Rubens Barrichello: "Today was one of those qualifying session that I enjoy very much. We have a new package for this race but the car is still not as fast as we would wish. Unfortunately I had traffic all the way through which is a shame as if it wasn't for that, I'm really sure we could have gone into Q3."
Pastor Maldonado: "It was a difficult qualifying because of the changing conditions and I had some problems with the balance because of that, especially during Q1. I was expecting a bit more in Q2 and thought we'd make it through to Q3, but I had traffic in my final lap which cost me a quicker time. This race is a long one and I think our pace is better here so we will see. About what happened with Lewis. He slowed down a lot at the end of the session, so I tried to go past him. I then felt contact at the back of my car. I don't really know what happened. It was a difficult moment."
Sam Michael, technical director: "Both drivers made it easily through Q1. We were looking good for getting through to the top 10 in Q2, but the red flag compromised our programme completely. With so much traffic at the re-start, we didn't get a clear lap after that. It was the same conditions for everyone through and we will concentrate on the race now."