Sunday, September 23, 2012

Singapore Gp : Alonso & Massa Saturday quotes

*Fernando Alonso: "the pole position was absolutely out of our reach: Hamilton was on another planet...
Paradoxes of this fifth place, but this does not mean that we don't hope to improve tomorrow: our goal is the podium. The result is pretty much what we expected since yesterday, because as soon as the afternoon, we were not particularly brilliant. The only surprise of the evening was made by Maldonado and it was really unexpected to see him on the first line. Here, the difference in performance between the two compounds is probably the highest of any race in the Championship, a second and a half and two seconds, which could also be important tomorrow. It is true that the Softs may last longer, but it is also true that with such a significant difference, the Supersoft could also be an interesting option. I expect lots of stops to the pits, especially due to the degradation of tires. Honestly, before arriving at Singapore, I expected better, but we quickly realized that we were going to attack this Grand Prix on the defensive. The race will be very long, very difficult physically and mentally, because you need to always focus maximally, without any margin of error. The slightest error can afford high priced on a track where the barriers are very close. Reliability will be very important and priority will be to hit the line in the best possible position." 

* Felipe Massa: "it was a very difficult qualifying session !
I really struggled to realize a good lap , especially in the trade sector, where the rear tires slid and therefore, deteriorating. This is a problem I've come across since yesterday and we have not managed to fix it . Hope that we can do something before the race, otherwise it will be really difficult. We need to consider carefully the strategy, starting with what tyre to use for the start of the race: there is a large difference in speed between the two compounds, but the two seem to degrade significantly. The aim will be to finish the race in the points, which will certainly not be easy, but we are going to do our best. All the updates here did not work as we have planned and hoped, which certainly did not help .We must therefore understand why by looking at the rest of the season."

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