Spanish GP: Jordan Friday qualifying notes

A mechanically trouble-free day for Jordan Ford yielded little reward as the pace of the EJ13s in this morning's testing eluded both drivers in qualifying. The team is working to find the best direction to improve the car's balance for the rest of...

A mechanically trouble-free day for Jordan Ford yielded little reward as the pace of the EJ13s in this morning's testing eluded both drivers in qualifying. The team is working to find the best direction to improve the car's balance for the rest of the weekend.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"Well today was nothing special. We didn't really expect to be in good shape as this circuit is so difficult when it comes to balance and it seems we can't get our car to suit the track. We are working on it as we need a big improvement for tomorrow."

Ralph Firman:

"Although I'm a bit disappointed overall, I felt it was a reasonable lap, and it's encouraging that I'm not too far away from Giancarlo's time. We were looking promising this morning so hopefully we can find that pace again and move up the grid."

Gary Anderson, Director of race and test engineering:

"I suppose it has not been our best day. We lost our way somewhere at the end of the practice session to be honest and never really got on top of it. We were able to do a 1:17.9s lap this morning and I was pretty happy with that. We should be able to do it now as well so we have to find out what happened between practice and qualifying and we are working on that."

"Ralph had a bit too much understeer on the lap, although the car was consistent and balance is very important here because if it's out by even a little bit, you lose a lot of lap time. He knows this circuit and has been doing a very competent job."

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA
15th: 1:18.879
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-04

RALPH FIRMAN
18th: 1:19.195
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-03

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Ralph Firman , Gary Anderson
Teams Jordan