McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team did everything right on its way to earning what became second- and third-place finishes in Australia.
Stefano Domencali says that Ferrari has a lot of work to do before the next race in Malaysia – and is adamant that there won’t be any allocation of blame between the engine and chassis departments.
“We have a lot of things to do,” he said. “And what we need to do is to go home and make sure that the things that have to be … solved in the group are clear, with a clear responsibility. And then full stop, and no other discussion.
Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg is not only active on the track, but on social media as well. On his official YouTube channel, “nicorosbergtv,” Rosberg treats us to post-race video recaps on YouTube summarizing how he and his team performed during the previous weekend.
Needless to say, the German seems extremely pleased in this latest recap, explaining how he and the team worked their way to the win, and how he feels being the points leader as Formula 1 heads to Malaysia.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that Daniel Ricciardo’s brilliant drive in Melbourne will be a major boost for the Aussie’s confidence.
Ricciardo finished second before he was excluded, having not put a foot wrong all weekend.
“I think it should give him a great injection of confidence,” Horner said before the controversy erupted. “He’s been immensely impressive this weekend. The pressure of a home race in front of a demanding crowd, the first race, a debut in a new team. He’s not been in the spotlight when you’re racing in the mid grid like that, and he was perfect all weekend.
It was a bittersweet moment for Lewis Hamilton as he watched Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg take the checkered flag at Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix after the former world champion was forced to retire in the fourth lap after starting from pole position Sunday.
Hamilton, the pre-race favorite, found himself in third position after the first turn and had slipped down to fifth before his team ordered him into the pits to retire with a misfiring cylinder.