European GP: Jordan Saturday notes

Takuma Sato and Giancarlo Fisichella qualified in 14th and 18th places respectively today in a challenging qualifying session for DHL Jordan Honda. Despite the team's best efforts, it was unable to tackle the EJ12's understeer, particularly in the...

Takuma Sato and Giancarlo Fisichella qualified in 14th and 18th places respectively today in a challenging qualifying session for DHL Jordan Honda. Despite the team's best efforts, it was unable to tackle the EJ12's understeer, particularly in the new stadium section of the track. The team had aimed to finish in the top 12 however both drivers reported that the session was more difficult than anticipated.

TAKUMA SATO

"It was a tough qualifying session for both of us. Somehow we couldn't really get the pace at this circuit, which is disappointing as everyone's working really hard. I can push very hard in qualifying now and understand the way the session is going. I think I got all the performance I could out of the car today and although 14th place is a bit lower than expected, it was all we could do. I worked hard and am pleased to have brought a reasonable result to the mechanics and engineers."

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA

"I'm confused. I don't know why but it's been a tough session for us. There is something wrong because 18th is, of course, not the position we expect. We will look at the data and everything and hope for a better day tomorrow."

GARY ANDERSON DIRECTOR OF RACE AND TEST ENGINEERING

"I'm a bit disappointed as our positions are not very good. We had a problem correcting understeer in this circuit's long corners and also the car's nervousness at high speed. Takuma did a capable job and got the best he could out of the car. It's nice to see him get a break of good luck for a change."

The T car is set up for Takuma Sato for tomorrow's race.


TAKUMA SATO: P14
1.31.999
CHASSIS NUMBER: 4


GIANCARLO FISICHELLA: P18
1.32.591
CHASSIS NUMBER: 5

-jordan-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Takuma Sato
Teams Jordan