CLARK AND NASIR SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE MEXICAN GRAND PRIX. THE HOST HAS HIS DOUBT’S ABOUT 2019 AND WE BRING EPISODE # 25 OF TECH TALK WITH TIM!
HERE ARE SOME WORDS ON BRAZIL FROM DANNY AND MAX…
Daniel Ricciardo… “The atmosphere in Brazil is cool and I had a good race coming through the field there last year. It’s a track that isn’t always that easy to pass on, but last year proved that it can be done and I’m looking forward to going back.The lap is quite short and lacks high speed corners but it’s definitely grown on me over the years. The weather can also play a big part in this race, so let’s hope the on-track action can live up to the off-track atmosphere.
The Drivers’ Parade there is cool with the noise from all the local fans and the air horns, it has a kind of carnival feel which gives you a boost of energy before you get in the car. We always have a big team dinner there which creates a great atmosphere for everyone. It goes without saying that I’m looking for a strong finish to round off the season with the Team and I will be pushing as hard as ever to achieve this.
Max Verstappen… “In general Interlagos doesn’t suit our car that well, but after finishing on the podium there in 2016 and winning last week in Mexico, anything can happen in the race. I’ve had some great battles and overtakes there and I’m hoping for another exciting race. The Brazilian fans are so loud and because the narrow starting grid is so close to the grandstand you can hear them cheering when you’re sat on the grid.
The food in Brazil is really good and the Churrascaria restaurants have amazing grilled meat. Although it’s nearly the end of the season I still have to be careful what I eat in order to stay in shape, which is a shame as I would like to enjoy the local cuisine even more.”
NASIR RETURNS FROM TEXAS WITH A FULL REPORT ON THE GOINGS ON BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. CLARK CONTINUES ON HIS CONSPIRACY PATH AND…
HERE MAX’S TAKE AHEAD OF THE MEXICAN GP.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to Mexico as the circuit tends to suit our car better than others. Last year I came away with a win which felt amazing. I put in a good move at the start and therefore managed to keep out front for the remainder of the race. The atmosphere inside the stadium section is always good when you are out on track, but last year being on the podium it was next level.
It turns into a party atmosphere pretty much as soon as the race is finished, I’m hoping to be back up there this year. As it is such a busy weekend on the calendar I haven’t had the chance to see much of Mexico city in the past, this year I can hopefully get out, see some sights and taste some local dishes.”
CLARK AND NASIR SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON MICK SCHUMACHER WINNING THE F3 CHAMPIONSHIP AND WHAT THIS MEANS TO FORMULA 1. NAS PREPARES FOR HIS FLIGHT TO TEXAS AND HERE IS MAX’S USGP PREVIEW…
Max Verstappen“As always I am really looking forward to getting back to the US. COTA is really fun to drive, it has long fast straights, slow tight corners and quick flowing sectors, all you want from a race track in one. The trickiest part is probably Turn 1 as you are blind to the apex coming up the hill.
When we race in America it is always unique to any other round, as you saw last year with the driver presentation they always go the extra mile. While staying in Austin there are so many options for good food, the meat and BBQ restaurants make you venture out and get stuck in. This year I will stop off in Miami for an event on the way to Austin so I’m excited to see a bit more of the country and sample a few of their local dishes.”
NASIR LISTENS QUIETLY TO THE HOST’S LONG RANT ABOUT CONSPIRACIES AND FERRARI FUMBLING THE 2018 SEASON HE SIMPLY CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!
HERE’S VETTEL REFLECTING AFTER THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX…
I found it quite inspirational walking through the garage and watching the guys work! All the team is fired up and that certainly helps, as the last couple of weeks haven’t been that easy. The spirit is unbroken despite everything. Races like this are a bit of a hand-over and we know it is difficult from where we are in the point standings, but we don’t have much to lose.
We have given everything so far and I believe there’s still something we can learn and understand from the car. So we keep fighting and resisting and we’ll see what the other races bring. As for the collision with Max, I was obviously pushing to pass, I knew he had a penalty, but I also felt that we were fast. I could see that his battery was clipping, while I had saved some energy from mine. I saw a gap and went for it on the inside, he obviously tried to defend and I couldn’t go anywhere, so we touched. However, this is part of racing.
Maurizio comments on the race…
After what happened in qualifying, today the team and the drivers fought back well. The podium could have been within our grasp, but unfortunately, damage on both cars, as a result of collisions in the race, affected the final result. Regardless of what is now a very difficult situation in terms of the championship, we will tackle the coming races giving them our best shot, maintaining concentration and determination.
CLARK AND NASIR SPEAK RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX AND THE HOST IS NOT A HAPPY COMRADE, SO HE PULLS OUT THE CONSPIRACY CARD! ON A HAPPIER NOTE HERE IS MAX’S JAPANESE RACE PREVIEW…
Max Verstappen“We have been successful in Japan in the past, so I’m really looking forward to going back and hopefully achieving a good result for the Team. You never know how competitive you will be until you get out on track but our car has always been very good in the first sector and with a good strategy we could have a decent chance this weekend.
My favourite corner is the fast Esses but it’s also the most difficult section of the track and you really have to focus on the car and getting the set-up right. I also like that the Japanese people are so passionate about Formula 1 because it has such a great history there. Suzuka circuit is one of my favourite tracks of the season and it’s always a great experience to see the fans. Let’s hope the typhoon stays away and we have a weekend to remember.”
CLARK AND NASIR FINALLY GET TO THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX AND THEY COME TO THE CONCLUSION VETTEL HAS BEEN RATTLED! WE ALSO TALK ABOUT MICK SCHMACHER AND HIS SUDDEN SUCCESS IN THE F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP.
In the third FIA Formula 3 European Championship race at the 4.318 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, nobody was faster than Robert Shvartzman (PREMA Theodore Racing). The Russian rookie scored his maiden victory in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Mick Schumacher (PREMA Powerteam), the leader in the drivers’ standings, took the chequered flag in second place from Jonathan Aberdein (Motopark). For the PREMA Theodore Racing team, this result was enough to seal an early title in the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship teams’ classification.
Mick Schumacher (PREMA Theodore Racing): “Also from me congratulations to the team, winning the teams’ title is great. Everyone on and off the track has worked hard to achieve this and has done a great job. In this race, Robert was very good while my start wasn’t optimal. After that, my speed was very good as well which shows that I had the potential to win this race, too.”