Jean Alesi: "Since the start of practice, the car has shown to be very sensitive to any set-up changes on this track and I haven't been able to understand its behaviour. Today's qualyifying has been particularly difficult, and on my first fast lap...
"Since the start of practice, the car has shown to be very sensitive to any set-up changes on this track and I haven't been able to understand its behaviour. Today's qualyifying has been particularly difficult, and on my first fast lap I had a big spin. My position on the grid is the result of a frustrating weekend. "
"Our performance throughout the weekend confirms that this track does not suit our car. It's a shame because at the previous Grand Prix (Spain) the car had performed quite well and the test session in Valencia last week had been good as well. But the conditions here are radically different. The track was still very green today, and we have not totally overcome the difficulties we had yesterday. Although we managed to improve the car throughout the session, I couldn't get a better qualifying position."
"We haven't managed to find a set-up suitable to our cars on this circuit. This type of track emphasizes the difficulties we have recently experienced with making our tyres work. It's a real disappointment to start tomorrow's race so far behind on the grid. We have important technical novelties soon to come, but we have also planned a specific technical programme that can help us to prepare better for difficult circuits, such as the A1Ring. We have seen since the start of the weekend that the car responds better in race configuration and that gives us reason to believe tomorrow our cars will run a consistent and reliable race. This Grand Prix is always full of surprises and events could turn out in a positive way for us."