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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - 2014 PIRELLI HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX Race Sunday 26 July @ Hungaroring Hungary review

Jean - Eric Vergne (STR9 - 0 1 )
 Race Position: 9th

“I'm very pleased with the weekend, I think it was a good one. As for the race, the team did a fantastic job to call me in straight after the safety car and everything worked well. The race was really nice and I had a lot of fun being in second position for some time. I knew that I didn't have the pace to keep up with the others around me until the end of the race but it was a great moment. Obviously I would have liked to finish in a better position to get more points but we still have to improve the perfor mance level of the car. I'm confident that step by step this will come soon, so I'm really positive for the second part of the season."

Daniil Kvyat (STR9 - 0 4 )  
Race Position: 14th

 “This was a very tough race. I ’m not sure what happened at the start, it has never happened to me before. T h e engine just stalled and so I was forced to start from the pit lane. The first half of the race was not too bad, I tried to catch up bu t overtaking was difficult and I had a hard ti me looking after the tyres, especially being stuck behind the other cars. It ’ s a shame we couldn ’ t finish the first half of the season on a high note, but I ’ m sure we can turn things around and come back stronger at the next race.”

Franz Tost (Team Principal ) “ We showed a very good performance in the Qualifying, starting the race with Jev from eighth a nd Daniil from tenth position. Jev showed a fantastic race under wet conditions, but also i n the drying off circumstances, when he was second behind Alonso showing Rosberg, Vettel and Hamilton the back of the car. It was clear tha t under a full dry track we can ’ t keep this position. At the end we scored points again which is quite positive. Daniil ’ s engine stalled at the start. We have never faced this before. We will investigate the reason for this to prevent it in the future. Taking into consideration that Daniil had to start fr om the pit lane he showed a good race. Thanks to the team which did a good job during the entire weekend, and congratulation s to Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo for the fantastic victory.”

Ricardo Penteado ( Renault Sport F1 track support leader) “ Both cars crossed the line with all the Power Unit parameters on the green side and energy management was good, considering the evolving conditions. JEV showed incredible form on the changing track and in fact deserved to score more points. Daniil’s race was unfortunately compromised at the start when the engine stalled – we are still investigating why this occurred . Congratulations to our sister team Red Bull and to Daniel on a great victory today.”
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Sauber F1 Team - 2014 PIRELLI HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX Race Sunday 26 July @ Hungaroring Hungary review



A strong performance by the Sauber F1 Team at the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest was not rewarded. Adrian Sutil finished in 11th and missed out on a point by just 0.9 seconds, while Esteban Gutiérrez was running eighth, and thus in the fight for points, when a problem with the Energy Recovery System forced him to stop.


Weather: initially wet, then dry, 22-25°C air, 27-36°C track

Esteban Gutiérrez (car number 21):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Start on intermediate tyres, after 8 laps change to soft tyres“The race started well, as I could gain positions during the start. I was pushing as much as I could, trying to drive very precisely and consistently. I was able to gain some positions and everything was going in the right direction. During the safety car period I came in for the pit stop, everything was right on target. After the restart, I was fighting with Kimi (Raikkonen) and trying to keep him behind. The pace was good and I was also able to keep up with the drivers in front of me. It was an unfortunate ending, but there are a lot of positives we can take from the weekend.”


Adrian Sutil (car number 99):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Start on intermediate tyres, after 8 and 39 laps change to soft tyres“Finishing in P11 was very close to gaining one point. It was not an easy race, especially at the beginning with the difficult weather conditions and the two safety car periods. During the first safety car period we made our first pit stop. When I came to the box I had to wait as Esteban had not finished yet. I did loose some time, but I was fighting back. At the end I finished the race in 11th. In the corners I was faster than Jenson (Button), but I could not overtake him as he did not make any mistakes and drove away on the straights. However, it was a positive day as we came closer to the teams in front of us, and this is what counts.”


Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“This was a good performance by the whole team that was unfortunately not rewarded. Esteban was driving strongly, and it’s really frustrating that we had a problem with the Energy Recovery System, which forced him to retire. Adrian also drove strongly, but unfortunately didn’t manage to gain the decisive position on track. The whole team delivered an impeccable performance under very difficult circumstances.”


Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“There were two deciding factors in this race for our team. First we lost Esteban due to a failure of the Energy Recovery System. He was running in eighth and could have finished the race in the points. The second key point was that we lost a position on the track, and this car slowed Adrian quite a bit towards the end of the race. During the first safety car period, we made the call to bring both cars in on the same lap, which was not easy to handle, but under the circumstances it was a correct decision. It was positive that we were able to race with quite a lot of competition, but it’s disappointing not to finish in the points.”
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Pirelli Grosser Preis von Ungarn - Rennen - Sonntag

Eine gute Leistung des Sauber F1 Teams wurde beim Grossen Preis von Ungarn in Budapest nicht belohnt. Adrian Sutil wurde Elfter und verpasste Rang zehn und damit einen WM-Punkt um 0,9 Sekunden. Esteban Gutiérrez schied auf Rang acht liegend wegen eines Problems mit dem Energierückgewinnungssystem aus.


Wetter: erst nass, dann trocken, 22-25°C Luft, 27-36°C Asphalt

Esteban Gutiérrez (Startnummer 21):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf Intermediate-Reifen, nach 8 Runden auf weiche Reifen gewechselt
„Das Rennen hat gut begonnen, ich konnte beim Start gleich Positionen gewinnen. Ich habe mein Bestes gegeben und bin so konstant und präzise wie möglich gefahren. Es lief alles einwandfrei, und ich konnte Positionen gutmachen. Während der Safety-Car-Phase kam ich an die Boxen, unsere Strategie ging auf. Nach dem Neustart kämpfte ich mit Kimi (Räikkönen) und versuchte ihn hinter mir zu halten. Meine Rundenzeiten waren durchaus in Ordnung, und ich konnte zu einigen vor mir liegenden Fahrern aufschliessen. Leider war es ein unglückliches Rennende, dennoch gibt es einige positive Dinge, die wir von diesem Wochenende mitnehmen können.“


Adrian Sutil (Startnummer 99):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf Intermediate-Reifen, nach 8 und 39 Runden auf weiche Reifen gewechselt
„Mit Platz elf hat es heute fast zu einem Punkt gereicht. Es war kein einfaches Rennen, besonders am Anfang mit den schwierigen Wetterbedingungen und den beiden Safety-Car-Phasen. Während der ersten Saftey-Car-Phase haben wir gleich einen Boxenstopp eingelegt. Als ich an die Boxen kam musste ich kurz warten, da Esteban mit seinem noch nicht fertig war. Dadurch habe ich einige Zeit verloren. Dennoch habe ich mich wieder nach vorne gekämpft. Am Ende bin ich knapp als Elfter über die Ziellinie gefahren. Ich war zwar in den Kurven schneller als Jenson (Button), kam aber nicht an ihm vorbei. Er hat keine Fehler gemacht und ist mir auf den Geraden weggefahren. Dennoch war es ein positiver Tag. Wir sind näher an die vor uns liegenden Teams herangekommen, und das ist was zählt.“


Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Das war heute eine starke Leistung des gesamten Teams, die leider nicht belohnt wurde. Esteban war sehr gut unterwegs, und es ist ärgerlich, dass es ein Problem mit dem Energierückgewinnungssystem gegeben hat. Adrian zeigte ebenfalls eine gute Leistung, schaffte es aber leider nicht, den entscheidenden Platz auf der Strecke zu erkämpfen. Das gesamte Team hat bei diesem Rennen unter sehr schwierigen Bedingungen tadellos gearbeitet.“


Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Es gab heute zwei entscheidende Faktoren: Zum einen schied Esteban wegen eines defekten Energierückgewinnungssystems aus. Er lag zu jenem Zeitpunkt auf Rang acht und hatte gute Chancen, in die Punkte zu fahren. Andererseits verloren wir eine Position auf der Strecke. Dieses Auto hat dann Adrian in der Schlussphase ziemlich gebremst. In der ersten Safety-Car-Phase entschieden wir, die Autos in der gleichen Runde abzufertigen, was nicht einfach zu bewältigen, jedoch unter den Umständen die richtige Entscheidung war. Es war positiv, dass wir mit einigen unserer Konkurrenten gut mithalten konnten, aber natürlich ist es enttäuschend, dass wir keinen Punkt gewonnen haben.“
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Caterham F1 Team - 2014 PIRELLI HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX Race Sunday 26 July @ Hungaroring Hungary review

Hungaroring, Hungary - 27th July 2014

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Weather
Race: overcast, wet track (start) / dry track (from approximately lap 9), air temp 22° / track temp 28° (start), 23° / 42° (lap 70), 24° / 34° (lap 70)


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Runplan

Kamui Kobayashi
Start on intermediate tyres
Lap 8: pitstop 1, soft tyres
Finished: DNF

Marcus Ericsson
Start on intermediate tyres
Finished: DNF

Team Quotes

Kamui Kobayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-#02: “It’s obviously a shame we couldn’t finish the race today but an issue with the fuel system meant I had to stop the car as I had no power.

“My start was pretty good – I stayed on the outside to avoid any issues going into turn one and I had good traction out of the first corner, helping me pass a couple of cars and straight away I could push. The car felt good in the wet / dry conditions, they seem to suit us, and my pace in the first stint was pretty strong. We boxed for the first time on lap nine and rejoined on softs and again I had good pace, enough to push me up to 14th.

“I had a big moment with Maldonado when he span after making contact with Bianchi. That’s the third race in a row I’ve had a very near miss and this time I saw him hit the Marussia and then start spinning – I managed to turn in just enough to avoid him hitting me, but there must have only been millimetres in it!

“After that I was into a good rhythm and the balance was fine. We were going to run quite long on that set but then on lap 24 I lost power just after turn 12 and that was the end of my race.”

Marcus Ericsson, car #9, chassis CT05-#01: “It was quite a good race up until the point where I crashed on lap seven. My start was ok and I was having a good fight with Chilton and Maldonado, trying to line them up through turn three and I was just a bit too eager in the throttle. The back stepped out and I couldn't catch the car and that was it, I was in the wall.

“It was a pretty big shunt! I went to the medical centre straight after the crash and they told me it was about 20g, but physically I feel fine. I’m sorry for the guys on track and back at Leafield though – they put in 100% all the time and it’s obviously not a good feeling for them to see one of their cars in the wall, but we’ll come back fighting in Spa where we have some new parts and we’ll keep pushing, there and for the whole second half of the season.”

Cedrik Staudohar, Renault Sport F1 track support leader: “Today’s weather presented an opportunity but there are necessarily risks with these types of conditions and unfortunately Marcus just got caught out. Everything was working well with Kamui’s car until an issue with the fuel system brought his race to a close early as well. Now we will recharge our batteries during the short break and come back stronger to fight again in Spa.”

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2014 PIRELLI HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX Sunday 27 July @ Hungaroring Hungary 1 Ricciardo; 2 Alonso; 3 Hamilton; 4 Rosberg; 5 Massa

Race
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 14:00 CEST
Lap: (4.381 km)
Weather: Scattered showers 21°
Track: 29°
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# Driver              Team     Laps/Pit stops
1 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 70 3
2 Alonso ESP Ferrari 70 2
3 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 70 2
4 Rosberg GER Mercedes 70 3
5 Massa BRA Williams 70 3
6 Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 70 2
 7 Vettel GER Red Bull 70 2
8 Bottas FIN Williams 70 3
9 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 70 2
10 Button GBR McLaren 70 3
11 Sutil GER Sauber 70 2
12 Magnussen DEN McLaren 70 2
13 Maldonado VEN Lotus 70 3
14 Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso 69 2
15 Bianchi FRA Marussia 69 3
16 Chilton GBR Marussia 69 2

Retirements
Gutiérrez MEX Sauber 32 2
Kobayashi JPN Caterham 25 1 accident
Perez MEX Force India 22 1 accident
Hülkenberg GER Force India 15 1 accident
Grosjean FRA Lotus 10 1 accident
Ericsson SWE Caterham 7 0

Reports
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - 2014 PIRELLI HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX FP3 & Qualifying 26 July @ Hungaroring Hungary review


Jean - Eric Vergne (STR9 - 0 1)
Third Practice Session Best lap 1: 25.162 , pos. 9th , 17 laps 
Qualifying Best lap: (Q1) 1: 24.941 , (Q2) 1: 24.637, (Q3) 1:24.720 , pos. 8th

"It was a good qualifying session. The team has done a great job overnight to give me a car today that I felt much better with than yesterday, so well done to everybody and thanks for the great effort. It's really encouraging for tomorrow, we just have to keep our head down and stay focussed. I will give it my hundred percent and aim to finish the race as high as possible and score some good points."
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Daniil Kvyat (STR9 - 04) Third Practice Session Best lap: 1:25.170, pos. 10th , 19 laps
Qualifying Best lap: (Q1) 1: 25. 361 , (Q2) 1: 24.706, pos. 11th

“ It could have been an easy Q3 for me today, but unfortunately I locked the rear and I spun. I ’ m frustrated with myself for this mistake , but I ’ m confi dent I will learn from this. I will put this behind me now and focus on tomorrow. It ’ s not easy to overtake on this track, but we will do our best from P11, which is not such a bad position to start from. ”

Phil Charles (Chief Race Engineer ) “ That was an exciting Qualifying session. S imilar to last weekend, we’ve made a step forward from Friday to Saturday’s Qualifying. We had the pace for both cars to get into Q3 in dry conditions, which is encouraging. Unfortunately Daniil made a mistake and had a little spin, which was a real shame because he has worked hard all weekend and would have deserved to b e in Q3. JEV did a good job in Q3 again in tricky conditions and we are pleased with his lap. Starting from P8 he should be in a good position to have a strong race tomorrow. All in all, we are pleased with the work the drivers and also the engineers have done to improve the car. ”

Ricardo Penteado (Renault Sport F1 track support leader ) “ The conditions made the session incredibly intense. Fuel consumption changes as the track dries or ge ts wet, so it kept us on our toes! JEV did a great job while Daniil was unlucky to spin on his fastest lap, which would have been good enough to put another car into the top ten. Power unit wise we had no issues and look forward to convert this into a strong performance tomorrow. ”
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Sauber F1 Team - 2014 PIRELLI HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX FP3 & Qualifying 26 July @ Hungaroring Hungary review

In qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest the Sauber F1 Team achieved a positive result. Adrian Sutil finished in 12th, his best result in this season so far, while Esteban Gutiérrez clinched 14th place. This could open up the opportunity to finish in the points tomorrow.


Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 26-28°C air, 43-49°C track

Esteban Gutiérrez (car number 21):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 14th in Q2 (1:25.260 min /soft tyres)3rd practice: 16th (1:26.023 min / soft tyres / 23 laps)
 
“Overall it was a positive day for us. I think the whole team did a very good job during the weekend. We explored the set-up quite a lot on Friday and we managed to put everything together for today. We need to keep going in this direction, as we found some tenths and we have come closer to the teams in front of us. Adrian did a very good lap at the end. On my last flying lap I got the yellow flags, so I had to interrupt my run and came into the pits immediately. Tomorrow could be interesting due to the weather conditions. It can be a tricky race.”


Adrian Sutil (car number 99):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 12th in Q2 (1:25.136 min /soft tyres)3rd practice: 15th (1:25.934 min / soft tyres / 21 laps)

 “It was an exciting qualifying. Twelfth is my best result so far this season. We were quite competitive today and so driving is much more fun. Although it was difficult to adapt my driving, as we had another set-up in the morning. It was not easy to put a perfect lap together. Finally, it was important to keep cool. My engineer and myself worked perfectly together. This result is very important considering our current situation. I am happy about the great team effort today. ”


Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“A positive result in qualifying, which is particularly important on this track, where overtaking is difficult. The whole team did a solid job which puts us in a good position for the race, and that might open up the opportunity for points tomorrow.”


Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“P12 and P 14 is a good achievement, although we know that we still have to improve. On this track particularly it's beneficial to have good grid positions, because it can open up some interesting scenarios in terms of strategy. On top of that, there is the unstable weather which can add to this. In general the day was fine. We felt this morning we could match some of our competitors. Everybody in the team did a good job, so we are ready for an interesting race tomorrow.“
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Pirelli Grosser Preis von Ungarn - Qualifikation - Samstag

Gute Ausgangslage zum Grossen Preis von Ungarn in Budapest für die Sauber F1 Team Piloten. Im Qualifying erreichte Adrian Sutil Rang zwölf und damit das beste Resultat in dieser Saison, Esteban Gutiérrez erkämpfte sich Rang 14. Damit ist im Rennen die Chance auf Punkte gegeben.


Wetter: sonnig/bewölkt und trocken, 26-28°C Luft, 43-49°C Asphalt

Esteban Gutiérrez (Startnummer 21):Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 14. in Q2 (1:25.260 min / weiche Reifen)3. Training: 16. (1:26,023 min /weiche Reifen / 23 Runden)

„Es war ein positiver Tag für uns. Alle Beteiligten haben während des gesamten Wochenendes tolle Arbeit geleistet. Am Freitag haben wir verschiedene Fahrzeugeinstellungen getestet und es geschafft, die Richtige für heute zu finden. Wir müssen weiterhin in diese Richtung arbeiten, da wir durchaus ein paar Zehntel zu den vor uns liegenden Teams gefunden haben. Adrian ist eine starke Runde gefahren. Meine letzte fliegende Runde war ebenfalls gut. Ich musste diese aber aufgrund gelber Flaggen unterbrechen und bin direkt zurück an die Box gefahren. Morgen könnte es wegen des Wetters durchaus spannend werden.“


Adrian Sutil (Startnummer 99):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 12. in Q2 (1:25.136 min / weiche Reifen)3. Training: 15. (1:25,934 min /weiche Reifen / 21 Runden)

„Es war ein spannendes Qualifying. Der zwölfte Platz ist mein bisher bestes Ergebnis in dieser Saison.  Wir waren heute konkurrenzfähig, weshalb das Fahren auch mehr Spass macht. Dennoch war es sehr schwierig, mich auf das Fahrverhalten einzustellen, da wir heute Morgen eine andere Abstimmung hatten. Es war nicht einfach, eine perfekte Runde hinzubekommen. Letztendlich war es wichtig, die Nerven zu behalten. Mein Ingenieur und ich haben einwandfrei zusammengearbeitet. In unserer derzeitigen Situation ist dieses Ergebnis sehr wichtig. Ich freue mich über die tolle Teamarbeit von heute.“


Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Ein gutes Ergebnis im Qualifying, das insbesondere auf dieser Strecke, die wenig Möglichkeiten zum Überholen bietet, wichtig ist. Das Team hat eine starke Leistung gezeigt und sich damit eine gute Ausgangslage fürs morgige Rennen geschaffen, die uns möglicherweise die Chance auf Punkte eröffnet.“


Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Die Positionen zwölf und 14 sind erfreulich, aber wir wissen, dass wir uns weiter steigern müssen. Auf dieser Strecke ist es besonders wichtig, eine solche Ausgangslage zu haben, zumal es hier interessante Möglichkeiten in Bezug auf die Strategie gibt. Darüber hinaus ist das Wetter unbeständig, was als weiterer Faktor hinzukommt. Insgesamt war es ein positiver Tag. Wir hatten bereits am Morgen gespürt, dass wir mit einigen Konkurrenten mithalten konnten. Alle im Team haben gut gearbeitet, jetzt freuen wir uns auf ein spannendes Rennen morgen.“
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