French GP Friday Ferrari notes

Magny-Cours, 25th June Michael Schumacher: first, 1.17.912, 9 laps Eddie Irvine: second, 1.18.199, 10 laps Jean Todt "We did not run much today, as we had already tested here last week. It is difficult to draw any conclusions because of the...

Magny-Cours, 25th June

Michael Schumacher: first, 1.17.912, 9 laps Eddie Irvine: second, 1.18.199, 10 laps

Jean Todt "We did not run much today, as we had already tested here last week. It is difficult to draw any conclusions because of the different wind conditions. Both Michael and Eddie used the new aerodynamic configuration. On his first run, Michael had a brake balance problem. I think it will be a very close battle in tomorrow's qualifying session."

Michael Schumacher "As we had a good test last week, I did not go our in the morning session, in order to save my tyres. I went off the track on my first run this afternoon, because the brake balance was not right. After we fixed the problem, I managed to get through all our programme for the day. The track is very slippery and so it is not much fun to drive on."

Eddie Irvine "Of course it is positive for us to be at the front, however, the car was not as easy to drive as it was during last week's test here, when we did a lot of work. The wind has changed direction and it is as though I am driving a different car. I tried the new aerodynamic modifications, but I am not sure yet what difference they make. Tyre choice will be straightforward either."

Chassis: Schumacher no. 193, Irvine no. 191 Temperatures: air 25-27C, track 40-50C

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Michael Schumacher , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari