Mika Salo and Allan McNish will line up 18th and 20th for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona after a difficult one-hour qualifying session at the aerodynamically challenging Catalunya circuit. Mika Salo "I am very disappointed with...
Mika Salo and Allan McNish will line up 18th and 20th for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona after a difficult one-hour qualifying session at the aerodynamically challenging Catalunya circuit.
"I am very disappointed with 18th position to be honest. However, we are where we belong in the field with this car. We need to make some aerodynamic improvements to the car soon or we will find it quite difficult to continually improve throughout the season."
"The car was much better balanced in qualifying trim and we were able to do a lap time quicker than I expected, unfortunately it is just not quick enough. I hit a bump in the kerb on my second run putting me on the grass and I span, thankfully without incident. The car should be reasonable for the race."
Ange Pasquali - Team Manager
"As expected Barcelona was not going to be easy because we have always struggled on this circuit. The car need lots of downforce, which we do not have. If you look at our progression from the second practice to qualifying, our team has done a good job, just not good enough for the top 15."
Mika Salo - Car No. 24
Position: 18th, 1m18.897s, 12/12 laps completed
T-car : Chassis TF102/02 set up for Mika Salo
Allan McNish - Car No. 25
Position: 20th, 1m19.025s, 11/12 laps completed
Weather: Warm and sunny, dry
Temperatures: Air - Min 21C, Max 22C
Track - Min 20C, Max 22C
Humidity Min 44%, Max 48%