Italian GP Ferrari Friday notes

Jean Todt: “Today was a different Friday to usual. We are here on our home track at Monza with so many of our fans close at hand. That is particularly good, given that we all have our mind on other things which happened a long way from here....

Jean Todt: “Today was a different Friday to usual. We are here on our home track at Monza with so many of our fans close at hand. That is particularly good, given that we all have our mind on other things which happened a long way from here. With the agreement of our partners, we wanted to show our solidarity with the victims, by removing all logos from our cars. We are professionals and our job is to look ahead. The team worked on fine tuning and adapting the cars to this circuit. We also tried both types of tyre available to us. Tomorrow, we can expect the same sort of fight to the ones we have already seen on fast tracks like this one.”

Michael Schumacher
“From a purely sporting point of view, this was the usual sort of Friday. I had no particular problems with the car. As usual, we worked on tyres and set-up.”

Rubens Barrichello
“First impressions would seem to confirm that the Williams are very competitive on this track, which is what we had expected. As for myself, I am not yet completely happy with the set-up of the car. Now we will have to study the data to work out where and how we can improve. The weather might be different tomorrow, with higher temperatures and so we will have to wait and see what effect this has on the car and tyres.”

Ross Brawn
“This was a straightforward day, during which we did tyre comparisons as usual. There’s not much difference between the two types of tyre, but already we can say there seems to be one which we prefer. Grip and traction are obviously important coming out of the chicanes, but not as much as in Hockenheim. The cars are handling quite well. It was a strange day under the circumstances, with everyone going about their work in a professional way. However, maybe there is some enthusiasm lacking because of the events earlier this week.”

-Ferrari

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