Pat Fry: “The great start from both cars was certainly the best way to begin the race. We knew the Mercedes would have a slightly higher degradation than us and the double overtaking move on Hamilton at the start of Lap 5 meant we got into the lead immediately. We also knew that we would rejoin in traffic after the first pit stop, without knowing if we would have been able to overtake the cars that were on the Medium: the move paid off for Fernando with his stop on the sixth lap, while for Felipe, who pitted on lap 7, it was more difficult, especially as he had some graining which meant he was not able to finish any higher. Overall, the F138 showed that it has a good pace and we can take satisfaction from that. Now we must immediately turn the page and concentrate on the race coming up in Bahrain. We are absolutely aware that we still have a lot of work to do on qualifying performance if we want to make the most of our race pace”.
Felipe Massa: “It’s difficult to understand exactly what happened today, because the start went very well. I was immediately quick and the car
Fernando Alonso: “It couldn’t have gone better than this today! I hadn’t won since Germany and this has a special feeling because
Stefano Domenicali: “I am pleased with the result for the team as a whole today and clearly with winning a race that looked like