Archive for July, 2016

Hungary GP

Monday, July 25th, 2016

“I’m really pleased with a podium today, I don’t think we could have got a win. We tried at the start; we had a good run off the line and at the apex the Mercs were in my blind spot, so I thought I was in the lead, but on the exit I was done by Lewis (Hamilton) and then Nico (Rosberg) got me round the outside of Turn Two. I think even if we had got the lead, their pace was good so they could have even over-cut us if they stayed out an extra lap. Third was the best we could do and Seb (Vettel) got really close in the last three laps; my tyres were getting towards the end, so coming over the line in third was good. Three podiums in a row here is great, it’s a good place for me. I feel really good. Fridays and Saturdays have been really good for us from the start of the season but the last few Sundays, for whatever reason, I haven’t been that satisfied with, so it was important to put it together from Friday to Sunday this weekend and I believe I did that. And now we’ve got another in seven days, so that’s another chance to be happy again!” Daniel Ricciardo

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British GP

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

“I think for the team and for the points it was really good. Obviously we gained a bit on Ferrari which is nice, but for me it was lonely and a bit boring. We lost a lot of time with the Virtual Safety Car and that was just bad luck. This was out of our hands and there’s nothing we could have done different. It just came at the wrong time for me and we lost the position to Perez and then more than ten seconds behind the leaders. Then not stopping again for the rest of the race you can’t catch this much. When the pace in the front is what it is you can get a tenth here or there but not half a second per lap. I was ready for a battle and some action today, but unfortunately it wasn’t given to me. It is what it is now and hopefully Budapest works better.” Daniel Ricciardo

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Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing unveil the AM-RB 001 hypercar

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Designed by Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman, chief creative officer and David King, VP and Chief Special Operations Officer.

The team and the car manufacturer announced that the mid-engined beast will be powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine and that the car’s F1-inspired carbon fibre construction will give it a power to weight ratio of 1:1, 1 bhp per kilo of weight! The AM-RB 001 is to feature performance levels in line with that of today’s LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes!

Production of the car will be between 99 and 150 road cars and a further 25 track-only versions in the works. First deliveries will commence in 2018.

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Austrian GP

Monday, July 4th, 2016

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