Japanese GP Arrows Saturday notes

After a difficult qualifying session at Suzuka today, the OrangeArrows team had to settle for low grid positions. Enrique Bernoldi and Jos Verstappen will line up in 20th and 21st positions respectively for tomorrow's Japanese Grand...

After a difficult qualifying session at Suzuka today, the OrangeArrows team had to settle for low grid positions. Enrique Bernoldi and Jos Verstappen will line up in 20th and 21st positions respectively for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix.

Enrique Bernoldi
"All in all qualifying went to plan for me today. I made steady progress throughout the session but had trouble with traffic on my last run. I'm happy that I beat my team-mate but obviously I am not happy with the position on the grid. Hopefully we will be able to have a good race tomorrow as it would be good to have a positive end to the season."

Jos Verstappen
"I think we could have gone a little quicker today but it wouldn't have made much difference to our positions. The car was handling well but we just don't have the pace. We have to remember though that the car is always more competitive in race trim so we can hope to end the season on a high note tomorrow."

Graham Taylor, Chief Race Engineer
"Well both cars ran reliably today which is good but disappointingly we ended up where we thought we would be. Both drivers felt that they were able to improve the car throughout the session but had their best runs spoiled by traffic. It's a shame we couldn't get better grid positions but at the moment… C'est la vie!"

Chassis
Bernoldi: A22-04
Verstappen: A22-06

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi