Sunday, September 4, 2011
Belgium GP : Alonso & Massa Sunday quotes
"It's hard or impossible to do better than fourth place today because we have suffered with the hard tires. In these circumstances we are a two second slower than the best. Honestly I did not have a chance to win, but a podium was within reach. The strategy has allowed us to lead in the opening laps but we knew that this limit would be more difficult. I liked the first part of the race, the start was good and there was good duels. It's a shame for the podium, which was our objective to reach in spite of our eighth place in qualifying yesterday. The situation was different today compared to yesterday but we know that with cool temperatures as we are in trouble. At present, we must congratulate our opponents who do a fantastic job, but we do not give up, as it will be possible from a mathematical, we will always be there to try to win and give the maximum pleasure in Monza, an event so special for Ferrari and his fans, we will do the same for the end of the season. " * Felipe Massa(8th) :
"It was a strange race. In the first few laps I was fighting for the top positions, but then I started having problems with the tires on the car, it had more balance. In tire drives the situation has improved, perhaps through changes of fortunes, but it was too late. And I had a puncture on the left rear tire which forced me to make an extra stop. When I found myself behind Rosberg, I have not managed to pass him against the DRS, as its top speed was very good. I struggled in the slow corners at the chicane and La Source, this prevented me from attacking the best ways. The next race is at home, for the team and for me it is very important, we would make a very good result at home. "