war. Felipe ist ein gutes Rennen gefahren. Es gilt in Monaco klug und geduldig auf seine Chance zu warten, was er getan hat. Für Marcus, der das gleiche gemacht hat, waren leider keine Punkte möglich. Aber auch er hat eine solide Leistung gezeigt. Dem ganzen Team gilt ein grosses Lob für die gute Arbeit – an der Strecke, wie zu Hause in Hinwil.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„In Monaco zwei Punkte zu holen ist zweifellos eine gute Leistung, vor allem, wenn man unsere Trainingsplatzierungen berücksichtigt. Felipe schaffte es, aus seiner 14. Startposition und wenigen Ausfällen Kapital zu schlagen. Er konnte von Beginn an seine Position halten, so dass wir seine Strategie auf unsere direkten Konkurrenten ausrichten konnten. Während der Safety-Car-Phase machten wir bei ihm einen Reifenstopp, weil wir davon ausgehen konnten, keinen Platz zu verlieren. Marcus blieb mehr im Verkehr stecken. So mussten wir ihn früher als geplant zum ersten Boxenstopp holen. Beide Fahrer machten ihre Sache gut. Auf diesem Strassenkurs über 78 Runden ein fehlerfreies Rennen zu fahren, ist keineswegs leicht.“
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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2015 - 24 May @ Circuit de Monaco 1 ROS 2 VET 3 HAM 4 KVY 5 RIC 6 RAI 7 PER 8 BUT 9 NAS 10 SAI

Sunday May 24
Race  - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Number of Laps 78
Circuit Length 3.337 km
Race Distance 260.286 km
Weather: 19°C
Track: 37°C
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#  Driver                    Team        Laps / time / Gap
1. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 78 laps 1hr 31m 54.067s
2. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari +4.4s
3. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes +6.0s
4. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull +11.9s
5. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull +13.6
6. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari +14.3s
7. Sergio Perez MEX Force India +15.0s
8. Jenson Button GBR McLaren +16.0s
9. Felipe Nasr BRZ Sauber +23.6s
10. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso +25.0s
11. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India +26.2s
12. Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus +28.4s
13. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber +31.1s
14. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams +45.7s
15. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams +1 lap
16. Roberto Merhi ESP Manor +2 laps
17. Will Stevens GBR Manor +2 laps

Retirements
Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 63 laps completed accident
Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren 41 laps completed temps/gearbox
Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus 5 laps completed brakes
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - 2015 Grand Prix de Monaco #FP3 & #Qualifiying review Saturday 23 May @ Circuit de Monaco Monte Carlo


2015 MONACO GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 23 /05 /2015 

Carlos Sainz (STR10 - 04, Car 55)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:17.256, pos. 5th , 39 laps 
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:17.246, (Q2) 1:16.762, (Q3) 1:16.931 , pos.8th 

He will have to start from the Pit lane, as per today ’s FIA doc nr. 24
“Considering where we were in FP1, FP2 and FP3, a P8 in today’s qualifying session could have seemed disappointing, but we need to remember that our objective was always to get into Q3 in order to fight for points in tomorrow’s race, and that’s what we had done today. I was actually quite satisfied and happy with a P8 in my debut in Monaco, but the stewards’ decision for me to start from the pit lane for not stopping at the weighing bridge in Q1 is very disappointing . 78 laps around here in tomorrow’s race will now be even tougher . In Monaco it’s very difficult to overtake but I will try my best.”

 Max Verstappen (STR10 - 03, Car 33)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:17.788 , pos. 9th , 23 laps 
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1: 16.750 , (Q2) 1: 16.546 , (Q3) 1: 16.957 , pos. 10th 

He will start the race from P9 , following today ’s FIA doc nr. 24
“I’m disappointed with qualifying in P10 here in Monaco. Q1 and Q2 were okay, even though I was already starting to struggle with the tyres, but in Q3 it was really difficult to get the tyres up to temperature. I had no grip at all and started to lock - up a lot, and in my last run I was only eight hundredths faster with a new set of tyres. We have to make sure we look into this and under stand the reason . We will try and make the most out of today’s result in tomorrow’s race, but it won’t be easy. I will try and make a good start, stay out of trouble and hopefully fight for some more points.”

Ben Waterhouse ( Deputy Technical Director)
“We had hoped to get both cars into Q3 and that’s finally what we did – at least in terms of performance. Unfortunately Carlos missed the weigh bridge and he will now have to start from the pit lane, while in Max’s case, we are slightly disappointed as we feel there was more potential in the car and we haven’t managed to get the most of it today. However, considering it’s both Carlos and Max’s first time in a Formula 1 car her in Monaco, they have driven well this weekend. Looking forward to tomorrow, with Max we remain in a good position to achieve our main target of points. For Carlos, it will be a big challenge to finish in the top ten , howeve r, this is Monaco and anything can happen, so we will prepare ourselves as well as possible hop ing for a good result tomorrow.”
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Sauber F1 Team - 2015 Grand Prix de Monaco #FP3 & #Qualifying review Saturday 23 May @ Circuit de Monaco Monte Carlo



For the Sauber F1 Team the disappointing starting positions of 16th (Nasr ) and 18th (Ericsson) for the Monaco Grand Prix are not surprising after the practice sessions. Both drivers struggled to get the tyres to work due to little downforce.


Weather: sunny/overcast, 18-19°C air, 24-29°C track

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 18th in Q1 (1:18.513 min / supersoft tyres)3rd practice: 18th (1:19.269 min / supersoft tyres / 37 laps)

“It was a diffucult qualifying for us. Since the first practice session we have been struggling to get the tyres to work in these cooler track temperatures. I was a bit unlucky with some traffic, so I lost a bit of time in the last sector. But this can happen on the narrow streets in Monaco. We will do our best in tomorrow’s race.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 16th in Q1 (1:18.101 min / supersoft tyres)3rd practice: 17th (1:18.767 min / supersoft tyres / 38 laps)

“We are obviously disappointed about being near the back of the starting grid. Looking back to the free practice sessions, we all knew it would be difficult for us. At the moment we have to make the best of our current package. Tomorrow we need some luck, but we are in Monte Carlo, and we know from previous races that anything can happen here.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“A disappointing result in qualifying. After the free practice sessions it was clear it would be difficult. However, we had been hoping for more. But on the street track in Monaco everything is possible. It will be crucial to have a troublefree race.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“We cannot be satisfied with this result. The time gap per lap to our direct competitors in front of us was reduced from FP3 to qualifying, but it was not enough for Q2. We all know overtaking is almost impossible here, but the race is long and the Monaco Grand Prix can be unpredictable.”
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Für das Sauber F1 Team kamen die enttäuschenden Startplätze 16 (Nasr) und 18 (Ericsson) zum Grossen Preis von Monaco nach den freien Trainings nicht sonderlich überraschend. Beide Piloten klagten über zu wenig Abtrieb, wodurch sie die Reifen nicht optimal zum Arbeiten bringen konnten.


Wetter: sonnig/bewölkt, 18-19°C Luft, 24-29°C Asphalt

Marcus Ericsson (Startnummer 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 18. in Q1 (1:18,513 min / superweiche Reifen)3. Training: 18. (1:19,269 min / superweiche Reifen / 37 Runden)

„Es war ein schwieriges Qualifying für uns. Seit dem ersten Training versuchen wir, unsere Reifen auf Temperatur zu bringen. Die eher kühlen Aussentemperaturen erschweren dies zusätzlich. Ich hatte auch etwas Pech mit dem Verkehr auf der Strecke, wodurch ich im letzten Sektor etwas Zeit verlor. Doch das kann in Monaco immer passieren. Morgen werden wir unser Bestes geben.“

Felipe Nasr (Startnummer 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 16. in Q1 (1:18,101 min / superweiche Reifen)
3. Training: 17. (1:18,767 min / superweiche Reifen / 38 Runden)

„Wir sind natürlich enttäuscht, in der Startaufstellung relativ weit hinten zu stehen. Wir wussten allerdings bereits in den freien Trainings, dass es im Qualifying schwierig werden würde. Nun müssen wir versuchen das Beste aus unserem derzeitigen Paket herausholen. Vielleicht haben wir morgen etwas Glück, denn wir wissen aus vergangenen Rennen, dass in Monte Carlo vieles möglich ist.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Ein enttäuschendes Ergebnis im Qualifying. Obwohl es nach den Trainings klar war, dass es schwierig wird, hätten wir uns etwas mehr erwartet. Doch auf dem Strassenkurs in Monaco ist alles möglich, darum ist es entscheidend, morgen ein fehlerfreies Rennen zu zeigen.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Wir können mit diesen Ergebnissen nicht zufrieden sein. Zwar hat sich der Rückstand zu den direkt vor uns liegenden Konkurrenten verringert, dennoch reichte es nicht für das zweite Qualifying. Wir alle wissen, dass Überholen hier in Monte Carlo schwierig ist. Nichtsdestotrotz sind viele Runden zu absolvieren, zumal der Grosse Preis von Monaco unberechenbar sein kann.“
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#Qualifying - FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2015 - 23 May @ Circuit de Monaco 1 HAM 2 ROS 3 VET 4 RIC 5 KVY 6 RAI 7 PER 8 SAI 9 MAL 10 VES

Saturday May 23
Qualifying  - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Circuit Length 3.337 km
Weather: 19°C
Track: 27°C
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#  Driver                        Team       Time
1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 1m 15.098s
2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 1m 15.440s
3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari 1m 15.849s
4. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 1m 16.041s
5. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull 1m 16.182s
6. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari 1m 16.427s
7. Sergio Perez MEX Force India 1m 16.808s
8. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso 1m 16.931s
9. Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus 1m 16.946s
10. Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 1m 16.957s
Q2
11. Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus 1m 17.007s
12. Jenson Button GBR McLaren 1m 17.093s
13. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India 1m 17.193s
14. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams 1m 17.278s
15. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren 1m 26.632s
Q1
16. Felipe Nasr BRZ Sauber 1m 18.101s
17. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams 1m 18.434s
18. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber 1m 18.513s
19. Will Stevens GBR Manor Marussia 1m 20.655s
20. Roberto Merhi ESP Manor Marussia 1m 20.904s

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Q1 18 minutes
Q2 15 minutes Q3 12 minutes