Nick Heidfeld - 13th: "It was good to finally get an experience of the wet conditions by using the extreme wet tyres, because I haven't used them before in testing properly. That went quite well I have to say. We didn't want to destroy them - as we hadn't tested them before, we didn't know how long they would survive and the forecast was still not clear for Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately we didn't get into a position to be able to drive the intermediates. Then, as the second session was completely dry we were able to completely focus on our programme, which was to get a long run in towards the end, whilst having a high fuel load."
Vitaly Petrov - 7th: "It was a bit difficult today with the weather conditions. We didn't use inter tyres in the first session which was a pity. We wanted to save tyres, which is why we only had 10 laps. In P2 we knew it would stay dry. We need to be happy with today. As expected, we achieved quicker lap times and there's still some more in the car. Judging by our performance in P2, I think there are encouraging signs ahead for the rest of the weekend."
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