Solid performance from Bourdais

Sebastien Bourdais

“I did the best I could trying to drive as consistently as possible, making no mistakes. For a while I had a problem with the brakes. On the plus side, I have completed another race distance, feeling fine at the end of it, which is satisfying. But at the end of the day, I qualified fifteenth and finished fifteenth. Maybe we did not make the best tyre choice for the start as I was very slow, but as soon as we switched to the Option, it was much more competitive. A trouble free race, a race with not much excitement either, but a useful experience.”

Sebastian Vettel

“I had a really good start this time after not so good ones in the previous two races. I was off like a rocket and I was able to pass two or three cars. Then going into first corner, when I was in the inside, I was blocked. We were really tight and I collided with a Force India.  My front wing was a bit damaged but this was not the main problem, which came in Turn 4 when someone arriving from the inside hit me on the rear right, causing the big damage that forced me to retire. I do not know who he was and what he wanted to do. It’s really disappointing as we could have had a good race, but we will try again next time."

Franz Tost

“Vettel got off the line well, but then had a collision at Turn 4 on the opening lap which meant his race was over. Bourdais drove a solid race, putting up quite a good performance. But when those ahead of us all finish we could not expect more. The team did a good job in that the car made it to the flag. The Spanish Grand Prix will be a tough weekend for us, but we are looking forward to testing our new car at the Barcelona test and then racing it in Istanbul.”

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