Hockenheim: 1 qualification

Hockenheim: 1 qualification During the first qualification for the Grand Prix of Germany at the Hockenheimring race track, Mercedes, for which this circuit is "home", suffered a crushing defeat from its competitors from BMW.David Coulthard again with a crash failure session, flying for the first ten, the young leader of the McLaren Mercedes Kimi Raikkonen became only the sixth.But the pilots of the team BMW WilliamsF1 Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya easily left to do all rivals. They were the only riders who managed to change the time 1:15.Ralf Schumacher, who took intermediate pole position, stated that his speed in qualifying surprised even himself. "My car was just perfect. She was wonderfully balanced, and tires also behaved well. I can only be too pleased with this result, because it shows that we were able to solve the problems we have in the morning during practice. Now I am looking forward to the second qualification and a good race, especially because the weather forecast promises heat, and it is very suitable for us".Juan Pablo Montoya, left behind by the partner at 0.25 s, also was pleased with his machine, but acknowledged that they had made a small mistake on a fast lap. "I could go a little faster, said the Colombian. But in heels I braked too early".Pilots Renault team in qualifying confirmed their excellent results in practice were not random. Jarno Trulli took third place, while Fernando Alonso was fifth. "This morning we worked on the tires and adjustments. As a result, we were able to successfully pick up the tires, and the car excellent balance, " said Jarno. - This weekend may be bad for us".Managed to flash and both pilots team Jaguar. Mark Webber was very quick lap and wedged between the drivers of Renault - Aussie was especially pleased with how he managed to pass the first turn of the race. Rookie Jaguars Justin Wilson proved that for every success he lacked only good technology is a former Minardi racer on the first try driving R4 managed to qualify in seventh place, ahead of both Ferrari.The failure of Scuderia in the first qualifying went very loud. Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher failed to rise above 8-9 persons, and the German lag from the time of the intermediate pole was more than a second."Both our drivers were unhappy with the settings, and we will work to improve the behavior of cars," said technical Director of Ferrari Ross brown. - In the first practice we know that our tyres are very good from the point of view of stability. Maybe tomorrow we won't stand in the first ranks, but you can be sure in the race.".



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