Germany Saturday quotes: Lotus
Kimi Raikkonen - 10th:
"We weren't fast in the wet today for some reason and we need to look at why that was. I wasn't able to get any grip from the tyres, even when we tried a fresh set of wets half way through the final qualifying session. In the dry the car is very good and in the races our car usually has strong pace. Let's hope for some dry weather tomorrow and see what happens."
Romain Grosjean – 15th:
"The rain seemed to come at the wrong time for me ; it always was at its heaviest when I was trying to go for a quick lap. It was certainly difficult out there to find enough grip and not to get held up by other cars. It's difficult to understand why I was so far behind Kimi in qualifying when I've been very close to him during the rest of the weekend. I've got it all to do tomorrow and I'll be working hard with my engineers to ensure we've got the quickest car and the best strategy to go for some points."
Alan Permane - trackside operations director:
Q. How do you assess today's qualifying performance?
AP: "Qualifying was a frustrating session. In the dry we looked to be comfortably one of the quickest cars out there, but as soon as it rained we really struggled with both. We will obviously investigate why we weren't able to extract any pace at the crucial time today."
Q. What can be done in the race?
AP: "The forecast is for a dry race and we are confident in our pace in those conditions, particularly over a race distance. Kimi can still have a good race from P10 on the grid and we're looking at the strategy options for him. Romain has more work to do from P20, but it's a relatively easy track in terms of overtaking with DRS so we can still achieve a good result."
Q. What can be achieved by Romain from the back of the grid?
AP: "Romain has his work cut out, but in dry conditions he's likely to have one of the fastest cars on the track. We'll be doing everything we can to give him the best strategy to move up the order and that’s certainly his objective for the race."
Maldita chuva! Estragou a chance de Kimi de lutar por melhores posições, já que durante o Q2 ele fez o primeiro tempo e acho que estaria na briga pela pole se a droga do clima não tivesse atrapalhado tudo. #raiva
Fiquei extremamente frustrada com o resultado final. Kimi reclamou da falta de aderência na parte do final do treino e como ele explicou na declaração acima, isto acabou influenciando no resultado.
Agora é esperar pelo sol amanhã, porque as coisas já não são fáceis para Kimi na Alemanha e se a chuva ainda vier incomodar aí é que vou ficar sem unhas de vez! Queria poder sonhar com um pódio, mas veremos.
Só um comentário para encerrar, porque de fato eu não vou deixar passar, mas é impressionante a arrogância deste francês na declaração acima né?! "É difícil entender porque estive tão atrás de Kimi no treino oficial quando estive perto dele durante todo o resto do fim de semana".
É irritante, irritante. Eu vou falar uma vez só, meu problema não é ter Grosjean na frente de Kimi nas classificações, é a reação dele com estes resultados. Moleque petulante. Não tem nada no currículo e já é assim, imagina se um dia for algo?