Abu Dhabi GP: Pirelli Sunday quotes
|Sunday, November 4th 2012, 17:03 GMT|
Paul Hembery: "Congratulations to Kimi for becoming the eighth different winner we've seen this year, and to Lotus and Eric Boullier, for his first win as team principal, after what was one of the most exciting grands prix of the year, which revolved around two safety car periods. The timing of the first safety car altered the race strategies for everyone, enabling the soft tyre runners to go even longer, while two drivers switched to the medium tyre and Sebastian Vettel went onto the soft: the start of an amazing run.
"It also meant that one stop was quite clearly the way to go for most competitors, as the five laps under the safety car reduced the overall amount of tyre wear during the race, which was already low. This enabled the drivers who stopped early to complete up to nearly 30 laps on the medium compound and make up places by undercutting those who stopped later. It was definitely a mixed-up race with several different strategies at work, which gave the fans some spectacular action to watch from start to finish."