Brazilian GP Saturday McLaren notes

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING Sao Paulo, Saturday 25th March, 2000 Mika Hakkinen Chassis 01 David Coulthard Chassis 02 T-car Chassis 03 The West McLaren Mercedes team will start from the front row in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING
Sao Paulo, Saturday 25th March, 2000

Mika Hakkinen Chassis 01
David Coulthard Chassis 02
T-car Chassis 03

The West McLaren Mercedes team will start from the front row in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. Mika Hakkinen's pole position time was 1:14.111 while David Coulthard set a time of 1:14.285 in a session which was stopped three times due to circuit signage falling down on the track. This is the team's second consecutive one-two qualifying performance in Brazil.

MIKA HAKKINEN 'I'm very happy to have claimed my third consecutive pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix. It was a complicated qualifying and I feel I could've been even quicker if the session had not been disrupted by the rain. I feel confident for tomorrow's race.'

DAVID COULTHARD 'It's a little frustrating that I didn't manage another qualifying run in the dry but I'm positive for tomorrow's race. From the very first lap I did this weekend, the car has felt good. We have found a good balance and I go into the race knowing that I can be quick every single lap.'

RON DENNIS 'Calling this an interesting practice is somewhat of an understatement. One anticipates when coming to Brazil the odd glitch but confetti signage is not one of them. But as always it was the same for everybody and I don't think the rain or other interruptions influenced the outcome of practice, which off course in the end was very satisfactory. As always we are now focusing on the race.'

NORBERT HAUG 'The second Grand Prix of the year and the second time both cars are on the front row certainly makes our team very happy. Anyway it is tomorrow's result which counts, but I think we are well prepared. I looked into the statistics after today's qualifying session and I think its very impressive to realise that since Mika claimed his first pole 37 races ago today's pole position is his 23rd. It would be a great reward for the whole team, which is behind these results, to score a victory tomorrow.'

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Mika Hakkinen
Teams Mercedes , McLaren