F1 News: 2014 US GP Race – Ferrari

Ferrari LogoUnited States Grand Prix
Austin, 2nd November 2014

Marco Mattiacci: “After all the news this week, today, it was particularly pleasing to see that the grandstands were
packed. The response of the American public was an encouraging sign, which shows how much the interest in our
sport is growing in a country where we would like to strengthen its presence. It was a shame we could not give our
fans a better result, with a Ferrari capable of fighting for the top places. Today, with Fernando, we were able to
maintain his start position, while Kimi had some of those difficulties that we are working hard to solve as a team, to ensure he has a better car. On track, we continue to learn a lot and at home we are working tirelessly to reach our
goals as soon as possible.”

Fernando Alonso: “Today went more or less as expected, with the cars ahead of us being very quick, clearing off
immediately after the start. After a good start, we tried to manage our sixth place, with a view to the Constructors’
championship, in which it was important to finish ahead of the McLarens. The strategy was the best possible, coming
in for the first pit stop at the right moment. For the second one, we tried to go long to fit the Softs and go quicker. I think this season has been very complicated and regardless of the car’s performance in these final races, I want to do my utmost to score points and help my team.”

Kimi Raikkonen: “This weekend was very complicated and again today in the race, I wasn’t able to give my
maximum. Up to the first stop, the car behaved well, but after fitting the Mediums the situation got tricky, with
higher degradation than expected, so I lacked grip and after a few laps I began to have problems with the front end. I
tried to save the tyres in any way possible, slowing in some parts of the track and turning into the corners, but even
so I had to take on a set of Softs earlier than expected, which meant I had to make a third stop in the closing stages.
Now we will continue to work to try and solve our problems. It won’t be easy, but we won’t give up all the way to the
end of the last race.”
Pat Fry: “Today, both drivers got away well at the start, even though they were on the dirty side of the track, making
the most of one of our car’s strong points. When the Safety Car came out, we decided not to pit, aware that from
then on we would have had to deal with the traffic of the group that was stopping. With Fernando we managed to
maintain position, even if, unfortunately, we lacked the pace to keep up with those ahead of him. The collision with
Perez might have damaged the left rear on Kimi’s car and unfortunately he then had traffic on his second stint and
excessive degradation that meant he had to make an extra stop. When we get the car back, we will try and see if
there’s something wrong with it, although an initial look at the telemetry data revealed nothing. For both Kimi and
Fernando, the Mediums did not perform as expected and so it was after the first stop that we began to lose ground
to the leaders. After another difficult race, we will now focus on Brazil where, in a few days’ time we tackle the
penultimate race of the championship.”

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