A disappointing qualifying session for DHL Jordan Honda; Takuma Sato achieved the maximum performance from his Jordan Honda EJ12 but this gave him only 14th place on the grid. Giancarlo Fisichella suffered a loss of hydraulic pressure in his race...
A disappointing qualifying session for DHL Jordan Honda; Takuma Sato achieved the maximum performance from his Jordan Honda EJ12 but this gave him only 14th place on the grid. Giancarlo Fisichella suffered a loss of hydraulic pressure in his race car on his second outing and had to qualify in the T car (which was set up for him), ending the session 15th.
"The qualifying position is naturally disappointing, but I must say that I am satisfied with my performance as I honestly feel I did all I could do today. The fact is that we need to push hard to improve our competitiveness. The latest evolution engine is definitely better at the top end and has better torque. Acqua Minerale was slightly damp at the start of the hour but it dried out during the session and I was able to improve my lap time on each outing. For tomorrow, if I can make up places in the race as I did in Brazil I will be happy."
"Clearly a disappointing qualifying session, especially here in Italy and after yesterday's encouraging performance. The situation is simply that we are on the limit of our performance, although I believe I would have qualified higher had I not had the hydraulic problems with my race car. When I took the T car out it did not feel as good as my car. I hope to have a better day tomorrow and finish the race, if possible in the points."
Quite a trying day, and not the wet qualifying we'd hoped for. I felt Takuma did a good job and probably achieved the maximum result possible. Giancarlo lost some running time in the morning session which cost us a bit as we needed some more running time in the dry. Then he had a loss of hydraulic pressure on his second outing and so had to qualify in the T car. He would have probably qualified a place or two higher, basically the results today do reflect where we are and we just have to push to improve."
The T car is set up for Giancarlo Fisichella for tomorrow's race.