Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Germany GP : Alonso & Massa Saturday quotes

Fernando Alonso: "the strategy that we used today was dictated by looking at our average rate of qualifications, given that the pole was not possible, and that we were apparently predestined from fifth or sixth with the soft tyres, we have preferred starting seventh or eighth with mediums tyres . We will know tomorrow if we made the right choice.
Here it is not important to start on soft tyres because they degrade very quickly, from the 8 laps . In times like these, we'll attack as if we were doing qualifications during every lap .
During the weekend we were on average six tenths behind, but compared with Silverstone we can say that we are returning to a normal situation, able to fight with the leaders. Of course, we still have to improve many things, but in the race we believe we can do good things, not to mention the choice of tyres and the starting positions, this will be the fastest that will win."

Felipe Massa: "in terms of performance, it was a good qualification, even if we have opted for a completely different strategy of teams facing on the grid. The car worked very well with the soft tyres, we were very competitive, much more than at Silverstone, where we suffered with both compounds, but even with that, we could not finish beyond the 4th or 5th place.
When I saw that I was first at the end of Q1 and Q2, I wanted to fight until the end, but we have based on simulations of the tryouts, we believe that this choice is the right direction.
It is difficult to think that we can immediately win positions but we saw yesterday that the Softs degrade after a few laps, which could be to our advantage. If the car is behaving well and that we have a good race, we could get a really fantastic result."

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