Bourdais penalised-drops 5 grid spots

Sebastian Vettel - 11th“A shame to miss out on Q3 by one hundredth, but we expected it to be tight. We can be happy though, especially given I only managed nine laps yesterday. It means we did a good job today. Now we can do what we like in terms of fuel load for the race and hopefully find a good strategy. I’ve yet to do a long run this weekend but I think we can find a good compromise between qualifying and race pace and we have a good set-up on the car.”

Sebastien Bourdais - initially 14th “I struggled with the Option tyre as it gave me no grip and I was sliding around more and had no feel for the car. I was very happy in a well balanced car earlier on but after that I’m not really sure what happened. I am disappointed, because even if Q3 would have been hard to reach, I could not match my Q1 time in Q2. 

Stewards later penalised Sebastien Bourdais for blocking Nick Heidfeld  - he  drops five positions on the grid

Giorgio Ascanelli“I think we recovered well today from not having done enough running with Vettel yesterday. Bourdais did a good job, but did not get his last qualifying run quite right, as unlike his team-mate, he was unable to take advantage of the extra grip from the Options. All in all, I think we exploited the potential of our package and did a good job. For Vettel, the one unknown tomorrow will be driving on a full tank as he has not had the chance to try it.”

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