Saturday, September 21, 2013

Singapore GP : Alonso & Massa Friday quotes

Fernando Alonso: "we cannot say that it is a good start of the weekend because we are not competitive, but if one considers that last year we had a tough weekend and that we managed to get on the podium, we can say that we should not give up immediately. We still have to analyse the data, but we must be realistic, because when you are sixth and fifteenth is not what we expected with the changes for this race.Now we have a lot of work to do to find the correct setting and the best strategy, then we will need good qualifications and a race of attack from the beginning to the end. However, we know that it won't be easy because it is a track that requires a lot of support and we suffer here as in Hungary, more Mercedes seems to be quick like Red Bull, we will have to deal with Lotus and McLaren."

Felipe Massa: "it was a difficult day, because I had trouble finding the right way to go forward in the two practice sessions. In the first, we were focused on the evaluation of the various aerodynamic parts, while in the second, we were able to complete the program, make long runs, starting on the SuperSofts and ending on mediums. With the team, we decided to go in another direction to try to find a set-up with which I was more comfortable on this track. Unfortunately this didn't give the results we were expecting. I think that for the qualifications of tomorrow, we must retrace our steps, trying to improve the balance of the car. I am sure that it will be better and that will succeed to find new car that I'm used to drive."

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