Japanese GP: Jordan Friday notes

RALPH FIRMAN "It's great to be back here, it's like my second home and the only circuit this year that I know really well. I'm really enjoying it and it's only my second race coming back after the ...

RALPH FIRMAN

"It's great to be back here, it's like my second home and the only circuit this year that I know really well. I'm really enjoying it and it's only my second race coming back after the accident. I'm working well with the team and we've found a reasonably good balance but there's still more time to find, especially at the first corner, and our final position is a bit disappointing."

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA

"It wasn't the best today. I made a small mistake at the last corner and lost maybe a couple of tenths of a second, but then we are three seconds slower than pole anyway. But, it's my last race with Jordan and I will do my best because it's important for us to score some more points. I'd like to do that for the guys because in two years with them, I've had a good time. Obviously this season has been a bit tough but nevertheless the atmosphere in this team is fantastic."

GARY ANDERSON , DIRECTOR OF RACE AND TEST ENGINEERING

"It's a difficult track here: downforce is important and I'm afraid we haven't got enough of it! This morning Motoyama did a very positive job in testing. He ran with quite a reasonable fuel load and did a good lap so I think his initiation into Formula One, just 40 laps, was very commendable."

SATOSHI MOTOYAMA

"I am happy to get this chance in Formula One, testing with Jordan and at my home Grand Prix circuit. It's the first time I have ever driven a Formula One car and I was surprised at the engine power and, of course, the speed. I know the track very well which was good and enjoyable, but in Formula One I felt it was a completely different circuit!"

<pre> TESTING Giancarlo Fisichella 4th 1:33.497 35 laps Ralph Firman 6th 1:34.054 40 laps Satoshi Motoyama 8th 1:35.044 40 laps

FREE PRACTICE Ralph Firman 16th 1:33.306 18 laps Giancarlo Fisichella 17th 1:33.956 17 laps

QUALIFYING Ralph Firman 17th 1:33.057 Chassis Number EJ13-04 Giancarlo Fisichella 18th 1:33.313 Chassis Number EJ13-05

The spare car (chassis EJ13-02) is set up for Giancarlo Fisichella.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Ralph Firman , Satoshi Motoyama
Teams Jordan