Malaysian GP Ferrari Friday notes

Jean Todt: "It was a routine Friday. We worked mainly on car set-up. The high temperatures make life particularly difficult for the drivers, but we expected that. The F2001 has confirmed its good potential and in qualifying we can expect the ...

Jean Todt:
"It was a routine Friday. We worked mainly on car set-up. The high temperatures make life particularly difficult for the drivers, but we expected that. The F2001 has confirmed its good potential and in qualifying we can expect the traditional battle with our usual rivals for the front two rows of the grid. Tyre choice will not be easy. At this event, the difference in lap times compared with last year's grand prix, will not be as great as they were two weeks ago in Australia."

Michael Schumacher:
"A pretty normal Friday during which we sorted out the tyre situation and tried various set-up solutions. The car coped well with the high temperatures and from a driving point of view I felt cooler in the car than out of it. Nevertheless, I am sweating, which is unusual for me. It would be nice to take the air-conditioning system out of the office and put it in the car. The tyres are quite good for me; we have two very good types of tyre to choose from. We have had a good day, but now we must wait and see what the others can do tomorrow. Everything seems fine for now."

Rubens Barrichello:
"It was quite a positive day. I feel fine physically, even though it is very hot both inside and outside the cockpit. Just as was the case after free practice in Australia, I am convinced I can go well here. We are working on finding the ideal set-up and we still have a couple of things to try out. The heat has a big effect on making the best choice of settings."

- Ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari