Ferrari's Turn One Tangle At Spa, Vettel Apologises Raikkonen


Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull has "a bit of work to do" to cut the gap to Ferrari before qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.

"You say you have too many cooks in the kitchen". "It is clear what happened".

"The vehicle got damaged in the first corner which I don't really feel was down to him, not at all".

"If l had to do it again, l would give a little bit more room and at least l would make it - l don't know about the two cars on the inside". Max was out of the fight, but then he thought he was not.

As for the defending move on Kimi, I can't see what the fuss is all about. I could see Kimi was there and I was slightly ahead. It's not because other drivers tell me that I have to change my driving style that I'll change my driving style.

"It was a pity for all three to be involved and not to come out of the corner being able to race for the podium because of that".

"We can not confuse the fans about two very different incidents: one on the middle of the straight, like Verstappen and Kimi, or in braking areas like me in Australia [when he crashed into the back of Haas's Esteban Gutierrez]", said Alonso. He said sorry and I said ok.

Of late Monza has been a track dominated by Mercedes, but Ferrari's pace around Spa points towards a similarly strong performance for this weekend.

Attending the meeting with Red Bull race manager Jonathan Wheatley, the talented young driver is said to have been warned over his conduct in Belgium, and warned that race officials will not be so lenient in the future.

As Max Verstappen continues to come under fire from the Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso insists there was nothing wrong with his driving in Belgium. "He's going a good job, he's fast.but certain things were not correct". I think we all love this track.

The announcement that Williams driver Felipe Massa would retire at the end of this season on Thursday brought Ferrari's long-term failings into even sharper focus.

"It's not the place to start acting silly in a way and paying back for something that has happened".

F1's chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, the FIA president, Jean Todt, and the Italian Grand Prix head Angelo Sticchi Damiani were intending to announce a fresh three-year agreement but it emerged it had not been signed off. "But when I have to back off after Eau Rouge on the straight when I made my move, I had to brake not to hit him, because he turns after I make my move the first time". Risky moves are what win you races and, ultimately, championships.