Japanese GP BAR Saturday notes

Jacques Villeneuve "The car felt good today so, relatively speaking, it was a good day compared to Indy. The balance was good, the set-up was good and the tyres felt good. We've been working hard with the car all weekend and I drove hard in ...

Jacques Villeneuve
"The car felt good today so, relatively speaking, it was a good day compared to Indy. The balance was good, the set-up was good and the tyres felt good. We've been working hard with the car all weekend and I drove hard in qualifying. 14th was the best I could get from the car - that's just how fast it will go. We tend to do better in race trim so I'm still looking forward to the race and hoping we can get at least a point."

Olivier Panis
"I'm really disappointed to have qualified 17th. We worked very hard and did the best job possible but we could not improve our position. There is obviously a problem that we need to identify but we have to react quickly if we are to be competitive in the race."

Malcolm Oastler, Technical Director
"Today didn't quite yield the improvement we had hoped for. The team have worked hard to make a step up, so it's disappointing to be starting so low on the grid. Jacques and Olivier drove hard today and we have achieved a good baseline set-up on both cars. Now we need to keep working to achieve something better from the race tomorrow."

Chassis
Villeneuve: 003/08
Panis: 003/04
Spare: 003/05

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve