San Marino GP Saturday Ferrari notes

Schumacher on the front row Imola, 8th April Michael Schumacher: 2nd, 1m 24.805s, 11 laps, chassis no. 200 Rubens Barrichello: 4th, 1m 25.242s, 12 laps, chassis no. 199 Temperatures: air 15 °C, track 33 °C Jean Todt: “This was an ...

Schumacher on the front row
Imola, 8th April

Michael Schumacher: 2nd, 1m 24.805s, 11 laps, chassis no. 200
Rubens Barrichello: 4th, 1m 25.242s, 12 laps, chassis no. 199

Temperatures: air 15 °C, track 33 °C

Jean Todt:
“This was an exciting qualifying battle with our rivals. We were second, then on pole and finally second by a hair’s breadth. We have managed to get one car on the front row and one on the second which is a positive result. Tomorrow, the race will be very interesting and closely fought. For today, we are happy to have put on a good show for all our fans and the staff of the Gestione Sportiva who, as usual at Imola, are packed into their reserved grandstand.”

Michael Schumacher:
“I am very upset with myself because I made a bad mistake at Rivazza on my third run. Up to that point it had been a very exciting lap and I was four tenths up. I could have easily been on pole today and I wanted to do it for all the tifosi and all the team who have worked so hard this weekend. All the same, I take some pleasure from being on the front row. We are looking good for the race and if I make a good start like in Brazil, then that will put us in a strong position.”

Rubens Barrichello:
“I had problems in the morning session. I was unable to find the right balance for the car and every time I went out on the track I had to work very hard. On my last run, I did a lap on the limit, although I had to lift off because of a yellow flag and I managed to get a good grid position. I am not worried about the race, because the team is capable of solving the set-up problems which I had today.”

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