Takuma Sato "It is good to be back in the car again after I was forced to miss the Malaysian Grand Prix. However, it has not been the best start to the Bahrain weekend for us. We had a gearbox problem this morning so I missed most of the session . Once we could get started on our programme, I experienced a rear stability problem because of the low grip and spun, then the engine cut out during the anti- stall. Despite our problems we did complete two tyre comparisons so we can carry that progress through to tomorrow."
1回目 2回目 合算 GAP Team Driver 1:29.848 1:32.054 3:01.902 2.206 Renault Fernando Alonso 1:30.237 1:32.120 3:02.357 1.883 Ferrari Michael Schumacher 1:29.993 1:32.667 3:02.660 2.674 Toyota Jarno Trulli 1:30.390 1:32.827 3:03.217 2.437 Williams Nick Heidfeld 1:30.592 1:32.670 3:03.262 2.078 Williams Mark Webber 1:30.952 1:32.319 3:03.271 1.367 Toyota Ralf Schumacher 1:30.646 1:32.723 3:03.369 2.077 Red Bull Christian Klien 1:30.725 1:32.648 3:03.373 1.923 McLaren Pedro de la Rosa 1:30.594 1:32.930 3:03.524 2.336 McLaren Kimi Raikkonen 1:30.445 1:33.320 3:03.765 2.875 Renault Giancarlo Fisichella 1:30.957 1:33.391 3:04.348 2.434 BAR Jenson Button 1:30.933 1:34.269 3:05.202 3.336 Sauber Felipe Massa 1:31.113 1:34.450 3:05.563 3.337 BAR Takuma Sato 1:31.211 1:34.633 3:05.844 3.422 Red Bull David Coulthard 1:31.826 1:35.867 3:07.693 4.041 Ferrari Rubens Barrichello 1:32.318 1:35.665 3:07.983 3.347 Sauber Jacques Villeneuve 1:33.424 1:36.004 3:09.428 2.580 Jordan Tiago Monteiro 1:33.190 1:36.953 3:10.143 3.763 Jordan Narain Karthikeyan 1:34.005 1:36.417 3:10.422 2.412 Minardi Christijan Albers 1:34.848 1:36.413 3:11.261 1.565 Minardi Patrick Friesacher
Jenson Button "I got a reasonable start, our car felt strong and we had good pace, so we were obviously hoping for better things. I tried to overtake Fisichella on lap two but he moved across me and I lost three places behind him. From around lap 20 we were starting to experience some bad gear shifts and also signs of brake wear, so I had to start to look after the brakes a bit more. The pit crew removed the tyre to inspect the front left in the last pitstop and it seemed that we would make it to the end of the race. When I tried to select first and pull away though, the clutch problem recurred and I couldn't pull away. The guys did a fantastic job to try to get me back into the race but then the car stopped at the pit lane exit.”
“We have two weeks of testing now where we have to work hard on reliability for Imola. We will have a new package and a stronger car, so let's hope that San Marino is where our season will finally get started."