Malaysian GP Friday Williams notes

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Malaysian GP Friday Williams notes
Oct 21, 2000, 11:45 PM

BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers Ralf Schumacher and Jenson Button were 6th and 12th quickest respectively in the last Friday practice sessions of the 2000 season, for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Ralf Schumacher: "The hot and humid weather conditions are ...

BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers Ralf Schumacher and Jenson Button were 6th and 12th quickest respectively in the last Friday practice sessions of the 2000 season, for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Ralf Schumacher:
"The hot and humid weather conditions are obviously going to be tough for the race, especially for me as I am not really feeling well, as I've got quite a serious cold. Apart from that I think we have again a difficult situation getting our car up to speed on this track. It looked better in the second free practice session than this morning but there's still a lot to do."

Jenson Button:
"I quite like this track, it's very wide and open but I really don't know what the race is going to be like here. It seems very difficult to get the car set-up properly here, as we've found today. The heat doesn't help at all, even if it's not as physically demanding as I would have thought." Patrick Head:
"As with everybody else, homework for the race was the order of the day with fuel and looking at cooling conditions for the race which will be very tough for the cars and for the drivers. We're looking forward to trying to produce a good result in qualifying in order to put us in good positions for the race. "

Dr. Mario Theissen:
"In spite of these high temperatures and the great humidity, the engines in both cars worked without problems. Both Jenson and Ralf went into the gravel and got the radiators full of stones and dust. Therefore the oil and water temperatures suddenly rose and we had to keep both the cars in the garage to get them cleaned up."

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