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McLaren duo tops charts in France

July 19, 2002
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MAGNY-COURS, France, Friday, July 19, 2002 – West McLaren-Mercedes teammates David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen were the quickest in practice July 19 for the French Grand Prix.

Coulthard averaged 128.459 mph (206.735 km/h) for a time of 1 minute, 14.025 seconds around the 16-turn, 2.641-mile (4.251 km) Magny-Cours circuit.

“The Michelin tires have proved to be strong in the hot weather conditions,” Coulthard said, “and I hope that this will help us achieve a good result this weekend.”

Of the top 11 cars, the Ferraris in the third and fourth positions were on Bridgestones, while the rest were on Michelin tires.
Raikkonen was second quickest at 1:14.097.

“If the hot and dry conditions continue I think we can do well,” Raikkonen said, “but it is too early to say. So let’s wait and see what happens tomorrow.”

Ferrari teammates Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello were third and fourth fastest with times of 1:14.240 and 1:14.750, respectively.

“When it gets hot here, unlike other circuits, the track surface gets more slippery and so you end up sliding around a lot,” Schumacher said. “It will be close with our main competitors in qualifying, but I believe that we are in with a chance of pole position.”

Barrichello spent the day experimenting with a new aero package and tires.
Ralf Schumacher posted the fifth quickest time – 1:14.970 – in his HP Williams-BMW.

“All in all the car is not so bad,” he said, “but there is work ahead of us.”
Eddie Irvine ended up sixth in the Jaguar-Cosworth.

“The R3 feels much better around here than it did around Silverstone at the British Grand Prix,” Irvine said. “Our three-day Monza test helped us a lot.

But there is still more in the car that we haven’t yet extracted.”
Mika Salo’s Panasonic Toyota, Pedro de la Rosa’s Jaguar-Cosworth, Jenson Button’s Mild Seven Renault and Juan Pablo Montoya’s HP Williams-BMW rounded out the top 10.

“It’s been quite a difficult day,” Montoya said. “At present, I am still struggling with the balance of my car almost everywhere on the track. Due to the slippery nature of this circuit, I spun and went off in the gravel during the afternoon session, which caused me to lose some track time. We are now concentrating on the job of improving the car for qualifying.”

Qualifying will take place Saturday for the French Grand Prix, the 11th race in the 17-race FIA Formula One World Championship that includes the SAP United States Grand Prix on Sept. 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

FORMULA ONE NOTEBOOK

Where to watch: Qualifying will be shown live at 7 a.m. (EDT) July 20 on Speed Channel. The race will be telecast live at 7:30 a.m. (EDT) July 21 on Speed Channel.

On the radio: F1 races are broadcast on various radio stations throughout the United States. Check www.usf1radio.com for the details of the station nearest you.


Arrows wait: The Orange Arrows-Cosworth cars remained in the garages Friday while team director Tom Walkinshaw continued to try and solve the team’s financial problems. Race officials also refused to accept the entry of Arrows driver Enrique Bernoldi until the team paid a $4,500 pit lane speeding fine that was still outstanding from the Canadian Grand Prix.

Walkinshaw said that negotiations are ongoing with three potential investors in the team.

“There are still negations going on in London,” Walkinshaw said. “We were advised that the best to do was to do very little today so the consequences of anything happening on the track that would not interfere with the negotiations.

“The cars will go out tomorrow, definitely. We are up to date with (payments to) Cosworth, and the reason we are not running is that the management is taking a conscious decision on the advice we were given by the people we are negotiating with.”


Villeneuve’s day: Jacques Villeneuve set the 17th quickest time in his Lucky Strike British American Racing-Honda.

“We have a hard time to make our tires work,” he said. “We maybe can make them work for a lap, but it is very hard to get a balance on them, so it will be tough for us.

“It looks like they (Michelin) have a good tire, but I have not driven on that tire, so it is hard for me (to know). All I know is that our tire is hard to make work, and our car doesn’t like them. I am not happy with the chassis setup yet, but we still have to find our way around the tires.”


Villeneuve to stay at BAR: Jacques Villeneuve says he will stay at Lucky Strike British American Racing-Honda in 2003, the final year of his contract.

“I don’t see any reason for me not being back with BAR next year,” 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Villeneuve said. “It would take something really, really extreme, so I feel at the moment I am definitely with the team next year.”


Charity game: Michael Schumacher, Giancarlo Fisichella, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso will join other sporting and soccer stars in an annual charity soccer game before next weekend’s German Grand Prix.

“I have always enjoyed that one, specifically, because there are professional players around,” said Schumacher, who sometimes plays on a minor-league team, “and to play with professionals is great fun because it’s more serious.

“It’s good fun, but the level of playing is much higher. You get the ball in such a nice way, my standard comes up too, so I quite like these sort of games.”


Enge’s pole: Tomas Enge won the pole position for Saturday’s FIA International Formula 3000 race. Sebastien Bourdais, Giorgio Pantano and Mario Haberfeld fill out the first two rows of the grid.

PM Results

  Driver Team (Tires) Time Gap Laps
01. D Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:14.025   37
02. K Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:14.097 0.072 39
03. M Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:14.240 0.215 50
04. R Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:14.750 0.725 40
05. R Schumacher BMW.WilliamsF1 (M) 1:14.970 0.945 37
06. E Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:14.983 0.958 39
07. M Salo Toyota (M) 1:15.161 1.136 28
08. P de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:15.179 1.154 46
09. J Button Renault (M) 1:15.218 1.193 42
10. JP Montoya BMW.WilliamsF1 (M) 1:15.271 1.246 36
11. A McNish Toyota (M) 1:15.411 1.386 44
12. G Fisichella Jordan-Honda (B) 1:15.422 1.397 38
13. F Massa Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:16.030 2.005 50
14. O Panis BAR-Honda (B) 1:16.163 2.138 43
15. T Sato Jordan-Honda (B) 1:16.167 2.142 47
16. N Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:16.209 2.184 45
17. J Villeneuve BAR-Honda (B) 1:16.457 2.432 35
18. M Webber Minardi-Asiatech (M) 1:16.496 2.471 38
19. J Trulli Renault (M) 1:16.763 2.738 18
20. A Yoong Minardi-Asiatech (M) 1:19.015 4.990 43
21. HH Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth (B) no time    
22. E Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth (B) no time  

AM results

 

Driver

Team (Tires)

Time

Gap

Laps

01.

R Barrichello

Ferrari (B)

1:15.056

 

13

02.

D Coulthard

McLaren-Mercedes (M)

1:15.099

0.043

14

03.

M Schumacher

Ferrari (B)

1:15.174

0.118

19

04.

JP Montoya

BMW.WilliamsF1 (M)

1:15.271

0.215

19

05.

R Schumacher

BMW.WilliamsF1 (M)

1:15.481

0.425

21

06.

K Raikkonen

McLaren-Mercedes (M)

1:15.525

0.469

14

07.

J Button

Renault (M)

1:15.869

0.813

16

08.

E Irvine

Jaguar-Cosworth (M)

1:16.366

1.310

19

09.

P de la Rosa

Jaguar-Cosworth (M)

1:16.423

1.367

19

10.

T Sato

Jordan-Honda (B)

1:16.493

1.437

23

11.

G Fisichella

Jordan-Honda (B)

1:16.506

1.450

19

12.

N Heidfeld

Sauber-Petronas (B)

1:16.574

1.518

25

13.

J Trulli

Renault (M)

1:16.763

1.707

16

14.

F Massa

Sauber-Petronas (B)

1:16.776

1.720

22

15.

O Panis

BAR-Honda (B)

1:16.814

1.758

18

16.

M Salo

Toyota (M)

1:17.205

2.149

09

17.

A McNish

Toyota (M)

1:17.219

2.163

18

18.

J Villeneuve

BAR-Honda (B)

1:17.415

2.359

16

19.

M Webber

Minardi-Asiatech (M)

1:18.203

3.147

15

20.

A Yoong

Minardi-Asiatech (M)

1:20.891

5.835

23

21.

HH Frentzen

Arrows-Cosworth (B)

no time

 

 

22.

E Bernoldi

Arrows-Cosworth (B)

no time

 

 

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