Jaguar Duo Hindered by Driving Errors

The Jaguar team's first qualifying session was hampered by driving errors by both Mark Webber and Brazilian teammate Antonio Pizzonia.

Jaguar Duo Hindered by Driving Errors

The Jaguar team's first qualifying session was hampered by driving errors by both Mark Webber and Brazilian teammate Antonio Pizzonia.

Australian Webber, in his first race for the Milton Keynes-based outfit, set the 15th fastest time after making errors in the first and second sectors with his Cosworth-powered R4. Webber, who finished in fifth place with Minardi in last season's race, admitted he had been too aggressive.

"The Jaguar R4 has felt really good all day but I need to do a better job of controlling my aggression â€" something which ultimately cost me a much higher qualifying position today," admitted Webber. "I was simply trying too hard out there and made mistakes in both the first and second sector.

"The new one-lap qualifying format is intense to say the least but we have learned an awful lot today. Combined with the two-hour test in the morning, the team has done an excellent job of preparing the car and I must admit to being a little disappointed not to have delivered the lap time the car is capable of doing.

"Nonetheless, there is still a long way to go and we are all pleased with what we have learned about our package going into the race weekend."

Brazilian rookie Pizzonia also made a mistake during his flying lap, running into the dirt and thus losing a lot of time. Pizzonia wound up only 19th fastest, nearly 2.5 second off Webber's pace.

"From having had a handful of familiarisation laps straight into qualifying was not easy and combined with my mistakes, the final lap time could have been much better â€" no doubt," admitted Pizzonia.

"I suppose it's far better to make mistakes at this stage of my F1 career than later and given how positive I feel about the Jaguar R4's potential, today's issues are really down to me â€" not the machinery."

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