Bahrain GP: Minardi Sunday qualifying notes

Minardi F1 Team drivers, Christijan Albers and Patrick Friesacher will take up the 19th and 20th positions on the grid for today's Grand Prix of Bahrain, following completion of this morning's final qualifying session. Neither was completely ...

Minardi F1 Team drivers, Christijan Albers and Patrick Friesacher will take up the 19th and 20th positions on the grid for today's Grand Prix of Bahrain, following completion of this morning's final qualifying session.

Neither was completely satisfied with his run this morning, but with track conditions and available grip levels likely to alter as temperatures rise to in excess of 40 deg C later today, Albers and Friesacher will be hoping their respective chassis set-ups will suit the conditions they are likely to encounter in the race.

Christijan Albers:

"I wasn't completely happy with that run, as the chassis was tending to oversteer. We'll get it sorted for the race, though, no problem."

Patrick Friesacher:

"I made a few small mistakes on the lap, and there was a bit too much understeer everywhere, so I couldn't really 'play' with the car the way I normally like to. Now I'm looking forward to the race this afternoon, though, and doing the best I can."

CHRISTIJAN ALBERS
Q2 lap time: 1 min 36.004 secs
Q1+Q2: 3 min 10.422 secs
Position: 19th

PATRICK FRIESACHER
Q2 lap time: 1 min 36.852 secs
Q1+Q2: 3 min 11.261 secs
Position: 20th

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Christijan Albers , Patrick Friesacher
Teams Minardi