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Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up

Today's Weather: Dry and sunny, air 21-24C, track 27-39CBest 2008 grid position: 3rd, Jarno Trulli (Malaysia)Best 2008 race result: 4th, Jarno Trulli (Malaysia) Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05) Summary: Safely through to Q3 and the fourth row PROVISIONAL GRID: 8th FP3 5th Best Lap Time: 1m 21.771s (+0.502s) Laps: 21Q1 2nd Best Lap Time: 1m 21.158s (+0.457s) Laps: 6 Q2 9th Best Lap Time: 1m 20.907s (+0.323s) Laps: 6 Q3 8th Best Lap Time: 1m 22.529s (+0.716s) Laps: 7 "That was a tough session. The wind was affecting the car balance a lot and this played a major role. Unfortunately in this type of conditions we have never been very strong here. We managed to make it into the top ten but I am not really satisfied with how the session went overall. I was happy with my lap in Q3 to make the fourth row but it could be a very difficult race tomorrow. The teams are tightly grouped but the season is long and hard so we have to do our best to score points at every race."

Timo Glock (Car 12, Chassis TF108-06) Summary: Went out in Q2, taking 14th place PROVISIONAL GRID: 14th FP3 10th Best Lap Time: 1m 22.081s (+0.812s) Laps: 23Q1 7th Best Lap Time: 1m 21.427s (+0.726s) Laps: 10 Q2 14th Best Lap Time: 1m 21.230s (+0.636s) Laps: 6 "Clearly our goal was to be in the top ten but it didn't work out. Q1 wasn't too bad but Q2 didn't go according to plan. On the second run we didn't make any mistakes but for some reason I couldn't improve my time - and it looked like the same thing happened to Jarno on that lap. I have no explanation because the feeling was good on the out lap. But when I came through turns one, two and three I felt the car sliding more and the time didn't come. From 14th it is difficult but in Bahrain I came from 13th to 9th so it is possible to move up."

Pascal Vasselon - Senior General Manager Chassis "Barcelona is the circuit where we spend most of our winter time testing. Yet almost every season when we come here for the race we have to redo everything because the track conditions change so much. Yesterday we had to revisit most of the set-up directions that we had taken - like most of the other teams. We've done an average job because the final result is not too bad but not good either. Jarno did very well to end up on the fourth row. Timo had a good start to qualifying but unfortunately he did not improve in the second outing of Q2 when most of the others did improve. Now I'm curious to see where the cars will stop tomorrow because it seems there may be different fuel levels at play. The tyre situation is the only thing which will be as expected and it is not hard to know what the main race tyre will be tomorrow. Now we will push as hard as ever for a strong result."

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