Jean Alesi: "We had two good sessions today and tested a number of important set-ups. We gained a lot in reliability last week, but we know very well that we face a very difficult weekend. This evening, we must not make any mistakes in our ...
"We had two good sessions today and tested a number of important set-ups. We gained a lot in reliability last week, but we know very well that we face a very difficult weekend. This evening, we must not make any mistakes in our technical decisions for tomorrow if we wish to avoid any lack of performance in qualifying."
"I was not too happy today because we had some problems which stopped me doing as many laps as I wanted and so I could not clock a good lap time," he explained. "To begin with, I had a fuel leak and we had to disconnect the whole system to solve the problem. The delay cut into my work this afternoon and, of course, the conditions were very different from last week so we had to make some set-up adjustments. We were suffering from bottoming out so we had to look at the ride height and the set-up. But I am confident, that despite all this, we do not have to make big adjustments for tomorrow."
"The track conditions in which we drove today were changing and different to last week. This circuit does not favour us particularly and the behaviour of the cars is affected very much by the changes in temperature and the dust. We still have not found the ideal set-ups. We lack a top straight-line speed to be really competitive. Tomorrow we have to push hard in certain ways to improve our performance before the qualifying session."