Spanish GP: Renault Saturday qualifying notes

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli qualified third and fourth for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix Fernando Alonso: "This is a special day for me since - as I had hoped - I was able to place my car in the second row of the starting grid at my home...

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli qualified third and fourth for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso:

"This is a special day for me since - as I had hoped - I was able to place my car in the second row of the starting grid at my home Grand Prix, in front of my crowd. I felt the car much more competitive today than yesterday. In qualifying, it was perfectly balanced and I did an excellent lap. I think that both Jarno and myself are in the position to fight a good race tomorrow and bring some more valuable points to the team."

Jarno Trulli:

"A very positive weekend so far, which resulted in a very good qualifying for me: I did a perfect lap and I'm very satisfied of my fourth place. Now we will see in tomorrow's race, how the cars will perform and how competitive we will be compared to our direct competitors, but I am quite confident in our strategy and in our tyres."

Mike Gascoyne, Technical Director:

"An excellent result for the team, as both drivers did a perfect lap. We are thrilled to have our cars on the second row of the starting grid. For tomorrow, we believe in our strategy and we have to work out how to try and beat the Ferraris."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"A very positive result for two reasons: first of all, because we feel we are very close to the Ferraris, which represent the benchmark in the championship. Then, because we had a trouble free day and because the performances of our drivers are again very close. I think we have all the elements we need to have a strong race tomorrow."

Jarno Trulli: R23-03
4th 1:18.615
Fernando Alonso: R23-04
3rd 1:18.233
T-car: R23-01

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso , Mike Gascoyne
Teams Ferrari