Puebla: Saturday qualifying quotes

Roberto COLCIAGO, JAS Motorsport 1st fastest "It's been a good day for me. The gap between me and Terting was incredibly small so I am pleased to have kept the fastest time. I am happy for the team and Honda. With nobody having previous...

Roberto COLCIAGO, JAS Motorsport 1st fastest

"It's been a good day for me. The gap between me and Terting was incredibly small so I am pleased to have kept the fastest time. I am happy for the team and Honda. With nobody having previous knowledge of the track it is more equal and we can see that the car is fast and very competitive. In relation to my penalty, of course it would have been better for me to start on the front row but I will still try my best and I hope it pays off. I have no problems with the track and I don't think its condition is worse than anywhere else. It is always slippery outside of the racing line."

Peter TERTING, SEAT Sport 2nd fastest

"In my first outing of qualifying I was held up by a little bit of traffic but in the second outing the setup was great. We have done a lot of work over the past two weeks and as you can tell, it has lead to great improvements. Starting from twelve will make it a hard fight for me tomorrow but it was a technical problem an engine change and therefore there is nothing else we could have done."

Fabrizio GIOVANARDI, Alfa Romeo Racing Team 3rd fastest

"I'm really happy because I have great confidence in my car. I drove cleanly during the practice sessions and qualifying so it looks good for me tomorrow, especially as I have nobody in front of me. I'm so sorry for Roberto (Colciago) and Peter (Terting) being penalised, and I have to admit that I was lucky today. When the team saw the layout of the track and began to think about setups we thought it could be difficult for us but all of the Alfa cars are fast so have it right."

Carlos MASTRETTA, GR Asia 19th fastest

"It's amazing what the people have done to finalise this track in such a short space of time. Of course, the track is still green but we are aware of this and everybody is driving in the same conditions. My aim for tomorrow is to finish both races. Having the 11th fastest time in the second practice session gave me a lot of confidence but in qualifying I could not repeat my success due to the red flags. Just as my tyres were getting to their optimum levels of performance I had to stop. But I know now that when everything is working well I can get good results."

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