WORKING HARD IN OUR BACKYARD
Sebastien Buemi: "I am reasonably happy with my performance, because I think I got almost the maximum out of the car and I am quite confident that we can have a strong race tomorrow. The important thing is that generally this weekend, we seem to
be a bit more competitive than we were at Spa and in previous races, which is a positive step. It proves the updates we brought here are having an effect and that the team is doing a good job. It's a bit disappointing to be only three hundredths behind Kobayashi, as maybe I could have been thirteenth, but overall it's not bad."
Jaime Alguersuari: "I am quite satisfied with the way things went this afternoon, after having some problems yesterday. Today, we also made a few changes to the car and I think we ended up pretty much where we expected to be. I am not sure what we can do in the race, as yesterday I did not manage to do a long run on high fuel to see what the tyre degradation will be like. So, it will be a new experience, but I'm looking forward to it anyway."
Giorgio Ascanelli: "With everyone so evenly matched in terms of lap time, it was very tight in Q2 this afternoon. We looked a bit better this morning and that was also the case up until our final run in qualifying. However, when the difference is down to just a couple of tenths, there is not much more to say. Maybe we could have done better, but not by a significant amount. As for the new developments we introduced here and have run through the weekend, I hope they perform reliably during the race."
Sebastien Buemi (STR5-02)
FP3: Best lap 1.23.673, pos. 12th, 20 laps
Qualifying: Best lap 1.23.681, pos. 14th
Jaime Alguersuari (STR5-03)
FP3: Best lap 1.23.909, pos. 15th, 17 laps
Qualifying: Best lap 1.23.919, pos. 16th