2008 Monaco GP, Qualifying: BMW Sauber quotes 

Written by David on May 24th, 2008 at 4:11 pmLast Update: May 24th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

BMW SauberWilly Rampf, Technical Director: “In the third Free Practice we had changing weather conditions. Therefore it was difficult to find the perfect set-up. In Q1 and Q2 Robert managed to get the results we expected. In Q3 he was not able to set the time we hoped for. In the end he missed the second row of the grid by six thousands of a second. Anyway, fifth is a good starting position. Meanwhile for Nick it will be a lot more difficult to score points in Monaco from 13th on the grid. However, for Sunday changing weather conditions are predicted, so we might see a surprise.”

Nick Heidfeld: “Unfortunately I don’t have much to say: my qualifying result is disappointing. Here in Monaco I can’t heat up the tyres quickly enough.”

Mario Theissen, BMW Motorsport Director: “From a technical point of view our qualifying was ok. Certainly, we are disappointed with Nick ending up 13th. Robert showed a good pace and was able to fight for the top positions. In the end he even could have been a position further up the grid, but fifth is ok.”

Robert Kubica: “Again we showed we have a good pace. I was pushing on every single lap of qualifying and this was all I could do today. Unfortunately on my last flying lap I had Lewis Hamilton in front of me. He did not hold me up, but whenever you have another car in front of you there is some kind of a risk. On my out lap I tried to widen the gap to Lewis so as to have no traffic. My tyres cooled down too much and I was very slow in the first sector of my quick lap.”

source: BMW Sauber

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