Jean Alesi "Since this morning, I have been fighting with a power understeering car, and unfortunately, a red flag was waved during my last qualifying lap which caused me to lose the benefit of my last set of tyres. Had I been able to push to the...
"Since this morning, I have been fighting with a power understeering car, and unfortunately, a red flag was waved during my last qualifying lap which caused me to lose the benefit of my last set of tyres. Had I been able to push to the end, for sure, I would have been several places up on the grid."
"It was a difficult day. We have tried many things to improve the car and we managed to do it to a certain extent, but we have not been able to optimise its handling with only set-up modifications. I found the car more and more difficult to drive. I think that on this track, I could not have been much faster than what I did. It is a pity for Jean because I know he would have been faster, but as for my position, we were pretty much at the limit."
"Since yesterday, we have made adjustments and modifications which improved slowly our performance, despite suffering from understeering on both cars. But today's qualifying was more unfortunate, as Jean lost his last and quickest lap, and Luciano had not found the best compromise on his car. However we are very satisfied to see that the brakes, which are particularly put to the test on this track, perform well, and after having run a lot of laps on heavy fuel during the last two days, we know our car's balance is quite good. We feel ready for the Grand Prix and our positions on the grid, although below our expectations, do not affect our confidence before tomorrow's race."