Our preview predicted no overtaking and a dull race. We were wrong about that and then we got our strategy wrong in the race. Tonio Liuzzi: Retired "It was a birthday with a bang. A shame as I was going well, the car was reasonably...
Our preview predicted no overtaking and a dull race. We were wrong about that and then we got our strategy wrong in the race.
Tonio Liuzzi: Retired
"It was a birthday with a bang. A shame as I was going well, the car was reasonably competitive, but I lost visibility as my visor was misting up and I could only see out of half of it. This meant that quite often I could not see the apex of the corners and I had to use the kerbs to know where I was. That meant I went off the track a few times."
"As for the incident with Kimi, I went wide, trying to let him by before the chicane. Probably, he did not expect me to slow at this point and so he ran into the back of me. This track is really tight and twisty and I was really trying to move over to let him by. It was a misunderstanding and I'm sorry as it ruined both our races."
Scott Speed: 12th
"My race was pretty much over when, at the pit stop, my team decided to fuel me heavy enough to go to the end of the race, even though there was a dry line appearing. After the stop, carrying all that fuel, I was a bit slow. So Rubens ran into the back of me in Turn 4, cut me up in Turn 5 so I had a half spin and other guys got by. At that point the race was over."
"I was a bit optimistic in going for dry tyres too early and I had to pit again to change back. It was a lesson learned. It was too bad because looking where I was in the early stages, I might have had a good shot at bringing home a point."
"After two days where we had not gone too well, the weather conditions gave us the chance to put us back in a reasonable position after the start. Then Tonio had a spin that did not hurt too much. But then came his accident where there was not much he could do about it. As for Scott, he and his crew made the wrong strategic choices."