Ralf Schumacher will start from the front row of the German Grand Prix on Sunday in Hockenheim. Only his brother Michael was quicker. After having achieved five pole positions in a row, this time Juan Pablo Montoya qualified fourth for the BMW ...
Ralf Schumacher will start from the front row of the German Grand Prix on Sunday in Hockenheim. Only his brother Michael was quicker. After having achieved five pole positions in a row, this time Juan Pablo Montoya qualified fourth for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team.
"So far this has been one of those weekends where everything ran well and I was able to find the right balance for my car quickly. It's obviously great for me to start the German Grand Prix from the first row. A big thank you to the team for a great job and I am happy that finally I could get a positive result in qualifying. I hope I will be able to make my brother's life difficult tomorrow as I would prefer seeing another victory for BMW WilliamsF1 Team."
Juan Pablo Montoya
"On my first flying lap I was struggling with quite a lot of understeer and sliding through the gravel trap. Afterwards I was able to improve. But on my last outing I made a mistake at the hairpin. I locked the front tyres there. That was it. But after having achieved five poles in a row I can cope with starting from second row. For the race I am quite confident, even though I believe Ferrari will be strong."
Patrick Head (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):
"I can't say that I am pleased not to be on pole but we are looking forward to a stronger race than we have had in the last few races. All our energies are going into that but to start one car from the front row and one on the second is not too bad."
Gerhard Berger (BMW Motorsport Director):
"With a driver in the first row and the other on the second we are definitely well positioned for the race. Our drivers are almost equally strong and we are happy that Ralf could make it this time. Juan evidently lost his rhythm after his off in his first run. Maybe this time we will manage to get a bit closer to Ferrari in Sunday's race."