Saturday at Monza
caterhamf1.com 2012.09.08. 16:13
A pretty straightforward qualifying for me today. The car's felt well balanced all day and even though we were ahead of one of the Lotus cars after the first run we knew it would be difficult to push into Q2. On the second set of tyres I wasn't quite able to get the most out of them so I think the time today is probably as much as I could have got out of it. Despite that the performance here is again much better than Spa and we're back to the sort of levels we expect. Now we need to push on from here, learn as much as we can about what went wrong in Belgium and make sure we have a good race on Sunday and then carry this pace through into Singapore."
"I've been happy with the car today and it's good that we've made clear improvements from FP1 to FP3. In qualifying I couldn't quite push as hard as I'd like - the brakes felt good in FP3 but in quali I couldn't attack into the braking zones as hard as I was able to in third practice so maybe that's where we lost a bit of laptime. Still, tomorrow's another day and we'll do the best we can to have a good race after having got back some way towards where we should be."