Dani Clos: “Well, we had a good start. I think we have a very good car with a very good balance. When I was in the race rhythm, I overtook several drivers. I think I was the only one overtaking. I was really motivated for today and think we have done a good job. But I punctured the rear right tyre braking and there was nothing I could do.”
Alvaro Parente: “I am very happy. I was unlucky at the start when Bird stalled and I had contact with Coletti. But at the same time I was lucky nothing serious happened to my car. We were really good at the beginning and dropped a bit off after lap 10. But it was great. I got to know the car and tyres better. The team did a good job at the pit stop and I would really like to thank Racing Engineering for the chance to get this podium. I will give my best tomorrow to thank them.”
Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, president of Racing Engineering: “Great job by Alvaro!!! He did a quick and intelligent race. After yesterday's qualifying, it's obvious that it was not a one off. His consistency has paid off.
A pity for Dani, he picked up some debris which caused a slow puncture and his crash at the Lowes' corner. Luckily it was the slowest corner of the track, not exiting the tunnel or on the start-finish line.
Well done to everyone! It's been a couple of weeks of hard work, but it has paid off. We have a very quick and constant car. I am very happy with the job everyone in the team has done. Now let's get ready for tomorrow's race.”