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Canada GP: Qualifying notes - Ferrari

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24/06/2006

Jean Todt: A very difficult qualifying for us. One car in fifth place and the other in tenth in no way represents the positions we were aiming for. Tomorrow, the decisive parameters will be the usual ones: strategy, consistent tyre performance and reliability. On top of that, there could be the possibility of exploiting our top speed when attempting to overtake, a move that is a bit easier here than elsewhere. We will do our best to bring home as many points as possible for both Championships.

Michael Schumacher: Obviously, we can't be happy with this result, especially in the light of the championship situation. We have made some progress compared with yesterday, but we are still suffering from a lack of grip. This could be down to the car, the tyres or the set-up: at the moment we cannot be sure which. What is sure is that starting from fifth on the grid we can expect a very tough race. Seventy laps are a lot and yes, anything can happen. For our part, all we can do is give it our best shot and try and exploit any opportunity that presents itself.

Felipe Massa: It was a difficult day. We did not manage to find the ideal balance for the car and we continue to suffer from quite a lack of grip, especially on the first flying lap. The result of all this is that I will find myself starting from the fifth row and therefore with a rather complicated race ahead of me. Thanks to the strategy and to the fact that overtaking is possible here, we will try and move up the order. It's a long race and anything could happen.

Ross Brawn: We were prepared for a difficult qualifying, but this result is worse than expected. We thought it would be tough to fight for the top places on the grid, so we tried to put ourselves in as strong a position as possible for tomorrow's race. Our cars have a very good top speed and we will try and make the most of that. Today, we were unable to be quick over a single timed lap, but the Bridgestone tyres offer consistent performance and this could play an important role during the race.

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