Bahrain GP: McLaren Sunday qualifying notes

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kimi Raikkonen finished today's second qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix this afternoon in eighth and ninth place respectively with aggregate times of 3:03.373 for Pedro and 3:03.524 for ...

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kimi Raikkonen finished today's second qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix this afternoon in eighth and ninth place respectively with aggregate times of 3:03.373 for Pedro and 3:03.524 for Kimi.

Pedro de la Rosa:

"The important thing today was that the conditions on track were much better than yesterday, so I could push the car harder in the corners. The balance of the car was good despite experiencing slight understeer due to the wind, so now I need to have a solid race to get a good result."

Kimi Raikkonen:

"Again the first two sectors were strong, but I lost a lot of grip in the last sector and the car was sliding a little too much. However I believe we have a competitive package for the race."

Ron Dennis:

"A very close grid which should make for an exciting race, where we will see each team's strategy unfold."

Norbert Haug:

"Being eighth and ninth on the grid is not where we want to be, but our race speed should be good and there is a chance that we will look better than in qualifying."

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Kimi Raikkonen , Norbert Haug
Teams Mercedes , McLaren