Monaco GP: Jaguar Saturday qualifying notes

After completing seventy-eight trouble free -laps between them in this morning's free practice, Mark Webber (26) and Antonio Pizzonia (22) will line up 9th and 13th respectively for tomorrow's Monaco Grand Prix. Both drivers drove clean laps ...

After completing seventy-eight trouble free -laps between them in this morning's free practice, Mark Webber (26) and Antonio Pizzonia (22) will line up 9th and 13th respectively for tomorrow's Monaco Grand Prix.

Both drivers drove clean laps through the tight track with no issues resulting in respectable times for the team. The R4's reliability has started to pay off and with no incidents over the weekend so far the team are looking forward to an exciting race. At a race that is well known for its high attrition level there is no reason why both drivers will not be aiming to finish in the points.

Dr Mark Gillan - Head of Vehicle Performance:

"It's been a very satisfying weekend so far and I am more than pleased with the reliability of the R4. The team have been working hard to iron out the last of the gremlins and we certainly seem to be achieving that. We completed a race this morning in terms of number of laps that both Mark and Antonio achieved together and that is encouraging going into tomorrows race."

"Last year this was a difficult race for us and to be where we are today is testament to the teamwork both on and off-track. Our strategy tomorrow should make us well placed to aim for a good finish, but as we know from experience, this track continues to challenge even the most experienced of drivers and teams. Mark and Antonio have both produced good lap-times and a lot of hard work has gone into this preparation. Lets hope we get rewarded for those efforts!"

Mark Webber:

"Again a productive day all-round that started with me completing a good number of laps in this morning's session and working on race set-up and tyres. The team has done a thorough job on the car's preparation both here this weekend and prior at the factory so we are pleased that the hard work is paying off and all three cars remain intact with 100% reliability."

"Being in the top ten is encouraging and given our strategy I am confident that we can aim for points. Strategy here is so important and looking at the times I am sure that there a few interesting strategies out there in front of us, but of course, until tomorrow we just don't know. Michelin has done another outstanding job for us and this coupled with our strategy will hopefully put us in a good position to move up the grid"

Antonio Pizzonia:

"Today has gone well for me and I am pleased with my qualifying lap. This morning was spent working on race set-up and strategy and the thirty-nine laps that I completed have provided us with some good data. The circuit is notoriously tight and as we have seen this weekend mistakes can be easily made and very costly."

"The team and I are pleased that we have suffered no issues on the car despite clocking up a high number of laps. The reliability here is as important as the pace but I am certainly looking forward to getting out on track tomorrow and at a circuit that usually has high attrition, there is no reason why we will not be looking to score some points. This is my second home race so lets see what I can do".

Mark Webber
Position: 9th
Best time: 1:16.237
Chassis: R4-04

Antonio Pizzonia
Position: 13th
Best time: 1:17.103
Chassis: R4-03
T-Car: R4-02

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Mark Webber