Heinz-Harald Frentzen " This qualifying session was not too bad, even if our positions do not do justice to the improvements we made since yesterday. We opted for the safe side and decided to prioritise the race, which was maybe at the cost of a...
" This qualifying session was not too bad, even if our positions do not do justice to the improvements we made since yesterday. We opted for the safe side and decided to prioritise the race, which was maybe at the cost of a few tenth today. But I believe this is the right choice : the balance of the car is quite satisfactory, and as it proved to be quite competitive on this track, our decision could allow us to be in a good position in tomorrow's race. "
"During my first three runs, we were still trying to improve the balance and the grip of my car. I was also trying to adapt myself further to the qualifying exercise as it is only my second experience of it. Everything was going quite well but in my last flying lap, I had a brake failure and went off. I could not prevent from crashing into the tyre walls. I feel all the more disappointed as I achieved a very good first intermediate on this lap. For sure, starting tomorrow's race from the back of the grid will give us even more work, but the important thing is that - fortunately - my accident was not too bad : we will be able to fix the car and I am glad I can race tomorrow."
"Unfortunately we have not really been able to put together a good lap today, despite both our drivers achieved some very good intermediate times. It is a pity because, considering the work done, we would have deserved to start the race in better positions. However the 73 laps of the United States Grand Prix will be long enough to allow us to take our chance. Our car has been competitive since the start of the week-end and we approach this race with optimism."
Spare (Frentzen): AP04-02