Italy Sunday quotes: Michelin
|Sunday, September 10th 2006, 16:35 GMT|
Nick Shorrock, Michelin F1 director: "After today's result it looks ever more certain that the world title battle will go all the way to the wire. It is always disappointing not to win, but we produced a good range of tyres this weekend - a mixture of hard, soft and medium compounds - and all of them worked very well.
"Kimi Raikkonen clearly did a very good job and I thought Robert Kubica put in a stunning performance in only his third Grand Prix, particularly when it became clear how much fuel he had on board at the start.
"It's a pity that circumstances prevented Renault making its usual push for victory, but Fernando Alonso was very quick and made significant progress on a day when overtaking clearly wasn't easy.
"It has been a day of mixed fortunes, but six Michelin drivers scored points and overall I'm very satisfied with our performance this weekend. Technically we have taken a step forward since Istanbul and that gives us an excellent platform for the final three races of the season."