Hungarian GP Friday Ferrari notes

Budapest, 13th August Eddie Irvine: first, 1m 19.476, 25 laps, chassis 191 Mika Salo: fifth, 1m 20.989, 31 laps, chassis 195 Jean Todt "As usual, Friday's times are not that significant. In any case, our cars performed pretty well. As we all...

Budapest, 13th August

Eddie Irvine: first, 1m 19.476, 25 laps, chassis 191 Mika Salo: fifth, 1m 20.989, 31 laps, chassis 195

Jean Todt "As usual, Friday's times are not that significant. In any case, our cars performed pretty well. As we all know, qualifying will be very important on this track. For tomorrow, I predict a battle with our usual opponents."

Eddie Irvine "The car was good right from the start and we made at least two major steps forward during the session and a smaller one towards the end. I am confident we have developed the car in the right direction. As usual, Friday's times do not mean too much, but it is a positive position to be ahead of our main rivals. I think it allows us to look forward to the rest of the weekend with optimism. I like this circuit as you are always busy with the steering wheel and I usually go well here."

Mika Salo "I took it easy in the afternoon part of the session, because I needed to do as many laps as possible and did not want to go off the track. The rain made live very difficult as did the gravel thrown onto the track by other cars. We have made a lot of changes to the car during the day, as I was unhappy with its handling at first. The changes have improved it a great deal, but that was not reflected in my lap times because of the damp track. The car is well balanced and tomorrow morning I will be concentrating on finding a good qualifying set up as the grid position is so important here."

Temperatures: air 18 C, track 15-23 C

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Mika Salo , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari