Jean Alesi "Today's result already shows a great improvement since Melbourne. I have the feeling that the car is getting closer to that which we tested this winter. However it is still relatively difficult to drive on this specific track., and...
"Today's result already shows a great improvement since Melbourne. I have the feeling that the car is getting closer to that which we tested this winter. However it is still relatively difficult to drive on this specific track., and we need to give one hundred per cent to have a good race tomorrow. I am still confident and I know that we have a great margin for improvement with the technical programme we are putting in place. Today's session gives the first visible sign that we are moving in the right direction."
"It has been difficult for me today. We went well this morning and made constant progress with the car's set-up. We continued with some modifications during this afternoon's qualifying, but unfortunately I only had one run left when we had found the most satisfying set-up. I improved my time by almost one second but that was not enough to move me up the list."
"We are learning a lot during this second outing of the season. Firstly, the tyres are behaving very well on this circuit. Secondly, even though we have struggled to find as good a balance as we had during the winter tests, we now understand better the reason for this difference. Jean has constantly improved his performance since this morning and we are quite satisfied with the position he has achieved. Gaston on the other hand, has encountered more difficulties in finding the good set-up for qualifying. He particularly suffered on the quick corners, which obviously slowed him down. After this second day, we are confident for tomorrow, and we have in our reach numerous information to allow us to find a good balance for the race. Reliability is always a key factor on this track and will make all the difference tomorrow."
- Prost GP