British GP Saturday Arrows notes

Qualifying - Saturday, Silverstone, Britain In dryer conditions than we've seen for the past few days, the Orange Arrows team finished today's qualifying session for the British Grand Prix with Jos Verstappen in 8th and Pedro de la Rosa in...

Qualifying - Saturday, Silverstone, Britain

In dryer conditions than we've seen for the past few days, the Orange Arrows team finished today's qualifying session for the British Grand Prix with Jos Verstappen in 8th and Pedro de la Rosa in 19th .

Pedro de la Rosa
Position 19th
Chassis No 3
Car No 18
Best Time 1:28.135
"I made a bad mistake on my quick lap, but towards the end it was dry and I nearly lost the car, along with losing all speed so it wasn't a very good lap. The car is fine, it was just a matter of getting a clear lap at the end, but I didn't manage to do that. I don't feel particularly proud of my qualifying position and am angry and annoyed, as everything was going quite well until the last lap which is when it really mattered. Tomorrow it will be a very difficult race starting so low on the grid, but we'll see what I can do".

Jos Verstappen
Position 8th
Chassis No 4
Car No 19
Best Time 1:26.793
"It was a difficult situation but at the end it was dry and I tried everything to get the best out of the car, although it was over-steering a little bit at times. The car was very good on both laps and although I tried harder on the second lap I came up through the curve and spun, but before that I think as a team we did really well and went out at the right moment with good tyres and good set up. I'm very pleased with my position and the mechanics have worked very hard so hopefully it will pay off tomorrow. I'm not sure yet of the exact tactics for tomorrow's race but hope to finish in the top six. Rain or dry will be fine".

Tom Walkinshaw
"Obviously I am pleased with Jos's performance - it also shows what a difference a tenth would have made. It is a shame he went off at the end, but at least he did it trying. Pedro just didn't get it all together, so the race for him will be difficult. He will most likely be more disappointed than anyone, especially as he went so well in last week's test".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Jos Verstappen , Tom Walkinshaw