Canadian GP Prost Friday notes

Jean Alesi: "The session basically went well, apart from a slight hydraulic problem which was quickly cured at the start of this morning's session. We were able to work a lot on set-up and I think we can set a good time tomorrow if we continue ...

Jean Alesi:
"The session basically went well, apart from a slight hydraulic problem which was quickly cured at the start of this morning's session. We were able to work a lot on set-up and I think we can set a good time tomorrow if we continue working in this direction. Our aim is to be in the top ten, and I think we can be there. However, I suffered a lot from a lack of traction today, and I'm a little worried about the engine set-up. At the moment, I'm not happy with the compromise between engine power and driveability. So there's still a lot of work to do before qualifying tomorrow."

Nick Heidfeld:
"First of all, I really want to thank the team for repairing my race car so quickly between the two sessions, after I crashed on my first quick lap this morning. There was really more damage to the car than I thought but it was very important for me that I could do some more laps at the end, because I don't know this circuit at all. Although I am last, I managed to improve a lot lap by lap in the end, and finally I was not that far from the others. It is encouraging considering we were not able to completely check the set-up, as we were running out of time. I feel quite confident that we can really improve tomorrow."

Alain Prost:
"In a way, today has been rather like the first day of practice in Monaco, with Jean's car running without problems, and Nick making a mistake on his first quick lap. It's unfortunate for Nick and the team, because on this occasion, Nick doesn't know the Montreal circuit at all. We had planned to test a certain number of things on his car, but because of his accident, we tried as much as possible on Jean's car instead, in order to gather as much information as possible. Obviously, here at Montreal, the track changes a lot from one day to the next, and the amount of grip develops as more and more rubber goes down. Overall, we're happy with today and confident that we should, once again, see at least one, hopefully two cars in the top ten on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Alesi , Nick Heidfeld , Alain Prost