2008 British GP, race: Renault quotes 

Written by David on July 06th, 2008 at 5:23 pmLast Update: July 06th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

ING RenaultFlavio Briatore, Managing Director: “Once again it was a race the looked promising, but we were not able to make the most of our chances. The first part of the race showed that Fernando and Nelson were very competitive and we must make sure that we build upon this potential in the second part of the season.”

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering: “Our pace at the start of the race seemed reasonable, but it was obviously a mistake to leave the tyres on Fernando’s car at the first stop. Later in the race we were clearly uncompetitive and we need to find the reason why.”

Nelson Piquet: “I’m obviously extremely disappointed with today’s retirement. The car was very good, our strategy was perfect, and we were on course for a very good result. However, when the rain came down very heavily, the track was completely flooded. It wasn’t just in the turns that the car was out of control, it was even on the straights. It was impossible to control. We have to take positives in that the car was good and we showed how competitive we could be, so we have to take that to Hockenheim now.”

Fernando Alonso: “I had said that when it rains, anything can happen, which was the case today as we had a difficult race with a very wet circuit. I used up my tyres very quickly and I finished the race virtually with slicks, which meant I lost a lot of time in certain parts of the track. We could have probably had a better result today, but in the end I scored three points, which is important for the championship.”

source: Renault 

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