It was a day of mixed fortunes for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team as while Ralf Schumacher with his fourth spot was about where the team expected to be, Juan Pablo Montoya in eight is a little further back than hoped for. Ralf Schumacher "I think I can...
It was a day of mixed fortunes for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team as while Ralf Schumacher with his fourth spot was about where the team expected to be, Juan Pablo Montoya in eight is a little further back than hoped for.
"I think I can be satisfied with the second row of the grid, even though the gap to the best time is quite large. I am hoping for a good start so maybe I can improve on this position in the race. I am confident we will be strong in the race, as we have been in the recent Grands Prix."
Juan Pablo Montoya
"It was a difficult day. The car improved a lot this morning, but I can't really push it. There is a point where the car goes to and it won't go any quicker. We try one thing and it makes it have big understeer, so we cure the understeer and then I can't turn in. It is quite difficult to drive. I am a bit disappointed, but we have to now try and find out what are the problems with the car."
"Ralf's position is where we might have expected, but Juan Pablo is obviously a bit further back and he has quite a lot of work to do in the race. We are happy with our choice of tyres and think we can put up a good performance tomorrow. Michael seems to be in the sort of position here we were in in Hockenheim, and it is certainly impressive."
"This result confirms our expectations for qualifying, as we knew we would not be able to fight for a place on the front row on this circuit. Ralf is only two tenths behind second place, but Michael's time is in a class of its own, which we also expected. Both drivers have done some good homework for the race, so this has made us confident, and now we want to get both cars to the end of the race and collect some points."