Hungary Sunday quotes: Michelin

Nick Shorrock, Michelin F1 director: "Where to start? Our 101st Grand Prix success might have been convincing, but this has been a very tough weekend. Track conditions have been very testing and this morning's rain made things worse

Hungary Sunday quotes: Michelin

"Most of our drivers started the race on intermediate tyres and it was immediately apparent that they offered our partners a clear performance advantage. Our teams were obliged to look after their tyres very carefully as the track dried but, again, the inters held up very well and continued to perform strongly.

"Switching to dries was obviously a critical moment in the race, but we had no worries at all and our partners continued to post competitive lap times as the race drew towards its closing stages. I'd like to compliment Jenson on spearheading a Michelin clean sweep of the top five - a fantastic tribute to the hard work we did with our partners during the build-up to the race.

"It's a shame that Renault was unable to obtain the result its excellent performance merited, but the team still leads both world championships and I'm confident that we will continue to defend these effectively together."

Frederic Henry-Biabaud, Michelin Motorsport Director: "This was a fantastic race in which three Michelin drivers finished on the podium and we took a clean sweep of the top five places.

"I would like to thank all the team at Clermont-Ferrand for the hard work during the past few weeks. The result was a range of tyres that delivered excellent performance in both wet and dry conditions.

"It was clear that our partners had a significant advantage here in Budapest. On behalf of everybody at Michelin I would like to compliment Honda on its first F1 victory since 1967 and I'd like to thank them for the confidence they have shown in us since 2004."

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