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Hockenheim 3rd practice notes

Third free practice session 1 - Klaus Ludwig "I'm totally delighted. The car is absolutely fantastic and does in every second exactly what I want it to do. Why? We've worked very hard to improve the car and it seems we were successful in ...

Third free practice session

1 - Klaus Ludwig "I'm totally delighted. The car is absolutely fantastic and does in every second exactly what I want it to do. Why? We've worked very hard to improve the car and it seems we were successful in doing so. The engine has got more power, we found some downforce and the four wheel drive is getting better and better."

7 - Alessandro Nannini "A good way to start the day. I came to the pits only once for a brake check, but there was no problem at all. And the tyres were as good as the car."

9 - Manuel Reuter "This was a nice session without any problems. We worked on the tyres and on the set-up and made a big step in the rear. The rest was only detail work. And my back is much better now, so I'm quite confident for tomorrow."

6 - Kurt Thiim "We've worked hard to find some traction. After we found this traction, we I did a longrun which was rather positive. Then I did one fast lap which produced a time satisfying enough. But now that I improved my lap time, I lost some balance and I'm slower in the Motodrom than yesterday. If I can find this balance and keep the downforce, then I might be capable to fight for victory tomorrow."

4 - Jan Magnussen "Again we didn't try to be the fastest but to find a good set-up for Top Qualifying, but this session produced a problem. Although we didn't change a lot, the car didn't drive as well, as it did yesterday."

10 - Yannick Dalmas "Sometimes it's really hard to understand, why a car reacts like it does. We did only some very small changes, but the car was much less satisfying than yesterday. Now I got to think over this problem and solve it."

19 - Michael Bartels "There's nothing special to say about this session. Again we are going to change engines for this afternoon."

26 - Giancarlo Fisichella "I had a brake failure which caused me spinning onto the grass. That's why I could do only one lap and lost the chance to work on the car. So I'm not expecting big improvement in Top Qualifying."

18 - Stefano Modena "The car feels quite good and there's no special problem. But I'm loosing half a second on the first straight, half a second on the second and half a second on the third. It's no lack of top speed it seems, but the car's acceleration isn't good enough."

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Series DTM
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Jan Magnussen , Yannick Dalmas , Manuel Reuter , Michael Bartels , Klaus Ludwig , Stefano Modena , Alessandro Nannini , Kurt Thiim