Jordan Ford drivers Nick Heidfeld and Timo Glock qualified in 15th and 16th for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix following another trouble free day for the team. Heidfeld had a clean qualifying lap and was relatively satisfied with the car after the...
Jordan Ford drivers Nick Heidfeld and Timo Glock qualified in 15th and 16th for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix following another trouble free day for the team. Heidfeld had a clean qualifying lap and was relatively satisfied with the car after the weekend's set-up improvements, with his lap time improving on each outing, while Glock reported car balance difficulty but still delivered a respectable debut F1 qualifying performance, finishing right behind his team mate.
"I'm very satisfied with that lap. Driving-wise it was good and the car was also better. We have improved it significantly throughout the weekend so I'm really quite happy and I think we got the maximum out of it. Brakes and bottoming are not an issue any more as we resolved those things after yesterday morning so I think we are in good shape for the race."
"I was really nervous on my first qualifying lap as I have no experience of the one lap system so I decided to go quite easy and just see what the car was like. This morning we had some problems with temperatures in the front tyres but this afternoon with higher track temperature the front tyres are really good and the rear became nervous so it was quite hard to drive."
"We changed a few little things for the second qualifying session but there was no time for a big step so I went easy again and concentrated on not crashing the car on my first qualifying. I'm not really satisfied with how it went and I think I may have been a bit too aggressive but I feel more comfortable and ready for the race than I did for qualifying so I'm really looking forward to tomorrow."
James Robinson, Head of race and test engineering:
"It was an exciting qualifying as it often is at Montreal and a trouble-free day again in terms of our car. The track was getting quicker as it normally does here through qualifying so it was difficult given where we were. It was interesting to see that the cone that was added at the last chicane for qualifying seemed to disappear part way through the session so a number of people were driving a slightly different track than ourselves and other early runners."
"Timo had a difficult situation, having to come in and drive pretty much unannounced. He over-drove the car a little bit in first qualifying but improved for the second session, as he is still getting to grips with how to get the best out of new tyres."