Schumacher quickest on Friday's free practice Jean Todt: "It was the usual Friday programme, which saw us doing a lot of work with Sunday's race in mind. In particular, we concentrated on running a comparison test of the two types of tyre ...
Schumacher quickest on Friday's free practice
"It was the usual Friday programme, which saw us doing a lot of work with Sunday's race in mind. In particular, we concentrated on running a comparison test of the two types of tyre available. We can say that the first impression is the situation seems promising and that Bridgestone has done a good job. I expect to see the usual fight for the front row positions in tomorrow's qualifying session and we can tackle it with a degree of optimism."
"At the moment, all I can say is that it seems quite good, even if we cannot be sure of what programme our opponents were running. The tyres seem well suited to the track and offer a consistent level of performance. On top of that, first impressions confirm the findings we made at our test sessions here over the past few weeks. All in all, we can be reasonably confident about tomorrow's qualifying."
"Today went well, especially in terms of the tyre comparison work we did. The weather conditions are different to those we experienced when we tested here a few weeks ago, as it is much hotter. I am not yet completely happy with the set-up we have come up with for my car, but we have plenty of time to improve and to be ready for qualifying and for Sunday's race."
"It was a good day and the Bridgestone tyres seem to be working very well here compared with the others, and I hope that holds up for the weekend. We got through our entire planned programme today without any particular problems. As usual it is difficult to tell what the true performance level of our competitors is on a Friday, but you can see that there are more Bridgestone runners near the front. Even though we test here a lot, we still did a lot of laps as there is no such thing as the perfect set-up and you can always improve, or try new ideas you come up with at the factory, plus the track conditions change."