2009 Malaysian GP, race: Force India quotes 

Written by David on April 05th, 2009 at 2:44 pmLast Update: April 05th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Vijay Mallya: “Today in Malaysia we had almost unprecedented conditions and we took a risk with the strategy. Unfortunately the rain we expected – which you can normally bank on coming – didn’t come soon enough and Giancarlo was unfortunate enough to be returning to the pits for a new set of extreme tyres when the rain hit hardest. As a team we will learn from this as we move forward to China and Bahrain. We’re growing in confidence and potential all the time so we just need a good race to demonstrate it.”

Giancarlo Fisichella: “Unfortunately we made a wrong call to change to extreme wets very early on. We came in too early and I did three or four laps under dry conditions so we destroyed the tyre. Then it was raining and the grip was getting better and better but there was just so much water and the tyres were almost slicks so I could not control the car, it was just aquaplaning. It was not a good race for us, unfortunately we had a wrong strategy but we will see for the next race.”

Adrian Sutil: “When the rain started it was very difficult and just about impossible to drive. We were in second or first gear at 20kph and even then we were sliding around the circuit. It was unbelievable, so it was a good decision to stop the race. It was a bit of a shame that it couldn’t be restarted as I think we would have had a good chance in the wet conditions. In the end though it was too dark to restart. Looking forward to Shanghai, I want to get another weekend with no problems: let’s improve our pace and look for some downforce, and carry our momentum forward.”

source: Force India

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