Formula1- Panasonic Toyota Racing F1 -Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up
Formula1- Panasonic Toyota Racing F1 -Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up
IT'S GRAINING AGAIN
Panasonic Toyota Racing will line up with two drivers in the first four rows of the grid for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix after today's hour of qualifying at the Hungaroring. The uncharacteristic low temperatures of yesterday's practice sessions continued into Saturday, with an overcast sky and cool conditions throughout the day. That has led all teams to suffer problems with low grip due to tyre graining. Nevertheless Toyota's drivers Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli both had good afternoons of work, successfully making it through Q1 and Q2. In the final shoot-out Ralf recorded the 7th fastest time while Jarno took 9th. They will rise to 6th and 8th on the grid due to an engine penalty ahead of them. Toyota will now work hard to build on this performance and come away with a strong result in tomorrow's race.
Ralf Schumacher (Car 7, Chassis TF106/10B)
PROVISIONAL GRID: 6th Free Practice Session 3: 15th, 13 laps completed Lap Time: 1m23.963s (+3.168s) Q1: 5th, 6 laps completed Lap Time: 1m21.112s (+1.370s) Q2: 9th, 6 laps completed Lap Time: 1m20.243s (+0.739s) Q3: 7th, 11 laps completed Lap Time: 1m20.759s (+1.160s)
"Considering the difficult circumstances we can be pretty pleased with what we achieved today. Everyone expected hotter conditions for this race weekend and we have all had our problems with it. The main problem with this cool weather is graining. When the tyres are working under their normal temperature range a rough surface develops which prevents the tyres from having sufficient grip. The tyre basically "dissolves" and you have a big grip problem. As a result you have either understeer or oversteer. But the team did a great job and it looks like we've chosen the right tyre so it's promising for tomorrow. I have a good finishing record here and our recent performances have shown that we are on the up so I hope we can continue that trend in the race."
Jarno Trulli (Car 8, Chassis TF106/08B)
PROVISIONAL GRID: 8th Free Practice Session 3: 19th, 16 laps completed Lap Time: 1m25.373s (+4.578s) Q1: 11th, 6 laps completed Lap Time: 1m21.434s (+1.692s) Q2: 8th, 6 laps completed Lap Time: 1m20.231s (+0.727s) Q3: 9th, 11 laps completed Lap Time: 1m21.123s (+1.533s)
"This weekend has been difficult for everyone because of the problems with tyre graining. Because it is so hard to understand how best to use the tyres it has made it difficult to set up the car so everything was a bit of a guess for me today. Throughout the session I was missing out on general grip and struggling with the balance. Still, we have done well to make it into the top ten and now we have to look to get the most out of tomorrow's race. In the past I've always done well here in Hungary but missed out on results. Tomorrow will be another hard race but at recent races we've been moving up the grid in terms of our performance so we will try to bring home a good result."
Pascal Vasselon - Senior General Manager Chassis
"Tyres are always an important factor but this time in Budapest they are just overriding everything else. The cooler conditions have a complex effect, bringing the compound into a window where they tend to grain. The low temperature also induces warming-up issues, making the tyres slide and leading to huge graining, which is what we've seen in the last two days. So in absolute terms we lack grip, but it is the same for everyone and in relative terms we are not doing badly. Qualifying went well with no major issues. So far it seems we've tried to take a different approach from the other teams and we are very pleased with the outcome of this qualifying. We are in a good position and we are really looking forward to tomorrow afternoon."
Midland Formula 1 Racing made a welcome return to form in qualifying for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix, with Tiago Monteiro posting the team's fastest time of the weekend thus far in the first session.
Monteiro was 15th after the first 15 minutes but slipped to down to 16th position in Q2, running on worn tyres in order to save an extra fresh set for the race. His teamm weiter >>
Wetter: bedeckt, 23-24°C Luft, 33-35°C Asphalt
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Tonio Liuzzi: "I had a lot of problems with the rear tyres on my run, as they were degrading. During qualifying, it felt as though I had no trac weiter >>
* We would politely request that our dear boss Mr. Mateschitz stays away from qualifying, as every time he turns up, we don't do too well!
DAVID COULTHARD, Position 13
"The qualifying session didn't go quite as we hoped. On each run, I was going quicker and the final lap was looking good, but unfortunately I came up behi weiter >>
1 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.080 1:19.704 1:19.599
2 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.742 1:19.504 1:19.886
3 11 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:21.141 1:19.783 1:20.085
4 12 Jenson Button Honda 1:20.820 1:19.943 1:20.092
5 4 Pedro de la Rosa Mc weiter >>
1 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:20.795 2 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.472 3 17 Robert Kubica Sauber-BMW 1:21.806 4 11 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:21.833 5 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:22.119 6 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:22.340 7 15 Christian Klien RBR-Ferrari 1:22.362 weiter >>
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Friday 4th August 2006 Kimi Raikkonen MP4-21 05 Pedro de la Rosa MP4-21 06 T-car (Kimi) MP4-21 04
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DAVID COULTHARD, 1st Practice P-, 2nd Practice P24
"We're not looking that good today, but it's just that we're working to our own programme which is obviously different to others. Everything was pretty much the same as during a normal Friday practice, the only difference thi weiter >>
Friday August 4th, 2006
Tiago Monteiro (POR) - Chassis: M16-03, Car #18
First Timed Session Classification: 15th, 1:27.321 (+5.697) 8 laps completedSecond Timed Session Classification: 15th, 1:24.508 (+2.730) 8 laps completed
Quote: "We're having some problems with our tyre ch weiter >>
Friday 4 August 2006
Panasonic Toyota Racing today began its preparations for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix in unusual conditions at the Hungaroring. Budapest in August usually guarantees extreme temperatures and one of the hottest grands prix of the season with tr weiter >>
From Communications Dpt. to all staff: As we are now at race 13 and no one is paying any attention to anything, we can speed up our press releases with the attached Driver Kwik Quote Kit.
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Wetter: Bewölkt, 20°C Luft, 27-29°C Asphalt
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1 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.778
2 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:23.097
3 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:23.189
4 37 Robert Doornbos RBR-Ferrari 1:23.195
5 36 Anthony Davidson Honda 1:23.498
6 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:23.747
7 8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:23.771
8 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:23.931
9 16 Nick weiter >>
1 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.624
2 36 Anthony Davidson Honda 1:22.396
3 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:22.499
4 4 Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.730
5 35 Alexander Wurz Williams-Cosworth 1:22.941
6 11 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:23.553
7 12 Jenson Button Honda 1:23.659
8 37 Robert Doornbos RBR-Ferra weiter >>
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Track Temperature: 48 C Race Distance: 306.663 km
Air Temperature: 34 C Circuit Length: 4.381km
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