Jean Todt: â€œFor once, we have had a different Friday to usual, because of the unfavourable weather conditions with cooler temperatures than normal for this time of year. We only used wet weather tyres during the two hours of free practice. We ...
Jean Todt: “For once, we have had a different Friday to usual, because of the unfavourable weather conditions with cooler temperatures than normal for this time of year. We only used wet weather tyres during the two hours of free practice. We worked towards the race, both in terms of looking at tyre choice and of fine tuning the set-up of the car, in case we see a repeat of these conditions on Sunday. The Bridgestone tyres proved to work well in these conditions.”
Rubens Barrichello: “I am happy with the work we have done today. We based our programme on the data we acquired at the test here a month ago and were able to do a good job on a track where the conditions were changing very quickly. Compared to our situation at the test, we have made a further step forward in finding the best set-up for the car on this circuit.”
Michael Schumacher: “Considering I only drove for one hour of practice today, I think our performance is reasonable. This morning I made a mistake and then spun. After that, we then faced an issue because the engine stalled which usually doesn’t happen. The car seems quite competitive, although we don’t know what the situation will be tomorrow, as conditions are expected to be dry. The intermediate tyres worked very well.”
Ross Brawn: “A very useful day’s work which saw us running in every possible variation of wet conditions. We were able to use all three types of wet weather tyre, to understand how and when to use them and we have got the information we need in case it’s a wet race. When Michael spun at the start of the session, a combination if unusual circumstances brought the engine management software into action, stalling the engine. However, there was still plenty of time to work through all our planned programme.”
chassis n° 220
chassis n° 221