Formula 1: Alfa-Sauber’s wild party after the end of the crime thriller in Abu Dhabi

Fred Vasseur, Team Chef: “Tonight is the culmination of an incredible job that everyone in the team has done, both on track and in Hinwil. P6 in the championship exceeds our expectations and the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the season, so we can say with certainty that this season has been a success – I am proud of what we have achieved. Tonight’s race was all about the championship result: we knew that coming from behind would be difficult to score points alone, but we were able to work as a team and make strategic decisions to keep the fight for P6 our way. Things ended up being a bit more exciting than we expected after Hamilton’s retirement and the last few laps were exciting! But we brought it home, that’s what counts and you can see what it means to all of us.”

Valtteri Bottas (15.): “I’m very happy for the team. It’s an important result and you can see what it means for each one of us. It was close, very close in our fight for sixth place in the championship but we did it and I’m proud of everyone. The only thing that mattered to us today was the overall results and the strategy we chose was quite defensive, we wanted to hold our position and stop our rivals when we were ahead of them. It worked, but there was a lot of tension on the last lap. I’m proud that the The team has come a long way since winter testing – we got a lot of points at the beginning of the year and those results made all the difference at the end of the season – the mood in the team is great, we can be proud of our work and that makes us It will help us continue to develop next year. There’s a lot to look forward to.”

Guanyu Zhou (12.): “I am very proud of this team. We gave it our all in the race and even though we didn’t score any points, we achieved our goal of P6 in the championship. We got what we deserved after such a long year. It was an amazing rookie season, we started with strength and it’s good to see that we also finished on a positive note of course it hasn’t always gone as we expected, we’ve had some reliability issues but I’m sure we’ll figure it all out over the winter and have a much better season on next year. Overall, I really enjoyed my first Formula 1 season with all the support from my team, my teammate Valtteri and the fans. I’m grateful for all that and I can’t wait for next season.”

Fred Vasseur, Team Chef: “Tonight is the culmination of an incredible job that everyone in the team has done, both on track and in Hinwil. P6 in the championship exceeds our expectations and the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the season, so we can say with certainty that this season has been a success – I am proud of what we have achieved. Tonight’s race was all about the championship result: we knew that coming from behind would be difficult to score points alone, but we were able to work as a team and make strategic decisions to keep the fight for P6 our way. Things ended up being a bit more exciting than we expected after Hamilton’s retirement and the last few laps were exciting! But we brought it home, that’s what counts and you can see what it means to all of us.”

Valtteri Bottas (15.): “I’m very happy for the team. It’s an important result and you can see what it means for each one of us. It was close, very close in our fight for sixth place in the championship but we did it and I’m proud of everyone. The only thing that mattered to us today was the overall results and the strategy we chose was quite defensive, we wanted to hold our position and stop our rivals when we were ahead of them. It worked, but there was a lot of tension on the last lap. I’m proud that the The team has come a long way since winter testing – we got a lot of points at the beginning of the year and those results made all the difference at the end of the season – the mood in the team is great, we can be proud of our work and that makes us It will help us continue to develop next year. There’s a lot to look forward to.”

Guanyu Zhou (12.): “I am very proud of this team. We gave it our all in the race and even though we didn’t score any points, we achieved our goal of P6 in the championship. We got what we deserved after such a long year. It was an amazing rookie season, we started with strength and it’s good to see that we also finished on a positive note of course it hasn’t always gone as we expected, we’ve had some reliability issues but I’m sure we’ll figure it all out over the winter and have a much better season on next year. Overall, I really enjoyed my first Formula 1 season with all the support from my team, my teammate Valtteri and the fans. I’m grateful for all that and I can’t wait for next season.”

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