Malaysian GP: Jordan Friday qualifying notes

Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralph Firman qualified their Jordan Ford EJ13s in 12th and 17th place respectively. The drivers experienced understeer and tyre graining problems which the team is working to resolve in preparation for tomorrow's final ...

Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralph Firman qualified their Jordan Ford EJ13s in 12th and 17th place respectively. The drivers experienced understeer and tyre graining problems which the team is working to resolve in preparation for tomorrow's final qualifying session. Both drivers are optimistic about improving their grid positions.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"Not too bad. The target was to be in the top ten and I'm just two positions lower. I was in good shape for most of the lap but unfortunately in the last three corners I had quite a lot of graining and lost three or four tenths of a second. So we have to solve that problem and then I think it's going to be reasonably good."

Ralph Firman:

"I lost a bit of set-up time because of the front suspension failure during Free Practice and unfortunately today I just had a little bit too much understeer. Hopefully we can resolve that and I'm looking forward to qualifying tomorrow. "

Gary Anderson, Director of race and test engineering:

"We had no real dramas today. Giancarlo had some tyre graining in the last few corners which probably lost him three or four grid positions. In general the car wasn't bad other than that. We will find a way to reduce the tyre graining for tomorrow and hopefully we can pick up a few places on the grid."


GIANCARLO FISICHELLA : 12th
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-04
1:36.759


RALPH FIRMAN: 17th
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-02
1:38.240

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Ralph Firman , Gary Anderson
Teams Jordan