Canadian GP Saturday Ferrari notes

Michael Schumacher: first, 1.19.298, 7 laps Eddie Irvine: third, 1.19.440, 12 laps Jean Todt "It is the first time this season that we have been quickest in qualifying. Our cars have gone well on both the past two days here. The team and the ...

Michael Schumacher: first, 1.19.298, 7 laps Eddie Irvine: third, 1.19.440, 12 laps

Jean Todt "It is the first time this season that we have been quickest in qualifying. Our cars have gone well on both the past two days here. The team and the drivers have done an excellent job. For tomorrow we must think about how to make a good start. Both Michael and Eddie had their last runs spoilt by waved yellow flags on the track, which prevented them from improving their times."

Michael Schumacher "I am very happy to be on pole for the first time this season. My car has worked well all weekend. I must thank Eddie for all the development work he did in testing last week. I did my quickest time on my first run. I was unable to improve on my last two runs. On the penultimate one I pushed too hard and made a mistake and the last one was spoilt by the yellow flags after a car spun in front of us. Tomorrow's race will be tough on the brakes and on the car as use the kerbs a lot here. The car has to be strong and reliable and I believe ours will be."

Eddie Irvine "For sure I had the potential to be second quickest. I had three runs to get it right and it is always likely that you will lose one run with traffic or a mistake or yellow flags. That is just the way it goes. On one lap I brushed the wall at the final corner with a rear tyre, but the car was not damaged."

Chassis: Schumacher no. 194, Irvine no. 191 Temperatures: air 30C, track 51C

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Michael Schumacher , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari