Sunday, September 30, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
*Fernando Alonso: "it was a Sunday for the Championship, almost like a film that has a happy ending and a new podium. Three of my closest rivals are not in the point and I increased my advance on the second. I remain convinced that without the problem of qualifications yesterday we could certainly have gone from the pole position and if we can repeat this kind of performance in the next races then I think that we can win a race and that it will be even easier to manage the championship . Here we had to watch Vettel, to Singapore it will be Hamilton who is now second. My battle with Vettel was difficult and it was not pleasant to go on gravel, the car bounced but then I was able to go beyond. I can't comment on the punishment he received but what he did was really limit. The first rounds were the key to my race, I spent a few laps behind Kimi, DI Resta and Michael and I soon found myself sixth and so I had a good race. Drive for Ferrari at Monza and make a podium is really something special, because driving a red car is special, the fans are exceptional. I am very sure that if asked to some of them to not eat for several days to drive a car from Maranello, they would, and that's what that passion for Ferrari is unique in the world."
* Felipe Massa: "I am satisfied with this result even though I had hoped to finish on the podium but we faced higher than expected the tires degradation and the behavior of the latter was quite different in the free testing of Friday. It's a shame, because when the tires were good I could keep the pace of the McLaren, but then I started to lose the grip at the rear. This was not an easy race towards the end, Perez overtook me , he was quick and I could do nothing to prevent him from moving. I worked for the team while trying to help Alonso as i should. I always have and I would do it whenever needed. Always on the strategy, I think that both cases would not work by looking at the data that would have been difficult. The team had no telemetry and therefore we spoke during a lot of time on the radio and we were able to manage the situation in the best of ways. I don't know if it changes something on my future, but the most important is to continue thus, working with great concentration and trying to do my best for the team."
* Fernando Alonso: "I think that I could sign the pole today and it is a shame because the car was very strong, but these are things that can happen. The last similar problem dates back to fifteen years or something like that, but there we doesn't need to cry, the problem will be repaired for the race tomorrow
, but of course with this result everything changes where we could be before all our rivals in the title race, but now it is certain that there are who will mark more points than me. I do not think the many problems of the last few days are related to the development of the car, because it is not the components that are used in the extreme.
Tomorrow we are going to attempt to score as many points as possible to avoid losing too much on others. We must recognize that the problems of this kind can happen and we must remain positive even if the first reaction is disappointment. Sunday should be better than today , because there you're in middle of Pack and need to try all for all. in concern of the risks for the start ? I think that these are some drivers which will need to hook".
* Felipe Massa: "I am very pleased with these qualifications, the best for a very long time for me and it is a very important race for Ferrari so I will do my best to get a good result. I am disappointed for Fernando, he was very strong this weekend and we have both a good car and I am sure that tomorrow we will be able to pick up a maximum of points for the Championship. We have a chance to fight with the McLaren, even if they are very strong. For me the chance to achieve a podium here in front of our fans is wonderful, it is my second race at home here and it is always special. We have tried to use as much as possible the aspiration that requires a lot of concentration but it is true that at the end of session I had my best time while I had no car to cover me."