19 | 06 | 2016 Europa Grand Prix, Rennen

Europe Grand Prix

Baku Circuit
19 June

Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
RAIKKONEN 4th 1:33:25.468 + 33.102 51 1:47.181 41
  1st stop Lap 8 New Soft
VETTEL 2nd 1:33:09.062 + 16.696 51 1:47.028 49
  1st stop Lap 20 New Soft
Weather: air 31/32 °C, asphalt 40/52 °C. Sunny
Sebastian Vettel
We can be very proud of what we achieved today, both cars got points. We were very bad off and slow on Friday and initially we didn't know why. We changed a lot in the car, made big steps forward, and we finished second today. I think the way things went on the track was fantastic, but we can't be entirely happy. We lost a position with Kimi but he played nice team work, he was very kind to hand me the place. In the end it was a bit of a shame that we didn't manage to finish second and third, but I think he was struggling quite a bit with his tires. It was not a fresh set. I had a good feeling with the tires, so I kept the first set a bit longer, even if after a couple of laps I wasn't so confident. But later the tires did recover and from that point it was good again. The season is long and I think there's a lot of stuff happening here, but especially back in Maranello. Our President is pushing very hard, but in a good way. He is willing to understand, help us and to push us, as well. Ambition is high but, moving forward step by step, I am sure we will do the right things for this year and for the future to make sure we give the others a very hard time. We didn't have a wonderful start of the season, even though the car has been good, but I think most of the times we didn't fully use our opportunities. However, today we did a great job. We will keep doing the optimum and keep enhancing our chances to be there at the end of the year, but surely we know we have to pick up our game and improve the car.
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