Jul 5, 2015

Carlos Sainz in British Grand Prix Formula 1 - Race

The Toro Rosso driver was unable to complete the British Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz: "Not the best of endings to a race that was looking good... It was a tough start to the race and during the first stint I struggled a bit, but as soon as I pitted for another set of tyres we picked up the pace and started to push. From then on, it was all going really well, running comfortably in P9 and waiting for the rain to arrive, but suddenly my car just switched off and that was the end. It's a very frustrating way to end the weekend here at such an amazing track as Silverstone."

Franz Tost (Team Principal): "We clearly expected a much better result today because the car has shown a very good performance this weekend. Carlos had to retire when his car stopped because of what seems to be an electrical issue. Of course this is very disappointing because I think that both cars had the potential to finish in the points, but instead we've ended up with two retirements. The fact that our direct competitors have scored points isn't helpful for our championship hopes either. We will now analyse the reasons for these retirements and we hope to come back fully-prepared for the next race in Hungary in two weeks' time."

Cedrik Staudohar (Renault Sport F1 track support leader)
"Both drivers had a strong pace and it is frustrating that neither driver could capitalize on the performance. The engine stopped in Carlos' car as a result of an electrical issue. We will determine the cause when we study the car in more detail. Max retired when he went off track, but we need to take the positives from the weekend as a whole and look forward to Hungary where we hope to be on the pace again."

RESULTS
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1h31m27.729s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 10.956s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 25.443s
4 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 36.839s
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m03.194s
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m03.955s
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m18.744s
8 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1 Lap
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1 Lap
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1 Lap
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1 Lap
12 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 3 Laps
13 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 3 Laps
- Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault Retirement
- Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault Retirement
- Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault Spun off
- Jenson Button McLaren/Honda Collision
- Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes Collision
- Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes Collision
- Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari Not started