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Felipe Massa:

“It's fantastic having won this race, especially after the disappointment of Budapest. The team did an amazing job in preparing for this grand prix, and the benefits of that could be seen right from the very first day.

“Yesterday I got pole and today the win, with the fastest race lap as the icing on the cake. You cannot ask for more, especially in my 100th grand prix, with every single one of them powered by a Ferrari engine.

“I got a good start and I pushed to the maximum right from the early laps. In the second part of the race the car was exceptional, but also in the final stint, when I had the softer tyres, I could do the lap times easily. This is an important moment in my career, and I must continue to work in this way.

“I am sorry for what happened to Kimi; we have to look very carefully at our reliability. I am confident the team knows which counter-measures to take to react to this issue, as it has always done in the past.”

Lewis Hamilton:

“I can't complain with second place today. This was a strong weekend for us, despite my having a few problems health-wise, but we pulled through. The track was pretty difficult to overtake on, but I maintained the gap.

“Our lap times showed that our overall pace was good, which was encouraging. Heikki and I scored 13 points today, which is very positive for the team, so I'd describe it as a satisfactory weekend for us.”

Robert Kubica:

“I started pretty well, but in corner one I went over the kerb and Lewis was closing. In the second corner I was going to overtake Lewis, but I saw Felipe braking quite early. It would have been too much of a risk, as I could have ended up over-shooting the braking point and crashing into him.

“Over the next few laps I was consistently a bit slower than Lewis. Suddenly I saw a white plastic bag flying across the track, but could not avoid it and it went under the car. I couldn't steer for two corners, which was extremely dangerous.

“Fortunately most of the bag soon flew away, but my confidence was very low over the next sector, and I lost around three seconds. In the end I finished third. Eventually I think my good qualifying result yesterday was crucial for today's result.”

Heikki Kovalainen:



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Rob Smedley (GBR), Felipe Massa Race Engineer, Ferrari, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4-23, Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F2008, Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber.F1.08, Valencia F1 Grand Prix, 22nd-24th, August 2008
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