British GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes

British GP - First day of practice Jean Todt: "The terrible events in London yesterday serve to remind us how lucky everyone is who works in Formula 1. Here we are at Silverstone today, but it is hard to put yesterday's events out of our mind.

British GP - First day of practice

Jean Todt:

"The terrible events in London yesterday serve to remind us how lucky everyone is who works in Formula 1. Here we are at Silverstone today, but it is hard to put yesterday's events out of our mind. They also show how unimportant is the bickering that occasionally takes place in our own little world when compared to tragedies like this."

"As for what happened on the track, there is not much to say. We carried out the usual programme of finding the best set-up and comparing the two types of tyre at out disposal. It is too early to make any predictions. Now the ball is in the engineers' court: they must analyse the data from these two hours of practice, when ambient and track temperatures were rather low."

Michael Schumacher:

"Today, we did a lot of laps and pretty much finished our planned programme and now we have to study all the data to make our tyre choice. I have to say the long runs we did were not too bad, although that was also the case on Friday in Magny-Cours. We will have to wait and see how things develop and so I don't want to make any predictions for the rest of the weekend."

Rubens Barrichello:

"We decided to use the new tyres only in the morning, which explains why our lap times did not look so good this afternoon. But I am quite happy with the balance of the car, although there is room for improvement, as I have some understeer. Apart from that I think we should be a little bit more competitive than we were last weekend in Magny-Cours."

Ross Brawn:

"We improved the balance of the car this afternoon, as it had not been too good this morning. Because we do not have much experience of the Bridgestone tyres we have here, we altered the way we carried out our tyre evaluation. This meant we tried the two types of tyre in parallel, and therefore we did not use any new tyres this afternoon."

"We can be happy with the times on the long runs, during which the tyre performance was consistent. We had a bit of graining initially, but that will not be the case on Sunday. Now we just have to decide which type of tyre to use for qualifying and the race."

Michael Schumacher
Chassis: 245
Practice session 1: 7th, 1:21.453, 9 laps
Practice session 2: 10th, 1:21.044, 21 laps

Rubens Barrichello
Chassis: 246
Practice session 1: 9th, 1:22.216, 9 laps
Practice session 2: 15th, 1:21.519, 21 laps

-ferrari-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Ross Brawn , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari