- How come you started the race with the Soft tyres and not SuperSoft like the others?
JV: "We knew that Sunday was going to be very, very warm, the temperatures were going to be the warmest we had experienced that weekend and blistering was going to be a problem.
"The Soft tyre was the fastest tyre, we knew that, our competitors knew that as well. So, ultimately, whatever strategy you did would revolve around the Soft somewhere. The question therefore became do you want to run the Medium or the SuperSoft.
"With the warmer temperatures, we felt the Medium would provide more protection against blistering and furthermore you tend to want to run your fastest tyre on the first stint of the race.
"In this case, the Soft tyre. Irrespective of that though, what we chose to do is to run the Soft first in Q2, we are always intending to run the SuperSoft second. And we can always finish the lap, do a faster lap time on the SuperSoft and then move back towards that as a starting tyre.
"It's very difficult to run the SuperSoft first and then run a Soft second. Ultimately, though, rain in Qualifying 2 curtailed any further running that we could do. The track was just too slow, and we were very happy ultimately starting the race on the Soft."