Britain Saturday quotes: Virgin
|Saturday, July 9th 2011, 14:28 GMT|
Timo Glock - 20th: "I'm quite happy with where we are today - I'm P20, I got Trulli and it was a pretty good lap. The car didn't feel great in the dry this morning, so we made some changes, but it still wasn't quite there. I gave it everything for that one lap though and did quite well. We're never quite sure what Silverstone will bring in terms of the changing weather, so I like this kind of qualifying where you just have to hammer down for a lap to get a banker in early and sure enough the rain came. With a new set of tyres you have this one magic moment to make it all come good and I just made the best of it at the right time. There was a small mistake on my part but I got ahead of my immediate competitors so I have to be pleased. I'm very excited for our home race tomorrow."
Jérôme D'Ambrosio - 22nd: "This morning went really well, I had a good feeling with the car. This afternoon was fine too but unfortunately with the weather changing I was unable to get a second run, which was unfortunate as I made a mistake on the fastest lap of my first run. But I think in general it's not so bad and it should be a good race tomorrow."
John Booth, Team Principal: "With better conditions today we were able to start our dry set-up work and tyre evaluations, although FP3 wasn't without rain and this did mean that we haven't quite got all the data we required from the tyres. Timo performed well in FP3 but was never really with the way the car felt, particularly compared with the well-balanced car that he had in Valencia. Working with his engineers he made some fairly comprehensive set-up changes before qualifying, which is always a risk. However he was happier with the car in his first run and posted an impressive lap. The rain at the start of FP3 cut short a planned long run for Jérôme, which would have given us more tyre data. However, Jérôme used the opportunity to complete some set-up work that ultimately both cars benefited from. It's a shame Jérôme didn't get the second run in qualifying, as I'm sure he would have improved."