Jean Alesi "This first day was important for us as our last tests at the Silverstone track were not completely satisfactory, which means we lack certain references here. Besides, the new parts we introduced at the French Grand Prix did not work...
"This first day was important for us as our last tests at the Silverstone track were not completely satisfactory, which means we lack certain references here. Besides, the new parts we introduced at the French Grand Prix did not work out as we expected and left us confused as far as the car's aerodynamic behaviour is concerned. Therefore we had to test a lot of different things today and we particularly focused on the way to set-up the car properly. We will continue in this direction tomorrow.@
"It was a troubled first day of practice for us. This morning on my first run, I had a set-up problem with traction control which made me spin, and flatspot my tyres. I lost one set of tyres, and all the rest of the session has been quite difficult. We managed to improve the car a bit this afternoon. Unfortunately, I did not have a proper run on new tyres as I made a mistake on my first new set, and on the second one, I had a problem with my gearbox. It was a bit unlucky, but we have room for improvement tomorrow morning."
"We always approch the British Grand Prix with carefulness. Silverstone is a difficult track which most of our competitors know extremely well, and weather conditions will be once again very changeable. Therefore the results we have set today are pretty satisfying when we know the set-up work we still have ahead of us. We focus on making the best use of the car's latest areodynamic evolutions , and will have to pay a lot of attention to our tyre choice. These will be the two strategic elements that will allow us to be at our best in Sunday's race."