Monaco Grand Prix -- QUALIFYING 3rd June 2000 Weather: Sunny. Average temperature 27 C Ralf Schumacher and Jenson Button will start from 9th and 14th places respectively for the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix. Both the drivers were prevented from ...
Monaco Grand Prix -- QUALIFYING 3rd June 2000
Weather: Sunny. Average temperature 27 C
Ralf Schumacher and Jenson Button will start from 9th and 14th places respectively for the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix. Both the drivers were prevented from achieving a better grid position by some understeer and, as frequently happens on this track, by traffic on their flying laps. Ralf Schumacher Position: 9th Chassis: FW22 05 T-car: FW22 03 Fastest Lap: 1:20.742 "I had hoped to be sixth, but unfortunately Eddie Irvine slowed me down in my fourth and last trial. So I could only get ninth place. Anyway, I am quite confident for tomorrow's race."
Jenson Button Position: 14th Chassis: FW22 04 Fastest Lap: 1.21.605 "It would have been a better qualifying, I think, if I could have exploited my last flying lap but one Benetton went off at the swimming pool chicane preventing me from having a clear lap. All round it's not a bad place, considering that it is my first time here. I wish I could start from a better grid position, but at the end of the day I gained some more useful experience for the race."
Patrick Head (Technical Director)
"Today we experienced some problems with slow speed corners. We have made the car slightly better but it's still not good enough and we had a pretty disappointing performance. Meanwhile we have got to work to make sure the car is reliable for tomorrow."
Gerhard Berger (BMW Motorsport Director)
"We had expected something better. We didn't exploit our potential, actually. Ralf lost two flying laps because of Eddie Irvine, whereas Jenson had to learn the typical lesson for a newcomer, which meant that in the end he only had one clear lap, as other drivers were always in his way. In comparison to our other qualifying so far this season, it has been more difficult for us to get closer to the top times. We must try to see the chequered flag in tomorrow's race, so that we can perhaps still get in the points."