Perez missed ten km/h
The sensor problem could be solved. But Perez reports that he was still missing ten km/h on the straights afterwards. That’s why he had no chance of being P3 at the end, despite the new tyres.
“Unfortunately, I couldn’t get close to Carlos even with the DRS. The deficit on the straights was very significant,” he reports, explaining that “with a normal engine” he could even have won. at the end.
Due to technical problems, it was “a bad race”.
We were just off the plate: the warning wasn’t enough, Alonso got another five-second penalty as he took the lead coming off the track. This will make him lose points!
Albon inherited 9th place and Stroll, in tenth place, still scored points. Here is the brief explanation from the commissioners in full:
“The Stewards reviewed the video evidence and determined that car 14 left the track at turn 14 and gained a lasting advantage.”
Bottas: braked a little too late
The Finn stayed in P5 for a long time, but eventually lost two positions to the Mercedes drivers due to an error. “I braked a little too late. I just missed the apex,” he reports.
It was already enough to drive into the dirt next to the ideal line. “I understeered into the wall. Luckily nothing broke or caused a puncture,” he breathes deeply.
“It’s a shame we didn’t get P5, but P7 is still good,” Bottas said. In the World Championship, Alfa Romeo is still in P5 ahead of Alpine.
Alonso: Sorry for Gasly
Speaking of Gasly: We reported earlier that Alonso apologized to the French. Now we also have the Spaniard in the caption: “It was my mistake. It happened to me sometimes.”
“Mick spun at Imola and destroyed my race. Today I braked too late and ruined Pierre’s race. It was my mistake and I’m sorry for him” , said the double world champion.
“It’s hard not to finish a race after someone hits you from behind,” he knows from personal experience and explains: “He was unlucky. It was my mistake.”
Norris: Gasly ‘just unfortunate’ crash
The McLaren driver does not see the fault of the accident in itself. “I have to talk to him first to figure out what happened,” Norris said. For him, it was as if Gasly had drifted in his direction.
In the end, the crash was “simply unfortunate” as Gasly’s car was already damaged after the previous contact with Alonso. A blessing in disguise: more P8s wouldn’t have been possible today even without the crash,” Norris said.
“Luckily we didn’t lose that much,” he said. “But a few points would have been better than none…”
The overtaking maneuver towards victory…
… is available again here in the video!
Schumacher: Best race of the year
This makes the crash doubly annoying. “I think it was our best race of the year so far,” Schumacher said. “Of course it wasn’t the day we were hoping for,” admitted team manager Günther Steiner.
Because Magnussen also left empty-handed. “It was the hardest race I have ever driven. It was incredibly hot,” reports the Dane. In the last stint, his front wing was also damaged.
“The rhythm in the car was there,” Steiner said angrily. In the end, you just had “bad luck again”. In the World Cup, Haas is still only in P8. There would have been more.
Sainz: I needed this race
After his two previous failures, the Spaniard explains in the PK that he “needed” this race. He eventually had to cover a full race distance again – for his fitness and his understanding of the car.
He made “a few mistakes” today because he still didn’t fully understand the new Ferrari. Of course, the kilometers are all the more important. And today he was finally able to relax again.
Verstappen: hadn’t even practiced a start
We stick to the winner of the race, who reveals in the top 3 PK that he has not practiced a single start all weekend. So he didn’t know what to expect. Nevertheless, it was enough to directly smash one of the Ferraris.
Besides, he doesn’t want to complain about the safety car, which deprived him of all his lead. After all, he has already benefited from the safety car in other races. Abu Dhabi last year naturally comes to mind…
Official driver of the day…
… became Verstappen again today, by the way. His curious streak also continued: if the Dutchman saw the checkered flag this year, he also won. This happened three times. In the other two races, he left empty-handed.
Sainz had the neck
His accident on Friday left its mark. “I felt better”, admits the Spaniard who explains: “After the accident on Friday, of course, I started the race with a little neck pain.”
But he fought his way through and in the end he rewarded himself with a podium, “which is a decent result,” Sainz said. After the last two consecutive failures, definitely a step forward.
Marko: The beginning was crucial
Helmut Marko reveals on ‘Sky’ what was decisive for Verstappen’s victory today. “First of all, that he caught Sainz from the start,” said the Austrian. Then the world champion then “chased Leclerc”.
“He overworked his tires,” he explains. So Verstappen then took the lead. “Max made no mistakes, drove in the best possible way. It was a really good race on his part”, rejoiced Marko.
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Of course, you again have the opportunity to rate the 20 drivers for their performance this weekend. Who do you think were the best drivers in Miami? On Monday, we have the big evaluation.
Ralf Schumacher: “A little racing accident”
The expert says on ‘Sky’ about the German accident: “Mick has to try it there. But you can see: he is a little hesitant. He might not have had to because he could have had the curve. Brake a bit later, as he says.”
“But Sebastian also has to give up space. He can’t vanish into thin air. Sebastian has to look at himself in the mirror, that’s how it is. Unfavorable situation. You could say: of course it was a bit of a racing accident. . But Sebastian still has to give up space.”
Unfortunately only in this series of photos. He also failed to score points in his 26th Formula 1 race today. In doing so, he equalized Ricardo Rosset. Hopefully we can remove him from this stat soon!
Photo gallery: Top 10: Formula 1 drivers with the most starts without points
Alonso apologizes to Gasly
The Spaniard has just apologized to Gasly for the accident. By the way, it looks like Alonso is no longer threatened with further sanctions. He can keep P9 with it. And that would be the end of all investigations, if we haven’t forgotten anything.