Narain Karthikeyan - 23rd: "The afternoon session was a bit difficult, I think the car balance was better in the morning or maybe we just had a good run. I had some problems with my seat so we will have to sort out this issue. It took me a while to get used to the circuit so it wasn't the best day overall. We will see how tomorrow goes."
Vitantonio Liuzzi - 24th: "It has been a difficult day because I had an accident this morning and couldn't run in the second practice session. I don't have much to say, just that the car had a problem with the rear end over the bumps and on one of the laps the rear was completely lost coming out of the tunnel and we lost the car. We weren't able to repair it for FP2 so now we have to look forward to Saturday and hope to have a better day."
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: "Unfortunately Tonio had an accident in the first practice session and the damage was greater than expected so he was unable to run in the afternoon session which is very disappointing. But we have a day to recover from this and will work hard to do so.
"Narain did long runs so we will analyse the data we extracted from that and hope to have a good day on Saturday."
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