Hungarian GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes

Much cooler temperatures than usual Jean Todt: "After a break of almost three weeks, Formula 1 is back here in Budapest, with much cooler temperatures than we have experienced in the past at the Hungarian track. Today's programme followed the...

Much cooler temperatures than usual

Jean Todt:

"After a break of almost three weeks, Formula 1 is back here in Budapest, with much cooler temperatures than we have experienced in the past at the Hungarian track. Today's programme followed the usual pattern, with the team concentrating on finding the best set-up and on evaluating the two types of tyre available to us."

"We had a trouble-free day and are satisfied with the work achieved. Last year, we were off the pace at this circuit and, along with Bridgestone, we have worked very hard to improve on that situation. The result of the two hours of free practice indicates that we are on the right track."

"Our approach to this race is the same as ever, even though we know the fight for the Constructors' title could be decided here in Budapest. We are not putting ourselves under any pressure over this, as a look at the classification shows we are in a pretty comfortable position.'

Michael Schumacher:

"It was a good Friday session and I am happy with the work we achieved and how things are going in general. I feel quite confident for the rest of the weekend. I experienced no problems with the car. Some of our competitors look quick, but as usual on a Friday it is hard to assess their performance without knowing exactly what programme they were running."

Rubens Barrichello:

"I had a bit of an odd day, because I was running very well on worn tyres and the car felt good. However, on new tyres I encountered traffic and I flat spotted a front tyre which meant I was not really able to push for a quick time on new tyres. So it is difficult to know where I stand, even though I am happy with the car and think it is looking good for the rest of the weekend."

Ross Brawn:

"Today has given us the first picture of what to expect and I think we can be very competitive here. We did some good long runs to evaluate the tyres. Now we must study the data and listen to the drivers' comments to make our decisions."

"Rubens flat spotted one set of tyres this afternoon, so did not get as much running as we had hoped for, but I think we still have enough information between the two cars in order to make our decisions. The drivers are fairly happy with the cars. Now we must see how the track develops over the weekend and try and anticipate what kind of track conditions we can expect for Sunday."

Michael Schumacher
Chassis: 239
Practice session 1: 1st, 1:21.552, 10 laps
Practice session 2: 2nd, 1:21.009, 30 laps

Rubens Barrichello
Chassis: 240
Practice session 1: 2nd, 1:21.938, 11 laps
Practice session 2: 9th, 1:21.712, 19 laps

-ferrari-

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