Monaco GP: Jordan Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Jordan team after qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix Nick Heidfeld: "I'm reasonably happy with qualifying especially after we successfully addressed the brake problems I had on Thursday and some balance problems this...

Comments from the Jordan team after qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix

Nick Heidfeld:

"I'm reasonably happy with qualifying especially after we successfully addressed the brake problems I had on Thursday and some balance problems this morning. We made a couple of changes on the car, which were of benefit. I'm also very happy with the qualifying lap I did so I suppose that this position just reflects where we are at the moment. It's a Grand Prix where anything can happen so I am really looking forward to the race tomorrow."

Giorgio Pantano:

"The car felt very different in qualifying compared to the weekend so far and we need to understand what's happened. Since this morning and Thursday, something changed and it was too slippery but only during qualifying not before. All the weekend until now it was very good and we had no problems. It may have been the conditions so I hope that the good balance we found will come back to give me my best chance in the race."

James Robinson, Head of race and test engineering:

"It was good to see an exciting qualifying session in Monaco. Nick has been working to finetune the balance of his car during the course of the weekend and was relatively happy with qualifying. However Giorgio experienced the opposite: having been quite happy with the car up until this afternoon, during qualifying he felt a lack of grip that hadn't been a problem until then."

"On the positive side we have had no technical troubles at all and the weekend has been going according to plan. We are working hard to close the gap to the opposition but our position today shows there is more to do. Having said that, I think it's quite difficult to predict what strategy the other cars are using for tomorrow so it could be an exciting race."

NICK HEIDFELD
Chassis: EJ14/03
17th, 1:16.488

GIORGIO PANTANO
Chassis: EJ14/02
18th, 1:17.443

-jordan-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Giorgio Pantano , James Robinson
Teams Jordan