Brazilian GP: Jordan Saturday qualifying notes

Final qualifying went smoothly for Jordan Ford, with Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralph Firman lining up 8th and 16th on the grid. Fisichella's morning practice and qualifying sessions were trouble-free and he delivered a flawless lap to be the...

Final qualifying went smoothly for Jordan Ford, with Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralph Firman lining up 8th and 16th on the grid. Fisichella's morning practice and qualifying sessions were trouble-free and he delivered a flawless lap to be the quickest Bridgestone qualifier behind the two Ferraris. Firman worked with his engineer to overcome some balance problems he reported during practice, before setting his best time of the weekend, despite making a small mistake on his qualifying lap. Both drivers are optimistic about their chances in tomorrow's race.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"I did a very good lap today, almost perfect. The car was reasonably good, although I didn't think we would get on the first four rows so I'm pleased. We did a good job, the mechanics and everybody, and I'm hoping for a good race tomorrow. Maybe I will score some points."

Ralph Firman:

"We made some changes to the car between practice and qualifying which improved the car a lot so I'm pretty happy. I made a small mistake but I would been in the same position anyway I think. We've got a good car for the race and I'm looking forward to it."

Gary Anderson, Director of race and test engineering:

"I'm reasonably content with the way it ended up. To be honest, we will have to wait and see what happens tomorrow but hopefully we've got a good strategy and with a bit of luck we can score some points. Giancarlo drove a good lap and Ralph did his best lap of the weekend and drove well although he made one little mistake. Overall I'm happy."


GIANCARLO FISICHELLA
8th 1:14.191
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-04


RALPH FIRMAN
16th 1:15.240
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-02

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Ralph Firman , Gary Anderson
Teams Ferrari , Jordan