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Sunday, July 5, 2015

2015 Historic Formula Ford Round 6 at Cadwell Park, Louth Lincolnshire UK 27/28 June (full race video)

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2015 Race review - 21 June @ Red Bull Ring Spielberg. Austria

2015 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 21 /06 /2015 
Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 14-16°C air, 27-36°C track

Max Verstappen (STR10 - 02 , Car 33)
Race: Pos. 8th

“I’m happy with today’s race, I think we did everything we could and had some good fights. I enjoyed every lap to be honest! The car worked really well and especially the last few laps were quite exciting. We were very close to ending in P7, but I’m very happy with P8, it’s a great result for the whole team. We’ve learned more about the tyres and I think that the u pdates we brought are positive, so all in all, everything felt really good in the race today. I’m also happy to have final ly scored some more points , especially here at the Red Bull Ring ”

Carlos Sainz (STR10 - 04, Car 55)
Race: Retired

“I was really enjoying it out there today, I was having a lot of fun, especially after those first few laps where everything went perfectly. I was just focused on moving forward, targeting the rivals in front. We were doing a very good race but unfortunately, after the pit - stop I ran out of power all of a sudden and my race finished there. It’s very disappointing, especially because we had managed to get into the top ten after only a couple of laps and I was very motivated. I think we could’ve achieved a positive result if this h adn’t happened, we certainly had the pace for it!”

Franz Tost (Team Principal) “The race started well for us today. Both drivers managed to do a good start, especially Carlos had a great first lap and m oved up to P9. Max ’ s pace was strong and even though he wasn’t able to ho ld Bottas behind, the speed was good throughout the race. Unfortunately we lost some seconds behind Kvyat, which in the end cost us the seventh place as I’m convinced that if that hadn’t happened, we could’ve kept Maldonado behind. In the end Max crossed the line in P8, which means more points for the team, but we can’t be totally happy as our direct competitors scored more points than us. Carlos’ pace was also good, but unfortunately he had a technical problem which we now have to analyse. Hopefully we can prevent this from happening at the next race in Silverstone. I would also like to say that the car worked very well thanks to the upgrades we brought here, so hopefully we can continue improving on the performance side and finish the race in the poi nts with both cars next time out.”

Cedrik Staudohar ( Renault Sport F1 track s upport leader) “ A very strong race for Max, with a g ood result on a challenging track. We were able to extract the maximum from the car and he fought hard to earn the points. Unfortunately we had a problem with Carlos’ car. It started to lose electrical power and the lap times dropped off too much to remain on track. We will look at why so we can com e back strongly in Silverstone. ”
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Sauber F1 Team - FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2015 Race review - 21 June @ Red Bull Ring Spielberg. Austria

The Sauber F1 Team ended the Austrian Grand Prix in 11th (Nasr) and 13th (Ericsson). A disappointing result considering the starting positions 8th and 11th. Felipe Nasr struggled with overheating brakes, therefore, the Brazilian was not able to keep up his pace. Marcus Ericsson’s race was compromised by a jump start, which cost him a drive-through-penalty. In addition, after an incident on lap one, the Swede had a damaged car which affected his performance and was followed by an electronic issue.

Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 14-16°C air, 27-36°C track

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Start on supersoft tyres, after 2 laps change to soft tyres and after 45 laps change to supersoft tyres

“It began at the start with me being to eager and jumping the start. On lap one I went over debris, which destroyed both my front and rear wing. I had an early first pit stop to get a new front wing, but we saw on the data that my pace was compromised. Furthermore, I had an electronic issue, so the car switched off twice, which forced me to restart it again.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Start on supersoft tyres, after 24 laps change to soft tyres

“I am disappointed with this result. I struggled a lot with overheating brakes. I was not able to brake properly, therefore it was difficult to defend my position. Looking back from where we started, we expected to be in the points today, and I did everything I could to make it happen. We need to find a solution, as we cannot loose such opportunites.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“A very disappointing race because we had chances to score points when looking at our grid positions. For Marcus, the race was immediately affected by a jump start and a damaged car. Felipe had huge difficulties with the brakes, which compromised his race pace, so he was not able to keep hold of his position. We now need to find a solution for these issues."

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:“A day of missed opportunities. Marcus’ race was compromised very early on by a jump start, which cost him a drive-through-penalty. Due to a damaged rear wing, he lost downforce which affected the performance of his car. Felipe had issues with the brakes that became severe during the second half of the race. Therefore he could not keep up with the pace, so he was not able to finish the race in the points. A disappointing Sunday for all of us.

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Das Sauber F1 Team beendete den Grossen Preis von Österreich auf den Plätzen 11 (Nasr) und 13 (Ericsson). Ein enttäuschendes Resultat, wenn man die Startpositionen (8., 11.) in Betracht zieht. Felipe Nasr hatte mit überhitzten Bremsen zu kämpfen. Deshalb konnte er seine anfangs guten Rundenzeiten nicht halten. Marcus Ericsson’s Rennen wurde durch einen Frühstart beeinträchtigt, was eine Durchfahrtsstrafe zur Folge hatte. In Runde 1 führte ein weiterer Zwischenfall dazu, dass er sein Fahrzeug beschädigte und deshalb an Performance einbüsste. Dazu kamen noch Schwierigkeiten mit der Elektronik.

Wetter: sonnig/bewölkt und trocken, 14-16°C Luft, 27-36°C Asphalt

Marcus Ericsson (Startnummer 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf superweichen Reifen, nach 2 Runden auf weiche Reifen gewechselt und nach 45 Runden auf superweiche Reifen gewechselt

„Die Probleme begannen schon beim Start, als ich einen Frühstart verursachte. Gleich darauf konnte ich nicht mehr ausweichen und überfuhr Trümmerteile, die meinen Front- und Heckflügel beschädigten. So musste ich früh im Rennen zum ersten Boxenstopp. Doch auch mit einer neuen Frontpartie blieb meine Performance beeinträchtigt. Danach hatte ich noch Schwierigkeiten mit der Elektronik. Nach einem zweimaligen Neustart konnte ich wieder weiterfahren.“

 Felipe Nasr (Startnummer 12):Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf superweichen Reifen, nach 24 Runden auf weiche Reifen gewechselt

„Ein enttäuschendes Rennen. Meine Bremsen überhitzten, was dazu führte, dass ich meine Position nicht verteidigen konnte. In Anbetracht unserer Startplätze haben wir erwartet, in die Punkte zu fahren. Ich habe alles versucht, aber es hat leider nicht geklappt. Wir müssen nun eine Lösung finden, damit wir solche Möglichkeiten nicht erneut vergeben.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:„Ein sehr enttäuschendes Rennen, da wir von der Ausgangslage her Chancen auf Punkte hatten. Bei Marcus wurde das Rennen durch den Frühstart und Beschädigungen an seinem Auto beeinträchtigt. Felipe hatte grosse Probleme mit den Bremsen, wodurch seine Rundenzeiten nicht schnell genug waren. Dadurch konnte er seine Position nicht halten. Wir müssen diese Schwierigkeiten in den Griff bekommen.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Ein Tag der verpassten Chancen. Marcus‘ Rennen wurde sehr früh durch den Frühstart beeinträchtigt, was ihm später eine Durchfahrtsstrafe einbrachte. Da der Heckflügel beschädigt wurde, fehlte es seinem Auto an Abtrieb, was zu relativ langsamen Rundenzeiten führte. Felipe hatte Probleme mit den Bremsen, die etwa zur Hälfte des Rennens stärker wurden. Dadurch war er nicht in der Lage, in die Punkte zu fahren. Ein enttäuschender Sonntag.“


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2015 - 21 June @ Red Bull Ring. Spielberg 1 ROS 2 HAM 3 MAS 4 VET 5 BOT 6 HUL #AustrianGP

Practice 1 Fri 10:00 – 11:30
Practice 2 Fri 14:00 – 15:30
Practice 3 Sat 11:00 – 12:00
Qualifying Sat 14:00 – 15:00
Race Sun 14:00 – 16:00
Number of Laps 71
Circuit Length 4.326 km

Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 14-16°C
Track: dry 27-36°C
# Driver                     Team      
1. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 71 laps 1hr 30m 16.930s
2. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes +3.8s
3. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams +17.5s
4. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari +18.1s
5. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams +53.6s
6. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India +64.0s
7. Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus +1 lap
8. Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso +1 lap
9. Sergio Perez MEX Force India +1 lap
10. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull +1 lap
11. Felipe Nasr BRZ Sauber +1 lap
12. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull +1 lap
13. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber +2 laps
14. Roberto Merhi ESP Manor +3 laps


Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus-Mercedes 
Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Renault 
Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 
Will Stevens GBR Manor-Ferrari 
Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 0 laps completed
Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 0 laps completed

Fastest lap
Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 1m 28.270s

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sauber F1 Team - FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2015 #FP3 & #Quali review - 20 June @ Red Bull Ring Spielberg. Austria

A satisfying result for the Sauber F1 Team after an exciting qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix due to drying track conditions. Felipe Nasr managed to make it into Q3 and finished 9th, while Marcus Ericsson qualified 12th. Due to Daniil Kvyat’s (Red Bull) penalty, the Sauber F1 Team drivers will start the race from P8 (Nasr) and P11 (Ericsson).

Weather: FP3: overcast/rainy and dry/wet, 12-13°C air, 20-26°C track;
Qualifying: overcast and wet/dry, 12-13°C air, 22-25°C track

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 12th in Q2 (1:10.426 min / supersoft tyres)3rd practice: 12th (1:11.058 min / supersoft tyres / 22 laps)

“It is disappointing that my lap time was not good enough at the end of Q2, although I felt comfortable in the car and the team made the right calls. The conditions were difficult today, but this was the same for everyone. Nevertheless, it is still a good starting position for the race.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 9th in Q3 (1:09.713 min / supersoft tyres)
 3rd practice: 17th (1:11.906 min / supersoft tyres / 9 laps) 

“It was a great qualifying for us. Since the first free pactice we have gone in the right direction and saw that our car was competitive. The conditions were not easy today, but everyone in the team did a good job and put everything together. It is a satisfying starting position for the race, and I am confident about fighting for points.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“It was a good qualifying for us here in Spielberg. Both drivers were satisfied with the balance of the car in the practice sessions. Felipe and Marcus both showed strong performances in qualifying, and they will also move up one position each on the starting grid. It looks promising for the race.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“It was a tricky qualifying with a satisfying ending for us. The conditions in Q1 especially were difficult, due to a partially wet circuit. During Q2 and Q3 the track was then dry. In these circumstances it is always a question of timing - you have to send the drivers on track at the right time with the correct tyre set, that we largely succeeded in doing. Our performance is good and the result has exceeded our expectations. We achieved two good starting positions to be able to fight for points from.”

Ein zufriedenstellendes Ergebnis für das Sauber F1 Team nach einem spannenden Qualifying zum Grossen Preis von Österreich. Nach einsetzendem Regen während des dritten freien Trainings trocknete die nasse Strecke während der Qualifikation mehr und mehr ab. Felipe Nasr schaffte es in Q3 und beendete das Qualifying auf der neunten Position, wohingegen Marcus Ericsson 12. wurde. Aufgrund der Strafe von Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull), starten die Sauber F1 Team Piloten das Rennen von den Positionen acht (Nasr) und elf (Ericsson).

Wetter: 3. Training: bewölkt/regnerisch und trocken/nass, 12-13°C Luft, 20-26°C Asphalt;
Qualifikation: bewölkt und feucht/trocken, 12-13°C Luft, 22-25°C Asphalt

Marcus Ericsson (Startnummer 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 12. in Q2 (1:10,426 min / superweiche Reifen)3. Training: 12. (1:11,058 min /superweiche Reifen / 22 Runden)

„Es ist schade, dass meine Rundenzeit gegen Ende von Q2 nicht für Q3 gereicht hat. Ich fühlte mich wohl im Auto und das Team hat die richtigen Entscheidungen bezüglich unserer Strategie getroffen. Die Streckenbedingungen waren heute recht schwierig, was jedoch für alle gleich war. Nichtsdestotrotz ist es eine gute Startposition für das Rennen.“

Felipe Nasr (Startnummer 12):

Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 9. in Q3 (1:09,713 min / superweiche Reifen)3. Training: 17. (1:11,906 min /superweiche Reifen / 9 Runden)

„Das war ein gutes Qualifying für uns. Schon ab dem ersten freien Training waren wir auf dem richten Weg und sahen, dass unsere Rundenzeiten durchaus konkurrenzfähig waren. Die äusseren Bedingungen waren heute nicht einfach, doch das Team hat gute Arbeit geleistet und die Konzentration behalten. Ich bin zuversichtlich, dass wir morgen um Punkte kämpfen können.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Dem Team ist in Spielberg ein gutes Qualifying gelungen. Beide Fahrer waren auf dieser Strecke schon in den Trainings mit dem Auto und der Abstimmung zufrieden. Felipe und Marcus haben eine sehr starke Leistung gezeigt. Beide werden in der Startaufstellung noch einen Platz nach vorne rücken. Es sieht gut aus für das Rennen.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Ein zufriedenstellendes Ergebnis nach einem schwierigen Qualifying. Vor allem Q1 war nicht einfach wegen der teilweise noch feuchten Streckenbedingungen. Während Q2 und in Q3 war der Asphalt dann trocken. Bei solchen Verhältnissen ist es stets eine Frage des Timings - die Fahrer müssen zur richtigen Zeit mit den passenden Reifen auf die Strecke. Das ist uns mehrheitlich gelungen. Unsere Performance ist gut und das Resultat hat unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Wir haben vielversprechende Ausgangspositionen für morgen.“
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Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2015 #FP3 & #Quali review - 20 June @ Red Bull Ring Spielberg. Austria

Weather: FP3: overcast/rainy and dry/wet, 12-13°C air, 20-26°C track;
Qualifying: overcast and wet/dry, 12-13°C air, 22-25°C track

Max Verstappen (STR10 - 02 , Car 33)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:10.436 , pos. 8th , 23 laps 
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1: 11.307 , (Q2) 1: 09.631 , (Q3) 1:09.612, pos. 7th 

“ I’m happy with P7, I think it’ s a good result. Q1 was very difficult. We started on the Intermediate tyres and then we switched to the Super Softs even though the track wasn’t completely dry and some braking z ones still had some wet spots. It was easy to lock - up but I took it easy, avoided making any mistakes and got through to Q2. The track was dry then so you could do your own lines and the car was working very well. I think we’ve been showing good pace all weekend and even though it will be a difficult race for us on the straights, we can get a bit of an advantage in sectors two and three and fight for points again.”

Carlos Sainz (STR10 - 04, Car 55)
Third P ractice Session - Best lap: 1: 11.139 , pos. 13th , 18 laps 
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1: 11.158 , (Q2) 1: 10.465 , pos. 13th 

“A bit of a disappointing qualifying session for me today, especially because we’ve chosen the wet set - up for today which will make tomorrow’s race complicated unless it ra ins. It’s a shame, because I have been quick throughout the whole weekend and the first part of qualifying, but when it came to the moment that counted I got stuck in traffic in the first and second sectors and that ruined my lap. I hope it rains tomorrow because if not it will be a very complicated race due to the downforce level we’ve chosen. Overtaking will also be difficult but, obviously, I will try my best. ”

James Key (Technical Director) “Today’s wet conditions were posi tive for us and we knew this would help us because it neutralizes the track a bit. Both drivers did very well in Q1 and we were very happy with their performance in the wet as well as in the drying conditions. We were hopeful of getting both cars into Q3 and Max did a very good job to get through with a competitive time on what was practically a dry track. Unfortunately Carlos missed his firs t timed lap and then got some traffic on his second one. If we also add the fact that he didn’t get an Option run this morning in FP3, it made it even trickier for him as he was still learning in Q2. To see Max get into Q3 and finish in P7 is great, we wer e not expecting to be so strong here.”