A point for Perez

Sergio Perez - 10th“I think tenth was the best we could manage today. I was on a two stop strategy, starting on the supersoft tyres and changing after 15 laps to the soft compound. For my second stop I had to pit earlier because I had a puncture after the accident with Michael (Schumacher), and then I had to do a very long last stint - actually just a bit over half the race distance - with the second set of soft tyres. I think Michael was too optimistic with what he tried. It is a shame to have lost a place to Felipe (Massa) in the end, but the tyres were finished and I couldn’t defend anymore. We will keep fighting to get back sixth place in the championship.”

Kamui Kobayashi - 14th“This was a very difficult weekend for me. Our pace all weekend was actually okay, but in the race, due to traffic and a mistake with the strategy when the safety car was on the track, it didn’t work out. I was very surprised when I got the drive-through penalty, because I didn’t see any blue flags.”

 Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Sauber head of track engineering“I can’t pretend to be that happy with one point, as I think we were expecting a little better than what we achieved today. Unfortunately the safety car didn’t come at the right moment for us. Under the circumstances I think what Sergio did was the best we could achieve here. I have to be honest and say we should have left Kamui out during the Safety Car period, but still I don’t think he could have scored points today. Performance wise I think we are better than we looked, but we just didn’t get through the traffic when it was there.”