Giorgio Ascanelli: "Both drivers did a good job, even if Jaime made a mistake at Turn 14, which he is unhappy about, but I'm happy that he's unhappy about it! We have introduced a few changes to the car since the last race and it has made a difference today. It is too early to talk
about an improving trend, but if we can repeat this type of qualifying performance in Malaysia, then that would be a confirmation that we are moving forward. And what a fantastic lap from Vettel in the Red Bull!"
Sebastien Buemi: "I am reasonably happy with today's performance as I don't think I could have done much more and I was unable to improve on my second set of soft tyres. I am very happy to be twelfth as eleventh was too far out of my reach as I was about five tenths off Hamilton. I hope we can come up with a good strategy for tomorrow, because if we do, then hopefully, I can finish in the points."
Jaime Alguersuari: "I think my performance was quite okay, especially with the harder tyre. Maybe if I had got more out of the soft tyre I could have improved a place or two. But because the track is not so long, the times are all very close. I am quite happy with what I did today, as I am getting closer to my team-mate's performance which is one of my objectives. But there is still plenty of room for improvement."
Sebastien Buemi (STR5-01) FP3:
Best lap 1.26.104, pos. 12th, 21 laps
Best lap 1.25.638, pos. 12th , 17 laps
Jaime Alguersuari (STR5-03)
Best lap 1.26.368, pos. 15th, 17 laps
Best lap 1.26.089, pos. 17th, 16 laps