14 November

Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2015 - Qualifying

Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Saturday 14 November 2015
ROSSI │ Chassis 03 Q1 P18 1:16.151 6 laps
STEVENS │ Chassis 02 Q1 P19 1:16.283 6 laps

Alexander Rossi will lead the Manor Marussia F1 Team into tomorrow’s Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2015 after a positive qualifying saw him end the day in 18th position. His team-mate Will Stevens’ session was rather more frustrating, leaving him in P19.

John Booth, Team Principal
“It has been a very clean Saturday with a flawless third session, which gave the engineers the opportunity to iron out the last balance issues and prepare the cars for qualifying. I’m very pleased with how qualifying went from an operational point of view, as the short track lends itself to traffic issues, but our plan was executed very well both in the garage and on the pit wall. Once again our two drivers put up a very good fight, with Alex beating Will by just over a tenth. We are now looking forward to tomorrow at this tricky circuit that always generates an exciting race, often helped by the unpredictable weather.”

Alexander Rossi #53
“After a challenging Friday, when we struggled to find a good baseline, I am very pleased to be the quicker car in qualifying. The boys did a great job analysing the set up overnight and I feel quite confident in the changes that were made and the car that we have going into tomorrow’s race. This is my last race for the team this year, so I will be looking to maximise our starting position and I will definitely enjoy every lap.”

Will Stevens #28
“One thing I have learnt this year is to worry less about the qualifying set-up and focus more for the race, which is what we are trying this weekend. I think this weekend will be one of the hardest of the year on the rear tyres so it was important to concentrate on balance for the race. I think it will be close between myself and Alex tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to it!”

posted at 23:23:00 on 11/14/15 by webmaster - Category: races