Christian, congratulations on P2 today after a very interesting race for you with a couple of fights: how was it for you inside the car?
Christian Vietoris: It was pretty good! It started good already yesterday in qualifying, and at the beginning (today) I was stuck behind Parente a little bit, which was quite hard because the view was not so good behind his car! Finally I managed to pass him on lap 5 or 6 and then I could follow Bianchi quite well. I think we made the right call to get in early to the pits to change for slicks, and then I was used to the track conditions and my tyres were warmed up already, so I could follow Jules quite well and we had a really good fight! I still remember some good racing from Formula 3 so we respect each other, and I think you could see today it was pretty good! I am now just looking forward to tomorrow.
It was a great fight: as you say, you made the right call on the stop and it all came together. It was great to watch, but how was it be in the middle of it?
Christian: I just enjoyed, it, to be honest! (laughs) I just saw the replay a few minutes ago, and it looks quite good on TV as well! (laughs) I really enjoyed it: it was good fun.
How were the tyres today, considering the conditions?
Christian: On the set up we made a good call on the grid to go sort of halfway, and that meant we were quite competitive in wet conditions and, let's say, okay in the dry conditions. I destroyed a bit my front left tyre behind Jules, and that cost me at the end some performance so I need to drop back a bit and cool down and relax a little bit. And then I thought Marcus is coming up, so I needed to go again! But P2 is quite a good result for me: it could have been a bit better with a little bit of luck, but I think we're on a good way. We have some room to improve, that's for sure, but today we showed that we can do a good job.
After the difficult times the team has had this year, I guess this is a huge boost for them?Christian: Yeah, of course. It has been a very hard season for us, and for ART as well I think, but today was important: it gives a little bit of a push for the whole team, and for me as well, and I think we still have room to improve, we know where we have to work on, but let's see. The next one is my home race, so I'm looking forward to that one as well!