Michael Schumacher: 1st, 1m 26.944, 28 laps, chassis no. 200 Rubens Barrichello: 2nd, 1m 27.317, 21 laps, chassis no. 199 Temperatures: air 12 Â°C, track 34 Â°C Jean Todt: â€œToday we worked mainly on finding the right set-up for the race.
Michael Schumacher: 1st, 1m 26.944, 28 laps, chassis no. 200
Rubens Barrichello: 2nd, 1m 27.317, 21 laps, chassis no. 199
Temperatures: air 12 °C, track 34 °C
“Today we worked mainly on finding the right set-up for the race. The work is very important as this track is very hard on brakes and engines. Overall, the cars are going well and I think that tomorrow we will be in a position to fight for places on the front row.”
“I am reasonably happy as we have got through all the work we set out to do today, concentrating on set-up. We have had a better first day than we did at the first two races. I am sure we will be even quicker tomorrow. We can get pole position here, just as was the case in Australia and Brazil. The grandstands look a bit empty today, but I am sure the tifosi will turn out in force on Saturday and Sunday.”
“I had a few problems with the engine at first and had to stop after three laps. The engineers quickly discovered it was nothing serious. Therefore I was able to run for all of the second hour and I went quicker every time I went out on the track. I think I can fight for pole position, even though I have not yet found the ideal set-up. Overall, I am happy with the day’s work.”