However, the team principal stresses the importance of having recovered points from Mercedes: “Great balance, calm is needed.”
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The veteran took it out on his teammate after the Japanese GP.
Monegasque driver: “If McLaren confirms this strength in Qatar…”
“Proud of everyone who works in the team.” Sixth title for the stable.
Japanese GP in the hands of Red Bull’s Dutchman. Good for the McLarens.
Mercedes driver makes no peace with one-second gap from Verstappen
“We struggled especially in sector 1, we were struggling so much there, I don’t know for what reason.”
“It will be very difficult to beat them,” admitted the Ferrari driver after qualifying for the Suzuka GP.
The world champion returns to the pole and books the win at Suzuka.
The world champion is confirmed as the favorite for pole at Suzuka.
Big words of praise from the Mercedes driver toward his colleague, who has returned to show himself in the Suzuka paddock.
The 42-year-old Spaniard says he doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.
“It will be difficult to get into Q3 here,” admitted the Aston Martin driver after FP2 in Suzuka.
“We tried different solutions on my car to get a little better feeling in terms of comfort, and I am satisfied with the results.”
The Mercedes driver spoke after finishing 14th in FP2.
“We are very close, we, Mercedes and McLaren.”
“They are close on this track as well,” said the Dutch driver.
“We should not overdo the optimism because it’s still Friday anyway, but we are seeing good improvements.”
The world champion also dominated the second free practice at Suzuka.
Good, however, were the Ferraris with Carlos Sainz second and Charles Leclerc fourth.
“Hopefully, they will not be as dominant as in the past,” admitted the British driver.
“Winning the Constructors’ World Championship here would be special,” admitted the Mexican driver.
“We stopped winning, but these things happen,” admitted the Dutch driver.
The Spanish driver spoke on the eve of the weekend at Suzuka.
The Monegasque driver spoke on the eve of the weekend in Japan.
Team principal Christian Horner: “The characteristics of Singapore were different, the technical directive had nothing to do with it.”
“The welcome I have received and the relationships I have established make me feel at home.”
“His victory will not change things in Ferrari,” the former driver admitted.
“We hope to close the Constructors’ talk here,” admitted the Dutch driver.
“If the Safety Car had intervened two laps earlier, Verstappen would have won the race.”