US GP Ferrari Friday notes

Michael Schumacher "It was a pretty normal Friday today. We just did our usual work of adapting the car to the circuit. There were no particular problems. Aside from that, I am happy to be racing here in the USA and I hope that this weekend's...

Michael Schumacher
"It was a pretty normal Friday today. We just did our usual work of adapting the car to the circuit. There were no particular problems. Aside from that, I am happy to be racing here in the USA and I hope that this weekend's grand prix will entertain the crowd and bring some happiness and relief after the terrible events of a fortnight ago."

Rubens Barrichello
"I am happy to be here in Indianapolis. I like it here and would have been disappointed if the race had been cancelled. We did a lot of laps today and that has given us a lot of data. From what I can see, the car seems to work pretty well. Tomorrow's qualifying will be all about being on the track at the right time."

Ross Brawn
"We spent time, as usual on a Friday, working towards making a decision about which tyre to use. From what we have seen, the harder one probably gives a more consistent performance, but the softer one is quicker over a single lap. Now we will have to see if we can work on the chassis balance to make the softer one perform more consistently, or try and get the harder one to work quicker on a single lap. It is very close between the two options. The tyres are much softer than last year's at this track. The car seems okay on this track."

Jean Todt "Ferrari is running here in Indianapolis with the Stars and Stripes flag on the cars and the drivers have chosen to run with it on their helmets, as we all wanted to show our support for the American people. We would be happy if we can lighten their mood a little in these difficult times. From a purely sporting point of view, this was the usual sort of Friday, during which we worked mainly on tyre choice. Neither car had any technical problems. I am sure we will be on the pace in tomorrow's battle for pole position. The times will be clearly quicker than last year, mainly because of the competition between the two tyre companies and the fact the compounds are softer than at this race last year."

Chassis
Schumacher: F2001-213
Barrichello: F2001-206

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Ross Brawn , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari