Pit & Paddock
Comments after the race at Bucharest
Andrea Piccini: «I think that Bertolini and I raced well as the conditions were really tough. The Pirelli tyres were exceptional and the car was spot on. After a difficult start to the season, this win is what was needed. I hope to repeat the feat at Monza in our home race, even though we know that it will be difficult due to the balast we will have on our MC12».
Andrea Bertolini (2): «From this point of view, both Andrea and I drove perfectly. The team was also excellent. Today's result was also down to Pirelli as we managed to get through the race without changing tyres. Despite this, we were easily able to hold off the others, even at the end. This is a significant result in terms of the championship that, as I stated after qualifying, we want to win again».
Christian Montanari: «It was a deserved podium as we were quick and consistent over the whole weekend. The drive through meant that we could not improve our placing. Having said this, I am very happy. A city circuit is tough enough in the dry and so it was not easy with so much water on the surface; we are extremely satisfied».
Comments after the qualifying at Bucharest
Alessandro Pier Guidi (2): «I think that it is a great result for the team, for Maserati and Pirelli to have two cars on the front row. The tyres were fundamental in this result. Starting on pole is an advantage here as the road section is not very wide and does not aid overtaking».
Christian Montanari: «In truth it is not easy to find the limit on a city circuit given that there are no run off areas and that accidents are just waiting to happen. This morning the weather made carrying out our preparations difficult. However, we managed to complete a good programme of work. I am pleased for the team and for Maserati. Three cars in the top three places in qualifying is a fantastic result!».