"We are Thursday night, we have a free practice session one that we are not doing - but they are going to seal the drain covers and nobody is going to talk about it tomorrow morning anymore.
"It's completely ridiculous. How can you even dare try and talk bad about an event that sets the new standards for everything? Then you're speaking about a f****** drain cover that's been done, that's happened before, that's nothing. It's FP1. Give credit to the people that have set up this grand prix, that have made this sport much bigger than it ever was.
"Have you ever spoken good of someone? Ever written a good word? You should about all these people that have been out here. Liberty has done an awesome job and just because in FP1 a drain cover has come undone, we shouldn't be moaning.
"The [Ferrari] car is broken, that is really a shame, for Carlos it could have been dangerous. So between the FIA and the track and the analysts we can make sure that this doesn't happen again. But talking here about a 'black eye' for the sport, on a Thursday evening, nobody watches that in European time anyway. Come on!"
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