Fernando Alonso may not have been able to repeat the success he enjoyed in Singapore and Japan, but the double world champion insists that fourth was the best that he could have hoped for in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso P4: “Fourth place is the best result that we could have hoped for today and so I am therefore extremely satisfied with my race. We had good pace, close to the Ferrari, which is another reason to be pleased. We have now won the battle for fourth place in the constructors’ championship, which was our objective, and so we can approach the Brazilian Grand Prix with confidence and aim to make the most of this final race of the year.”
Nelson Piquet P8: “It was a difficult race but I am happy with my performance. Of course I would have liked to have made more progress through the field, but the end result is satisfying and I have scored an important point, which has helped the team finally confirm its fourth place in the constructors’ championship.”
Flavio Briatore, Managing Director ING Renault F1 Team: “It’s was a good race for us today. We were able to show our true level of performance and that we are stronger than BMW and very close to Ferrari. Our result means we have secured fourth place in the constructors’ championship and confirmed our recent progress.”
Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering: “Another strong race for us today. Points scored by our both drivers have now secured our fourth position in the championship, which was the target we set ourselves in the middle of the season.”