In the round-up: Valtteri Bottas says the aerodynamic changes to this year’s Formula 1 cars has made it easier to follow other cars more closely.
What they say
I think it’s a little bit better. The good thing is the car’s not doing anything funny when we are following, it’s just general loss of downforce.
Last year there was a bit more movement in the car. So it is a bit more stable. You still lose a lot of grip from the downforce because the cars now have more downforce than last year and obviously when there’s no air to make the wings work, you lose grip.
I’ve been asked this quite a lot lately. Sadly our program does not include the #IndyGP. It’s an entirely different event requiring separate funding from what we have for the #Indy500. It would also take another chassis because we wouldn’t want to run our oval prepped car. 👍 https://t.co/5c1lSfjKKw
"In my new role, the history and heritage of the sport is a key element. This will reflect in the designs of the new cars, the rules that evolve and the circuits we will race on. We want to find the right balance of innovation without becoming gimmicky and losing our values."
"I was overtaken by three cars before the red flag came out in that exact period. I went to see the stewards straight away and they said ‘no, it’s fine’, so then I went to see the race director after the race in Mexico to explain my point of view. It was not normal to overtake once the race director says full course yellow.”"
"I made my life a bit harder, missing the second attack mode,” Evans continued. “It must have been really close, I was thinking I was just getting it under control and then I go and do that and I thought “you are an absolute idiot”. But I had so much pace in the car, the car was really quick, so I was not worried but once I got the second attack mode I thought “right we have got this now”."
"Ferrari like having clear number one and two drivers and have a history of team orders, many controversial. Because of this they are judged more harshly than their rivals. But they have made a tremendous mess so far in 2019. "
"The problem for Ferrari is that they are treating Leclerc like a number two, but he is very clearly much more than that. Many suspected he would prove a stiff challenge for Vettel this year, and so it is proving."