An excellent qualifying session saw the two Mild Seven Renault F1 Team drivers place 6th (Jarno Trulli) and 7th (Jenson Button) on the grid for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. However, traffic on the circuit throughout the session suggested they ...
An excellent qualifying session saw the two Mild Seven Renault F1 Team drivers place 6th (Jarno Trulli) and 7th (Jenson Button) on the grid for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. However, traffic on the circuit throughout the session suggested they could have gone a step further.
Jarno Trulli, 6th position
"It's great for the whole team! I must admit that I think we deserved more, but we had traffic on every run. We have been competitive throughout the weekend, as our split-times show, but I didn't manage to put it all together for a single lap during qualifying. Most of all, I want to thank the whole team for giving me a very good car, which is getting better and better with every race."
Jenson Button, 7th position
"A good session for me. The car was a little heavy at the start of the session, so we shifted some ballast for the later runs, but managed to keep the balance. I'm pleased to be so close to the McLarens, and to be running so competitively."
Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team
"What a difference a year makes! It was an excellent performance by the whole team. Clearly, our work yesterday didn't compromise our competitiveness for qualifying, which means we can be confident for the race. The next target must be to improve a stage further in our pursuit of the top three teams."
Denis Chevrier, Operations Manager, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team
"We have a number of reasons to be happy, most of all our overall performance today. We qualified in the top six, and our sector times show that we could have gone even faster without traffic. We had no problems during the session, and were competitive with the leaders, both in terms of top speed and split times. It is particularly pleasing to have opened a gap from the other chasing teams."