Saturday, March 23, 2013

Malaysia GP : Alonso & Massa Friday quotes

*Fernando Alonso: "today the car worked well in all conditions and this is very good news for us because this circuit is more representative to judge the performance of the cars so it was important to have a good feeling here . The winter tests results are not an illusion.
During my laps on medium tires I didn't have the right balance and it was hard for me to improve as I could do with the hard.
Now we have to see how going to happen tomorrow, it could rain at any time and this track degrades much more tires than the Melbourne circuit, so there is a risk of having a large number of pit stops.
Our car seems to work better in race than in qualifying, this could be an advantage but we will try to do our best tomorrow to be on the first line as stops, start , strategy and reliability will be the key ."

*Felipe Massa: "overall it was a good day even if the rain came at the end of the session and made me  loose precious time to compare the two types of Pirelli tires.
The car has behaved well in the two sessions and I feel more comfortable with the tires here than those of the Australia.
We have a long evening of work that awaits us on the understanding of the actual behavior of the tires and it is this that could make the difference and we will make even more competitive, we will prepare qualifications but also the race."

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