Malaysian GP: Williams Saturday notes

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya will start from second and fourth places respectively for the 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix. Juan Pablo Montoya will start from the front row with World Champion Michael Schumacher...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya will start from second and fourth places respectively for the 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix. Juan Pablo Montoya will start from the front row with World Champion Michael Schumacher whereas Ralf Schumacher is sharing the second row with Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello.

Juan Pablo Montoya

"It's a bit disappointing that I could not put all my three best sectors together, as otherwise I would be on pole position, now. But I am obviously happy to start this Grand Prix from the first row, as this gives us the potential to take some points for the team. I like this track and there are several spots where overtaking is possible. Ferrari seem to have quite a bit more downforce, even if today my car was very good to drive, especially in the second sector. We changed quite a lot on the car from yesterday and I was very happy with the outcome."

Ralf Schumacher

"I could have achieved a better position today, but unluckily I could not get one very good lap together. It's a pity, as this Saturday had started very well, but in Qualifying I had a couple of problems with the set-up of the car. Sepang is especially a circuit where you can very easily waste tenths here and there. It's a shame that I was pushed down from the third position just in the last seconds. Nevertheless, tomorrow we should be in a position to put Ferrari under pressure and gain access to the podium."

Weather: Dry. Average air temperature 35C. track temperature 39C. Humidity 56%.


Juan Pablo Montoya Position: 2nd
Chassis: FW24 02
Best Time: 1:35.497


Ralf Schumacher Position: 4th
Chassis: FW24 04 (T-Car: FW24 01)
Best Time: 1:36.028

-williams-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Ferrari , Williams