Monday, July 25, 2011
Germany GP : Alonso & Massa Saturday quotes
We are neither surprised nor disappointed, quite the contrary. In fact, this grid was more or less what we could expect, what we have seen in free practice. Yesterday we saw that Red Bull would be three or four tenths quicker than us. Hamilton was good, especially in the first sector, it was better than us. McLaren has made many new parts here and you could really see that they were working. I'm happy with my lap and result in any event this year, we saw that we have always done better in the race than qualifying. We will see the weather tomorrow, rain is forecast. If it's dry, then we can claim to have 25% chance win and a little less if it rains because the others have always been better in wet conditions. Maybe tomorrow the situation may change, you never know. I always aim the podium, but if the prospect of winning presents itself, I do not think about it twice. Also on this track, we brought news, that we introduced to improve our performance, race after race. It is clear that we must take a step forward if we are to top with the best. "
Felipe Massa :
"I can not pretend to be pleased with this qualification because some cars were faster than ours, which may not be surprising for the case but certainly more Red Bull with McLaren and Hamilton. Tomorrow we will try to advance the classification, but we know it will not be easy. It is certain that if we had ten more degrees on the track I should not complain, especially with medium tires, we fought hard and that's why I use the the tender of the Q1. The tire is very low, so it really does not penalize me for the race, the big unknown is the weather, we have the maximum support, which should help in the rain. In Anyway on a wet track will be essential to make the most of opportunities that come our way."