Projected towards tomorrow's race
May 28, 2011
The last working days were extremely intense: it's never easy to prepare yourself in the best possible way when you have such little time available between one Grand Prix and the next. From Barcelona to the Principality of Monaco we went from one reality to another, with a fascinating race with particular characteristics ahead. The whole Team gave it their all and during the free practice sessions it was possible to see the fruits of their labour, also thanks to this street circuit's unique characteristics, unique in its own way, helped by the new compounds brought here to Monte Carlo. Alonso as well as Massa drove respectable lap times. A result of good performance, especially Saturday morning, when Fernando concluded the practice in first position and Felipe in third. These are hopeful signs for tomorrow's race, where our drivers will start from fourth and sixth position, after a challenging qualifying, marred by the accident of Sergio Perez, causing a long interruption. After the initial scare luckily the news regarding the Mexican driver's condition were comforting. Unfortunately the red flag, 2’26” before the end of Q3, somehow damaged our plans. Nevertheless the basis for a good race tomorrow is there and we'll fight right until the end for the top spots.