European GP Prost qualification report

<pre> Qualifying - 23.06.2001 N°22 Jean ALESI Prost Acer AP04 n°06 N°23 Luciano BURTI Prost Acer AP04 n°05 +02 Jean Alesi : P 14 - 1:17:251 </pre> "Unfortunately, my car never felt like this morning during...

<pre> Qualifying - 23.06.2001

N°22   Jean ALESI      Prost Acer AP04 n°06
N°23   Luciano BURTI   Prost Acer AP04 n°05 +02

Jean Alesi : P 14 - 1:17:251 </pre> "Unfortunately, my car never felt like this morning during qualifying and I suffered more oversteering with the first three sets of tyres than in practice. Besides, on my third and fastest lap, I had to overtake an Arrows and when I went out with the last set of tyres, it was right when there were three yellow flags waved and a lot of traffic.This is obviously not the kind of qualifying position I was hoping for but the first two days of practice give me confidence we can be as strong in tomorrow's race as we have been in the last two Grands Prix."

<pre> Luciano Burti : P 17 - 1:18:113: </pre> "To be honest I am not really happy with this qualifying session. The car felt good this morning during free practice. I still had a good feeling in my first outting this afternoon, but my quick lap was not perfect and I felt I could be much quicker. Unfortunately, I had a fuel pressure problem on my race car and had to switch to the T-car which was set for Jean. Its behaviour was quite different and it was impossible for me to improve my first qualifying laptime. It's a shame because we have been very close with Jean since the start of the weekend and I believe it would have been the same this afternoon without this problem. However, I am not worried at all for tomorrow."

Alain Prost :

"Even though we expected our car to be a bit less competitive in qualifying than with race fuel levels, we are not really satisfied with today's qualifying session, which did not take place in ideal conditions for us. However, the car has proved to be competitive on this track in race configuration and I feel rather optimistic for tomorrow - I think we should be in a position to finish the race in the points again."

- Prost

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luciano Burti , Jean Alesi , Alain Prost