San Marino GP: Ferrari Friday notes

Ferrari quickest in free practice Jean Todt: "Rain was the main feature of this Friday. As usual, we worked towards Sunday's race. The results were positive and we were able to confirm that the Bridgestone tyres work very well in the wet. This...

Ferrari quickest in free practice

Jean Todt:

"Rain was the main feature of this Friday. As usual, we worked towards Sunday's race. The results were positive and we were able to confirm that the Bridgestone tyres work very well in the wet. This is the first Grand Prix where we have run two F2002 and there were no problems with either of them. In tomorrow's qualifying we will be in the fight for the front row positions."

Michael Schumacher:

"The car worked well all day and I am happy with its handling, even if I spun towards the end. I touched the kerb, it was very slippery and I could do nothing about it. As for the discussion I had with the marshal, I felt it was too dangerous to walk alongside the barrier, which is why I wanted to stay outside the track near the car. But the marshal had been told by race control that I had to move on. In these conditions the Bridgestones have always seemed very strong and it if stays like this, we could have the advantage. In general, it was a good day's work."

Rubens Barrichello:

"The weather is going to make this a very interesting weekend, as we don't know whether it will be wet or dry. Today I really learned a lot about the new car, especially in the wet, as this was the first time I drove the car in the rain. There is still a lot to do and if it turns dry then everyone will have to start from scratch again in terms of set-up and tyres."

Ross Brawn:

"We wanted to do a lot of running on rain and intermediate tyres as the weather forecast predicts more of the same for the rest of the weekend, although we expect it might get dryer on Sunday. Michael was on a very fast lap when he clipped the kerb and spun off. Unfortunately the engine stalled and that meant his session was over. The cars went well today, with a good balance down to the fact we tested here earlier in the year."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Ross Brawn , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari