European GP Ferrari Free Practice wrap-up

Jean Todt: "Today was the standard Friday which saw us work mainly towards the race. We ran a tyre programme with both cars using the three sets allowed, as we did a lot of laps. I think we can improve the performance of the car is a few sections...

Jean Todt:
"Today was the standard Friday which saw us work mainly towards the race. We ran a tyre programme with both cars using the three sets allowed, as we did a lot of laps. I think we can improve the performance of the car is a few sections of the track. Rubens had a very slow in lap because of a problem with the accelerator, which was quickly sorted out in the pits. It is reasonably cool for June and temperatures are expected to be slightly higher tomorrow. I reckon that three teams will be in the fight for pole."

Michael Schumacher:
"It's always good to race at your home grand prix and everything has gone to plan today, so I expect we can be up at the front tomorrow. I am not worried about the gap to the quickest car today, as I feel the situation here is similar to Canada, where we were not quickest on the first day, but on the front in qualifying. As far as tyre choice is concerned, we will decide tomorrow morning. I am quite confident, but we still have some more work to do to find the right set-up but it won't involve any major changes."

Rubens Barrichello:
"It was not a particularly exciting day, although we saw quite a few spins caused by the wind and the dirty track. Circuit conditions here are very different to those we encounter at other tracks. I had a problem with the throttle pedal halfway through the second hour and I am not entirely happy with the performance of the brakes on my car. Apart from that, I am reasonably confident about our performance level."

Ross Brawn:
"We spent the day preparing for the race and managed to do a good comparison test between the two types of tyre. We will study the data this evening and try and make a decision as to which one to use. We had a small problem on Rubens' car, but it was nothing serious, so generally this has been a good day."

- Ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Ross Brawn , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari