Higher Temperatures Hamper Jordan

The high temperatures at the Monte Carlo circuit hampered the Jordan team in today's qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Higher Temperatures Hamper Jordan

The high temperatures at the Monte Carlo circuit hampered the Jordan team in today's qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

"It all fell apart a bit when it got hotter and we lost a lot of grip," said Jordan's head engineer Gary Anderson. "We have experienced this all year and it's something we've got to chase down.

"In reality we have to wait until tomorrow and see how the strategies all work out - we've done what we think is reasonable for the race."

Italian Giancarlo Fisichella, seventh quickest in the first qualifying session on Thursday, had to settle for 12th position today, while rookie teammate Ralph Firman was down in 16th position.

Fisichella admitted he was expecting to do better after his encouraging start to the weekend.

"On Thursday our performance level wasn't too bad so I was expecting to be in the top eight today so naturally I am a little disappointed with 12th," said the Italian. "We lost a lot of a grip just in the qualifying session and the car was very nervous.

"Because of that I made quite a few mistakes. I'm more optimistic for the race."

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