Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Canada GP : Alonso & Massa Saturday quotes
"For a long time, since Singapore 2010 that I was not on the first row of a grid and I am also pleased that Massa had achieved the third position, this means that the team work well and that we have progressed. It was important to show that we are competitive and we succeeded, during Q3 we had some doubts about the strategy for the race tomorrow, and we took some risky choices, plus we've decided to preserve our super soft tires during qualifying, it is difficult to know if we made the right choice. It is clear that on a track like this where downforce is not needed, our shortcomings are somewhat hidden, but it is true that our developments made here have really helped us and it is important for the rest of the championship because we want to fight for top positions.
It might rain tomorrow, making the race more difficult than usual, we must be prepared to make the most of it. We tried to put the Red Bulls under pressure from the start but we knew that McLaren would be strong, especially since they may have opted for setting rains."
Felipe Massa :
"It's a great start to the weekend for us, we have always been competitive and we are finally able to leave before the race tomorrow. The weather could be different and we must be prepared to face this kind of situation. I am happy with the car and the team worked really well, so that I'm confident for the race because the car behaved very well since yesterday, we have a great chance to stop these series of negative results. The fact that the differences are small with Vettel is really encouraging for the future. However, we know that tomorrow the race will be difficult but we can have a car much more competitive in the race and in qualifying. I expect to see very strong with McLaren Red Bull competitive. A podium would be an excellent result, the struggle for victory would be even better.