Ferrari back in the hunt, says Brawn

Sat, 27 May 2006, 05:26

Ross Brawn says Ferrari has overcome its tyre problems in time to challenge Renault at Monaco.

Michael Schumacher came within a couple of tenths of Fernando Alonso’s Michelin-shod pace on Saturday morning, fuelling renewed optimism that the Monte Carlo race could be closer than had appeared on Thursday.

”We were pretty anxious on Thursday,” Brawn said, ”but (the Bridgestone tyres are) no longer a problem today.

”We have made some changes to the setup and are well prepared for qualifying.

”It looks rather close,” he said of the contest for pole position at 2pm.

Brawn concluded: ”It will very much depend on finding a clear lap.”

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