Formula 1

Arrivabene Congratulates Ferrari for ‘Well-Deserved’ Silverstone Win

1 Mins read
Sebastian Vettel - Scuderia Ferrari - Silverstone
Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Maurizio Arrivabene congratulated his Scuderia Ferrari team on a ‘well-deserved’ victory at Silverstone, with the Italian team coming out on top after a great duel with Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport on Sunday.

Silverstone is the home race for many teams on the Formula 1 grid, including Mercedes, but Sebastian Vettel was able to deny Lewis Hamilton a home victory, while Kimi Räikkönen recovered from contact with Hamilton on the opening lap and a subsequent ten-second penalty for causing the collision to claim third ahead of Valtteri Bottas.

Arrivabene, the Team principal of the Maranello-based team, was pleased with the result at Silverstone and it confirmed to him further than the SF71H remains strong in 2018, while he also had no complaints about the tyres Pirelli brought to the British Grand Prix, feeling they were perfect for their strategy.

“This was a well deserved win, mainly down to a great job from the team at the track and back in Maranello and I congratulate them,” said Arrivabene.

“Winning here is not easy as England is home to the Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren, Force India and Williams and others. That makes winning here all the more special.

“Sebastian drove a great race, fighting like a lion despite the pain in the neck he has suffered with since Saturday. Kimi also had a strong race proving once again what a fighter he is.

“The SF71H confirmed its strengths as it has done on other tracks already and the Pirelli tyres were a perfect match for our strategy. Tomorrow we will have our debrief and right from the afternoon we will start preparing for Sebastian’s home race, the German GP.”

Related posts
Formula 1

Carlos Sainz Jr.: “Obviously I was very happy with the start and the first laps in the rain”

3 Mins read
Carlos Sainz Jr. led the early stages of Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix when the track was at its dampest, but ultimately, he fell back to finish sixth.
Formula 1

Charles Leclerc: “We had a strong race and we are seeing some progress”

4 Mins read
Charles Leclerc drove superbly to finish the Portuguese Grand Prix in fourth, while team-mate Sebastian Vettel struggled once more and finished down in tenth.
Formula 1

Kevin Magnussen: “We knew we didn’t have a chance of points with a normal race”

2 Mins read
Haas endured a torrid afternoon in Portugal, finishing seventeenth and eighteenth at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

Leave a Reply