Comments from the Renault team after Friday qualifying: Fernando Alonso: "As we expected, it's going to be a hard weekend for us, as we are struggling with tyres and on this very fast circuit. But we still a have a full-days work and I am ...
Comments from the Renault team after Friday qualifying:
"As we expected, it's going to be a hard weekend for us, as we are struggling with tyres and on this very fast circuit. But we still a have a full-days work and I am optimistic we can reasonably improve our final position on the grid in tomorrow's qualifying."
"This morning we lost time during the test and free sessions, with few problems on the car and therefore this afternoon, I felt the car was not well balanced , which reflected in my poor lap time. We will have to set to work hard on the car now, but am confident I can improve my position tomorrow."
Pat Symonds, Executive Engineering Director:
"While we knew this circuit would be harder for our cars than the three previous tracks, we are obviously very unsatisfied with the present result which places us too far behind our direct competitors. We must now analyse all data and find solutions for tomorrow's qualifying."
Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:
"Overall, a disappointing day for us. This morning's problems prevented us from developing our full programme and it's difficult to say where we really are and how much we can improve. Today the gap to the others is significant and we have to understand why and react accordingly."
Jarno Trulli: 16 th 1:23.100
Fernando Alonso: 13 th, 1:22.809