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Honda Associate Follows Her Passion for the Ocean

Raminta Jautokas helps lead Honda environmental sustainability efforts

From a young age, Raminta Jautokas has had a deep love for the ocean and a passion for cars. These interests led her to the role of corporate sustainability manager at Honda, where she strives to help Honda minimize its environmental footprint by recommending ways to reduce carbon emissions, while helping lead the Honda Marine Science Foundation. Her position enables her to address climate change in a way that helps people both understand the urgency and how to take action.

“Honda cares about the products we make and also really wants associates to be good citizens,” said Jautokas. “At Honda, we are focused on improving the environment and addressing the changes that are coming in the future.”

Jautokas has been able to express her passion for the ocean through her work with the Honda Marine Science Foundation, which helps to restore marine ecosystems and facilitate climate change resilience. For her, this was truly an example of Honda’s belief in The Power of Dreams.

Over her lifetime, Jautokas says she has witnessed the negative impact that pollution and climate change has had on the ocean.

“The ocean covers so much of the earth and it is something we would like to help improve through the Honda Marine Science Foundation,” said Jautokas. “My hope is that the work we are doing now will help future generations enjoy the same things that I have enjoyed.”

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About the Honda Marine Science Foundation

Established in 2016, The Honda Marine Science Foundation is an initiative to help restore marine ecosystems and facilitate climate change resilience. The foundation supports efforts that improve and preserve coastal areas for future generations. Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of sato-umi – the convergence of land and sea where human and marine life can harmoniously coexist – HMSF is dedicated to addressing the impact of climate change on our oceans and intertidal areas. The foundation’s board includes marine science researchers and leaders from public and non-governmental organizations who are committed to ocean conservation and restoration

Honda Corporate Social Responsibility

Honda seeks to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda also is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/

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Team Honda Week of Service to Conduct Record Number of Community Service Projects Across North America

Over 25,000 Volunteers to Participate during Honda’s 60th Anniversary Year in America

Beginning today, more than 25,000 volunteers across North America from Honda companies, dealers and suppliers will participate in the fourth annual Team Honda Week of Service. This will include a record-setting 593 volunteer service activities in 42 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.

This year, the Team Honda Week of Service coincides with the 60th anniversary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., the first Honda company established in America, on June 11, 1959. As Honda celebrates 60 years of operations in America, the company remains strongly committed to giving back to the communities where its associates and business partners live and work.

“Honda has been in North America for 60 years and continually strives to be a company that society wants to exist,” said Rick Schostek, executive vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “We value giving back to the communities that have supported us and Honda is proud of the 25,000 volunteers who will be making a positive impact on the places we call home.”

The 10-day Week of Service began with a virtual kick-off at noon (EST), when many of the participating volunteers posted to social media using the hashtag #TeamHondaCares. For updates and reactions to the Team Honda Week of Service activities, more information is available online at:

The Team Honda Week of Service continues to grow from its start in 2016 when 425 activities were conducted across 41 states. Over the past three years, volunteers have provided assistance through a variety of activities that include food drives, blood drives, adopt-a-pet events, home repair projects and providing meals at homeless shelters, among many other service activities.

Since its inception, the community impact from the annual event has resulted in more than 2,500 bags of trash cleaned up; nearly 2,350 pints of blood donated; more than 120 tons of food collected and more than 600,000 meals served.

Honda Corporate Social Responsibility
Honda seeks to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda also is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/

60th Anniversary of Honda in North America
Honda marks its 60th anniversary in North America on June 11, 2019, and 40 years of production on Sept. 2019. Honda established its first U.S. business operation in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1959. Today, Honda employs more than 31,000 associates in the development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment and powersports products, the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.

Based on its longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer,” Honda operates 12 major manufacturing facilities in America, working with more than 600 suppliers in the region to produce roughly 4 million products annually for customers locally and globally. In 2018, almost two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in America, including Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda side-by-side vehicles and power equipment, as well as the HondaJet.

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Honda Honors its Top U.S. Power Equipment Suppliers

As Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) prepares to celebrate its 35th anniversary of making power equipment products in the U.S. this August, the company honored 19 of its parts and material suppliers for excellence at the 2019 Honda Power Equipment Supplier Conference in Greensboro, N.C. In 2018, HPE purchased more than $227 million in parts and materials from 158 OEM suppliers, supporting sales of more than 3 million Honda power equipment products in North America.

HPE has the annual capacity to produce more two million Honda general-purpose engines and 400,000 finished products, including Honda lawn mowers, snow throwers, string trimmers, mini-tillers and generators at its plant in Swepsonville, N.C. HPE started building products in 1984, the third Honda manufacturing plant in America, with cumulative production now topping 37 million products for Honda customers in the U.S. and around the world.

Today, many Honda power equipment products are developed in Haw River, at the Honda R&D Americas, Inc. North Carolina Center, located adjacent to HPE.

“Over the past 35 years, Honda Power Equipment and our suppliers in America have worked together to create over 37 million products that have made people happy through technology,” said Shane McCoy, HPE senior vice president. “Looking to the future, we will continue to help make people’s lives better through the products made by our team of Honda associates in North Carolina.”

Honda honored suppliers for outstanding achievement in the categories of quality and on-time delivery. Six suppliers won awards in both categories.

About Honda Power Equipment

Honda markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general-purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Learn more at: https://powerequipment.honda.com.

40 Years of Honda Manufacturing in America

Honda will mark its 40th anniversary of manufacturing products in America in Sept. 2019. Honda was the first Japanese automaker to produce products in America, beginning with motorcycles in 1979, followed by the start of automobile production in Marysville, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 1982.

Over the course of four decades, Honda has steadily grown its manufacturing capabilities in the region. The company now employs more than 25,000 associates at 12 plants in America with the capacity to produce more than one million automobiles, three million engines, 400,000 power equipment products and 330,000 powersports products each year, using domestic and globally sourced parts. In 2018, nearly two-thirds of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in America.

Honda also manufactures the HondaJet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines in America. Cumulatively, and has invested more than $20.2 billion in its American manufacturing capabilities, including more than $5.9 billion over the past five years. The company also works with more than 600 original equipment suppliers in America with cumulative parts purchases of nearly $400 billion over 35 years.

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Victor Gonzalez Earns First Win of 2019 in SRO Touring Car R Class at Sonoma

  • Civic Type R driver wins Saturday, finishes second on Sunday
  • Chris Haldeman scores a pair of podium finishes with Honda Civic Si in TCA
  • Taylor Hagler takes top-five finish on Sunday

The 2019 Touring Car America season saw a new car in Victory Lane on a sunny Saturday at Sonoma Raceway as Victor Gonzalez used a daring last-lap, last-corner pass to put his Honda Civic Type R on the top of the TCR results sheet for the first time this year.  In the TCA class, X-Factor Racing leader Chris Haldeman again paced the Texas-based squad, earning a pair of podium finishes.

Honda Civic Type R TCR
Starting fifth in Saturday’s opening race, Gonzalez benefitted from contact among the leaders to gain several early positions, then closed on leader Michael Hurczyn in the final laps.  After a couple of attempts around the outside, Gonzalez used a timely thrust on his last trip through the Sonoma track’s signature hairpin turn to pass Hurczyn and roll to the win.

The Honda Civic Type R TCR driver followed his win up with an equally-impressive drive to second in Sunday’s race. Coming from fourth on the grid, he vaulted into third place with less than four minutes to go in the timed race, then again slid past Hurcyzn – this time in the downhill Turn 9 chicane – on the last lap to claim second place.

Making his 2019 debut with LAP Motorsports, Harry Cheung improved throughout the weekend, taking his Honda Civic Type R TCR to fifth on Sunday, after finishing ninth in Saturday’s opening race.

Honda Civic Si TCA
In the companion TCA category, Haldeman powered his XFactor Racing Honda Civic Si to third-place results on Saturday and Sunday, finishing behind Tyler Maxson and Mark Pombo in both events.

As she did at Virginia International Raceway last month, series rookie Taylor Hagler improved over the weekend and came home in fifth place in Sunday’s contest, leading a pack that included the Hondas of seventh-placed Cole Ciraulo and fellow first-year TCA racer Sally McNulty in her Team Sally Civic Si.

Saturday’s event saw Ciraulo post a sixth-place result in his Civic Si while Hagler finished seventh, one spot ahead of teammate Stephen Jeu. Once again, the field of five turnkey, affordable Honda Civic Si’s completed the doubleheader race weekend without a single mechanical-related retirement.

Next
Both the SRO Touring Car America TCR and TCA classes will next complete July 12-14 at Portland International Raceway for round 9 and 10 of the 16-race season.

Social media content and video links from this weekend’s Honda Racing activities at Sonoma Raceway are available on HPD’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HondaRacingHPD) and on Twitter at (https://twitter.com/HondaRacing_HPD).

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Victor Gonzalez (#99 VGMC Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR) on his Saturday TCR race win“I’m so happy. We’re such a small team from Orlando, and we did not know what to expect this weekendWe knew our setup would allow us to come on later in the race, so I saved my tires until the halfway point of the race and then went for it. I have to thank HPD, the TC America series, our partners, and LA Honda for letting us borrow some extra parts.  We could not have done this without them!”

SRO Motorsports TC America
Circuit: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.
Weather: Clear, warm, 84 degrees F Saturday
Mostly sunny, hot, 91 degrees F Sunday

Saturday Race Top Five TCR Results:

Ps. Driver Team Chassis Laps/Notes
1. Victor Gonzalez VGMC Racing Honda Civic Type R 22 laps
2. Michael Hurczyn FCP Euro VW Golf GTI +2.554 seconds
3. James Walker Risi Competizione Alfa Romeo Giulietti
4. Nate Vincent FCP Euro VW Golf GTI
9. Harry Cheung LAP Motorsports Honda Civic Type R

Saturday Race Top Five TCA Results:

Ps. Driver Team Chassis Laps/Notes
1. Tyler Maxson Copeland Mtrsprts Mazda MX5 Cup 21 laps
2. Mark Pombo MINI JCW Team Mini Cooper JCW +4.975 seconds
3. Chris Haldeman X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si
6. Cole Ciraulo X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si
7. Taylor Hagler X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si
8. Stephen Jeu X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si
10. Sally McNulty TeamSally Honda Civic Si

Sunday Race Top Five TCR Results:

Ps. Driver Team Chassis Laps/Notes
1. Mason Filippi Copeland Mtrsprts Hyundai Veloster N 19 laps
2. Victor Gonzalez VGMC Racing Honda Civic Type R +3.009 seconds
3. Michael Hurczyn FCP Euro VW Golf GTI
4. Nate Vincent FCP Euro VW Golf GTI
6. Harry Cheung LAP Motorsports Honda Civic Type R

Sunday Race Top Five TCA Results:

Ps. Driver Team Chassis Laps/Notes
1. Tyler Maxson Copeland Mtrsprts Mazda MX5 Cup 19 laps
2. Mark Pombo MINI JCW Team Mini Cooper JCW +3.447 seconds
3. Chris Haldeman X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si
5. Taylor Hagler X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si
7. Cole Ciraulo X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si
9. Sally McNulty TeamSally Honda Civic Si
DNF Stephen Jeu X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si

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2019 Honda CR-V Bests Subaru Forester in Car and Driver Head-to-Head Comparison Test

The 2019 Honda CR-V continues to beat out its rivals, with Car and Driver declaring it the winner in its latest compact SUV head-to-head comparison test against the 2019 Subaru Forester.

Article Quote
“Both are excellent examples of modern compact SUVs. But the Honda is more powerful and satisfying to operate as a vehicle while remaining perfectly agreeable, which is a quality we appreciate even in basic driving appliances. Along with its well-rounded list of attributes, that’s enough for the CR-V to edge out the Forester in our ranking of the segment.”

Article Link
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a27658552/2019-honda-cr-v-vs-2019-subaru-forester

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Acura NSX Named a Best Performing Car by The Car Connection for 2019

The Car Connection has named the 2019 Acura NSX a Best Performing Car for 2019. The expert staff at The Car Connection selected the NSX out of 300 cars based on criteria that factored in power, speed and handling, plus requiring a little something extra in order to be named one of the vehicles deemed “Perfect Performers.” According to The Car Connection, NSX’s innovative technology and performance evolution from the first generation of the supercar to the current make it a timeless vehicle, calling the 2019 NSX, “The future, now.”

More information on The Car Connection’s selections for Best Performing Cars of 2019 can be found here: https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1123205_the-car-connections-best-performing-cars-of-2019.

Acura NSX

Introduced at Monterey Car Week this past August, the 2019 NSX features a host of chassis enhancements include stiffer stabilizer bars, a new grippier tire and software tuning designed to elevate performance in all driving situations—whether on the street or race track. The result is a supercar even more responsive to the will of the driver, leading to a nearly 2-second faster lap time around the legendary Suzuka Circuit. For more information about the Acura NSX, please visit: https://acuranews.com/acura-automobiles/channels/nsx-press-releases/releases/2019-acura-nsx-debuts-in-monterey-with-design-updates-chassis-enhancements-and-expanded-color-palette.

About Acura

Acura delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of exceptional quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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The Car Connection Recognizes Acura RDX as One of 2019’s Safest New Cars

The 2019 Acura RDX has been recognized as one of the Safest New Cars for 2019 by The Car Connection. RDX was only one of four vehicles to be named to the list by The Car Connection by acing their safety tests and meeting specific testing criteria – including being equipped with automatic emergency braking on every model, having a spotless crash-test scorecard, and for having good outward vision and available active safety extras, all of which were critical factors in the selection process.

More information on The Car Connection’s selections for Safest New Cars of 2019 can be found here: https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1123181_the-car-connections-safest-new-cars-of-2019.

Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX earned the highest possible safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2019 RDX qualified for TOP SAFETY PICK+ thanks to a top rating of “GOOD” in all crashworthiness tests, standard AcuraWatch™ active safety technology that earns a superior rating, and available good-rated headlights.

RDX features the latest generation of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, new high-strength steel door stiffener rings, and for the first time, eight airbags, including new driver and front-passenger knee airbags. The AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is standard equipment on the RDX and includes: Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporated Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). RDX also features Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights to help achieve its best-in-class ratings. For more information about the Acura RDX, please visit: https://acuranews.com/acura-automobiles/channels/rdx-press-releases/releases/2020-acura-rdx-hits-dealerships.

About Acura

Acura delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of exceptional quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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2019 Honda CR-V Wins Car and Driver Head-to-Head SUV Comparison Test

The 2019 Honda CR-V has beat out its newest rival in a Car and Driver head-to-head comparison test in which Car and Drivereditors pitted the CR-V against its newest rival, the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

“In this matchup, the Honda simply provides a better value and is our choice over the Toyota. While the RAV4 is slightly more distinctive in appearance and a bit more tech-forward with its sharper touchscreen interface, the CR-V makes up for its lack of style with impressive substance. The Honda provides more space, better engine performance, and plenty of features, all for less money than the Toyota. That’s a winning formula as much today as it was when the CR-V first hit the scene more than 20 years ago.”

See the full article:
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a27426166/2019-honda-cr-v-vs-2019-toyota-rav4/

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2019 Honda Odyssey, Accord and CR-V Named “Best Family Cars of 2019” by Edmunds.com

The 2019 Honda Odyssey, Accord and CR-V have each been recognized as best-in-class by Edmunds.com on their just-published list of “Best Family Cars of 2019.”  

The 2019 Odyssey won for Best Family Minivan, with Edmunds.com editors citing Odyssey’s Magic Slide™ seats, Cabin Watch™ and Honda VAC® among its many family-friendly features. The 2019 Accord won as Best Family Sedan thanks in part to its roomy interior and trunk, and standard Honda Sensing® suite of active safety and driver assist systems. The 2019 CR-V’s class-leading cargo space, Honda Sensing® availability, excellent fuel efficiency, and available hands-free rear liftgate helped it win the Best Small Family SUV category.

Edmunds.com editors select the winners of Best Family Car after an extensive, engineer-led vehicle testing and rating process that used more than 30 criteria in the five main areas of driving performance, comfort, interior, utility and technology. Edmunds also considered the availability of safety, technology and convenience features designed with families in mind.

Link to Story on Edmunds.com
www.edmunds.com/best-family-cars/

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2018 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

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Four Hondas in Top Eight Finishers in Monaco Grand Prix

Gasly finishes season-best fifth, runs fastest lap of race All Honda-powered cars qualified in top 10 Toro Rosso Honda moves to sixth in team standings

Honda-powered cars continued advancing toward the sharp end of the Formula 1 grid Sunday in Monaco, putting all four cars in the top eight finishing positions for the first time since the 1991 British Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen led the way for the Honda contingent, battling eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton on a tight Monaco circuit and nearly making a pass for the lead with the three laps to go before crossing the line second in his Aston Martin Red Bull machine. Unfortunately, the Dutchman was given a five-second time penalty for an unsafe release from Pit Lane on his Lap 12 stop, relegating him to fourth in the final standings. The finish marked his sixth-consecutive top-four result to start the season, a feat unmatched by a Honda driver since Alain Prost’s seven-race streak began the 1988 campaign.

Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Pierre Gasly had his best outing of the season, coming from eighth on the grid to finish a season-best fifth. The Frenchman ran in the top six for most of the day and as he did in China, built a wide gap to the sixth-place car late in the race, allowing him to stop for tires without losing a position. Gasly then used those new tires to run the fastest lap of the race and earn an extra championship point.

The Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda team had its best result of 2019 as Daniil Kvyat started and finished seventh while rookie Alex Albon climbed two spots from his starting position to earn a season-best eighth-place result. The finish marked the first time both Toro Rosso cars have scored points this year and moved them to within one point of fifth place in the team standings.

Both Honda-powered squads showed their strength early during F1’s crown-jewel weekend on the French Riviera, qualifying all four cars in the top 10 for the first time since the 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix. Verstappen led the second qualifying session before being eclipsed in Q3 by the Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, while Gasly ended up fifth in the final qualifying, but lost three grid positions due to a blocking penalty. Kvyat’s seventh-place starting spot marked his third consecutive appearance in Q3 while Albon’s top-10 place on the grid was the second of his young career.

The series will have a week off before coming to North America for the first time this year, journeying to Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the June 9 Canadian Grand Prix.

Toyoharu Tanabe
Technical Director, Honda F1
“A strong performance resulting in all four cars finishing in the points, in the top eight. However, it was a real shame that Max got a penalty. Both teams performed strongly all weekend and managed the race strategy very well. Now, we take a break from Europe and head to Montreal. The track there is very different to this one, so we will be working hard on our Power Unit development before going to Canada.”

Max Verstappen
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
Start: 3rd, Finish: 4th after five-second time penalty 
“I gave it my all today and I had a fun race. I think we were very competitive and I enjoyed putting the pressure on and trying to go for the win. You know when you’re up against Lewis it’s going to be very hard but I kept pushing him and I tried to force him into a mistake. I made him use his tires a bit more than he wanted. At one point I could see his tires really dropping off and there were a few corners on the track where he was really slow which meant I could line up a move, but we just couldn’t get close enough. With a few laps to go, I thought I’m going to try it now and see what happens. We touched but luckily nothing came of it.

The penalty from the pit stop is unfortunate, but I don’t think the Team did anything wrong and it is impossible to see in that tight pit lane. When you look at our pace we were very strong and that’s the most important thing. Of course, I would have liked to be on the podium but I enjoyed the race and you win some, you lose some. It’s easy to say with a few more laps I would have got him but I tried my very best and that was all I could do. The Team did a mega job all weekend and we tried everything we could to get that win today.”

Pierre Gasly
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
Start: 8th, Finish: 5th + fastest race lap
“It was a really positive day and we can be very pleased with fifth position after starting eighth in Monaco which is a difficult track to recover positions on. We had a very good strategy and a really great car to race. I enjoyed driving such a fast car on a track like this and to be able to push so hard at the end and put in some very quick laps and to finish within ten seconds of the leader after starting eighth. I’m really happy and now we need to keep working so we can deliver similar performances in the coming weekends.”

Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda
Start: 7th, Finish: 7th
“We had a very strong qualifying and capped it off with a strong race today, so it’s a nice feeling. I’m very happy because I it was a really strong race for us. We can be satisfied with the amount of points we brought home today – the teamwork was fantastic, the support I got from everyone was great! P7 is a great result in Monaco. We have been working hard over the past few weeks to see where we need to improve and what I need to go faster, and we found it. Now we just need to find it every weekend, so we can continue to score a good amount of points. The car is performing well so we have to keep developing it in the same direction.” 

Alex Albon
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda
Start: 10th, Finish: 8th 
“I’ve got to say a big thanks to the team because the strategy was fantastic! We knew there was the chance to get into the points today, and we did a good job to make it happen. It was tricky out there because you spend the whole race close behind other cars, you have to make sure you don’t brake late or lock up otherwise your race is over. The most difficult part of the day was managing the tires, as the Softs don’t really like to last that long, so they begin to degrade and vibrate. Still, it was good fun out there and great to have both cars finish in the points!”

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