2008 Canadian GP, practice: Honda quotes 

Written by David on June 07th, 2008 at 12:49 amLast Update: June 07th, 2008 at 12:49 am

HondaSteve Clark, Head of Race and Test Engineering: “Today’s first practice was wet but with the track continuing to dry out through the session. In these conditions the track and performance is changing every lap so it is difficult to draw any firm conclusions from any changes we make to the car. As the track dried the story of the day appears to be tyre choice. These are the same tyres as Monaco and historically this track has proved a tough endurance test for them. In today’s low grip conditions the reverse seemed true and even the super soft compound was difficult to bring up to temperature. The weather forecast for the weekend is for much higher temperatures which will change the shape of the race. Canada is a race where we usually see a great deal of attrition and we hope that our excellent reliability will promote us into the points on Sunday.”

Jenson Button: “It has been a tough day for us today and we need to fully understand why that was in order to make progress for the remainder of the weekend. The car felt unbalanced and was difficult to drive in both sessions. I really struggled with the rear end which was causing problems with snap oversteer and we just lacked any form of pace. So there is a lot of work to do before we can feel confident with the car for qualifying and the race.”

Rubens Barrichello: “We have been trying to make the car work with very low levels of downforce today, in order to be able to run at a competitive pace. We have achieved a better set-up over the course of the day, although the rear is still lacking a little bit of stability at the moment. We don’t know where we stand yet for the remainder of the weekend, however I am happy with the progress that we made today.”

source: Honda 

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