Car 10 MARK WEBBER, Position 6th(Mark will drop ten places on the grid tomorrow, due to an engine change)
"Unfortunately a penalty for an engine change drops you five rows back - and it'sdifficult enough anyway these days with the field being so tight. In Fuji I would havehad a chance to make up some places during the race, as it's easier to pass there,but there are some really quick corners here making it more difficult. Let's hope forsome rain tomorrow."
Car 9 DAVID COULTHARD, Position 16th(David will move up a place tomorrow, due to Mark's engine change penalty)"I'm extremely disappointed with what Nick Heidfeld did at the end of Q1 on the lastout lap. All the cars were bunching up on the second to last corner, as they jostledfor position, but Nick suddenly passed me on the inside into the last corner, just asI was about to start my flying lap. It was very unlikely he was going to do a betterlap on prime tyres and he was on the dirty side of the track, so he wouldn't havedone a faster lap by squeezing through the inside at that point - and he came inbefore the end of that lap anyway! He would have known he was in the top tenalready, so for me it was very un-sportsman like behaviour, as all he did was screwup my last flying lap - there wasn't any intention of him doing a quicker time."
CHRISTIAN HORNER: "Despite losing track time with an engine failure in thismorning's practice, Mark did a good job to finish P6 in today's qualifying session.Unfortunately he takes a grid penalty tomorrow due to the engine failure andsubsequent engine change, but it was a good lap from him. David had the pace togo through to Q2, but an incident with Heidfeld cost him time on his last run and,with the circuit improving, unfortunately he just missed the cut."
FABRICE LOM, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support: "We are very sorryfor Mark and apologise to him for the engine failure. It's a shame as he had goodpace today and easily got through in to Q3 to finish P6. David was blocked duringQ1, so wasn't able to show his real pace today. It wasn't a good day, I hopeSunday will be better."