Chinese GP: Jordan Saturday qualifying notes

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

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 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."

Timo Glock:

"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."

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis: EJ14/03
14th, 1:36.507

Timo Glock
Chassis: EJ14/02
16th, 1:37.140

-jordan-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Timo Glock , James Robinson
Teams Ferrari , Minardi , Jordan