Jean Alesi "This first point is such a great thing that I have the impression that today it's a new start for our team. And I am particularly happy to have achieved this result at Monaco. I totally enjoyed my race although, towards the end, when...
"This first point is such a great thing that I have the impression that today it's a new start for our team. And I am particularly happy to have achieved this result at Monaco. I totally enjoyed my race although, towards the end, when I felt the car vibrating in the tunnel, I was really worried. It was a flat tyre (rear left) and I had to go back to the pits to change it, which cost me the fifth place points. But what is important is that today I scored the first point for the team. A big thank you also to all those who have been supporting us through our difficult times."
"At the start, as I tried to overtake Verstappen, he moved suddenly towards my car, touched and broke my front wing, so I had to stop to change it. Then I was coming quite quick , not far of Jean's pace. But then the frontrunners started lapping me and it was getting difficult to keep space and to carry enough speed. On top of that, right after the 20th lap, my braking pedal started being very long and I missed the braking point in turn 1 (Sainte Devote). I managed to stop the car but when I tried to put the reverse gear to go back on the track, it did not work and I had to stop there. We have to investigate the cause of this problem, which ended my first Monaco Grand Prix."
"Our car has improved to the point that since Thursday, we have been within competitive positions. The week-end has been overall very positive for us, in spite of the difficulties encountered by Luciano, who unfortunately could not finish his first race at Monaco. Jean has done a great job and the team's constant efforts have finally paid off today. This first result will allow us to work with a little less pressure, but we know we still have a long way to go. It's great to be able to celebrate today and I would like to thank and congratulate the whole team."