Australian Qualifying Quotes II

Kamui Kobayashi (9th, Q3 – 1m 25.626s)

“Overall performance wise we are not too bad. I believe today is positive news and I’m very happy to give that to Japan.”

Sergio Perez (13th, Q2 – 1m 26.108s)
“Today a better result was possible, and this is a shame. But generally I feel very comfortable and hope for a good race tomorrow with some points at the end.”

Toro Rosso
Sebastien Buemi (10th, Q3 – 1m 27.066s)

“II couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the season, being among the ten fastest cars on the grid. My quick lap was good and I don’t think I could have done any better.”

Force India
Paul di Resta (14th, Q2 – 1m 26.739s)

“So for my first qualifying session I think we have to be happy with our result today and it gives me a place to build on for the future.”

Pastor Maldonado (15th, Q2 – 1m 26.768s)

“The session was exciting though! We need to improve a bit, but overall the car is good and I feel optimistic. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and I really think points are possible.”

Rubens Barrichello (17th, Q2 – 1m 26.270s)

“Today was unfortunate. I made a mistake, went wide and spun. We have to wait and see what our pace is, but it was quicker than we thought it would be. On another positive note, we’ve saved our tyres for tomorrow which could be important.”

Barrichello struggled for grip in Q2

Barrichello struggled for grip in Q2


Sam Michael, Williams technical director
“We’ve had a troublesome day and although we have to improve the end result does not reflect our true pace.”

“Tomorrow’s focus is firmly on scoring points with both cars. It will also be interesting to see the moveable rear wing working as intended and delivering some exciting overtaking!”

Jarno Trulli (20th, Q1 – 1m 29.342s)

“I’ve had a few issues with the power steering in practice but the team worked well to resolve that for qualifying and the car definitely felt better than it had this morning and yesterday.”

Tony Fernandes, Lotus team principal
“I am happy with qualifying. Obviously we are paying the price of the limited running we had in testing, but I have to admit I was a bit nervous before the session and having seen where we ended up I am pleased with what both drivers produced today.”

Mike Gascoyne, Lotus chief technical officer
“I think that we have definitely taken a step forward in qualifying. We have been struggling to get temperature into the tyres all weekend, and have had some issues with the power steering”

Timo Glock (21st, Q1 – 1m 29.858s)

“The first weekend of the new season has been a tough test for us and today we got the chance to see where we stand and how we need to move forward.”

“At the end of the day though, fighting for a time within 107% of the leaders is not what we’re here for and we can see now where we are and what we need to do to progress.”

Vitantonio Liuzzi (DNQ, Q1 – 1m 32.978s)

“Everybody did an amazing job. We have to be proud because everyone worked well and I think we have to be positive for the future. We are upset because we are not in the 107 percent but we are looking forward to Malaysia where we will be up to speed.”

“I am positive and am sure that everything will go well in Malaysia.”

Colin Kolles, HRT team principal
“We created a miracle again, but it wasn’t enough. We’ll be back stronger than ever in Malaysia. There we will have more time to test the car and show where the F111 really belongs.”

Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director

“We’ve had a thrilling qualifying session and set the quickest lap ever seen here, which has demonstrated the speed and reliability of our PZero tyres on a wide variety of front-running cars.”

“Now we can look forward to an exciting race tomorrow, in which the weather is bound to play a vital role.”


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