German GP: Jordan Saturday qualifying notes

Jordan Ford was able to make the best of conditions and the car in today's final qualifying at Hockenheim, setting the quickest time of the Bridgestone runners after the Ferraris. Despite temperatures soaring over 30 degrees, Giancarlo Fisichella...

Jordan Ford was able to make the best of conditions and the car in today's final qualifying at Hockenheim, setting the quickest time of the Bridgestone runners after the Ferraris. Despite temperatures soaring over 30 degrees, Giancarlo Fisichella and his engineer found a good car balance during the morning and a clean qualifying lap put the Italian 12th on the grid for tomorrow's race. Firman experienced oversteer, particularly on the final sector of his lap, and will line up in 18th position.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"The car today was better than yesterday and I did a very good lap, I honestly did my best. I'm pleased compared to yesterday and I hope to score points tomorrow it will be very difficult but we're going to do our best."

Ralph Firman:

"Today was very disappointing. I had a good day yesterday but I couldn't capitalise on it, and ended up with a lot of oversteer in qualifying, although the car had understeer in warm-up. Let's see how we go in the race."

Gary Anderson, Director of race and test engineering:

"Giancarlo drove a very good lap. We used the new spec engines for the first time and it obviously helped, which is a good thing. I'm quite pleased, the balance of the car seemed quite reasonable and I think we've got a good strategy for tomorrow. Ralph's car had a bit of oversteer, although I'm not sure what changed between warm-up and qualifying."

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA
12th 1:16.831
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-05

RALPH FIRMAN
18th 1:18.341
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-03

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Ralph Firman , Gary Anderson
Teams Ferrari , Jordan