Canadian GP McLaren Saturday notes

David Coulthard: "It's disappointing to lose out like that. But the really important thing was to start on the front row here. The car feels good, and I'm confident for the race." Mika Hakkinen: "I had a trouble-free qualifying session but ...

David Coulthard:
"It's disappointing to lose out like that. But the really important thing was to start on the front row here. The car feels good, and I'm confident for the race."

Mika Hakkinen:
"I had a trouble-free qualifying session but seemed to lose time at the hairpin. To start the race from fourth is not ideal, but it's not too bad, either. You don't score points in qualifying, only in the race. We will wait and see what happens tomorrow."

Ron Dennis:
"It was clear throughout the earlier practice sessions that the battle for pole was going to be very close. Today's session was interesting and great entertainment for the spectators but slightly less so for the team. David's pace this weekend clearly demonstrates that we are capable of winning the race. Mika never got a perfect lap but still starts from a position from which he can win."

Norbert Haug:
"This was certainly a thrilling end to the session and must have been very exciting for all the TV viewers worldwide. David did a great job and missed pole position by less than a tenth of a second. Mika, who will be starting from the second row, is also in a good position to win tomorrow's race."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Mika Hakkinen , Norbert Haug
Teams McLaren