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German GP qualifying quotes: Ferrari

Ferrari responds to qualifying for the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.


Felipe Massa – 8th:

“This qualifying was a bit of a lottery: first dry, then rain then dry again. It could have gone better, but it could also have gone much worse. I'm not jumping for joy over eighth place, but it's not so bad. We have a good strategy aimed at getting us into the points, although a podium seems hard to reach to be honest.”


Kimi Raikkonen – 9th:

“It was a pretty complicated session, with track conditions changing all the time. Therefore, it's difficult to say if this result reflects the real standings down the order. Clearly, we were penalized by not having a single set of new tyres for Q3. I believe that in normal conditions we could have got a better grid position. Having said that, we are not in bad shape for the race: we have a good strategy and we will try and make the most of it.”


Stefano Domenicali - team principal:

“All in all, especially in light of the changing weather conditions, this is a reasonable result. Getting both cars into Q3 was our primary objective. It was not at all easy, because apart from the two teams fighting for the title, all the others are very evenly matched, with some teams seeming to have made a significant and surprising step forward. Tomorrow's race could be rendered even more uncertain by the weather: realistically, we would like to get both our drivers home in the points and we will have to exploit every eventual opportunity that might present itself.”


Chris Dyer:

“This morning, we were fairly satisfied with the performance of the car in the dry. Then, in qualifying, we found ourselves up against rapidly changing conditions and it was therefore a good result to get both cars into Q3. At that point however, we no longer had any more new soft tyres available and that cost us very dear. We therefore opted to start with a good amount of fuel on board to try and make up ground in tomorrow's race, when I think we will nevertheless be competitive, whatever the weather. We also hope to make the most of the KERS at the start, given that the main straight is very long.”



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sas - Unregistered

July 11, 2009 5:48 PM

Kimi, you never know when you need a new set of tyres in your home. You have to follow the Max Mosley policy, saving...Sell used parts could be the Ferrari answer for the crisis.



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