Friday, October 7, 2011
Singapore GP : Alonso & Massa Friday quotes
"The first session was interrupted so often with the less time it has cut our capital turns. So we tried to take advantage of 90 minutes of the second free practice session and everything went well. Overall I am happy with what we saw today. Here, as in Monaco we took our bearings to be able to attack the most, not an inch more, because every mistake is very costly. One night race is always special, it usually takes a little time to adjust but then the next day you're up to your capabilities by trying to achieve the best possible performance. The car is more or less as we expected and the feeling this Friday is much better than those of Monza and Spa, but we must be realistic and expect that Red Bull and McLaren are very strong here. We will try to make the most of every opportunity to achieve a good result. "
Felipe Massa(6th ; 4th) :
"The heat was the primary feature of the day, and the cockpit was very hot. From what we could see the tire degradation seems quite high but we know track conditions can change because it was very dirty today. It is also important to make the right choice for brake cooling and engine for the race will be long and difficult, both for drivers in cars. I think we are more competitive than the last two races, and who knows maybe we can fight deal with McLaren, but we must wait and see what happens tomorrow. The difference in performance between the soft and super soft tires seems high, especially for us but that does not mean it will be the same tomorrow. It is to be careful on this track today I hit the rail, fortunately without consequences. "