Michael Schumacher: 1st, 1m 21.982, 18 laps, chassis no. 200 Rubens Barrichello: 3rd, 1m 22.549, 20 laps, chassis no. 199 Temperatures: air 23 Â°C, track 25 Â°C Jean Todt: â€œAs expected, we did little running today, because, along with...
Michael Schumacher: 1st, 1m 21.982, 18 laps, chassis no. 200
Rubens Barrichello: 3rd, 1m 22.549, 20 laps, chassis no. 199
Temperatures: air 23 °C, track 25 °C
“As expected, we did little running today, because, along with almost all the other teams, we tested here last week. That meant we were able to acquire a good amount of information as to the best set-up to adopt on our cars. Today, the F1-2000 confirmed its good potential on this track. I think we can be on the pace all weekend and already tomorrow, we will be fighting for front row positions.”
“Obviously most of the cars did not do many laps as we have tested many things here last week. Your tyres are limited and so it is important to save them for the important moments in qualifying and the race. We concentrated on fine tuning the set-up, working on question marks raised after the test and it went well. This session is not as exciting as when you come to a track where you have not tested. It is more relaxed. Generally we are well prepared.”
“Today’s track conditions were different to those experienced here last week, not just because it is warmer but also because of the higher humidity. For that reason the lap times are slower. We tried various settings to tune the car for these conditions and that meant we were able to try some things we were not able to do last week. The times do not mean much as the quick time comes in the opening laps on new tyres. If you make a mistake at that point then you have no chance to go quicker. The important thing is to improve the car’s handling and I am happy with what we have achieved today.”