Brazilian GP BAR Saturday notes

The Lucky Strike British American Racing Honda Team faced a difficult qualifying session at Interlagos. Jacques Villeneuve "I am very unhappy with that qualifying session. We had some problems during the morning practice session which meant that...

The Lucky Strike British American Racing Honda Team faced a difficult qualifying session at Interlagos.

Jacques Villeneuve
"I am very unhappy with that qualifying session. We had some problems during the morning practice session which meant that we were unable to carry out any tyre work. We chose the tyre based on the work that Olivier did but we did not set it up. We started with a car that was very difficult to drive and we didn't manage to get it right for qualifying. My hopes are not particularly high for this race."

Olivier Panis
"It was a difficult session. We did the best job that was possible. The balance of the car was good but we need more grip. On my last run I was one tenth quicker in the end but I lost some time on the straight. Our aim now is to understand which strategy to take for the race. The team again did a good job and I am looking forward to tomorrow."

Malcolm Oastler
" Obviously we are far from delighted. We made things pretty hard for Jacques this morning having the car break down and losing so much running time. Olivier had a better run but we have ended up with both cars on the sixth row which is pretty poor but at least we are in the race and I hope we come home with some points tomorrow."

Craig Pollock
"It is pretty clear that the two drivers were squeezing the maximum out of the car. The team will have to try and find out if we are missing anything on set-up and we will clearly have to do better in the race. Our objective now is to concentrate on getting a good set-up and for both cars to finish in the points.”

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve
Teams British American Racing