On a very wet day, the BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers, Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher, were 9th and 10th respectively in the first Free Practice sessions of the 2002 San Marino Grand Prix. Juan Pablo Montoya "We have been working with the...
On a very wet day, the BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers, Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher, were 9th and 10th respectively in the first Free Practice sessions of the 2002 San Marino Grand Prix.
Juan Pablo Montoya
"We have been working with the car and tried different tyres in an effort to find the right compromise for tomorrow. The track was very wet this morning, at the beginning of the session, there were puddles everywhere, so it was pretty difficult to get useful information. After that, we were able to get some work done but didn't improve too much in the end. We need to work hard now and we will see where we can end up tomorrow."
"I am not happy, as one can easily understand from my lap times. Unfortunately the continuous rain didn't allow us any true improvement. There is still a lot of work to do ahead of us."
Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):
"Difficult day with wet conditions. We tried different wet tyres that were available. We spent time on set-up during the day trying to get the best out of the tyres and this has given us a lot of data to go through tonight. We are not there yet on the wet set-up and we still have a lot of work to do on both cars with ourselves and our partners. Reliability-wise we had no problems."
Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):
"We had no problems on the engine side. Our main task was to adapt launch control and traction control to the wet track and wet tyres. We made good progress on this. Both practice sessions were focused on the car set-up and tyre choice."
Weather: intermittent rain, 11C Air, 9C Track
Juan Pablo Montoya: 9th
Chassis: FW24 04
Best time: 1:39.480
Ralf Schumacher: 10th
(T-Car: FW24 02)
Chassis: FW24 05
Best time: 1:39.518