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Results from the final F1 qualifying session for this season will see Pedro de la Rosa and Jos Verstappen lining up for tomorrow's race in 14th and 15th positions respectively on the grid. Pedro achieved 4 good laps, improving his lap time with...

Results from the final F1 qualifying session for this season will see Pedro de la Rosa and Jos Verstappen lining up for tomorrow's race in 14th and 15th positions respectively on the grid. Pedro achieved 4 good laps, improving his lap time with each timed run, although Jos' qualifying performance was hindered following his initial strong lap time, when he had to change into the T-car for the final minutes of the session due to a water leak in his race car.

Pedro de la Rosa:
"I think it was a good session. The car was good and although I did my fastest lap with four new tyres, it was not the best solution as I think with buff fronts and new rears it would have been better but the old fronts we had were too old. Apart from that the car was good, especially in the first half of the lap but then the front just gave up for the last sector which is why I couldn't improve anymore"

Jos Verstappen:
"I'm obviously very disappointed with my position because we could have done better. I had a lot of understeer and I ran wide on a corner and damaged the radiator, so had to jump into the T-car. It was set-up for Pedro and although the team changed some things over for me, it wasn't as good as the race car."

Steve Nielsen:
"We've ended up about where we thought we would qualify before we came here, but after the good practice session this morning it looked like we might be able to do better than that. In qualifying, Pedro did a good job against all the odds as he hasn't been feeling well all weekend, and Jos unfortunately only had one good run in his race car before it had a water leak and then he had to go into the T-car right at the end of the session. He wasn't able to improve, partly because I think the track got slower towards the end, but he probably would have improved if he'd been able to do his second run straight away. I think we under achieved today which is always disappointing".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Jos Verstappen