Comments after race 1

Donington - GBR
19/05/2012

The podium 

Comments after race 1

20/05/2012 - Donington
Herbert: "Third is great but the Audis have too much of an advantage"

Johnny Herbert:I expected to do well. Even though I only stepped into the Maserati Quattroporte Evo yesterday, I felt at home straight away because it handles really well, is stable and doesn’t suffer from too much body roll. The set up also suited my style of driving and I hardly had to make any changes to personalise it. I couldn’t have bettered third. The Audis gained 1"-1"5 a lap because the regulations favour them; they also have four-wheel drive. I felt like I was dressed in a tuxedo with one hand tied behind my back when Kristoffersson overtook and went on to grab second. I think some changes need to be made otherwise there is no chance of competing with the RS5”.

Cesari: "I only just avoided a crash"

Mauro Cesari:
I am not too pleased with 13th but I couldn’t improve on it. I started way down the pack, in 15th, because of a problem I had at the start of the practice session. Then, during the race, Caldarola spun and I lost at least 3-4". It didn’t look good and I thought I would crash into him. Luckily I managed to sneak past but had lost contact with the group ahead of me. I did all I could, made up some ground and caught a couple of drivers. That was the best I could do. I hope to make up for it in Race 2”.

 

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