Nick Shorrock, Michelin F1 director: "That was a very exciting race. The result wasn't what we were hoping for, but from a technical perspective this has been an immensely satisfying weekend. We proved our superiority in wet conditions during qualifying and had the upper hand in variable conditions today, although a combination of circumstances ultimately thwarted us.
"The decision to switch Fernando Alonso to new intermediate tyres at his first stop was taken jointly by Renault and Michelin - and obviously that cost him time while he waited for them to scrub in. With the benefit of hindsight that was a mistake, but in the heat of a race split-second decisions have to be taken.
"Conditions were unusual today, but we can take a great deal of heart from the way our products performed and feel buoyant about our prospects as we head into the final two Grands Prix with both world titles still wide open."