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17 March 2001
Jaguar hoped for top ten
A disappointing qualifying session for Jaguar Racing saw Eddie Irvine and Luciano Burti qualify in 12th and 15th places respectively. The promise showed in both Free Practice sessions was not converted into better grid positions for tomorrow's race as both drivers suffered from set-up problems that were not overcome during today's qualifying session.
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"I didn't really get a good clean lap today," said 12th placed Irvine. "Jacques Villeneuve held me up during my final run as I was coming into the last corner. I thought he was on a flying lap but instead he held me up and then dived into the pits. A man of his experience should know better, but I don't suppose it would have made a huge difference to my qualifying position. The car felt similar to the way it was this morning, albeit struggling with understeer into corner two. Other teams made steps forward from Free Practice, but we didn't seem to do this well enough. A similar scenario to Melbourne and we must understand why this keeps happening."

Luciano Burti had hoped for better. "I'm not very pleased with where I ended-up today," said the Brazilian. "The balance of my car didn't seem as good as it was this morning and we're not sure why this was. The tyres felt quite good and given that I ran with less fuel compared to the morning, it's all the more frustrating as to why we didn't make more progress today. My third run was compromised by traffic, but this pales into insignificance compared to the set-up problems we suffered from. There's much work to do overnight and I'm hopeful of running with a better balanced car tomorrow."

Bobby Rahal, Team Principal of the team commented, "Of course I'm disappointed that we didn't go quicker. From our feedback during the Free Practice sessions I was hoping to see both cars in the top ten or at least better placed than this. Villeneuve unfortunately hindered Eddie on his final run, but these things happen to everybody now and again - we can't use this as an excuse. We simply didn't maximise our potential today and we will be working hard this evening in an effort to analyse today's performance."


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