Spanish GP Saturday notes - Jordan


Following smooth and untroubled Free Practice on Saturday morning, Jordan Grand Prix drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro drove strongly in the first qualifying session and finished 15th and 16th quickest. The team is generally satisfied with their lap times and the balance of the car and is now going to analyse the data collected for tomorrow's final qualifying session and race.

Narain Karthikeyan: It has not been my quickest lap since the beginning of the weekend but I am nevertheless still satisfied. It was a bit difficult to warm up the tyres, but then the car balance was ok. The race tomorrow will be very exciting, as all drivers know the Circuit de Catalunya quite well and I hope we will finish the race in a good position.

Tiago Monteiro: The car was different to drive compared to this morning as the track temperature was warmer, but I did a good lap. I am sure that we have chosen the right Bridgestone tyres and the right car set-up for tomorrow's race. Now we have to put together the different bits that we have learnt and see where we can improve.

Trevor Carlin: After yesterday's testing, we made our tyre choice for the race on Sunday. We knew we would not have the ultimate pace in qualifying but we are pretty confident we will have a good pace tomorrow and build on our steady qualifying performance. We are also very pleased for our engine partner, Toyota, for finishing first in today's qualifying session.

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Published: 07/05/2005
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