Friday , July 30 2021

Press conference after FIA race – Brazil

Winner: Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), 2. Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull), 3. Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)

(Made by Paul Di Resta)

Q: Max, can you tell me what's going on?
Max Verstappen: I don't know what I mean, I mean, you do everything well, you go through the fields, we have a great car, and then you're such a fool. I have no words.

Q: What happened? I don't think everyone's expecting after yesterday. I mean, the moves you started early, very bravely, all along the way, and using everything you have.
MV: I think it's better than expected today. The car worked brilliantly today. The team gave me the right strategy, we could go pretty well in supersoft, so we made a long clue. But yeah, I don't know what to say. I'm happy, but we had to win today.

Q: Yes, as you said, there were almost consecutive victories, does it give you confidence that something will come from this machine next year?
MV: We must have more power, so we'll be even better.

Q: Everything is the best. Who, late pressure of Daniel is coming, but is it a good race for you?
Kimi Raikkonen: Yes it was nice. Not easy, but I had a little bit of a fight, so it was fun. Obviously we wanted better, but not the easiest.

Q: Ferrari's choice of tires didn't seem to work, these guys seemed very strong at the beginning, definitely in the top version of Max. You think that was wrong?
KR: I do not know. My tire was fine, but it was hard to pass and it took too long to pass. You can't play on other tires, so we don't know.

Q: Lewis, this is the 2018 Constructors champion. And you can see what it means to Toto Wolff – the obstacles are falling more than twice at Parc Ferme, which is unusual. Lewis, what does that mean for this team?
Lewis Hamilton: To be honest, these guys have worked hard over the last six years and have had an amazing journey for them. That's what everyone's been working for years, you know. Everybody wakes up and goes to work every day and tries to bring the best out of itself and really come together as a unit. I told them how much honor it was to be honored at all times, and that was the best we could do, because we were fighting. We had problems with the engine. She also spent us like a duck sitting on a stage, but obviously made a mistake and that also brought us back to the contest. I'm just proud of everyone. Everybody returned home, thank you so much for your continued efforts. For all of our partners, for those of us who are not here, we are strengthening a win in Brazil for all our sponsors. God bless you, thank you.

Q: What is your mind when you see the verstappen spin? Did you know that you would come back for a fee and it would be strong?
LH: I saw this and it wasn't something ya It wasn't astonishment or anything like that. I saw them racing, but they weren't competing for the same position. In my mind, it would be in a different mind. Fortunately, he was able to continue, no one was hurt and they continued, I think it's a race event. Max, those guys and every bit of you now and then. But I'm really very proud; I don't care about anyone else.

Q: I have one last question. The big credit to you, it wins 49 in the age of Formula 1 turbo hybrid. This is 50% of all races. Most of it owes you, right?
LH: I keep saying, I'm just a jaw on the chain. They give me the tools and I'm trying to do my best. I'm proud to have brought a little more than I need or can do, but I live for it.


Q: (Scott Mitchell – Autosport) Max, only frustration, you can imagine the emotions at the end of the race for you. Can you explain what happened with Esteban after the race? We saw your agreement. Did you do anything to antagonize you and try to talk to him immediately when the emotions settle down?
MV: I don't have much to comment on because it was a cat.

Q: (Rodrigo Franca – Revista VIP) From a driver's point of view, how do you see the future of Formula 1 & # 39; s young audience to attract a self-propelled car and electric cars being developed very quickly? And if you see a better future between Formula E and Formula 1?
LH: It's a difficult situation because I'm in conflict. The gases we emit with our cars are not particularly useful for the climate and the world, so on one side there is a concern for me, but on the other hand, as a racing fan, I'm a head of gasoline and always be a head of gasoline. There'il never be an electric head. Hopefully, at least, in my time frame, there will always be at least some kind of V-shaped engine, a kind of loud, fueled car. I think Formula E & # 39; s very nice and a great start, it is great to see all the best brands – Audi, BMW, Mercedes – especially on the roads – just coming here – for example coming here – See every day traffic, thousands and thousands on the way There's a car. The same in every country you go is so many that we can get rid of most of these cars and then turn them into hybrids, so I think this will be a big difference, but there are many things we can do. It is worldwide with business world to help with emissions. But I don't think you've ever compared Formula One and Formula One. Maybe the technology we have in five or ten years is quite advanced and slower than what they have. Formula Ford has a long way to catch the speed of a Formula 1 car right now. I don't know if this is their goal, but I think it's really impressive. I watched their cars on social media and they look pretty cool, so I wish them the best and I look forward to seeing progress.

MV: I'm seeing that the boss doesn't want to compete against Formula 1 or compete against Formula 1, as he wants to make it clear from his Formula One account. This is just a different category. Of course, it seems to be even more interesting with the participation of all the major automobile manufacturers, but I'm happy to be where I am right now and I'll probably be one of the last people in the world to try and buy the latest barrels. oil.

KR: There's nothing to add. Formula E looks nice but Formula

Q: (Livio Oricchio – Max, you have more opportunities to talk about the event with Ocon. Do you think that the 900 people in your team took only one stop and ten seconds to work, is this punishment enough?
MV: At the end of the day, I don't really think about how much he was fined. I already have the punishment for not winning the race, so even if you disqualify it, you won't make a difference in our race, regardless of the two drivers or whatever. I don't know what the right sentence will be, but as I said, of course, they have the right to solve themselves, but you have to be careful. I think it's always been like this.

Q: Max, can you tell me how much damage your car has suffered from the incident with Ocon?
MV: So, on the edge of the floor, you know all the cuts in the whole area, so I think that this width (about 15-20 cm) is completely destroyed and that's why it's pretty bad. I lost too much downforce. I had to lock many tools in the steering wheel but that was still not enough. But still the car was fast. Of course we could be much faster.

Q: (Dario Coronel – Gran Premioweb) Lewis, your celebration was very emotional today. Why?
LH: I think it was an explosion in the last race to win the World Championship in Mexico çünkü I didn't really feel the celebration there because I knew we still had another championship to win and I really needed to stop for the team. I really came here to come here, I was just focused on making sure I could deliver for them. Naturally, the desire to win is too high for everyone and the stakes are high. All in all, we could make mistakes and do all these different things, but we didn't follow this path or watch it, so I could come here and see my men who came here on this wonderful journey. We've had a lot of success, but we've remained fierce and competitive, and I think our relationship has been better than ever before, it was just a big moment, plus a really tough race. Continuing to talk with the car: 'Come on, go ahead, keep going & # 39; because we had this engine problem, and I knew I could only see Max in my mirrors, so I was doing the qualifying rounds to leave each lap behind. , so the race really should have been how. Unfortunately this year isn't a lot of time, but parç we won the World Championship for the fifth time, so I was on a real date in team building and today I'm about to stand, for example Mercedes always remember this day and I'm part of it, and that's great.

Q: (Arjan Schouten – AD) Max, you've been telling us once again that this is not a circuit for Red Bull, winning wasn't an option. What does he say about your luck in Abu Dhabi in two weeks with a turn by finishing 1.6 of the win?
MV: I don't know, because it was a lot better than expected. I expected it to be good in the race, but that's not good. We have to wait and see.

Q: (Mattheus Sacramento – ESPN Brazil) Max, a similar incident happened – not exactly the same – but in Brazil in 2001 with Jos Verstappen and Montoya. You're so young, I'm not sure if you've heard that. Montoya was first and Jos was 16 and had an accident. Did you know that or if it came back to his mind somehow, did he affect what you saw Ocon?
MV: Well, I think that's completely different, but yeah, that's what happens. I don't know what you want me to say.

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