Spanish GP: Williams Friday notes

Not a brilliant Friday practice for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya, who were 15th and 17th respectively at the Circuit de Catalunya, for the 2002 Spanish Grand Prix. Ralf Schumacher "This track doesn't...

Not a brilliant Friday practice for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya, who were 15th and 17th respectively at the Circuit de Catalunya, for the 2002 Spanish Grand Prix.

Ralf Schumacher

"This track doesn't really suit us, as we were expecting. We still have big problems with the set-up of the car and we are mostly fighting with getting good balance. I tried the two different tyres, but we still haven't found the right solution in that area. We've got a lot of work to do."

Juan Pablo Montoya

"We had a normal Friday in terms of programme, working on the set-up and trying two different types of tyres. I am not happy with the set-up of the car as my times clearly show. We have several areas we need to work on in order to sort out our problems and get a good set-up for tomorrow's qualifying."

Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):

"It was a difficult session for us today. We really just struggled to find a good balance but we worked on quite a range of set-ups and started to get some direction towards the end of the second session. We have a lot of work to do tonight to look at how we can improve things for tomorrow."

Gerhard Berger (BMW Motorsport Director):

"This was a typical Friday practice where it is difficult to say under which conditions everybody has been running. We are not happy even though we knew this track would not suit our car. I do believe anyway that our grid position will be better than what we have achieved today even though this time we won't be fighting for the pole position at all."


Ralf Schumacher: 15th
Chassis: FW24 04
Best time: 1.21,409


Juan Pablo Montoya: 17th
Chassis: FW24 05 (T-Car FW24 02)
Best time: 1.21,623

-williams-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams