F1 News: 2014 Hungarian GP Race – Ferrari

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Budapest, 27th July 2014

Marco Mattiacci: “It was a great race and very pleasing to see our team fight back from an extremely complicated
Saturday. Kimi and Fernando demonstrated just what they are capable of and the whole team was up to the task.
However, this result is just a step on a journey which started a few months ago. Fernando’s second place is a confidence
booster and a sign that the major effort everyone is making to bring Ferrari back to the top is moving in the right direction,
however we have to be realistic about it. Here, the weather and the track conditions leveled out the performance
differences and that’s why we must not delude ourselves. Now we must just go back home, set on always doing better.”

Fernando Alonso: “This podium means a lot to me and the whole team, because after so many difficult races, we
managed to get the most out of everything, also taking a few risks and second place seems like a win. To do 31 laps at the
end on used Soft tyres was a great challenge. At that point, the strategy suggested that if we had made a third stop, we
could have finished fourth, but we decided to run to the flag instead. This race shows that anything is possible when there
are unusual conditions like today, with a wet start and the appearance of the Safety Car. We managed to make the most of
all opportunities that presented themselves, taking the best decisions even at the most difficult moments. Sure, the
characteristics of the circuit, with its limited overtaking opportunities, helped us and that’s why we have to be realistic and
continue to work on the car, to improve in all aspects.”

Kimi Raikkonen: “Today’s race was difficult, but much more fun than the others, as I had a good feeling with the car, the
pace was good and I felt I could push. After the way qualifying went yesterday, sixth was the most we could hope for. At
the start, I got away well but then I lost vital time behind a Sauber and when I caught Massa’s Williams, I couldn’t get past:
here in general, overtaking is not easy and we lack speed down the straights. Sure, this is a good team result, but we must
not get too excited, because even if there are signs of improvement, we still have much work to do in a lot of areas to get to
where we want to be. We’ve had a very complicated start to the season, but I hope the second part of the championship
will go better. I have great faith in the team and I feel we are going in the right direction. Even if it’s going to take some
time, I’m sure the results will come.”

Pat Fry: “After mixed fortunes in qualifying yesterday, today the team showed it could react extremely well and keep a cool
head when faced with the variable situations that arose during the race. It’s never easy in cases like this, with rain at the
start, the Safety Car, having to avoid traffic and especially with having to keep faster cars behind us, but the team
performed very competently. The F14 T demonstrated the good race pace it had already shown on Friday and that has
helped us re-take third place in the Constructors’ classification. After the summer break, we come to two races that will be
difficult for us, on two tracks where it will be important to make the most of any opportunity, just as we did today. On
behalf of the team, I wish to congratulate Fernando and Kimi. We had promised them redemption and we were true to our
word. We know that there is still a long way to go, but we will spare nothing in our efforts, continuing to work hard to
improve, day by day.”

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