San Marino GP Saturday Arrows notes

The Orange Arrows team of Pedro de la Rosa and Jos Verstappen will start the San Marino Grand Prix in 13th and 16th places respectively. Although both drivers are happy with the way their cars have improved over the weekend, they were both...

The Orange Arrows team of Pedro de la Rosa and Jos Verstappen will start the San Marino Grand Prix in 13th and 16th places respectively. Although both drivers are happy with the way their cars have improved over the weekend, they were both hoping for better grid positions. Pedro's best time was 1min 26.349secs and Jos's was 1min 26.845secs.

Jos Verstappen:
"What can I really say except the last lap was quickest and I had a problem with the right rear wheel. It was a shame, otherwise I could have moved up a couple of places. It will be difficult for tomorrow because overtaking here is worse than in Brazil. We will do our best and see what we can do."

Pedro de la Rosa:
"I cannot say I am really happy, because when you are so close to the top ten and then miss on that last tenth I think we have to work very hard. We are in a very competitive group and small differences in time make a hell of a lot of a difference in places on the grid. I am confident about the race with the tyres I have, and the car is very consistent."

Tom Walkinshaw:
"Like the drivers I was hoping for better grid positions, especially here, so have to be disappointed with today. However, the car's development is going in the right direction. Of course we have made a massive improvement over last year, but we are not satisfied with that as top ten grid positions are our objectives. We'll get there, it just takes time and effort and we are not lacking the latter."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Jos Verstappen , Tom Walkinshaw