Italian GP: Lotus Saturda quotes

Kimi Raikkonen - 8th: "We didn't have the speed today but at least we are in the top ten. We've been in more or less the same position all weekend so today's pace was not a big surprise. It's a long race and usually we are a bit stronger in race conditions. It is possible to overtake here so let's see what happens tomorrow."

Italian GP: Lotus Saturda quotes

Jerome d'Ambrosio - 16th: "I have mixed feelings really to be honest. I progressed through to Q2 but it's frustrating not to have done a bit better as I'm really close in the second and third sectors but I've struggling a bit in the first since yesterday. About 60-70 percent of the difference to Kimi is lost there, so there's a lot of time to be found in just two corners; we need to work on that for tomorrow. There's a lot to take in for me this weekend so it's not too bad, but I would have liked a bit more."

Alan Permane, trackside operations director: "We're a little disappointed with where we are on the grid for tomorrow's race, as P6 was our target with Kimi's car and we missed that by just half a tenth. Kimi had Fernando ahead of his for his last run, which should have given him a nice tow. Unfortunately though, Fernando was not fast on that lap and we were too close to him in the Ascari chicane which cost about a tenth and a half. That's qualifying sometimes. We're confident that - with the amount of downforce we have on the car - we can have a strong race. Our tyre degradation is generally less than some of our rivals so that should assist us too. We're pretty confident we can put in a decent performance and score some good points. It's been a steep learning curve for D'Ambrosio and he's done a good job. It's going to be a difficult race for him tomorrow with the low downforce specification on the car, especially pushing through the chicanes in this configuration. We hope that his progressive improvement over the weekend so far will continue through the race, as anything can happen tomorrow."

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