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Friday, May 30, 2014

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 10th 11th & 12th races @ Hungaroring. Hungary (Length 4,381 km) May 30 to June 1)

Broadcast schedule
The stream begins approximately ten minutes before the start of the race.

Hungaroring, Race 1 (Saturday 31/05 11:10 hrs.)
Hungaroring, Race 2 (Sunday 01/06 10:50 hrs.)
Hungaroring, Race 3 (Sunday 01/06 16:50 hrs.)

Youtube videos of complete races will be posted below when available

4th round - 10th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014
 
4th round - 11th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014

4th round - 12th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014


3rd round Pau - Highlights








Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Caterham Group Clarification UK, 27th May 2014 Despite press rumours to the contrary, Caterham Group is not for sale.


UK, 27th May 2014

Despite press rumours to the contrary, Caterham Group is not for sale.

The reports circulating this weekend are factually incorrect.

It is, however, true that the Group is actively searching for additional investment as it seeks to fulfil ambitious plans to develop.

The shareholders of the Group, co-Chairmen Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, remain wholly committed to the Caterham brand.

Fernandes confirmed: “Caterham Group is not for sale. We love what we build and we are always looking for further investment. This is no different to how we started AirAsia. Yes, we are constantly challenging ourselves and making decisions on everything from the structure to projects within the Group. That is normal business. That does not mean we are selling.”

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sauber F1 Team - Grand Prix de Monaco Race Sunday 25 May 2014 @ Circuit de Monaco Monaco Monte Carlo review



The Monaco Grand Prix ended early for both Sauber F1 Team drivers. On lap 24 Adrian Sutil lost control of the car when braking coming out of the tunnel and hit the guard rail. Esteban Gutiérrez was in the top ten when he touched the guard rail on lap 60 in the Rascasse corner and spun. Before these two incidents the Sauber C33 had proved to be competitive, which opened the possibility of scoring points today. However, this opportunity was missed.


Weather: sunny/overcast, 20-21°C air, 28-32°C track

Esteban Gutiérrez (car number 21):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Start on supersoft tyres, after 25 laps change to soft


“Unfortunately, I could not finish the race. It was probably the most painful mistake in my career. I touched the guardrail in Rascasse on the entry to the corner and spun, that was the end of the race. Today we had a great chance to earn some points. The start was great, as I was able to gain some positions during the first few laps which gave me a good basis for our race strategy. During the race I needed to take care of the tyres, but we also had to push because we had quick cars coming from behind. It is very disappointing. I really want to say sorry to everyone in the team because they all did a great job today.”

Adrian Sutil (car number 99):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 1 lap change to supersoft


“It is a pitty that my race ended so early. I had quite a good start. In turn 5 one of the other drivers spun, and as I came around the corner many cars were suddenly stopping in front of me. I had front wing damage which forced me to make a pitstop. I went back onto track almost at the backend of the field, but I was able to gain some positions lap by lap. Unfortunately, coming out of the tunnel I made a mistake when braking, lost the rear and crashed into the guardrail. Certainly, I am very disappointed and I also feel sorry for the whole team.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“This was a very unlucky way not to finish this race. We definitely had the chance to score points, but we are leaving Monaco empty handed. Adrian and Esteban were setting good lap times and were able to keep up with competition. This shows that the car was absolutely competitive today, and is important for the whole team to know. Of course, it’s very regrettable to miss such good opportunities in this way.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“It was an eventful race, which is quite normal for Monaco. Obviously for our team it was a big disappointment, because we were competitive. We were more or less able to keep with the pace of a number of competitors, which was really positive. Today we were in a position to play a role in this race, but then the incidents happened, and we are left without points. Adrian damaged his front wing on lap one as a result of the Sergio Perez crash. We then changed his strategy, which worked well. Rather than doing a long stint on the soft tyres, we put him on the super soft. But then he lost the car under braking.  Esteban had an issue with his starting position, but, apart from that, everything went according to plan before he hit the  barrier and had to stop. We had the chance to score points today, so the end was really disappointing. The positive thing was that we were competitive. That’s what we have to build on.“
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Grosser Preis von Monaco - Rennen - Sonntag

Der Grosse Preis von Monaco endete für beide Sauber F1 Team Piloten vorzeitig. Adrian Sutil verlor das Auto in Runde 24 beim Anbremsen der Hafenschikane aus der Kontrolle und schlug in die Leitplanken ein. Esteban Gutiérrez lag auf einem Punkterang, als er in Runde 60 in der Rascasse-Kurve innen die Leitplanken touchierte und sich dann drehte. Zuvor hatten sich die Sauber C33 als sehr konkurrenzfähig erwiesen. Punkte waren absolut im Bereich des Möglichen. Leider konnte diese Chance nicht genutzt werden.

Wetter: sonnig/bewölkt, 20-21°C Luft, 28-32°C Asphalt

Esteban Gutiérrez (Startnummer 21):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf Supersoft-Reifen, nach 25 Runden auf weiche Reifen gewechselt


„Leider konnte ich das Rennen nicht zu Ende fahren. Es war womöglich der schmerzvollste Fehler im Laufe meiner bisherigen Karriere. Ich habe die Leitplanke eingangs der Rascasse berührt und mich im Anschluss gedreht. Das war das Ende meines Rennens. Heute hatten wir wirklich eine echte Chance, in die Punkte zu fahren. Mein Start war gut, und ich war in der Lage, während der ersten Runden ein paar Positionen zu gewinnen. Ich hatte eine gute Ausgangsposition für unsere Rennstrategie. Während des Rennens musste ich auf die Reifen achten und zugleich angreifen, da hinter mir schnellere Autos aufliefen. Es ist natürlich sehr enttäuschend, was geschehen ist. Ich möchte mich bei jedem im Team entschuldigen, es haben heute alle einen grossartigen Job gemacht.“

Adrian Sutil (Startnummer 99):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf weichen Reifen, nach 1 Runde auf Supersoft-Reifen gewechselt


„Sehr schade, dass mein Rennen so früh zu Ende war. Ich hatte einen guten Start, allerdings hat sich ein anderer Fahrer in Kurve 5 gedreht. Als ich einlenkte, standen plötzlich vor mir einige Autos. Ich habe meinen Frontflügel beschädigt und musste daraufhin an die Box ahren. Danach reihte ich mich am Ende des Feldes wieder ein, konnte aber Runde für Runde ein paar Plätze gutmachen. Leider habe ich Ausgang des Tunnels beim Anbremsen einen Fehler gemacht, das Heck brach aus und ich bin in die Leitplanke eingeschlagen. Natürlich bin ich sehr enttäuscht, und es tut mir auch sehr Leid für das gesamte Team.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Das war heute eine höchst unglückliche Art, sich aus diesem Rennen zu verabschieden. Wir hatten die Chance, einige Punkte einzufahren und gehen dennoch mit leeren Händen nach Hause. Adrian und Esteban sind schnelle Zeiten gefahren und konnten gut mit der Konkurrenz mithalten, was zeigt, dass das Auto heute absolut wettbewerbsfähig war. Das ist eine Erkenntnis, die für die Mannschaft wichtig ist. Natürlich ist es besonders bedauerlich, wenn solche Chancen auf diese Weise vergeben werden.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Das war wieder einmal ein ereignisreiches Rennen, so wie es hier in Monaco nicht unüblich ist. Natürlich ist das Resultat für unser Team sehr enttäuschend, zumal wir heute sehr konkurrenzfähig waren. Wir waren in der Lage, die Pace einiger unserer Konkurrenten mitzugehen, was sehr positiv war. Wir hatten heute definitiv die Chance, Punkte einzufahren, bevor es zu diesen Zwischenfällen kam. Adrian hatte seinen Frontflügel bereits in Runde eins beschädigt, was eine Folge des Unfalls von Sergio Perez war. Wir haben dann Adrian‘s Strategie umgestellt, was zuerst gut funktionierte. Anstatt einen langen ersten Stint auf den weichen Reifen zu fahren, schickten wir ihn nach dem Boxenstopp in Runde eins mit superweichen Reifen auf die Strecke. Aber dann kam der Unfall eingangs Hafenschikane. Esteban startete aus einer nicht korrekten Startposition, anschliessend lief es nach Plan. Doch dann touchierte er die Leitplanken. Wir hatten heute die Chance, Punkte einzufahren, deshalb war das besonders enttäuschend. Positiv ist, dass wir absolut konkurrenzfähig waren. Darauf müssen wir aufbauen.“
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Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Grand Prix de Monaco Race Sunday 25 May 2014 @ Circuit de Monaco Monaco Monte Carlo review

Jean-Eric Vergne (STR9-04)
Race
Position: DNF


"The race was going well, the pace was really encouraging, I was saving the tyres and the strategylooked like being the right one. Then, my engineer informed me about the drive-through penalty for "unsafe release" and finally we had the exhaust problem which definitely put an end to my race. It's such a shame! We had done a great job over the whole weekend, the team was able to give me a good car and I also performed well so I think a fifth place was possible today. Let's turn the page now and focus on the next race in Montreal, where I will again do everything I can to perform at my maximum, have another great qualifying session and score the so longed points."


Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03)
Race
Position: DNF


"It's disappointing that I had to retire today, especially because we looked competitive all weekend and had a good chance of finishing in the points here. I was able to hold my position at the start of the race and even move up to eighth before I had to retire. Unfortunately these things happen and I will now switch my focus to the next race where I hope we can carry over this momentum."



Franz Tost (Team Principal)
"Starting today's race from seventh and ninth place and retiring both cars is definitely not theresult we had expected. Both cars suffered an exhaust failure. Jean-Eric and Daniil both showeda strong performance today and all weekend, but unfortunately we could not provide them with a car capable of finishing where they would have deserved. We will now investigate the reasons for this failure and hopefully come back stronger at the next race in Canada."


Ricardo Penteado (Renault Sport F1 track support leader)
"Today was a real shame as we had the pace on both cars to finish in the top ten. JEV especially looked in good shape until the drive-through penalty put him down the field. Unfortunately both then suffered exhaust failures and STR will push hard to find out what the cause of the problems was and how to put in place fixes for Montreal. There is a chance that some debris could have affected some of the parts of the PU, but we will investigate tonight and see what repairs, if any, we need to do."

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Caterham F1 Team - Grand Prix de Monaco Race Sunday 25 May 2014 @ Circuit de Monaco Monaco Monte Carlo review

Monaco - 25th May 2014

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Weather Race: Overcast, dry, air temp 20° / track temp 28° (start), 20° / 30° (lap 39), 20° / 29° (lap 78)
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Runplan
Kamui Kobayashi Start on supersoft tyres Lap 25: pitstop 1, soft tyres Lap 63: pitstop 2, supersoft tyres Finished: 13TH
Marcus Ericsson Start on soft tyres Lap 25: pitstop 1, supersoft tyres Lap 52: pitstop 2, supersoft tyres Finished: 11TH
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Team Quotes
Kamui Kobayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-#02: “Even though we finished in 13th I’m really not happy as I’m sure I’d have finished in the points if Bianchi hadn’t hit me when he forced his way past. The car was basically undriveable after that so just finishing is a good result, and the team did everything they could to help us finish as high as possible today – good strategy and great stops, but when you’re overtaken by being hit out of the way it’s obviously not good.
“I had a clean start, staying ahead of Bianchi and passing Chilton into turn one. Heading down towards the hairpin I avoided the debris from the Force India and was up to 15th under the safety car. With the retirements that was soon 13th and then 12th and the car felt pretty good at that stage. 
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 “We stopped for the first time on lap 25 under the second safety car and went onto softs and rejoined in 12th with Raikkonen and Bianchi behind me. Then, as we went into the chicane after the tunnel, Bianchi hit me on the side and I had to cut through the chicane to avoid more contact. I don’t really know why nothing was done about that as he basically just forced me out of the way by hitting me which meant both the Marussia and my teammate could pass and after that the car felt really bad. The impact had caused a lot of damage to the sidepod and the floor and I lost a lot of rear downforce so from that point I was losing time without being able to do anything about it.
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“I managed to get the car home ahead of Chilton but with the way the race ended I think the whole team feel like we lost out through no fault of our own. We need to keep our spirits up and use this experience to make us even more determined to get ahead of our nearest rivals and we’ll just keep pushing.”

Marcus Ericsson, car #9, chassis CT05-#01: “For me that was good, even though the whole team is obviously disappointed about the way it ended. It was an amazing experience finishing my first Monaco Grand Prix and the fact we’ve equalled the team’s best ever finish today is great, it’s just a shame it didn’t mean more after the fantastic job everyone did today.

“After starting from the pitlane I was pretty quickly up with the second Marussia when the safety car came out. The balance was ok and I was in a good rhythm, ahead of Sutil and Grosjean for a few laps but couldn’t do anything to hold back Sutil when he passed me in turn six.

“When the safety car came out again we stopped for the first time for a new set of supersofts and I could really push. The whole second stint was good, as was the final one on the second set of supersofts, giving me the chance to push to the flag. I held off Raikkonen for the last couple of laps and finished 11th which, for me, is a pretty cool way to end Monaco.”

Cedrik Staudohar, Renault Sport F1 track support leader: “On our side we had a pretty good race and are pleased to help the team to its best result of the season so far. We had a couple of issues with the ERS but nothing that really affected the lap time or overall performance so both drivers were able to attack and fight for position. This was very rewarding, particularly on a track such as Monaco where overtaking is almost impossible. Ultimately it’s a bit bittersweet as our closest rivals scored points, but there will be more opportunities this year and we’ll keep pushing to make the most of those that come our way.”

Cyril Abiteboul, Team Principal: “Everyone knows Monaco can be a crazy race, and today it was so. It’s a funny feeling because even though this equals our best ever finish it still feels like we had the chance to score our first point, as Marussia did today, but it was taken away from us despite the very good job both drivers and the whole team did today. We had the right strategy, we timed the stops perfectly and the pitcrew performed well in a tense race. I’m proud of the fact that we had both cars there at the end of the race, even with the damage to Kamui’s car, and we have to take positives from this to help us fight back with improved performance from the car.”

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Pixie Lott with Caterham F1 Team, Monaco 2014 Monte Carlo, Monaco. Saturday 24 May 2014. World Copyright: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic. - race photos will be published when available

2014 Monaco GP - Sunday 25th May Monte Carlo, Monaco. Sunday 25 May 2014. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham CT05 Renault, leads Adrian Sutil, Sauber C33 Ferrari. World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic




Race 2014 - FORMULA 1 Grand Prix de Monaco Sunday May 25 @ Circuit de Monaco. Monaco. Montecarlo 1 Rosberg 2 Hamilton 3 Ricciardo

Race  May 25
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 12:00 CEST
Weather Cloudy

# Driver             Team    Laps Pits 
1 Rosberg GER Mercedes 78 1
2 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 78 1
3 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 78 1
4 Alonso ESP Ferrari 78 1
5 Hülkenberg GER Force India 77 1
6 Button GBR McLaren 77 1
7 Massa BRA Williams 77 1
8 Bianchi FRA Marussia 77 1
9 Grosjean FRA Lotus 77 2
10 Magnussen DEN McLaren 77 1
11 Ericsson SWE Caterham 77 2
12 Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 77 3
13 Kobayashi JPN Caterham 75 2
14 Chilton GBR Marussia 75 3

Retirements
Gutiérrez MEX Sauber 59 1
Bottas FIN Williams 54 1
Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 49 3
Sutil GER Sauber 22 1
Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso 9 1
Vettel GER Red Bull 4 2
Perez MEX Force India 0 0
Maldonado VEN Lotus 0 0

Caterham F1 Team race report
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Force India race report 
Infiniti Red Bull race report
Lotus F1 Team race report 
Marussia racer report
McLaren race report
Mercedes F1 Team race report
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team race report
Sauber F1 Team race report
Williams F1 Team race report


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#F3 - 7th 8th & 9th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014 @ Pau (Length: 2,760 km) France videos (full race) 09 to 11/05/2014

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Grand Prix de Monaco FP3 & Qualifying Saturday 24 May 2014 @ Circuit de Monaco Monaco Monte Carlo review


Jean-Eric Vergne (STR9-04)
Third Practice Session
Best lap 1:18.136, pos. 9th, 19 laps
Qualifying
Best lap: (Q1) 1:17.557, (Q2) 1:17.657, (Q3) 1:17.540, pos. 7th


"I'm very happy with today's Qualifying, certainly for myself but also for the guys, who have deserved some good results for all their hard work. To have both cars in the top ten is a great achievement for everybody. My last lap on the Super Softs was effected by the yellow flags but the first one was enough to secure P7, which is quite a good position to start the race tomorrow. If we can put everything together, I'm confident we can finish in the points with both cars. I will definitely push to at least maintain my seventh position until the chequered flag."


Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03)
Third Practice Session
Best lap: 1:18.166, pos. 10th, 26 laps
Qualifying
Best lap: (Q1) 1:18.616, (Q2) 1:17.594, (Q3) 1:18.090, pos. 9th


"This was definitely the messiest Qualifying session of my career. In Q1 I lost the rear all of a sudden and touched the wall, so I had to come back to the pits for a nose change. I regained confidence straight away though and managed to do two good laps in Q2, which I'm very happy about. Unfortunately Q3 was a bit unlucky, because I was not able to go for a proper lap then, having started off on used Options. When I went out for the final run on new Options, I had to back off because of the yellow flag. Obviously this is frustrating because it is a track where you cannot overtake easily, but this is the way it is. We will now focus on preparing for tomorrow's race, where we aim to finish in the points."


James Key (Technical Director)
"I think we can be pleased to get both cars into Q3 and that was our hope from some encouraging running on Thursday. We have got a lot of new things on the car under the bodywork this weekend, some mechanical changes which all seem to be working in the right direction and this is just the first positive step of our development plan for the next events. Today the temperatures were different compared to the other sessions so it was difficult to know how the car would behave but the team and the drivers did a good job. Both put in fantastic laps and I would like to congratulate them, particularly Daniil for being his first Monaco ever. Obviously it is tomorrow that counts but a good qualifying session is really important here on this track."


Ricardo Penteado (Renault Sport F1 track support leader)
"An awesome qualifying session for both drivers. Daniil had to recover from a very unfortunate Q1 accident but did a great job getting back on the pace and securing a position in the top ten. Likewise JEV had a very, very good day to put the team into seventh. The upgrades tested on Thursday proved to give us a real advantage, particularly with regards to the changes on the steering wheel. The limiter and pick-up also improved, both of which are both important here in Monaco."

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Sauber F1 Team - Grand Prix de Monaco FP3 & Qualifying Saturday 24 May 2014 @ Circuit de Monaco Monaco Monte Carlo review


Weather: sunny and dry, 18-20°C air, 23-46°C track

Esteban Gutiérrez (car number 21):
Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 17th in Q1 (1:18.741 min /Supersoft tyres)3rd practice: 19th (1:19.149 min / Supersoft tyres / 28 laps)

“It was not a positive qualifying for the team, so we cannot be happy with today’s outcome. We are on the edge of getting into Q2, so every minor incident on track is affecting us massively. Today it was a big challenge to find a clean lap. Bringing the tyres up to temperature took a few laps, which was not ideal either. We need to analyse the data and see what exactly happened. Regarding the race, we all know that it is hard to overtake in Monaco. However, a good start can bring us closer to the front. During the race we have to take any chances that we get.”

Adrian Sutil (car number 99):

Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 18th in Q1 (1:18.745 min /Supersoft tyres)3rd practice: 15th (1:18.598 min / Supersoft tyres / 24 laps)

“It was a disappointing qualifying. The first run was quite good. We just had bad luck with the two yellow flags at the end of the first qualifying session. It is a shame, but that can happen in Monaco. We were not able to show what could have been possible. We now have to look forward. The race is long and everything can happen. I am looking forward and I hope to get the most out of the car.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“That was a disappointing qualifying for us. Neither driver was really satisfied with the set-up of the car. If other circumstances present themselves, such as the yellow flags at the end of the session, this is the outcome. There is no doubt that this will be a difficult race for us. We need to focus on our work and have to make the best out of this situation.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“Both our drivers are within just a few milliseconds, which indicates that the result reflects where we are today on this track. We have to accept that at the moment this is our performance, and we have to keep pushing to improve. As for the race, a lot is still possible, as we have seen many times in the past, so we will keep our motivation.”




Das Qualifying zum Grossen Preis von Monaco endete für das Sauber F1 Team enttäuschend. Beide Piloten hatten mit der Fahrbarkeit des Autos zu kämpfen und dadurch nicht das nötige Vertrauen zum Attackieren. Esteban Gutiérrez beendete das Qualifying auf dem 17. Platz, Adrian Sutil startet eine Position dahinter. Das Team konzentriert sich nun darauf, beim morgigen Rennen das Beste aus der Situation herauszuholen.


Wetter: sonnig und trocken, 18-20°C Luft, 23-46°C Asphalt

Esteban Gutiérrez (Startnummer 21):

Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 17. in Q1 (1:18,741 min / Supersoft-Reifen)3. Training: 19. (1:19,149 min /Supersoft-Reifen / 28 Runden)

„Es war kein positives Qualifying für das Team, somit können wir mit dem Ergebnis nicht zufrieden sein. Heute war es besonders schwierig, eine freie Runde zu haben. Die Reifen auf Temperatur zu bringen hat ein paar Runden gedauert, was letztlich nicht ideal war. Wir müssen die Daten analysieren, um zu verstehen, was geschehen ist. Wir wissen alle, dass es schwierig ist, hier in Monaco beim Rennen zu überholen. Dennoch kann uns ein guter Start nach vorne bringen. Während des Rennens müssen wir dann jede Gelegenheit nutzen, Plätze gutzumachen.“

Adrian Sutil (Startnummer 99):

Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 18. in Q1 (1:18,745 min / Supersoft-Reifen)3. Training: 15. (1:18,598 min /Supersoft-Reifen / 24 Runden)


„Es war ein enttäuschendes Qualifying. Die erste schnelle Runde war gut. Mit den zwei gelben Flaggen am Ende des ersten Qualifyings hatten wir dann Pech. Das ist sehr schade, kann aber in Monaco passieren. Wir konnten leider nicht das zeigen, was möglich gewesen wäre. Das müssen wir nun abhaken und nach vorne schauen. Im Rennen kann viel passieren. Ich freue mich darauf und hoffe, das Beste aus dem Auto herausholen zu können.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Ein enttäuschendes Qualifying. Beide Piloten waren mit der Abstimmung der Autos nicht zufrieden. Wenn dann noch äussere Umstände, wie die gelben Flaggen zum Schluss hinzukommen, dann entsteht ein solches Resultat. Das wird zweifelsohne ein schwieriges Rennen für uns. Wir müssen fokussiert arbeiten und das Beste aus dieser Situation machen.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Die Zeiten unserer beiden Fahrer liegen nur um ein paar Tausendstel auseinander. Das zeigt, wo wir derzeit stehen. Wir müssen das im Moment akzeptieren, und weiter hart daran arbeiten, uns zu verbessern. Wie wir in den letzten Jahren gesehen haben, ist im Rennen vieles möglich. Wir werden weiterhin motiviert arbeiten.“





Caterham F1 Team - Grand Prix de Monaco FP3 & Qualifying Saturday 24 May 2014 @ Circuit de Monaco Monaco Monte Carlo review

Monaco - 24th May 2014

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Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 24°, air temp 19°
Q1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 42° - 43°, air temp 18°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1.20.271, 20th / ERI 1.20.589, 22nd 
Q1: KOB 1.20.133, 21st / ERI 1.21.732, 22nd

Total laps:
FP3: KOB 32 / ERI 30
Q1: KOB 9 / ERI 9

Quotes

Kamui Kobayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-#02: “As we’d had so few laps in FP2 we went straight out in FP3 and started with a six lap run on the soft tyres. The car was understeering a bit more than yesterday and we still had an issue with tyre temperatures, but less than in FP1. For runs two and three we went onto the supersofts, running a different program to our normal FP3 which we had to do because of the lack of FP2 laps on Thursday.

“In Q1 we did two runs on supersofts. The first run was ok but I wanted a bit more front wing for the second run and went back out but we just didn’t have the pace to improve today and finished 21st. It’s fair to say it’s been a pretty tough weekend so far but tomorrow’s what really counts and if the weather forecasts are right and there might be rain, anything could happen. I’m just focused on doing the best job I can and even though it’s difficult for us right now, everyone’s still working as hard as ever – hopefully we’ll get some reward in the race.”

Marcus Ericsson, car #9, chassis CT05-#01: “For most of FP3 I was struggling with traction and pretty low grip on both tyre compounds. We did three runs, one on the softs and then two on the supersofts with different fuel loads so we could look at how they’d perform in both quali and the race.

“I had the same traction problem in Q1, even though the track temps had gone up from FP3 – I didn’t have enough grip to really push and with quite a few cars slowing down in the last sector I just couldn’t put together a clean lap. On my final push lap I was behind Massa going into turn five and he moved offline a bit which meant I had to change my braking point. I locked up and went into the barrier with him which was my mistake. It’s unfortunate it took him out too but it looks like the car is ok so now I want to put today behind me and concentrate on the race.”

Cedrik Staudohar, Renault Sport F1 track support leader: “Yet again we pushed the limits of the PU to extract the maximum performance from the ICE and the MGU-K and ran without any issues. We are ready to fight tomorrow, with different options of energy management to take advantage of any opportunity that comes our way.”

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2014 Monaco GP - FP1 & FP2 Monte Carlo, Monaco. Thursday 22 May 2014. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham CT05 Renault. World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic



Qualifying - 2014 FORMULA 1 Grand Prix de Monaco Saturday May 24 @ Circuit de Monaco. Monaco. Montecarlo 1 Rosberg 2 Hamilton 3 Ricciardo

Qualifying 3  May 24
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 12:00 CEST
Track condition Dry
Weather Sunny 21C Wind 10km/hr
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# Driver            Team       Time 
1 Rosberg GER Mercedes 1'15.989
2 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 1'16.048
3 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 1'16.384
4 Vettel GER Red Bull 1'16.547
5 Alonso ESP Ferrari 1'16.686
6 Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 1'17.389
7 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 1'17.540
8 Magnussen DEN McLaren 1'17.555
9 Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso 1'18.090
10 Perez MEX Force India 1'18.327

11 Hülkenberg GER Force India 1'17.846
12 Button GBR McLaren 1'17.988
13 Bottas FIN Williams 1'18.082
14 Grosjean FRA Lotus 1'18.196
15 Maldonado VEN Lotus 1'18.356
16 Massa BRA Williams -

17 Gutiérrez MEX Sauber 1'18.741
18 Sutil GER Sauber 1'18.745
19 Bianchi FRA Marussia 1'19.332
20 Chilton GBR Marussia 1'19.928
21 Kobayashi JPN Caterham 1'20.133
22 Ericsson SWE Caterham 1'21.732 Starts from the pit lane and given two penalty points for causing crash with Massa

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