Jean Alesi: "To finish the race is a first important step for us. However, the result is well below my expectations. I thought I could be more competitive here, but already in free practice on Friday we realised it would be very difficult to adapt...
"To finish the race is a first important step for us. However, the result is well below my expectations. I thought I could be more competitive here, but already in free practice on Friday we realised it would be very difficult to adapt our car to this circuit and we haven’t been able to find a satisfactory solution for the race. "
"This was the shortest race of my career…I had a good start and the car was going well but I was still on my first lap when I felt the brake pedal was totally loose and I had to pull out. I am obviously disappointed, but I’m confident for the future "
"The first race on this very unusual circuit, cannot give us a clear idea of where we really stand in respect to our competitors. However, we now know on which areas we still have to work hard. We have not exploited the true potential of the car, but it’s already encouraging to see one of the cars through the checkered flag "
Henri Durand -- Technical Director:
"The positive point of this first Grand Prix is that Jean finished the race and that the engine-gearbox package has proved to be very reliable all weekend. We have identified the problem with Gaston’s car and it should not happen again. On the negative side, it’s clear that our car is not suited to this type of circuit, where we lacked downforce. We will act very rapidly in order to correct this. We believe that once we race on fast circuits, such as Interlagos and Imola, we will be able to exploit the full potential of the car. A big thank you to Michelin, for their great support throughout the weekend. We hope to improve together in the season and share some success ".