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Brazilian GP race quotes: Bridgestone

Bridgestone reflects on the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, the penultimate round in the 2009 FIA F1 World Championship.

Hiroshi Yasukawa - director of motorsport (Bridgestone):

“Well done to Mark Webber and Red Bull Racing for Mark's second win today and many congratulations to Jenson and Ross and all of the team for winning both the drivers' and constructors' championships in such fantastic fashion. The story of Brawn GP is an amazing one and many millions of people around the world have seen such an exciting race that definitely added something fascinating to the sport. These were tremendous achievements. We always see exciting races here and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere created by the Brazilian fans. It's been a long and hard fought season and we are proud to be the Official Tyre Supplier to this great sport.”

Hirohide Hamashima - director of motorsport tyre development (Bridgestone):

“Once again Interlagos gave us some surprises, and a thrilling race. Most people expected more rain today, but the race was dry. Many people thought that the super soft Bridgestone would not be durable, but it worked better than predicted. Heidfeld used it at the start and Raikkonen used it twice without major issue. After so much rain yesterday the track was very green so we saw a lot of surface improvement through the race. Lap times were quite slow as the surface was still not at its best, especially in sector two. Well done to Webber, who drove a very controlled race for Red Bull, Kubica and BMW Sauber who used a good strategy for second, and Hamilton and McLaren who showed good patience for third. We are investigating Barrichello's tyre, as it appears that a puncture caused air loss. It was sad to see Barrichello and Vettel's championship hopes dashed but well done to winners Jenson Button and Brawn Grand Prix for such well deserved wins.”

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