Jean Alesi: "Although we ran a lot of laps today, I have had a persistent difficulty with my car when it brakes. We certainly have to work at finding a solution to this problem and get ready for tomorrow's qualifying." Luciano Burti: "The main...
"Although we ran a lot of laps today, I have had a persistent difficulty with my car when it brakes. We certainly have to work at finding a solution to this problem and get ready for tomorrow's qualifying."
"The main problem on this circuit, is to make a proper use of the tyres. In fact, since we are running on a very smooth track , it's difficult to find a good balance without compromising the overall grip. At the morning session we struggled but in the afternoon the car kept improving throughout the practice. I am therefore much more confident, as it's evident that we have a margin for improvement for tomorrow's qualifying."
"At the start of the week-end, the A1 Ring is always lacking of grip and performance because it's very dusty. It gets better and better as the tyres run on the track and leave debris. Temperature and weather conditions play an important role, influencing the cars' behavior and especially the tyres performances. In fact, both our cars had some difficulty this morning in optimising the tyres, which resulted in both drivers lacking balance when entering corners and when braking. Those are the points we will concentrate our work for tomorrow. The track conditions will continue to evolve during the course of the weekend and it's important to be very flexible in order to be able to adapt very rapidly the cars to the changes."