“To finally take the start, the lights out moment, was a terrific feeling. I got off cleanly with no risks. This wasn’t the race for any of that.”
“"I thought I was pulling into a clear lane when I got the green light and was released from my pit box, instead I got a tap from behind and a puncture..."”
“At one point my engineer came on the radio and said "Okay we’re racing Hamilton," which is something I haven't heard through my earpiece so far this season!”
“"There’s nothing anybody could have done to avoid the situation and you can’t really put the blame on one single driver. Fortunately, we were all okay."”
“When you compare this week to where the team was at Sochi 12 months ago it's a massive improvement. But as ever we still have a long way to go, and there are plenty of lessons we can take away.”
“The start was an interesting challenge. Cool conditions meant the tyres weren't biting like normal and the grip was on a knife edge.”
“My opening two laps felt pretty strong. There was a lot of slipping and sliding, so it was a case of picking where to put the car, guessing the grip, and I was able to make some nice overtakes.”
Get free exclusive newsletter updates, behind the scenes videos, images and loads more!