Marc Gene: "Things turned out as all of us expected them to be. At the start I found Jean Alesi's car standstill in front of me on the grid and I had to balk him. Hence, I managed to stay clear of both accidents but I struggled with the first set...
"Things turned out as all of us expected them to be. At the start I found Jean Alesi's car standstill in front of me on the grid and I had to balk him. Hence, I managed to stay clear of both accidents but I struggled with the first set of tyres which made my car difficult to drive. In fact, only after the first stop I could settle into the race. I do not know, perhaps the safety car exerted an influence affecting the performance of my first set of tyres. I believe I did my best to take advantage from the opportunities of today's race."
"I guess I drove a good race. It is a bit surprising and pleasing because I expected a harder day and I was happy with the set up of my car. Unfortunately, toward the end the brakes performance was lower preventing me from keeping a consistent pace. However, the Team should be satisfied because it is a good result to have both cars at the finish, although the incidents at the start helped us a lot. With this regard I feel very sad and disappointed for what happened today. Monza is a very fast track: despite recent changes it is evident that there is a lot of work still to be done in terms of drivers' safety and not only..."
"Today's race has been considerably affected by the two massive incidents, at the first and second chicanes, where a lot of cars were forced out of the game. As far as we are concerned, we believe our drivers drove a respectable race up until the end. Both cars displayed a good pace over the whole race. Clearly, we were not able to fight against the cars running behind, except for a few laps. Their maximum speed is higher with their engines having many more horse powers compared to our cars. Ultimately, we must be satisfied with these ninth and tenth positions."