German GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes

Heat for the free practice in Hockenheim Jean Todt: "The heat was an important factor today and as usual, the team worked on the comparison between the two types of tyre at our disposal. From what we can see, yet again, Bridgestone has done an...

Heat for the free practice in Hockenheim

Jean Todt:

"The heat was an important factor today and as usual, the team worked on the comparison between the two types of tyre at our disposal. From what we can see, yet again, Bridgestone has done an excellent job, as has Shell, who have supplied us with a new fuel for this race, which ensures we can get more power out of the engine. Germany is Ferrari's second biggest market after the United States and this morning, I had the opportunity to visit Ferrari Deutschland's headquarters in Wiesbaden."

Michael Schumacher:

"Friday in Hockenheim has been quite pleasant. We worked well on the car and had clean runs, helped by the fact that right from the start of this morning's session, we had a good baseline in terms of car set-up. I am quite happy with the overall situation. I think today was a good preparation for tomorrow and Sunday's race, which I am looking forward to."

Rubens Barrichello:

"It was a tough day for me with a few problems -- even the radio was not working for a while! We now have to look at the set-up of the car and I am confident that after working tonight with my engineers, we will have a much better day tomorrow."

Ross Brawn:

"Tyres are definitely going to be the key factor over the course of this weekend. The track temperature was very high today and we already have a strong indication of which type of tyre we want to race with here. Michael made good progress with his car while Rubens was not quite so happy, particularly on the braking side, so we have some work to do tonight. However, it is pleasing to see that we look competitive in these hot conditions."

Michael Schumacher
Chassis 239
Practice session 1: 2nd, 1:15.864, 11 laps
Practice session 2: 1st, 1:15.001, 27 laps

Rubens Barrichello
Chassis 240
Practice session 1: 7th, 1:16.493, 16 laps
Practice session 2: 9th, 1:15.738, 19 laps

-ferrari-

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