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News Andrea Iannone says he is 'more mature' than Rins

00:10  01 april  2018
00:10  01 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Magnussen: Dallara has 'stepped up' for Haas in F1

  Magnussen: Dallara has 'stepped up' for Haas in F1 Dallara has upped its game in Formula 1 with its work on Haas’s 2018 car, says the American team’s race driver Kevin Magnussen. The famed Formula 3 constructor has been Haas’s chassis and parts supplier since it entered F1 for the 2016 season. Dallara’s first season with Haas in 2016 was blighted by parts problems, but it raised its standards for 2017 and Magnussen said it had done so again with the VF-18.“Dallara is a crucial part of the team and they've stepped up this year too,” said Magnussen. “If you look at the car, the parts look much better this year – cleaner and better quality.

Iannone was the Japanese manufacturer's top finisher in Losail, although Rins was firmly in contention for a top-six finish until he crashed out at mid-distance. "Alex stayed in front of me and was very close to the first group, and in the end he crashed because always you want to push at the limit, you risk a lot.

Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone says his run to ninth place in MotoGP's Qatar season opener shows he is more mature than team-mate Alex Rins . Iannone was the Japanese manufacturer's top finisher in Losail, although Rins was firmly in contention for a top-six finish until he crashed out at mid-distance.

Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP© Gold and Goose / LAT Images Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone says his run to ninth place in MotoGP’s Qatar season opener shows he is more “mature” than teammate Alex Rins.

Iannone was the Japanese manufacturer’s top finisher in Losail, although Rins was well in contention for a top-six finish before crashing out at mid-distance.

The Italian rider said he backed off due to the “risk” of trying to stay with the leaders, as he lost confidence with the front of his GSX-RR, and contrasted his approach to that of the less experienced Rins.

“In Qatar I closed at 12 seconds [behind the leader],” said Iannone last week in a press conference in Paris. “It's not a lot, but it's a lot in MotoGP.

“Alex stayed in front of me and was very close to the first group, and in the end he crashed because always you want to push at the limit, you risk a lot.

“I think I have a little bit more maturity at the moment; when I think the situation is not at 100 percent I try to manage the situation, to finish the race, get some points. It's different.

“In any case, we have one year in front of us and we work very strong to improve.”

Suzuki went the whole of the 2017 season without a single podium finish, resulting in the Hamamatsu brand regaining the technical concessions it had lost the previous year.

But Iannone, whose last podium came at Valencia in 2016 – his last race on a Ducati – says top-three finishes can now be a regular target.

“Last year, Aragon has been a very good test for us, very important because we understood very well the way and during the season we continued to improve a little bit,” he said.

“We arrived at the end of the season, we recovered a lot and closed a lot the gap from the top riders.

“For sure in every race we try to get the podium and fight for the top. It's our target and for sure we work for this.”

Additional reporting by Lena Buffa

Magnussen: Dallara has 'stepped up' for Haas in F1 .
Dallara has upped its game in Formula 1 with its work on Haas’s 2018 car, says the American team’s race driver Kevin Magnussen. The famed Formula 3 constructor has been Haas’s chassis and parts supplier since it entered F1 for the 2016 season. Dallara’s first season with Haas in 2016 was blighted by parts problems, but it raised its standards for 2017 and Magnussen said it had done so again with the VF-18.“Dallara is a crucial part of the team and they've stepped up this year too,” said Magnussen. “If you look at the car, the parts look much better this year – cleaner and better quality.

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