Fernando Alonso: "It's nice to jump on the podium for India's debut in Formula 1 and I'm pleased to have a new trophy to take home. However, today [Sunday] was a special day, full of contrasting emotions. In fact, the satisfaction at getting a podium finish cannot cancel out the sadness which has been with us for several days, because of the deaths of two of our colleagues, two special people - Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli.
After this race, second place in the Drivers' championship is still possible, but it will be very difficult because McLaren is on great form at the moment, even if the gap is only 13 points. We are aware that on paper, we are behind the two Red Bulls and two McLarens: then, if something unusual happens, we can make it to the podium. Today [Sunday], the team was fantastic, managing to fix a problem on the front wing which was only identified twenty minutes before the start.
At the start, I did not get away particularly well and so Button was able to pass me. Then I tried to stay close to Webber and when he slowed down a bit, I closed right up and, staying out on track a few laps longer than him, I was able to get ahead of him. Being patient paid off. Now we head for Abu Dhabi, a race that is a bit unusual...Maybe I will go to the Ferrari Park to play golf to relax prior to the race and then, on Sunday night, I will try and bring home the only trophy not yet in my collection."
Felipe Massa: "There's not much to say at the end of a weekend like this. I am really unhappy that I was not able to finish a race in which I showed I had the pace to fight for the podium. As for the collision with Hamilton, I can only say I do not share the opinion of the Stewards who inflicted the punishment.
I simply stayed on the ideal line, braking on the limit and staying on the part of the track that was rubbered in. What else could I do? It's the umpteenth time that Hamilton runs into me this year and it seems it's some sort of fatal attraction...In the past, I tried totalk to him but he did not seem to be interested in doing so. Now it's best to immediately turn the page and think of the final two Grands Prix of the year.
They are both special, because Abu Dhabi is a sort of second home race for Ferrari, with that amazing theme park which sits alongside the circuit and then comes Interlagos, which is always special for me. I will try and forget this trip to India as quickly as possible, but that will be absolutely nothing to do with the country!"
Jaime Alguersuari: "I am very happy with the performance of the team overall as this race was another good one for us, with a pace that was as quick as the one we had shown in Korea. I managed to pass Senna and then Sutil because of this.
I was also ahead of the Saubers and I think this result reflects where we should be in the order. It is encouraging that we could out perform the Renaults. Once again the team did a great job in preparation work, in the sessions and in the pit stops and it looks like we are on the right road. I am very happy to have scored four points which puts Toro Rosso on the same total as Sauber.
I am looking forward very much to the next two races as I think that if we do a good job we can end the year ahead of them. It's a shame that Sebastien did not finish, both for him and for the team. But I am sure he will back in the points soon."
Sebastien Buemi: "I am very disappointed with what happened this afternoon [Sunday], because I was having a very good race, after an excellent qualifying yesterday [Saturday]. When the car stopped, I had just passed Hamilton, I was lying eighth and I think we could have finished in the top eight.
So when you go from that promising situation, to a non finish with no points, it's a bit difficult to take. However, if we look on the positive side, our pace all weekend has been good, confirming the step forward we showed in Korea. So now we have to work hard and keep going in this direction for the final two races when I hope to be back in the points again."
Adrian Sutil: "It was quite a good race and I think we can be happy with the two points today [Sunday]. In the early laps I struggled with the rear of the car, with a bit of oversteer, and could not hold off the Toro Rossos who were a bit quicker today [Sunday].
But in the second and third stint the car balance improved and I was able to keep the Sauber [Perez] behind me in the closing laps. We were also fortunate that Buemi retired, which gave me another position. I think ninth was probably the maximum today [Sunday] and I hope Vijay will have a smile on his face tonight [Sunday]."
Paul di Resta: "We went for a fairly aggressive strategy today [Sunday] - starting on the hard tyre - and it was always the plan to come in early with the hope of a safety car. It was a gamble to get rid of the hard tyre early on, and if it had worked we would have gained a pit stop and done the race on three sets of softs, which was the quickest way.
We had to do three stops because of the tyre wear, which was quite high to begin with, but got better later in the race. It's good that Adrian has picked up a couple of points, which are valuable for the championship, and that was the reason why we split the strategies."