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6-July: At the post
Qualifying press conference for the British Grand Prix, Juan Pablo Montoya
indicated his surprise at grabbing Pole position as he didn't expect to make
it on the front row and said "It was a big surprise to be honest. I
really was expecting to get to the end of the second row. From what we saw in
testing when we came here to test I managed to do about five laps in the dry
so, I mean, I didn't have a clue about the balance of the car or anything and
from then on we just made big changes to try to change a lot on the car. It
was very understeery, and the last one, it was a bit oversteery in high speed
but it goes quick. The balance was good but to be honest, I don't know where
it came from. I don't mind!."
Rubens Barrichello was reasonably happy with second and said "Well, there was a lot of smoke into Becketts and I didn't know what to expect so I had to back off. I kept on running and then I had a lot of traffic so I decided to abort it. I had quite a busy session because on the second run my forward seat belt came undone and I had to finish the lap but it was pretty much on the edge. But then I eventually had a fantastic third run which is my time and then I chose to have a fourth run, when I had a little bit of traffic. I don't know if I could have gone faster or not but there was big traffic. Juan Pablo got it together on the very last run, so it is a pity that we are not on the pole, but we are still up there."
Michael Schumacher indicated that they couldn't get
the set-up right for the second and third sectors and said "I think I
lost in the second and in the third sector both together. I don't know which
one was the worst one. We didn't finally get the set-up 100 percent right to
do these sectors. The first sector was always very good but we were struggling
in the other sectors. The car wasn't balanced properly on the last run, so I
had a couple of moments."
6-July: What the teams and drivers said following Qualifying at Silverstone ... Report
6-July: The Quali-flyer looks at the 'Real Race' in Britain and hands the 'Also Ran' award to ?? ... Report
6-July: British GP – Qualifying: Juan Pablo Montoya grabs his 4th Pole in a row ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. Ralf Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard make the top 6 ... Timed Results ... Report ... Notes
6-July: British GP – 2nd Saturday Practice Session: Rubens Barrichello sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Michael Schumacher and Ralf Schumacher. Juan Pablo Montoya, David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen make the top 6 ... Timed Results ... Report ... Notes
6-July: British GP – 1st Saturday Practice Session: Michael Schumacher sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Kimi Raikkonen. Heinz Harald Frentzen, Jacques Villeneuve and David Coulthard make the top 6 ... Timed Results ... Report ... Notes
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