British GP Friday Tyrrell notes

British Grand Prix Friday 14 July 1995 Katayama qualifies 14th, Salo robbed by Sunshine Ukyo Katayama and Mika Salo recorded the 14th and 15th fastest time in Friday's first qualifying session for the British Grand Prix. Both drivers set...

British Grand Prix Friday 14 July 1995

Katayama qualifies 14th, Salo robbed by Sunshine Ukyo Katayama and Mika Salo recorded the 14th and 15th fastest time in

Friday's first qualifying session for the British Grand Prix. Both drivers set the best time on the first flying lap using their second set of tyres. Ukyo's best time was 1 min 32.087 sec and Mika's 1 min 32.093 sec. Unfortunately, Mika Salo was disqualified by the stewards after he finished his second run. Coming back into the pits after his first run, Mika only saw the red lights indicating the marshals wanted to check the car's weight as he passed it. He stopped but thought it was too late to reverse and drove back into the Tyrrell garage.

Mika Salo: "With the sun shining so brightly, I didn't see the red light until I was passing it. I stopped in the pit lane thinking some marshals might push be back, but it was too late and I drove back into the garage. The car is getting better after each run. On my last run I used old tyres because there was no point in wasting a new set after being disqualified." Ukyo Katayama: "I am still not 100% satisfied with the balance of the car. We improved the set-up today, but we need to work more for final qualifying. I am confident we can improve our times by one second with a better set-up and hope to qualify in the top ten."

Harvey Postlethwaite, Managing Director - Engineering: "We still haven't found the right balance on the car. We need to work more. It's a shame for Mika because the sun was very bright and it was difficult to see the stop light against the sun and he was not the only driver who had difficulty into seeing it. But easily there is no excuse for shooting a red light - but it is part of Mika's learning curve."

Mr Kimura - Yamaha F1 Project Leader: "From a technical perspective we are pleased with today's proceedings as the B-spec engines are performing reliably. This afternoon we tried to make best-use of our engine's torque by changing the gear ratios and tomorrow we expect to improve."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mika Salo , Ukyo Katayama