Dani Clos: “I made a very good start today and found a nice gap. I wanted to attack at the beginning of the race, having a good rhythm. I turn 3 I had a little contact with van der Garde, but I was able to keep my position. Towards the end I made a little mistake and locked my wheels. This meant my rhythm dropped a bit and Grosjean was just faster than everyone else today. The second position is something positive for me and the team and we will continue to push and improve every day.”
Christian Vietoris: “We generally had a good weekend; also today's race was not too bad. I had a good start and a good first lap, allowing me to move up to P4. Yesterday we decided to use different set ups on the two cars and in my case the front tyres were suffering. We had a good weekend and now we have to work on how we use the tyres. I am looking forward to the next races at the Nürburgring and hope to continue with the good results we achieved this weekend at Silverstone.”
Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, president of Racing Engineering: “Well done to Dani for the great start and podium finish today. He drove a brilliant race. A pity about flat spotting the tyres, which cost him some speed during the closing laps, but he did an amazing job today. We now have two podiums in two races this weekend, so I think the hard work has paid off. On Christian's car we opted for a different solution today, but it did not allow him to also fight for a podium. Pity, since he would have also done a great job like yesterday. We now have to prepare for Nürburgring, Christian's home race. Our only objective now is a win. Well done to everyone in the team. Good job!”
GP2 Series: Dani, P2 today after a tough race: how was it for you?
Dani Clos Press Conference Comments:
Dani Clos: We started the race a little bit aggressive, and I knew that Giedo was going to be really quick so at the beginning I tried to attack: I saw the space in the third corner but it was not possible, and then I got it in the fourth. After that we had a really good rhythm, I felt really happy with the car. With just 7 laps I did a mistake where I locked up the tyres, the front left, and then the rhythm was not the same, Romain had a really good car and he drove well, so he won, I was second, and it's okay.
GP2 Series: You've had some troubles with the tyres this year: how were they for you today?
Dani: Yeah, they were good, good, good: I was happy, we've done a good job in that way, the team has been working hard and myself too. After a tough weekend, because it's been a tough weekend for me in many aspects, we've got a nice podium, good points: that's good because we need them! It can only go better.
GP2 Series: And two podiums for the team is a nice reward for the boys in the team, too...
Dani: Absolutely, that's really good: I really appreciate the work they do, and they deserve so much more too!