“There have been races this year where I've been in a position to challenge for victory but had something go wrong for me. Halfway through this race, things started working for me and I started pushing Felipe hard – and it worked.
“I feel sorry for Felipe because he drove a great race, but my car felt good and I knew I could push for the victory. This is a great moment for me, something I've been targeting for many years. Hopefully, this victory will be the first of many.”
“What an incredible feeling! I couldn't believe it when I saw Felipe's engine go and I was P2. To get such a good result in my first year is fantastic, so a huge 'thank you' to all the team, including the engineers, mechanics and everyone at the factory.
“I knew from qualifying that we had good speed, and we've looked strong all weekend. Today I made a good start and gained a place into the first corner. I had a really good car, and everything went perfectly until the last stint on the soft tyres.
“I was struggling a lot and soon I had Kimi behind me, but I knew from last year in GP2, when I was stuck in the midfield in a really good car, how hard it is to pass here – so when I saw him in the mirrors I knew I couldn't afford any mistakes. This result more than makes up for Hockenheim, and now we must keep picking up regular points until the end of the season.”
“I am sorry for Felipe and for the team, as it is horrible to lose a race in this way. It was tough for me because, when you spend a long time behind a slower car, it becomes frustrating and boring. When I was finally able to push, the car was behaving very well, but by then it was too late.
“I came up behind Glock, but in the end I had to slow as I had a mechanical problem with the rear end and the team told me to be very careful to ensure I brought the car home. It's true that I'm the one who has won the most points out of the top three in the classification, which shows this championship is really unpredictable, with ups and downs for everyone.
“It was a disappointing weekend for me, but at least I managed to come away with a decent result. We must try and fix the problems we have in qualifying to start at the front, so as to exploit the potential of the car. If we can do that, then we can get back to fighting for the win.”
“We fought hard today and we were on the pace with a car that was working well, which is encouraging for the rest of the championship. We scored some important points which is satisfying, even though we could have maybe been on the podium. We must now continue working hard, but today's result shows that we are moving in the right direction.”