Nick Heidfeld and Timo Glock qualified 14th and 16th respectively for the Chinese Grand Prix Nick Heidfeld: "The car is going quite well at this circuit, it seems to suit the track. I learned the circuit pretty well and the engineers did a ...
Nick Heidfeld and Timo Glock qualified 14th and 16th respectively for the Chinese Grand Prix
"The car is going quite well at this circuit, it seems to suit the track. I learned the circuit pretty well and the engineers did a good job yesterday setting up the car. It felt good this morning and I'm quite happy with my lap - I didn't make any mistakes and the whole team did a good job."
"We had problems yesterday but we worked hard overnight and are in better shape now, with more than the usual number of cars behind us. I think the circuit is challenging and great fun, especially the first corner. It's outstanding."
"The pre-qualifying lap was not perfect and I made a big mistake in turns 9 and 10. The car was nervous, oversteering in slow corners and with understeer at the end of the lap. In qualifying we had changed the car a little bit and it was a lot better. But again I lost half a second in corner 10."
"I feel bad because the first two sectors were really good and it's a shame that I lost so much time in the last sector. I think we are better prepared for the race. I love driving this circuit though, the first part is a bit tricky, but then there are some fast corners and the long straight and a hair pin. It's good fun and I enjoy it so I hope to have a good race."
James Robinson, Head of race and test engineering:
"It's good to be ahead of a Jaguar, Ferrari and BAR as well as the Minardis through a combination of our work and the circumstances. The track conditions are ever-changing and that made setting the car up for qualifying quite a challenge. At the end of the day I think our Bridgestone tyre choice was fundamental, not only this afternoon but more particularly for tomorrow's race."