Pit & paddock
Comments after the race at Oschersleben
Michael Bartels: «I tried to overtake Fassler in the final laps because we deserved the podium and I felt that the car could manage it and the tyres were still good. The move was unsuccessful and I apologize to the team. We are nevertheless at the top in the championship and we confi dently look forward to the decisive race at Spa Francorchamps.»
Andrea Bertolini (2): «The chance for us to win ended abruptly with the appearance of the safety car. We still haven't won in 2008 due to the heavy balance compensations penalizing our vehicle».
Miguel Ramos: «Toward the end of the race the podium was really within reach, but unfortunately I was held back first by Bouchut, who kept up at the normal pace for three laps despite his having to go back in to serve a drive through, and then by a back marker that slowed me down in the final stages. It's a shame, even if today's results are still excellent.»
Alexander Negrao: «Our performance was certainly very good. Luck was also on our side with Bartels's error, which earned us a position. This morning together with the team we came up with the idea of stopping at the pit stop at the first lap. We had to dream up something in order to recover from a bad position at the starting line and it turned out to be a good move.»
Comments after the qualifying at Oschersleben
Michael Bartels: «Considering that our car is travelling with 30 kg of ballast after our second place in Adria and that other teams got important technical updates after the Le Mans 24-hour race, today's results are good.»
Andrea Bertolini (2): «I think that Michael Bartels did a great lap, the race is indubitably very hard because the ballast will also affect the wear of the tyres. We are closer than ever to the best teams and we can set a good pace at tomorrow's race».