When asked about his opinion, Arthur Lapierre said: 'Well, I can only comment about Michelin. Our arrangement with them, as I know it is for Franklin and Rossi at least, is that we get bespoke tyres for our team. This means they're pushing to the limit of course to give us exactly what we want, but this also means they get all the data from the teams they run, ready to apply to their tyres. As Franklin says, there was no tyre issue, at least not for Michelin. From our point of view? Well, the race was 60 laps. This was based on the old GP layout, but the new circuit is longer, so the race was 16% longer than the usual V-Prix. We knew this was coming, but we decided that for the sake of being able to do a 1 stop for this race, the bigger fuel tank wasn't worth it. We had always arranged for the extra stop we'd need here, and I think it'll be the same story for the others, though I'm hearing rumours that some tried to run a lean mixture and try to make it to the end, which we thought just wasn't worth it.'
Interestingly, Lapierre also made an observation about the commentary team: 'I'm only speaking for Michelin and their runners here, as I notice both Bradley and Harry use Firestone tyres, so perhaps they did have to pit due to tyre concerns!'