Malaysian GP: Minardi Sunday qualifying notes

Minardi F1 Team drivers Patrick Friesacher and Christijan Albers were ranked 19th and 20th at the conclusion of this morning's final qualifying session for the 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix. Both Minardi drivers produced solid runs to back up their...

Minardi F1 Team drivers Patrick Friesacher and Christijan Albers were ranked 19th and 20th at the conclusion of this morning's final qualifying session for the 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Both Minardi drivers produced solid runs to back up their Saturday performances, and are looking forward this afternoon to testing themselves for the first time in their racing careers against what is generally regarded as the most physically challenging race on the current Formula One schedule.

Patrick Friesacher:

"My lap this morning was not as good as yesterday's, as I made several mistakes. The car didn't feel at all bad, though, and I'm looking forward to the race now. I'm happy we haven't got to wait too long before it starts."

Christijan Albers:

"I was not so happy with my lap time, and we will need to work on the situation for the race, as there was a lot of understeer on that run and we lost time as a result. We will definitely need to make some adjustments."

PATRICK FRIESACHER
Q2 lap time: 1 min 41.918 secs
Q1+Q2: 3 min 21.186 secs
Position: 19th

CHRISTIJAN ALBERS
Q2 lap time: 1 min 42.569 secs
Q1+Q2: 3 min 23.001 secs
Position: 20th

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Christijan Albers , Patrick Friesacher
Teams Minardi