Quotes of the 2015 F1 season

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Spanish Grand Prix - Practice Day - Barcelona, Spain


Helmut’s always had a habit of calling things as they are. I recall going back to Mark Webber’s time... After this race in 2010 we went to Turkey. As we know, Mark and Helmut didn’t always see eye to eye and they (Mark and Sebastian) had that crash in Turkey. We ended up back in my office and it was an opportunity, I said to Mark, to get everything out, address your issues with Helmut. And I said to Helmut before the meeting, whatever he says, take it on the chin and agree. And so Mark went through all the issues that he had, told him what had pissed him off about Helmut, blah, blah blah, and Helmut took it on board and said ‘yes, OK, I agree, OK’ and then he said ‘anyway, the next race in Valencia is very important to us and you’ve always been shit in Valencia!’ And Mark, thankfully, saw the funny side but it explains some of the straight talking that Helmut tends to have.”

Christian Horner’s example of why Daniil Kvyat should not take any criticism from Helmut Marko too seriously

“Did you see what that guy did? He pushed me off … that wasn’t very nice.”

Kimi Raikkonen doesn’t seem angry, just disappointed with Daniel Ricciardo for a tap to the rear of his Ferrari in order to overtake