French GP Prost qualifying notes

Jean Alesi : P 19 - 1'15''774: "I feel upset because we have never managed to set-up the car properly since the start of the weekend. This is my worst qualifying resultso far, and I am very disappointed that it happened in front of my home ...

Jean Alesi : P 19 - 1'15''774:

"I feel upset because we have never managed to set-up the car properly since the start of the weekend. This is my worst qualifying resultso far, and I am very disappointed that it happened in front of my home crowd. Now I just want to move on and get ready for tomorrow. "

Luciano Burti : P 15 - 1'15''072:

"I think I can say I am happy, considering how much we have been struggling this morning in free practice. We chose to make some big changes on the car at midday and it went into the right direction. When I did my best lap on the second run, I felt I was close to the limit of what the car could do here today. In the next run, I tried as hard as I could, but I passed the limit and spun off. Seeing the first two intermediates for sure this would have given us a much better position on the grid. However, I just feel happy that I could make the most of the car and. let's see tomorrow."

Alain Prost :

"Nous sommes en dessous des performances que nous laissaient espérer les courses précédentes et nous n'avons malheureusement pas réussi à confirmer les résultats positifs des modifications apportées à notre voiture. Depuis hier, il a été difficile de trouver les réglages qui conviennent à la fois aux courbes rapides, aux virages serrés et aux freinages importants sur la piste changeante du circuit de Magny-Cours. Luciano a d'ailleurs commencé à trouver le bon équilibre seulement pendant la qualification, Jean n'a pas eu le temps d'y parvenir, et leurs tête-à-queue respectifs cette après-midi n'ont pas contribué à leur donner confiance. Malgré cette déception nous restons concentrés sur la course, exercice qui nous réussit beaucoup mieux, et nous ferons le maximum pour offrir un résultat à notre public."

"We are clearly below the performance we were hoping for after the last races, and we were not able to confirm the positive effects of the modifications we have introduced on the car. Since yesterday, it has been extremely difficult to find a set-up that suits the fast curves, tight corners, and heavy brakings of the changing Magny-Cours track. Luciano indeed started to find a good balance during qualifying, Jean did not have time to reach it and the fact that both of them spun did not help their confidence. Despite our disappointment, we remin concentrated on tomorrow's Grand Prix, as we know how competitive we can be in the race. We will do our best to offer a good result to our public."

-Prost

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luciano Burti , Jean Alesi , Alain Prost