Herta on Qualifying:

"I think we had a fairly good run for our conditions, which are obviously better for the second group. It takes a while for the track to come in and once it gets there, it only gets better and better. I was really hoping my time would have been good enough for a top-ten starting position, because I think we have a top-ten car, but there was really no hope because the conditions were much different for the two groups. I am really disappointed. It is a long race and there will be some opportunities to pass, so as long as we can keep it clean, I know I will be able to make up some ground."