European GP BMW Williams Free Practice wrap-up

European Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE 22nd June 2001 Weather: Air temperature 15°C average. Track temperature 23°C average. At the end of day one in the Nurburgring the BMW WilliamsF1 Team is fairly happy after Ralf Schumacher finished third...

European Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE 22nd June 2001

Weather:
Air temperature 15°C average. Track temperature 23°C average.

At the end of day one in the Nurburgring the BMW WilliamsF1 Team is fairly happy after Ralf Schumacher finished third and Juan Pablo Montoya sixth fastest. <pre> Ralf Schumacher Position: 3rd Chassis: FW23 05 T-Car: FW23 02 Best Time: 1:17.355 </pre> "It was actually better than expected. We improved from the first session and the car felt quite good. It is good that my home Grand Prix is starting well." <pre> Juan Pablo Montoya Position: 6th Chassis: FW23 06 Best Time: 1:17.737 </pre> "It was a good day when I evolved the car a lot so I am pretty happy. It is not qualifying, but I had traffic on new tyres and I had people spinning in front of me in the first sector, so lost about half a second. My car is working well, we are making progress and finding the direction to go."

Patrick Head (Technical Director, WilliamsF1)
"We had a useful day evaluating tyres and race set up. Not much else to say as both cars have run without problems. Juan Pablo has re-acquainted himself with the Nurburgring quite quickly, as the last time he was here was in '98 in an F3000 car."

Dr. Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director)
"We are very satisfied with how today's sessions went. Both drivers did a lot of laps and completed a very extensive set-up programme. From our side with the engines everything went very well."

- Williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams