"I think the win is the result of all the hard work put in this weekend rather than coincidence. I think not racing alongside my friend Frazza helped too. Driving alone means having the chance to compete in every session and allowed me to get to know the car more. I tried to catch Sundberg soon after the start but then realised that he was at the top of his game. Then came his disqualification and I took the lead. I dedicate this win to my lucky charm: my two girls. When they are with me I always do well. I think that the rising temperatures could wear out the tyres for this afternoon's race. I will have to be very careful.
I would like to thank Maserati for giving me this opportunity and I hope to appear in one of the next two rounds, at either Valencia or Oschersleben".