Nick Shorrock, Michelin Formula One director: "It is obviously disappointing that we weren't able to convert our consistency into another race victory, but results like this simply inspire us to do better next time.
"We accept that we need to increase our performance and will be evaluating a number of ideas this week. We brought 10 different products to this race and used six of them today. We tried some very aggressive 'option' tyres earlier in the weekend, but by general consensus they might have suffered over a full race distance because of the extremely high track temperatures. That would clearly have been a faster tyre over one lap and it gives us a baseline on which to work for the forthcoming races.
"Our partners are still leading both world championships - and there will be no let-up as we strive to give all of them a tyre capable of winning the German Grand Prix later this month."
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