Fernando Alonso - 1st: "It's nice to be back in Indianapolis and so far things are looking promising. As I have said before this track has never been kind to me, but I really want to do well this weekend. The car has been performing strongly at the last couple of races and today in practice, but I am sure that both Ferrari and BMW will be at the front as well.
"We completed our normal Friday practice programme looking at tyre evaluation and general set-up work. There is a lot of data to consider overnight, but so far things are looking good for the team."
Lewis Hamilton - 2nd: "As this was the first time I have ever driven at the Indianapolis track I spent some time just getting to know the circuit. The really tricky bit is the mid-section as it's very tight and twisty. We spent our time fine tuning the set-up and evaluating the two different tyre options provided by Bridgestone this weekend.
"In the first part of the second session I ran a little wide and did some minor damage to the aerodynamic fences which took a little time for the guys to repair. We have a pretty good idea of where we are going, and it looks like we should be competitive, but as always Friday is only the start of the weekend - there is a long way to go."
Ron Dennis: "It's nice to be back in Indianapolis where we completed our scheduled programme for Friday. Both Fernando and Lewis focussed on tyre evaluation, set-up work and for Lewis some general track familiarisation. We look forward to what we hope will be a competitive weekend for the team."
Norbert Haug: "A good start to the weekend with both drivers completing their planned programmes. We look competitive but the lap times are very close so it's too early to judge."