*Fernando Alonso: "it is an interesting circuit: after a long straight line, there is a combination of high-speed turns that are fun to drive. Today , the track was still very dirty, which is usually the case on new tracks which are not used often. Tomorrow , when there will be more grip, it will be even more fun. Track conditions change quickly over the laps and it is therefore even more complicated to understand the hierarchy from the pitlane. We need to study the data carefully to make the right choices for the rest of the weekend. There is not anything to say about the performance of the tyres: based on what we have seen today , we can hope that it will not be a problem ."
*Felipe Massa:"It was a difficult day, especially in the afternoon . The first session went well and we were able to do what we had anticipated, but in the second, when we passed the tender tires , the balance of the car was not the best and it was very difficult to steer, so much so that I ended up a head to tail. Unfortunately, it has damaged a tire and I was unable to do the work on a long term, which was one of our priorities.In the last half hour I therefore was focused on training to the judgments in the stands, the only possible thing with the tires in that state."