Hungarian GP: McLaren Saturday qualifying notes

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen qualified for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapest second and fourth on the grid respectively. Juan Pablo set a time of 1:20.779 whilst Kimi's time was 1:20.891. Juan...

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen qualified for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapest second and fourth on the grid respectively. Juan Pablo set a time of 1:20.779 whilst Kimi's time was 1:20.891.

Juan Pablo Montoya:

"It's good to be on the front row as my lap was not perfect. I had a bit of oversteer on the first corner and I already knew after the first couple of corners that I wouldn't catch Michael Schumacher. So for the rest of the lap I was a bit cautious and concentrated on a good clean lap and getting on the front row."

"I am not worried about being on the dirtier side of the track as we have shown that our starts are really good this year. I am confident that I am in a very good position for the race if everything goes to plan."

Kimi Raikkonen:

"Going out first in the session was making things obviously harder for me today. The track conditions constantly improved during the session, and I suffered as the level of grip was not at its best, and it was really slippery."

"However, I feel that I pushed as hard as I could to make up any deficit. I am happy with my lap and under the circumstances I feel that we have done the best job that we could expect. It is now very important for me to get a good start."

Ron Dennis:

"An outstanding qualifying performance from both drivers. A good start coupled with our race strategy will give Kimi and Juan Pablo every opportunity to have strong races."

Norbert Haug:

"A good basis with Juan Pablo on the first and Kimi on the second row. Taking into account that Kimi had a big handicap being out first for his qualifying lap. Juan Pablo's performance was excellent too. We are looking forward to a good race and our target has to be to finish with both cars on the podium."

Chassis allocation
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-20 04
Juan Pablo Montoya: MP4-20 07
T car (Kimi): MP4-20 06
Spare: MP4-20 05

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Mercedes , McLaren