OLIVIER PANIS : 5th - 1.20.638 "It truly gives me great pleasure to start from fifth place on the grid. All weekend, I have worked closely with the engineers and all the rest of the team. I was quick yesterday and very happy with the balance...
OLIVIER PANIS : 5th - 1.20.638 "It truly gives me great pleasure to start from fifth place on the grid. All weekend, I have worked closely with the engineers and all the rest of the team. I was quick yesterday and very happy with the balance of the car. Alain Prost, Alan Jenkins and Vincent Gaillardot judged the track conditions perfectly this afternoon and we did well to wait to the final minutes to go out. I was really on the limit in my last lap and it was just as I hoped and imagined. Rain is predicted for tomorrow, but that will create the conditions which I like very much and the car is well balanced for the wet. So; I qm very confident."
JARNO TRULLI : 10th - 1.20.965 "After the first run on wet tyres, I had a good feeling on the drying track. I was second after my second to last run. I went out for the last run with five minutes remaining, on a track which was almost dry. Unfortunately; I was slowed by traffic on my fastest lap : a Sauber and a Ferrari were on their way back into the pits. I must check the data with my engineer, as I struggled to find the same performance in a straight line as I had today. It will be an open and interesting race."
ALAIN PROST "Everyone did their times in the same conditions this afternoon. We did well to judge the possibility of doing three runs on slicks. The drivers did their job without any mistakes. Olivier did a superb lap and Jarno was a little blocked. I am truly happy to have a car on the third row and both drivers in the top ten. In these changing and humid conditions, the team always worked fast and well. There was very good coordination between the mechanics and the engineers. Tomorrow; if the conditions are difficult, we will be in a good position and we can hope for a good result."