Monaco GP: Jordan Saturday notes

DHL Jordan Honda drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Takuma Sato finished 11th and 16th respectively in today's qualifying, with Fisichella recording the quickest lap on Bridgestone tyres, after the two Ferraris. Takuma Sato's car was damaged when he...

DHL Jordan Honda drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Takuma Sato finished 11th and 16th respectively in today's qualifying, with Fisichella recording the quickest lap on Bridgestone tyres, after the two Ferraris. Takuma Sato's car was damaged when he went into the barrier at Turn 1 in this morning's practice session, however the team worked quickly to repair the damage to the EJ12's front end suspension and he was able to qualify in his race car.

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA

"Earlier this weekend I expected to be in the top ten and I have qualified 11th, which is not a bad position. My engineer and I did a good job together and the car was well balanced, but because I was driving on the limit, unfortunately it was very easy to make mistakes on the track. Behind the Ferraris, I was the quickest with Bridgestone tyres, which demonstrates that our set-up worked well."

TAKUMA SATO

"Generally it wasn't a bad session, but we had difficulties in applying all the set-up changes I would have liked, in order to manage the changing track conditions and understeer which I experienced. There was also a lot of traffic on my last runs so all in all I wasn't able to get a top time from the car."

GARY ANDERSON DIRECTOR OF RACE AND TEST TEAM ENGINEERING

"I would like to have been in the top ten but today it just didn't come together. On an entire lap, the Michelin tyres are stronger than the Bridgestones, but we are happy to be the first Bridgestone runner after the two Ferraris."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Takuma Sato
Teams Ferrari , Jordan