Imola, 30th April Eddie Irvine: third, 1.29.046, 33 laps Michael Schumacher: fifth, 1.29.534, 27 laps Jean Todt "Today we went about our usual Friday work. Michael used the new front wing which we tested yesterday at Fiorano. The situation ...
Imola, 30th April
Eddie Irvine: third, 1.29.046, 33 laps Michael Schumacher: fifth, 1.29.534, 27 laps
Jean Todt "Today we went about our usual Friday work. Michael used the new front wing which we tested yesterday at Fiorano. The situation looks positive, given the configuration we ran in today. But of course we do not know what our main rivals were doing. We still have to fine tune our set up, particularly on Schumacher's car. Michael's car stopped on the track with a right rear wheel failure after some debris holed the rim."
Eddie Irvine "We have reverted to a set up which is similar to the one we used in Australia and the car is much better. I feel I can really push it again and I enjoyed myself on the track today. I tried three different set ups and I know which one to use now. I only used one set of tyres all day, so there is more to come. We have closed the gap to the quickest, but I think the second row is my realistic target in qualifying. I will try the new front wing tomorrow."
Michael Schumacher "I did not get through all my programme today, because the right rear tyre lost pressure as a result of a hole in the rim. This was probably caused by a stone caught between the brake caliper and the rim. Apart from that, I am quite satisfied with today's session, as the car performed reasonably well. I think we are in better shape here in Imola, than at the last race, but of course on Friday it is difficult to have a clear picture of the true situation."
Chassis: Schumacher no. 193, Irvine no. 191 Temperatures: air 22 C, track 38 C