Jean Alesi "I am disappointed by our final result The weather conditions have been so unpredictable this weekend that obviously we have not made the best of the car regarding the race set-up. I made a great start, climbing up to 9th place. But...
"I am disappointed by our final result The weather conditions have been so unpredictable this weekend that obviously we have not made the best of the car regarding the race set-up. I made a great start, climbing up to 9th place. But then it has been a difficult race, characterised by a general lack of grip. As we decided to go on a one-stop strategy, my car was heavy with fuel which made it even more difficult for me to keep the pace. We thought the car would improve with less fuel on board but it never really happened. It shows we need to work even harder during Friday and Saturday to build a more competitive race set-up."
"Unfortunately, I had an engine problem as soon as the sixth lap, but we can't complain about it as it has always been reliable and that things happen sometimes. I did not have a great start, but from what I could feel, after a few laps the pace of my car would have been quite good after a few more laps. There is not much more to say, so let's see next time..."
Henri Durand, Technical Director:
"With a weekend programme disrupted by changing weather conditions, we have not been able to carry out all the necessary test to evaluate the different possible strategies. We opted for a one-stop race and soft tyres for both cars, and today's result shows it was clearly not the best solution for our cars. Luciano's engine problem is the first this year, and unfortunately, this is part of motor racing. Again there is a lot to learn from such a week-end, and we are already focused on the next race."
"Even though we were a little bit worried on some points before the Silverstone Grand prix, the first two days of practice had let us expect a stronger result today. We really hope that the team's effort will be rewarded better in the next races."