Turkish GP: Jordan Saturday qualifying notes

Preparations went on for Jordan Grand Prix this morning and the team carried on its programme for qualifying and Sunday's Race. Unfortunately Karthikeyan experienced two engine changes in the morning sessions which prevented him from completing...

Preparations went on for Jordan Grand Prix this morning and the team carried on its programme for qualifying and Sunday's Race. Unfortunately Karthikeyan experienced two engine changes in the morning sessions which prevented him from completing any laps. He will start the race from the back of the grid as he only did an installation lap. Monteiro had a clean lap and qualified in 15th position.

Narain Karthikeyan:

"We had some engine issues this morning in free practice and I have not been able to complete any running. It is really a pity, as I would have needed more laps to continue learning the track and doing more work on the car set-up. Our strategy had then to be adapted which explains why I only did an installation lap to ensure everything was ok and to save fuel and tyres. I hope I will have a better day tomorrow."

Tiago Monteiro:

"The whole weekend has been pretty good for me so far. This morning, we were very close to the front runners, especially the other Bridgestone drivers. I had a clean good qualifying lap and pushed really hard. It is going to be a long race tomorrow; especially on a new circuit where we do not really know how the tyres will behave over 58 laps; but it will be the same for everyone. I am really excited about tomorrow."

Adrian Burgess, Sporting director:

"Tiago had a very good lap and we would like to congratulate him on his 15th position. Narain did not complete his flying lap due to the engine changes we had to do this morning. We opted to only do an installation lap and prepare everything for tomorrow's Grand Prix. It is going to be an exciting race where anything could happen and hopefully, we will be there at the end to pick up whatever is on offer."

Tiago Monteiro
Chassis: EJ15/03
1:30.710, 15th

Narain Karthikeyan
Chassis: EJ15/01
No time, 19th

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Narain Karthikeyan , Tiago Monteiro
Teams Jordan