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In what is easily the marquee matchup of Week 5 in the NFL, the 3-1 Atlanta Falcons fly into Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on the undefeated Denver Broncos. Cheap New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys .The Falcons are currently one of the best teams in the NFC and lead the NFC South by two games. The Broncos are the only team in the AFC that has not sustained a loss.The Falcons offense comes into this game on a high. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 503 yards and four touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4. Wide receiver Julio Jones had 300 yards receiving.This is the first time in NFL history a quarterback/wide receiver duo had 500 yards passing and 300 yards receiving in the same game. That is rarefied air. Not unlike the altitude the Falcons will be playing in Sunday in Denver.We are hitting on all cylinders as far as the passing game because we had a great week last week in the run game. Carolina figured they were going to come out here and stop the run game and they tried to do that. They left me one-on-one out there and we made some explosive plays down the field, the three-time Pro Bowl selection Jones said.The Falcons passing attack of Ryan to Jones will face a distinctly different test this weekend. Atlantas No. 1-ranked passing attack in the NFL will face the No. 2 pass defense of the Broncos. The Falcons average 354.2 yards passing per game. The offense has scored 152 points to lead the league. With Ryan leading the aerial attack, the team has 21 pass plays of more than 20 yards.In contrast, the Broncos defense designed by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has only allowed an average of 169.5 yards through the air. The secondary, led by cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr., has only allowed six passes of 20-plus yards and zero of 40 yards or more. The Denver defense also leads the NFL in sacks with 17 this season.One of the main in-game battles to focus on will be Atlantas Jones going up against Talib. Both have Pro Bowl credentials. Both players are physical players at the line of scrimmage and when the football is in the air.Jones enters the game leading the NFL in receiving with 488 yards. Talib is tied for second in the NFL with three interceptions. Jones and Talib have a history of facing each other.In a 30-23 New England Patriots win over the Falcons in 2013, Talib covered Jones almost exclusively. The cornerback defended four passes and added an interception. The winner of this matchup could go a long way in determining the outcome of this game.The Falcons offensive line has played well all season and has only allowed nine sacks. The front five, led by center Alex Mack, will need to play strong against the best sacking team in the NFL.I think all five of those guys have really played extremely well through the first quarter of the season, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said. An offensive line is all about the chemistry. I think weve got a good group of five guys that are playing really good ball right now.The Broncos have their own defensive chemistry in outside linebacker Von Miller, who leads the NFL with 5.5 sacks, and defensive end Derek Wolfe, who has four sacks. While Miller has all the commercials, the big contact and the notoriety, Wolfes teammates rave about him.Hes the anchor up front. He stops the run. He can rush the passer. We love Wolfe, man. Hes definitely a Pro Bowl guy, I think. He just goes unnoticed because we have so many stars on our team, Harris said.Both of the Broncos quarterbacks, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, played in the win over the Buccaneers. Siemian was knocked out of the game with a left shoulder injury and struggled in practice throughout the week, putting Lynch in line for his first career start Sunday.Were probably going to need them both, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said of his two quarterbacks. Its just kind of the nature of the business now-a-days. Here we are, four weeks into the season, and weve used them both to get to where were at. Its exciting to watch both of them grow and both of them prepare each week. I think they both have bright futures. Thats great for our organization.Lynch, the No. 26 overall pick out of the University of Memphis, completed 14 of his 24 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown in relief of Siemian last week.The Broncos have been solid on offense but not spectacular. The main key has been their lack of turnovers. Denver is plus-three in turnover ratio and will need to protect the football against a Falcons defense that has caused five turnovers. Four of those turnovers have been interceptions. Whichever quarterback plays for Denver will need to be leery of cornerback Robert Alford, who has two interceptions this season. Cheap Pelicans Jerseys China .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Wholesale Pelicans Jerseys . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. http://www.cheappelicansjerseys.com/ . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Hockenheim paddock following the 2016 German Grand Prix.MercedesLewis Hamilton (1st): What a day! Just awesome! I wasnt expecting to be as strong as I was today. I had a great start. We have been working really hard to get off the line faster and more consistently and that hard work has clearly paid off. A big thanks also to the guys in the garage, Im glad they get a well-earned break now as they really deserve it. Im super happy with today - especially after yesterday. When I personally fail, knowing from 23 years of experience that I could definitely have done better, I really kick myself. Today, I have the opposite feeling.I delivered the way Im supposed to. I know that I had the pace, I worked the tyres just right and I was never under threat from the guys behind. No mistakes this time either, so Im very happy with that. Its awesome to go into the break on such a high. I was 43 points behind at one stage, so to keep working on the gap turn it around like that is great. Lastly, I just want to say a big thank you to the fans. So many of them have turned up here in Germany and theyve been so supportive. That positive energy really drives me on, so a big thank you once again to them and I hope they have a great holiday. Im definitely going to!Nico Rosberg (4th): It was a difficult and disappointing day for me. I had a lot of wheel spin at the start. That was strange, because my start during the formation lap was good. That cost me the lead and then the next two places as well, which meant it was always going to be a difficult race from there. I was happy to fight back to P2 after a tough battle with Max and was very surprised that I got penalised. We also lost a lot of time in the pits, so a lot of things went wrong today.But that didnt count really at the end. The penalty made it impossible beat the Red Bulls. In general, I didnt feel as comfortable in the car as I have done in the past - especially with the rear tyres. I had some problems with them today, so I need to get my head down and find out with my engineers what went wrong. I look forward to the summer break now and want to come back stronger. I hope everybody in the team can charge the batteries. Its very well-deserved.Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: First of all, what a fantastic drive from Lewis and a great feeling to win the German Grand Prix once again with Mercedes. This has been a very special weekend for the team and Lewis delivered a pretty perfect drive today: great start, great speed, great management. Hes gone from a big deficit to now leading the championship, so its been a very good streak. We have seen these waves of momentum in both directions and he is riding the crest right now. But as well as the sweet part of the afternoon, for Nico it was more bitter.The start didnt go well for him with big wheel spin but then he struggled for pace in the race, too. There were two big talking points. First the penalty. I think you will find lots of opinions but what we really look for is consistency in the decision making. Sometimes you see cars battling and there is no consequence, other times penalties are handed out. Todays felt tough because I think the fans want to see hard racing - and thats what it was. Then there was the pit stop to serve the penalty. In such a high-tech sport, we dont often have to use a stop watch in a manual process.Today, it didnt start, so we had to take the safe option to make sure Nico observed the right amount of time. Sometimes these things happen. Overall, I think we can be very pleased with our first part of the year. 11 wins from 12 is a nice statistic to take into the summer break - but we know that our rivals are continuing to improve, too. We will take the break, recharge the batteries and come back with fresh energy in Spa.Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical): First, huge congratulations to Lewis and the team for a great victory at our home race here in Germany in front of our very supportive colleagues from Mercedes-Benz. It was enormously important to us to do a great job here, representing the 280,000 Mercedes employees worldwide. Lewis managed the race faultlessly from start to finish - delivering pace when necessary and saving the tyres when required. The pit crew, too, did a great job on all three of his stops, allowing him to maintain the gap he had worked hard to build to those behind. For Nico, it was a less straightforward afternoon.His clutch was over-engaged at the start, leading to excessive wheel spin and an instant drop to P4. That gave us some work to do to get him back up to second - which we managed through a combination of a good strategy and some bold overtaking on Nicos part. Unfortunately, he was then given a five second penalty for the latter - which dropped him back once more. We did lose some time in the box as we took more safety margin than was required. But, as it turned out, this didnt affect the result. It became clear quite soon into the final stint that we didnt have the pace to compensate for the penalty.We were hoping that, with no soft tyres remaining, we would manage to catch and pass the Red Bulls at the end once they ran out of rubber on the super soft - but to their credit they managed it very well, so all respect to them. As they say in motorsport, youre only as good as your last race - so its good to have something to savour over the next month, as thats something we hadnt managed in either of the previous two seasons. A very nice way to pick up the holidays, which will provide everyone with a very well-earned break before we come back even harder in the second half of the season.FerrariSebastian Vettel (5th): Were usually faster in the race than we are in qualifying, but this wasnt the case today: we were sliding around too much and this affected the tires as well. Fifth and sixth place was the best we could do but we obviously cant accept that, we will be working to improve and we know what to do, the stuff thats coming up for the next races has always been part of our plan. The first part of the season didnt go as we wanted, we need to work on ourselves and I, for one, had too many ups and downs which cost me some points.But well keep fighting. As for todays race, the decision to fit Softs in the end was a pretty straightforward one, as we had a new set available. I decided to stay out for some more laps as I did not want to go too long with the last set, with hindsight it was probably a too conservative choice as we would have had a chance to put some pressure on the car ahead. The atmosphere today, with all the German and the Ferrari flags, was incredible and from this point of view it was my best home Grand Prix ever!Kimi Raikkonen (6th): It was a very quiet and boring race, nothing much happened. At the start I had some wheelspin and lost one position on Sebastian. With new tires the car felt pretty ok but then I was starting having understeer and oversteer, as basically we lacked grip. In the last stint we had to do fuel saving so there was not much to do. Obviously we have to improve the car in all areas, if we add downforce it will definitively help us. We all want to do better and its painful to see that we are not where we want to be, but I believe in the team. We need some time and hard work and well get there. Its important for us to find improvements and work as a group.Maurizio Arrivabene, Team Principal: While one week ago, in Hungary, our race pace was totally respectable, here in Hockenheim we experienced again some issues with both mechanical grip and downforce, which unfortunately are not unknown to us. Obviously, we must react as quickly as possible to cure these problems and most of all we must lose not to too much time in the process. Having been jumped in the Constructors championship only pushes us to react, and perform better in the second part of the season, after the summer break.WilliamsValtteri Bottas (9th): The race was going OK until Force India managed to get in front of us with the undercut. They did a three-stop and we tried a two-stop. There was definitely something wrong with our tyre calculations, because there was no way to get to the end on that set of tyres. The stint was just way too long and that really cost us some points today.Felipe Massa (DNF): Its such a shame that someone hit my rear right tyre on the first lap because it felt like something definitely happened to that area of the car. Perhaps a toe issue or something, because the car felt undriveable. Although I tried to carry on with the race, I was suffering massively. The pace was just so slow to the point where it was better to retire than carry on. Now, Im going to take the summer break as an opportunity to relax with my family and prepare for the second half of the season to make it much better than the first half.Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: Felipe was hit in the rear in Turn 6 on lap one and there wasnt a great deal we could do from then on. We were trying to understand what the problem was as Felipe was completely off the pace and complaining about the car. There was no alternative other than to retire because he was towards the back of the field and struggling. With Valtteri, we tried a strategy which clearly didnt work. We deployed the wrong tactics in the race, which is something weve got to learn from.As a group of people, we get it right most of the time, but today we didnt. We thought the tyres would go to the end but they didnt and so ninth was the best we could achieve, unfortunately. It hasnt been a great day but this is where we see the mettle of everyone moving forward and make sure we dont let our heads go down. Well carry on improving and trying to do the absolute maximum that we can do with the car that weve got. Well keep pushing on.Red BullDaniel Ricciardo (2nd): Im very pleased with today obviously. To beat one Mercedes is nice but for both cars to beat one Mercedes and the pole-sitter was really good. In the first part of the race I was sitting in third and the pace was okay but I think I really came to life in the second half of the race and thats when I was able to show a bit more speed and capture second place. It was the best we could do today and Im now happy to go into the summer break with another podium in the bag.For me the strategy worked very well, I was comfortable on the supersofts and it worked out my pace was better in the end with that tyre. Drinking out of the shoe on the podium is an Australian thing. Its called a shoey. I said if I win a race this year Ill do it, but just in case, I thought Ill do it next time Im on the podium. The last few races I got a bit more out of the race weekends and its nice to get a bit of momentum now before the summer break. Just to stand up there on the podium is the best feeling in the world.Max Verstappen (3rd): The start was very strong and during the race we had good pace. We didnt expect it to be that good this weekend so we definitely maximised the result. Strategy doesnt always work for you but I took one for the team today and we still finished second and third and in front of Ferrari, which was the main aim. Rosberg just braked very late and then didnt turn into the corner, that incident cost me a lot of time, he pushed me wide and put me in a bad situation.I then let Daniel go by as was the strategy of the team, in the end the most important thing was to score the points and move up in the Constructors Championship. Finishing only 10 seconds back from Mercedes is very good. It is still too early to say how close we can get by the end of the season as I think they may have some in reserve. Its good to go on a little break now and spend some time with family and then be ready to go again in Spa and see all the Dutch fans.Christian Horner, Team Principal: A fantastic team performance today, particularly from the drivers starting from the second row of the grid. After they both made strong starts, Daniel gave Max just enough space at turn one, though it looked pretty tight and from there on the drivers settled in to their race. We elected at the first stop to split the strategies, putting Daniel on to the soft tyre and Max on to the supersoft, so they were both running slightly different races.When we pitted Max to cover Rosberg he did manage to get a run on him and then obviously Rosberg picked up a time penalty down at turn six, so the objective thereafter was for both drivers to clear him at the pit stop. With Daniel being on the faster supersoft tyre, he quickly closed on Max who allowed him to pass after the request from the team, to not lose any time, allowing them both to get out ahead of Rosberg at the final pit stop. To finish up second and third on the podium here at Hockenheim, to have outscored Ferrari and go into the summer break with a 14 point advantage over them in the Constructors Championship is a great end to a really strong first half of the year.Time for a well-earned break for all of the team, to recharge their batteries and come back for the final nine races, where there are circuits on the calendar that will hopefully suit us. Weve exceeded all of our expectations in the first half of the season. I dont think pre-season any of us could have imagined to have been second in the Constructors Championship after 11 rounds.Force IndiaNico Hulkenberg (7th): Seventh was probably the best result available to us today, so it feels good to get the maximum from our race and score some important points. The team did a great job with the strategy because we went into the race believing a two-stopper was possible, but then made an early decision to switch to three stops. It was definitely the right way to go and allowed me to take seventh place in the final few laps.The tyre degradation was very high so most of the race was about managing the tyres. It was also quite a lonely and straightforward race because my main fight was against Bottas and we were running different strategies. So its a happy Nico and a happy team. We can look forward to the summer break and aim to carry this momentum forward in the second part of the season.Sergio Perez (10th): Its safe to say today was the worst start in my whole career. I had a lot of wheelspin at the start and dropped back to P16 - so it was a long fight back through the pack. The team had to think on their feet and tweak the strategy to get me back into a competitive position. Degradation was quite high, especially when following other cars, and I spent a lot of time in the middle of the race fighting with Fernando [Alonso].In the last few laps I was running out of tyres, but I knew Fernando was in a similar situation, so when I saw an opportunity I knew I had to take it. I honestly didnt think we would score points after turn one, but we did it. We go on holiday now, proud of the incredible work we have done as a team in the first half of the season. I am confident we have a lot of good days ahead of us in the final nine races, but for now its important to get some rest.Robert Fernley, Deputy Team Principal: Its satisfying to move five points closer to fourth place in the championship and end the first half of the season with a double points finish. When you look at how the race unfolded, there wasnt much more available to us and the team did an excellent strategic job to help Nico come out on top in the battle against Bottas. Cheap NBA Jerseys. Sergios race became a recovery drive following a very poor getaway and, all things considered, the team did a good job to pick up the final point. The stage is now set for a very close battle in the second part of the season, but we feel we can grow even stronger in the races to come following the break.RenaultKevin Magnussen (16th): We decided on a two-stop strategy before the race as all the data pointed to it being the correct thing to do, however we saw that the three-stop strategy of our rivals worked better today. This wasnt immediately obvious and we were too committed to the two-stop so its a lesson learnt. We were too slow on the soft compound on the final stint and our degradation on the supersoft was greater than expected which undid our opportunities of finishing higher today.Jolyon Palmer (19th): Everything was really positive coming into this event, and I had a good start; I think I was up to tenth, so its a disappointing result today. I had a big lock up in turn two and massively flat-spotted my tyres. I could barely see where I was going because of the vibrations and I tipped a Williams whilst trying to hold on from one of the McLarens. This damaged my front wing which we changed at the second pit stop. After that there wasnt much I could do. Its a shame but we can take the positives, put the rest behind us and focus on the second half of the season.Fred Vasseur, Team Principal: Despite not getting the result we wanted today there are a lot of positive to take from this weekend. We reached Q2 in qualifying with Jolyon and we showed that we are able to regularly fight with Haas and Toro Rosso during races, which wasnt the case in previous events. Both drivers fought hard today however neither was able to finish strongly. The two stop strategy ultimately didnt work out for Kevin due to timing and better than expected pace from our rivals in the latter part of the race. Jolyon made a super start but unfortunately flat-spotted his tyres so wasnt able to deliver on the potential shown from his qualifying. Well come back after the break fighting.Toro RossoCarlos Sainz (14th): It wasnt the best of races... Starting from P15 because of the three position grid penalty meant it was never going to be easy, but we had a good start and the first part of the race wasnt that bad. We were able to overtake quite a few cars, make a good recovery and get very close to the points positions, racing in P11. It even looked like another comeback was possible, but we lost quite a lot of time during our first pit-stop, and that cost us the places we had gained earlier out on track.From then onwards we were unfortunately stuck in P14, which is definitely not where we wanted to be. Id say its not the perfect way to end the first half of the season but in general Im happy with my performance so far this year - now its time for a well-deserved break but I cant wait to go back racing again in a few weeks time!Daniil Kvyat (15th): Our race pace was a bit more consistent today and we had some good laps, even though we were missing a bit of grip and power in the straight lines. It was therefore difficult to battle the other guys ahead of us and it was a tough race, where we ended quite far away from the points. We now need to see where we can improve, try and maximize our strong points and come back stronger for the second part of the season...todays pace is not enough. I will now use the summer break to recharge my batteries and come back as fresh as possible for the next races.Franz Tost, Team Principal: Definitely not the way we wanted to end the first half of the season... If I say the truth, we were hoping for a better result today - in the end, we didnt score any points while our direct competitors did. We lost some time during our pit-stops and, even though the drivers were fighting hard, the car just didnt have the pace to finish in the top ten. As we scored points in nearly all the last races, we need to investigate why it wasnt possible to do the same today. Having said that, Im positive that we can be back in the points in the second half of the season. We just need to continue working hard. The summer break will be very useful for everyone and I expect the team to be refreshed and fully motivated to kick-off the second half of the year at Spa and at our home race in Monza.SauberMarcus Ericsson (18th): Bearing in mind that we started from the last row, it was a decent race. It was a good start during which I could overtake some cars going down to turn 1. But then one car in front of me had a moment and braked a lot. I had to brake as well, and fell back to last position after the first corner. That was disappointing after having a good start. I am definitely not happy with P18, but we knew it was going to be a difficult race. We did what we could.Felipe Nasr (DNF): It was not a good day for me. My start went well, so I was able to gain a few positions. I felt my tyres were losing grip quickly. We lost some time during the first pit stop, as my call to pit came too late. Towards the end of the race, I suddenly lost power. I had to stop the car due to a technical issue. It is a shame to finish a race this way, but this is also part of racing sometimes.Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal: A difficult weekend for us, which started off well, but ended on Sunday in P18 as well as with a retirement. Now we will turn our focus to the races after the summer break, where we bring new parts on the car side. We do expect an improvement in terms of the performance of the Sauber C35-Ferrari.McLarenJenson Button (8th): I made a very good start and made up most of the places there. After that, it was just about looking after the tyres, which were degrading faster than wed expected. We also had to do a fair amount of fuel-saving, too, particularly in the last 10 laps. In fact, I went off the circuit towards the end, just because I was doing so much fuel-saving that I hit the brakes and they were just stone cold. I hadnt even been braking hard. At the end, I was able to pick off Valtteri, who was struggling on his tyres.It feels satisfying to have beaten both Williams, but eighth was as good as it was going to get today - we were 20 seconds behind the car in front, and theres still quite a bit to go before we catch those guys. Still, weve made good progress: were consistently fighting in the points, and the team are doing a great job this year, bringing something new to pretty much every single race. I want to say thank-you and well done to the whole team for their efforts. Im looking forward to coming back and fighting after the summer break - but, right now, Im looking forward to a holiday!Fernando Alonso (12th): It was a very tough race, possibly one of the toughest so far this season, especially towards the end, when my tyres were finished and I had to do a lot of fuel-saving. We knew before we came here that it might be a tough weekend. Ultimately, I lost 10th position at the end of the race, so we didnt score that last point that we were hoping for. But we just didnt have the pace throughout the entire race. Getting ready for the Belgian Grand Prix is our priority now - hopefully well come back stronger after the summer break.Eric Boullier, McLaren Racing Director: Jenson drove faultlessly today, showing all his authority and intelligence to push throughout the entire race, moving into a well-deserved eighth position - after overtaking Valtteri Bottas - right at the very end. His was a fantastic effort. Fernando also looked set for a points finish, and was running 10th, closing on Jenson, when he began losing pace in the closing laps as he battled to save fuel and manage the tyres. His 12th position wasnt a fair reflection of his efforts this afternoon. Still, after a tricky two days of practice, it was heartening to see our improved pace in the race.As we head into Formula 1s traditional summer shutdown, I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the hard work, dedication and efforts of the entire team. These past six grands prix have seen an unbelievable amount of work from our mechanics, engineers, hospitality team and riggers - many of those people have not seen their homes or their loved ones for many weeks. I now sincerely hope that everyone can get some well-earned rest and recuperation - well away from the Formula 1 paddock - before returning for the next race, in Belgium, in one months time.Yusuke Hasegawa, Honda R&D Co Ltd Head of F1 Project & Executive Chief Engineer: In comparison to yesterdays qualifying, we were able to show better race pace today, and I am happy that Jenson and the team were able to score points with a P8 finish. It was a very difficult race for both the team and drivers, trying to manage on-track battles, fuel-saving and tyre management. Fernando also had very good race pace, but due to this, he was obliged to manage his fuel and pace at the end of the race while trying to hold off his rivals.He fought a tough fight, but was unable to maintain his position and finished in P12. Looking back at the last few races, we are now confident that our progress is definitely headed in the right direction, and were now aiming to make another step forward in the early part of the second half of the season. Last but not least, I would like to thank every member of the McLaren-Honda team for their brilliant work in this long and gruelling first half of the season. I hope everyone enjoys their time off and can come back refreshed for the latter half.ManorPascal Wehrlein (17th): Im really happy. It was a very straightforward race, so there were no opportunities to improve further through the field, but we still achieved our target of finishing ahead of Sauber and we got a Renault too. So it was a good race. I was on a three stop strategy, so it meant that there were many cars to overtake - and overtake again - so it made the race very interesting and fun. For most of the race I was running without a front-wing end plate, but it didnt hurt us too much.It was a very special atmosphere and you could really feel the crowd. Before the race, we stopped in the Motodrom to greet the fans and they were really great and supportive. It is something very special to see so many German flags and I think they got a good race today after so long without a German Grand Prix. Im happy that I got a good result too. Now we have the Summer Break and though Im not that eager to hang up my helmet for four weeks, everyone in the team deserves a holiday, so my thanks to them and Im looking forward to us coming back stronger than ever in Spa.Rio Haryanto (20th): Overall, the race wasnt too bad for me. We were still fighting with Sauber, which is what we need to keep doing. Early in the race, I saw an opportunity to pass my team-mate when the gap between us came right down. Unfortunately it didnt work out and we ended up touching, so I damaged my front wing in the process. We kept going until my first pit stop and in the meantime I was able to keep in touch with Ericsson, just ahead between Pascal and me.We knew we had some damage, but we kept going until our first planned stop, then made the nose change at the same time. It takes a bit longer, so I lost some time, but after that I was catching back up to Ericsson and trading places with Nasr as our respective strategies played out. It was a good weekend for us and a nice result for the team at an important race for us. Not too much rest though; were busy working to ensure I continue into the second half of the season. But I do wish the rest of the team a good break because it has been a very long 12 races and everyone has worked incredibly hard. My thanks to them for a good job so far.Dave Ryan, Racing Director: Its really good to end the first half of the season on a positive note and with a good team result at Pascal and Mercedes-Benz home Grand Prix. Our strategy worked well and our performance was strong versus the cars around us, which enabled us to displace Sauber and a Renault. We did pick up a bit of damage on both cars when we had contact between our two drivers, which was less than ideal, but fortunately it didnt hurt our race as much as it could and obviously we need to avoid that in the future and focus on the fight with our competitors.As we embark on the summer break, Id like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the team - trackside and back at base - for a tremendous effort in the first 12 races. It has been a real challenge and a huge amount of hard work, but we head into the shutdown period with our first point and ahead of Sauber in the championship. I look forward to seeing everyone refreshed in four weeks time so we can keep things that way.HaasEsteban Gutierrez (11th): It wasnt an easy start. I had too much wheel spin and I was passed by quite a few cars. We were the only ones on soft tires, which was an aggressive strategy, so we were expecting to struggle for the first stint. After that I started to hold as much as I could and then began to fight back in the second stint.I was pushing all the way, trying to recover as much as I could, as well as trying to handle fuel saving. Were not satisfied where we ended up, as we didnt get the points we were aiming for. Now we head into the summer break, which will be good for the team after four races in five weeks. Were all going to recharge our batteries and come back stronger, fighting for points at Spa.Romain Grosjean (13th): It wasnt too bad. I think we had a good pace, but the middle stint behind the Renault saw my brakes massively overheat, and I lost them completely for a few laps. That clearly put us on the back foot. I couldnt get by, and that cost us having a shot at points. We need to understand that, but generally the car behaved in the race. Im happier this afternoon than I was yesterday. Overall, its been an awesome first half of the season. I want us to be able to come back and score regularly in the top-10. There are a few things we need to unlock. Weve got the potential in the car. We just need to put it all together.Guenther Steiner, Team Principal: In general, we had a good race, though Esteban had a bad start. We need to look into that, and do better there, because we finished 11th again, one position out of the points. We basically started 18th and 20th and not 11th and 20th. Romain went from 20th to 13th. There wasnt a lot more to do there, and obviously Esteban finished 11th. The car showed the pace and we had no mistakes, but when you start in those positions, sometimes thats the best you can achieve. We know the pace is there. We can do it, we just have to pull it all together and get it done. Weve showed that we can do that, which is ultimately a positive for the team moving forward.PirelliPaul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director: It was a race during which strategy became very important. During the first laps with heavy fuel we experienced higher thermal degradation than expected, and this led many to select the three-stop strategy that we identified yesterday as being theoretically fastest. It was very much a question of monitoring the wear and degradation rates and thinking on their feet, in order to adapt the race strategy to changing circumstances. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '