Verstappen’s brakes were literally smoking hot, flames spurting out because the Dash started. The Dutchman was equally on fireplace as he streamed right down to the primary nook to steal the lead from his championship rival, and from there was untroubled for 17 laps as he took the flag first and sealed pole for tomorrow’s Grand Prix. As for Perez, he misplaced a couple of locations at first however regarded fast sufficient to make his manner again to the entrance, earlier than a bizarre spin dropped him to the again of the sector. Carrying main flat spots, he was solely in a position to make up a few locations earlier than retiring on the final lap.
Max Verstappen, 1st
“That was good enjoyable. I’m in fact comfortable to attain the three factors and it’s fairly humorous to have a pole place from the race as effectively however we are going to take it. Round right here it’s tough to go however we had begin and combat with Lewis on the primary lap. From then we tried to do our personal tempo however we had been pushing one another onerous proper to the tip as you might see the tyres had been blistering which all of us needed to handle. Beginning the race on decrease gas we may actually push the vehicles onerous by way of the quick corners, lap after lap, which suggests it’s naturally onerous on tyres however all of us have the identical to be careful for. We now can’t contact the vehicles for tomorrow and we learnt immediately that it is vitally shut once more with us and Mercedes. It appears that evidently we’re very fast within the corners and they’re faster on the straights so tomorrow it’s going to be a extremely thrilling battle and the Crew did an amazing job to handle the brand new format this weekend. I additionally need to say a giant thanks to the followers. I do know they’re primarily right here for the British drivers however it’s nonetheless nice to see them right here cheering and all I need is an efficient battle with Lewis and everybody else tomorrow which ought to preserve the followers entertained.”
Sergio Perez, twentieth
“It’s an actual disgrace to need to retire from the dash race immediately because the automobile felt fairly good. It was a poor day for me and I can solely make an apology to the Crew as I misplaced the rear of the automobile whereas battling with Lando which ruined our day. I used to be in the midst of the nook, already selecting up various throttle and I believe I obtained caught in a little bit of soiled air and have become a passenger actually early within the nook. I prevented any contact however after the spin we had an excessive amount of vibration on the tyres and that was it. The Crew had been fearful in regards to the harm that could possibly be induced with the vibrations, and there wasn’t something extra to achieve, in order that they made the choice to retire the automobile. We’re in the back of the grid tomorrow and it’s not simple to overhaul right here, however we seem like now we have quite a lot of tempo within the automobile so that you could be certain I will probably be pushing onerous to attain as many factors as attainable. It’s a low level for me, however tomorrow is a brand new day and I stay up for seeing what we will do.”
Christian Horner, Crew Principal
“It’s implausible to be beginning on pole for the British Grand Prix, which was achieved another way with Max successful the primary ever dash qualifying race. This marks our first pole at Silverstone since 2011 and breaks the Mercedes nine-year pole place streak. The race begin was essential for us and Max obtained an amazing launch off the road. We knew Lewis was significantly sturdy in Sector 1 so staying forward down the primary straight was significantly necessary for us, which he did and maintained the lead till the flag.
“It’s only a disgrace that we haven’t obtained Checo up there as effectively following that high-speed spin when he misplaced the rear within the soiled air. Fortunately Checo prevented the wall however the stage of vibrations had been so excessive we opted to retire him so as to totally verify the automobile over and full the mandatory security checks, as soon as permission is granted, earlier than the race tomorrow. You possibly can see there was little or no between us and Mercedes immediately, we had been faster within the corners the place they had been mighty in a straight line.
“The temperatures look set to soar and tomorrow’s Grand Prix gained’t be a repeat when it comes to tyre put on. The upper gas masses at first of the race imply the cornering speeds will probably be barely decrease, giving the tyres a better exercise within the corners at first of the race, so it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how that impacts issues. It’s implausible to be staring on pole place and I hope the followers loved the motion and a distinct format of racing immediately.”
That was not perfect for Mercedes. Hamilton wasn’t in a position to dominate off the road from P1, dropping out to a quick-starting Verstappen. Though he challenged all through the primary lap, almost pulling alongside the Pink Bull twice, he couldn’t get the place again and was compelled to chase for the total distance. The crew had additionally gambled by beginning Bottas on the softs, the one prime 10 runner to take action. The plan was for the Finn to problem Verstappen off the road, however the Pink Bull was simply too fast. The excellent news is that each drivers made it to the chequered flag safely regardless of affected by tyre blistering. The dangerous information is that their fundamental championship rival will begin from pole tomorrow, so they’re as soon as once more taking part in catch up.
Lewis Hamilton, 2nd
“I did every thing I may at first with temperatures and clutch place however I nonetheless suffered wheelspin on the road so we’ll dig deep to know what occurred. I believe it was nice for F1 to attempt one thing new and even when the race wasn’t significantly thrilling after the primary lap for myself, there are undoubtedly learnings we will take from immediately.
“This season it has been a wrestle with sure parts of the automobile however we have achieved such an amazing job to get to the efficiency stage that we had yesterday – Valtteri did an amazing job too and we’re undoubtedly getting nearer. The Pink Bull is actually tough to comply with on monitor and from yesterday’s excessive, it looks like a little bit of a down however we’ll flip it round to search out the positives and are available out preventing tomorrow for the race.”
Valtteri Bottas, third
“Selecting the mushy tyres, we thought we would have a small benefit at first however I could not acquire any locations by way of the primary few corners and from then on, it was necessary to not kill my tyres as a result of the softs are way more delicate than the mediums. I suffered some blistering however I may handle it effectively and I am comfortable we tried one thing totally different.
“It was good to have one other race immediately, clearly not as significant as tomorrow, however I hope the followers loved it, even when personally I favor qualifying to the dash. Tomorrow will probably be an open race, it is cool that we have got free selection of tyre compounds so we’ll see a mixture of methods which ought to make issues attention-grabbing.”
Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport
“That was a fairly flat out first dash race – it was a irritating for Lewis to lose some extent to Max this afternoon, however we noticed that we had the tempo to make it a really shut race tomorrow. We might want to take a more in-depth look to know what occurred at first for Lewis – and I believe if we had held the lead, we had the tempo to complete in P1 as effectively as a result of it wasn’t simple to comply with. But it surely’s arrange an attention-grabbing Grand Prix: there are two groups shut on tempo, now we have Lewis and Valtteri within the combine on the entrance, and it seems like tyre technique can play a giant half in these temperatures as effectively. So we will probably be aiming to combat again sturdy within the Grand Prix correct.”
Andrew Shovlin, Trackside Engineering Director
“It isn’t perfect to have misplaced a spot with Lewis off the beginning however we will take some encouragement within the automobile tempo which is hopefully sufficient to place Max beneath strain tomorrow. We even have two vehicles on the entrance which can open up some strategic alternatives. After the primary lap there wasn’t a lot that we may do; on the identical age tyres it was onerous for Lewis to get shut sufficient to assault and for Valtteri, he was doing a bit extra administration to cowl for the very fact he was on the mushy tyre.
“Having the dash race immediately does make it a little bit simpler to plan for tomorrow as you have obtained a transparent concept of everybody’s tempo and the way the tyres are behaving so now we have a bit of labor this night to take the utmost studying from that. Our purpose was to return right here, to win and to shut the hole within the championship and I believe from what we have seen over the past two days, that is nonetheless an achievable goal.”
Leclerc was anticipated to return beneath strain from Perez, however as soon as the Pink Bull dropped down the order at first, the Monegasque’s life was made a lot simpler. He constructed a buffer to the vehicles behind and held onto his P4 grid slot with ease. Sainz although, didn’t have a Dash to recollect. Contact with Russell at first dropped him manner down the sector, and he was solely in a position to get better to P11 on the flag. He was later summoned to the stewards to clarify the collision with Russell, and whether or not he returned to the monitor in an unsafe trend, with no additional motion taken.
Charles Leclerc, 4th
“I actually loved Dash Qualifying immediately. Driving flat out for 17 laps is totally different to what we’re used to and I had quite a lot of enjoyable. One huge distinction is that you simply don’t have to consider saving tyres and might simply go for it. I didn’t take any dangers however had there been alternative to achieve a place, I might have taken it. It was a bit lonely from my perspective, however in a great way as a result of I may sustain with the tempo of the automobile forward with out it pulling manner an excessive amount of.
“Total, I’ve appreciated the format of the weekend thus far. It provides every day one thing particular to stay up for, particularly on the Friday, the place you could have extra to achieve with qualifying than you’d on a standard weekend. I believe it makes issues extra thrilling, for us in addition to the followers. The run on the Medium tyres was fairly consultant. Even when the gas stage was not the identical as it will likely be for the race, it gave us image of the stability. There’s quite a lot of information to analyse tonight and to study from for tomorrow.”
Carlos Sainz, eleventh
“Greater than a Dash Qualifying it was a “comeback stint“ for me immediately. I’m very removed from comfortable as a result of the automobile had good tempo and I used to be trying ahead to qualifying in place for tomorrow. Sadly my race was closely compromised on the first lap attributable to what I truthfully assume was George’s mistake. He locked up and hit me within the rear of the automobile, forcing me off the monitor and clearly sending me to the again of the sector in P19.
“I wasn’t going to surrender, so I pushed flat out for the remainder of the race, did some good overtakes regardless of the difficulties at this monitor and managed to get better to P11. It was a robust comeback, however I might’ve most well-liked to not be pushed off. Anyway, it’s a part of racing and we nonetheless have tomorrow to try to make up extra locations. The automobile is prepared and so am I. Let’s race once more.”
Laurent Mekies, Racing Director
“A great debut for Dash Qualifying, which supplied a present and a few attention-grabbing factors. For our half, Charles produced an amazing efficiency to make sure he begins tomorrow’s race from fourth, the place he certified yesterday. Extra importantly, he confirmed sturdy tempo, working not far behind the three vehicles forward of him.
“It was a disgrace for Carlos, who dropped again from yesterday’s qualifying place due to a tough opening lap and a coming-together with Russell, which he may do nothing about. It’s much more of a disgrace provided that he had the potential to make up locations relatively than lose them. At the least he placed on an amazing present this afternoon! These 17 laps have supplied us with loads of information to organize for tomorrow’s race and that’s what we’re concentrating on any further.
“Earlier than this weekend, we knew the difficulties we might face. From what now we have seen thus far, the work now we have achieved is beginning to repay when it comes to efficiency, each on a qualifying lap and over a long term. However we are going to solely have the total image after the chequered flag falls.”
Each papaya drivers misplaced out to a fast-starting Alonso, however saved cool to work their manner again previous the Spaniard as soon as his tyre life started to wane. Add in Perez’s points, and that meant each Norris and Ricciardo wound up gaining a spot every from their beginning slots, which was not a foul day’s work. Battling Ferrari within the constructors’, they need to be on for haul of factors tomorrow in comparison with their rivals, who’ve one automobile beginning exterior the highest 10.
Daniel Ricciardo, sixth
“That was fairly good enjoyable! It’s clearly over fairly shortly, however Alonso having begin made our race a bit extra thrilling, so I loved it! The primary ten laps had been busy, I assumed that was cool, so I hope the followers appreciated it.
“I don’t know what it was like round us, however I hope the order modified up a little bit bit. I gained a place and begin in a greater place tomorrow than I began immediately. That was the goal for immediately, so I’m trying ahead to going out and preventing for extra tomorrow.”
Lando Norris, fifth
“A great first dash quali race! I believe we achieved every thing we may’ve hoped for immediately. We obtained forward of one of many Pink Bulls, which is a faster automobile, however we managed to beat them off the beginning and over the primary lap, so it was a enjoyable first-half. On the finish, it was a quiet end in clear air alone. I believe we now have studying on the place we stand in comparison with the opposite groups, so we all know what we have to attempt to do tomorrow. I hope the followers loved the brand new format and it introduced one thing totally different to the weekend. Let’s hope for a similar once more tomorrow.”
James Key, Technical Director
“The weekend has been a studying curve with a brand new format based mostly round dash qualifying, however we have loved the recent challenges this has introduced. Automobile specification was frozen for yesterday’s qualifying session, with the parc ferme circumstances kicking in early this weekend, which left us with larger gas ranges and tyre compound evaluation as the primary focus totally free observe this morning, each in preparation for the dash quali and tomorrow’s grand prix.
“The dash race itself went effectively for us, with an amazing efficiency from our drivers, who each regained a place after getting previous the fast-starting Alonso, though this stopped us from making any additional progress within the time left. Nevertheless, we’re positioned fifth and sixth on the grid for the race tomorrow and this offers us alternative for some first rate factors.
“It’s been an attention-grabbing weekend thus far – the brand new format actually provides new parts and a distinct method to what we’ve been used to. With the ability to push the automobile for 17 laps flat this afternoon actually generated quite a lot of shut racing and I believe it labored effectively. It’s nice to see so many followers right here at Silverstone – all the time a robust level of this race – and we stay up for seeing the identical once more tomorrow.”
Opting to begin each vehicles on the red-marked mushy rubber actually paid off for Alpine, who managed to get two top-10 grid slots for the race tomorrow. Alonso was the star of the Dash, working his way up to fifth at first, earlier than dropping out to the McLaren boys as his tyres began to fade. Ocon wasn’t in a position to have fairly the identical getaway however nonetheless made up three locations in a composed show, holding off Sainz on the final couple of laps for the Frenchman’s highest beginning slot since Spain again in Might.
Fernando Alonso, seventh
“It was session for us immediately and I had quite a lot of enjoyable. I believe we made the suitable selection beginning on the mushy tyres and it’s a greater place to begin the race tomorrow. Our begin was good and I climbed fairly a couple of locations from eleventh to fifth within the first few corners. We then misplaced a couple of positions again to the McLarens and held onto seventh on the finish. I believe the format was enjoyable however I’m certain there are some small enhancements we will make. We’ll goal to hold this momentum into the race tomorrow.”
Esteban Ocon, tenth
“I’m fairly happy with immediately’s Dash Qualifying as we’ve gained three locations for the race tomorrow and meaning we’re beginning within the prime 10 for tomorrow’s race. It’s the place we felt we needs to be yesterday, in order that’s constructive. The decision by the crew to begin on softs was good and I had a fast begin off the road to achieve some positions. I loved the brand new format; it was enjoyable because it added some motion and dynamism to the weekend in addition to some uncertainty. Tomorrow now we have a free selection of tyres once more and that leaves the technique field open with some flexibility on what we will do. We’re able to race once more and hopefully we will placed on one other present for the followers.”
Davide Brivio, Racing Director
“It was an thrilling race for us, so a really constructive Dash qualifying all in all! We determined to begin with new softs, which was a calculated threat, however a good selection from the crew. Fernando undoubtedly made the a lot of the technique; he did an unbelievable first lap, gaining six positions in half a lap after which he fought all over the race. With Esteban we additionally moved up a couple of positions, which is necessary for the precise Grand Prix tomorrow. It was job from the drivers and likewise the entire crew and now we have to attempt to consolidate our positions tomorrow.”
With each drivers making up grid slots, that may be considered successful for Aston Martin. Vettel misplaced out to Alonso at first and was scorching on the Spaniard’s tail within the closing phases however couldn’t make a transfer stick, however did come residence two locations larger than he began due to points for his rivals. Stroll may solely make up one place from P15 on the grid however that’s nonetheless progress in the suitable course.
Sebastian Vettel, eighth
“I’ve loved this uncommon weekend format thus far. It was attention-grabbing to have the extraordinary second yesterday night adopted by the Dash immediately, which may go both manner. For us, it went effectively and we gained some locations for the race tomorrow, and a few others misplaced floor. Fernando [Alonso] made up quite a lot of locations on lap one – beginning on the Comfortable tyres – and I assumed he would wrestle extra within the closing laps. I used to be shut behind him, however couldn’t make the transfer to overhaul. This end result places us in a good beginning place for tomorrow [P8], which will probably be a really totally different race with the technique choices.”
Lance Stroll, 14th
“It was good to make up a little bit little bit of floor within the Dash, however I believe we’re nonetheless looking for the optimum automobile stability. It was difficult to make up any additional locations because the midfield bunched up and we ended up in a protracted prepare of vehicles. The constructive is that the brief race provides us extra related information to go over and look to search out the enhancements we want. It’s a lengthy race tomorrow; something can occur, plus the warmth will probably be an element, in addition to the free selection of tyres, so I’m trying ahead to coming again stronger tomorrow.”
Otmar Szafnauer, Crew Principal & CEO
“We achieved our goal in immediately’s Dash – to make progress with each vehicles – which we did. Lance suffered poor rear grip however nonetheless did extraordinarily effectively to earn a P14 grid slot for tomorrow’s race. Sebastian completed eighth, shut behind [Fernando] Alonso, whose Comfortable tyres had been shot by the tip, however clearly there was no level in Sebastian risking a back-row begin for tomorrow’s race by making an attempt to wrest P7 from Alonso, particularly for no factors reward. He’ll due to this fact begin tomorrow’s race from a strong P8, from the place he ought to have the ability to rating factors. From P14, over a full-distance 52-lap race, Lance, too, will probably be aiming to make up locations and rating factors. Our goal should due to this fact be a double factors end at our residence Grand Prix, proudly flying the Union Flag on each vehicles!”
Russell was within the thick of the motion at first, colliding with Sainz in an incident which despatched each drivers large. That value the Englishman a spot, however he managed to cling on to the highest 10 for the remainder of the Dash to say his finest ‘end’ as a Williams driver. However the stewards did take a look, and deemed him at fault for the incident, handing the Briton a three-place grid drop. As for Latifi, he picked off Tsunoda at first however couldn’t maintain the sooner AlphaTauri behind. The Canadian did decide up a spot courtesy of Perez’s retirement although.
George Russell, ninth
“Total, it was an attention-grabbing race, trickier than I anticipated on the market protecting the tyres alive for 17 laps. It was very tough protecting Esteban (Ocon) behind. The Alpine was very quick even on the mushy tyre, however we completed ninth on monitor and my first time within the top-10 with Williams.
“Nevertheless, it is vitally unlucky to get a penalty and I really feel that it was a harsh choice. We’re nonetheless going to be beginning in an amazing place to combat for factors tomorrow. We had a extremely sturdy race immediately; it’s going to be lengthy race and tyre administration will probably be key, which would be the overriding issue into the end result. So, let’s wait and see!”
Nicholas Latifi, seventeenth
“It was fairly uneventful for me however undoubtedly extra intense than a standard Grand Prix. There isn’t quite a lot of tyre administration given the space, so that you simply try to go as flat out as attainable. In the long run, we had been simply compromised by our beginning place as we had been unable to assault any of the opposite vehicles, and simply hanging on to that place. I’m nonetheless pissed off from yesterday as we shouldn’t be beginning the place we’re proper now, I believe it will likely be difficult to maneuver forwards tomorrow and we must depend on a couple of alternatives to current themselves. It will likely be a protracted race, however something can occur so we will see.”
Dave Robson, Head of Car Efficiency
“We’ve had a strong day and stay in place to begin the race tomorrow. It was a disgrace to lose a couple of locations with George, however nonetheless he’ll begin the Grand Prix in a comparatively sturdy place. Nicholas has improved his beginning place too and each vehicles are in good situation.
“Tomorrow will probably be scorching, and this may affect the methods that individuals will make use of within the race. We now have some work to do tonight to work out what’s the most suitable choice for us, however we’re assured that we will do this and consequently put ourselves right into a place to ship efficiency tomorrow.”
The one crew to complete in the identical positions that they began, the Dash didn’t work out for AlphaTauri. Tsunoda dropped locations at first, however did handle to climb again as much as sixteenth whereas Gasly gained a spot from Perez’s error, however then misplaced that to a recovering Sainz. Contemplating the quantity of drama, that was one thing of a missed alternative. The crew do typically gamble on technique in the case of Sundays although, so they may nonetheless pull one thing out of the bag tomorrow.
Pierre Gasly, twelfth
“I’m fairly pissed off this night, it was simply not what we wished on the market immediately. We began this weekend badly in FP1 and with just one observe session we couldn’t actually react to that forward of qualifying, then immediately I’ve actually struggled once more. It’s very disappointing as a result of I do know the automobile has way more potential however thus far, we simply haven’t managed to get it working right here this weekend. We are going to have a look at all the information tonight and check out every thing we will to make our manner as much as the factors within the tomorrow’s race.”
Yuki Tsunoda, sixteenth
“I’m clearly upset with immediately’s efficiency, I’m not ending ready that I’m proud of and I’m then beginning the race tomorrow from the identical place. I really feel that this weekend’s format is sort of tough for rookies, as you solely have one free observe session earlier than qualifying, which is hard, however I hope the spectators loved this new schedule. We’ve struggled with the efficiency of the automobile this entire weekend, so we simply have to go away tonight and evaluation the information so we will study extra for tomorrow’s race.”
Jody Egginton, Technical Director
“Immediately was all the time going to be a problem. With yesterday’s qualifying not fairly going to plan for the crew, each vehicles had been beginning out of place in immediately’s Dash Qualifying and that was all the time going to be difficult. As anticipated, a prepare of vehicles shaped that we would have liked to make our manner by way of and sadly, that simply wasn’t attainable immediately. It’s not been a implausible day for us, so we’ve simply obtained to see if we will get better it tomorrow within the longer race. It’s been tough for us this weekend thus far, in comparison with our regular efficiency, so there’s a lot of information to evaluation tonight and we’ll see if we will extract something farther from the automobile tomorrow.”
Raikkonen was one among 4 drivers to begin of the softs – a transfer that paid off at first, with the Finn climbing from P17 on the grid as much as thirteenth. He managed to carry that place up till the flag, hanging on to some very worn C3 rubber within the course of. As for Giovinazzi, a sluggish getaway value him a spot to Stroll and the Italian wasn’t in a position to extract sufficient tempo from his C41 to chase the Aston Martin down within the closing phases.
Kimi Raikkonen, thirteenth
“We’re higher off now than we had been yesterday, so I’ll take it: I’ll be in my finest grid place of the 12 months and I’ve to be comfortable about it. We began on the mushy, however I don’t understand how a lot there actually is in between the 2 tyres: ultimately, it was necessary to get the launch proper and keep out of hassle and we managed to do it, gaining some locations. It’s nonetheless going to be a protracted race tomorrow: we are going to attempt to preserve enhancing and produce residence some factors.”
Antonio Giovinazzi, fifteenth
“It was fairly an intense race, pushing from lap one to the flag, however ultimately there wasn’t quite a lot of motion after the beginning. Sadly my launch wasn’t nice and I misplaced some locations: then we had a good tempo however similar to those in entrance of us, and that made overtaking not possible. In the long run we solely misplaced one place, so we’re nonetheless in place for tomorrow. Hopefully we will have a greater begin and, with the technique and an extended race, we will transfer up a couple of locations.”
Frédéric Vasseur, Crew Principal
“It was an attention-grabbing first experiment with the Dash Qualifying format, and to return away from it with a acquire when it comes to grid positions is certainly a constructive. We knew the most important probability to make up locations was at first and Kimi did rather well to take advantage of his mushy tyres. Sadly, Antonio had some wheelspin and couldn’t produce one among his sturdy begins. After that, it was a matter of not dropping the bottom we had gained: we introduced the automobile residence with a end result that equals what we might have had with two vehicles in Q2 on an everyday weekend, so we could be glad as we put together for tomorrow’s race.”
The 2 crew mates clashed at first, with Mazepin tipped right into a spin which left him adrift of the sector and out of the reckoning. The stewards opted to not examine that one, deeming it a racing incident. The German then managed to maintain Perez at bay for a couple of laps earlier than the Mexican obtained previous, so in the end got here residence simply forward of his crew mate.
Mick Schumacher, 18th
“I believe we may fine-tune it right here and there to try to make it logistically higher for us, to have the ability to change set ups and so on – however I believe for a primary attempt, it was superb. I believe for smaller groups it’s a bit harder – now we have much less time, and now we have fewer capabilities in comparison with different groups who’ve extra folks. Sadly for us, it was fairly lonely on the market however nonetheless attention-grabbing. Now it’s as much as us to analyse what we will do higher to be nearer subsequent time.”
Nikita Mazepin, nineteenth
“I had an excellent launch – one among my finest begins this 12 months. The character of this monitor means I used to be on the skin of T2 after which the within of T3. You attempt to carry the pace in however the automobile on the left has a greater stopping energy and also you each attempt to make the nook however then I needed to keep away from my crew mate. With the tempo of the automobile now we have this weekend, one of the best comparability I’ve is my crew mate and I used to be rather a lot sooner than him for the primary a part of the race after which rather a lot slower for the second a part of the race.”
Guenther Steiner, Crew Principal
“For me personally, this was experiment – nevertheless it’s not about what I believe, it’s about what the followers assume. If we come to the conclusion that they prefer it, then I’m all for it. Our day immediately was nothing thrilling – extra of the identical I might say – however ultimately it was one thing thrilling for this weekend as we had a distinct format for the race weekend. We learnt one thing, now we have one thing to consider and we preserve a bit of pleasure going.”
Mario Isola, Head of F1 and Automobile Racing
“Immediately was an opportunity to attempt one thing totally different with the primary dash qualifying, and though it was a brief race, we already noticed some totally different ways on the grid with 4 drivers going towards the pattern and deciding on the mushy tyre – together with Bottas who began and completed third. Preserving the mushy tyre alive in a race the place the drivers pushed at most from begin to end in heat circumstances was clearly a problem, however Fernando Alonso made up six locations from his begin place initially on the softs, earlier than finally ending with a four-place acquire. The medium C2 coped effectively with the fast corners and heavy a great deal of Silverstone, which is why we anticipate it to be the most well-liked selection to begin the race tomorrow. Temperatures are forecasted to be even larger for the grand prix, so tyre administration will probably be an element, as we additionally noticed immediately throughout dash qualifying the place there was some blistering because the groups pushed to the restrict.”