San Marino GP Ferrari qualifying notes

<pre> San Marino GP - Ferrari on 2nd and 3rd row Michael Schumacher: 4th, 1m 23.593, 12 laps, chassis 208 Rubens Barrichello: 6th, 1m 23.786, 10 laps chassis 206 </pre> Jean Todt: "This is the first time since last year's Belgian Grand...

<pre> San Marino GP - Ferrari on 2nd and 3rd row Michael Schumacher: 4th, 1m 23.593, 12 laps, chassis 208 Rubens Barrichello: 6th, 1m 23.786, 10 laps chassis 206 </pre> Jean Todt:
"This is the first time since last year's Belgian Grand Prix that there has not been a Ferrari on the front row. We had got used to it and so, today's result, with one car on the second row and the other on the third is rather unusual. The cars worked well during the session. We opted for a more conservative approach on the tyre front. Now, we hope this will prove to be the right decision for tomorrow."

Michael Schumacher:
"I think I am happier starting on the second row of the grid on the right tyres for tomorrow, than to be on pole with the wrong ones! It was clear that the right moment to go for a time was at the end, but I did not make the most of it. I lost four tenths in the last sector on my last lap. It was my fault. The car's balance is as neutral as it has to be and it wasn't an issue today. I am not bothered about missing out on eight consecutive poles, but I am disappointed for our fans. But I can assure them that tomorrow will be interesting. Strategy will be very important. The situation is not as bad as it looks and starting from fourth place, everything is still possible.

Rubens Barrichello:
"Obviously, I am not happy with this afternoon's result. The car was pretty much on the pace, but I ran into traffic on all my runs, never getting a single clear lap. I am very disappointed as the day was looking good. It will be a very open race tomorrow. I will be relying heavily on our tyre choice to make up the positions I lost today."

- Ferrari

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