Brazilian Augusto Farfus (supported by Credicard -- Varig and Zoppini) set the pace on the Czech circuit of Brno, by clocking the provisional pole position. In the first, morning, session of testing both Team Draco drivers showed a good...
Brazilian Augusto Farfus (supported by Credicard -- Varig and Zoppini) set the pace on the Czech circuit of Brno, by clocking the provisional pole position. In the first, morning, session of testing both Team Draco drivers showed a good performance and carried on the development programme scheduled. For German Sven Heidfeld today testing day represented his first approach to the track so that it was necessary for him to learn the circuit and the braking points. For Farfus, it was just another confirmation of his potential.
In Brno team Traini (Euro 3000 Racing) lined up only one car with regular driver Matteo Grassotto, while Vilander, who was expected to race in the Czech Republic, did not take the wheel of the Lola F3000.
Sven Heidfeld (car #7) -- "I had just some problems with the traffic on track on my second clean lap so I could not take full advantage from my tyres, which can give the maximum on 2nd lap. In this morning first session I was 3rd fastest; it is my first approach to the Czech circuit so.. I'm still confident in tomorrow free practice and qualifying".
Augusto Farfus Junior (car #8) -- "Today the test was good and we could clock the fastest time quite easily, but we have to work again on the car and improve more. I think that tomorrow we can do better again".
Qualifying session: tomorrow, Saturday 20th September at 13.10, local time
<pre> Test times -- session 1
1. A.FARFUS DRACO Racing 1:51.0 2. G.Bruni ADM 1:51.3 3. S.Heidfeld DRACO Racing 1:51.3 4. F.Del Monte GP Racing 1:51.6 5. R.Rusinov GP Racing 1:51.7 6. J.Nelson JVA 1:52.2 7. M.Grassotto Euro 3000 Racing 1:52.5 8. P.Boss JVA 1:52.7 9. N.Pastorelli Scuderia Famà 1:52.7 10. J.De Pourtales Scuderia Famà 1:53.2 11. R.Sperafico ADM 1:53.7
Test times -- session 2
1. A.FARFUS DRACO Racing 1:49.1 2. M.Grassotto Euro 3000 Racing 1:49.5 3. G.Bruni ADM 1:49.6 4. F.Del Monte GP Racing 1:50.1 5. N.Pastorelli Scuderia Famà 1:50.3 6. R.Rusinov GP Racing 1:50.4 7. J.Nelson JVA 1:50.6 8. N.HEDIFELD DRACO Racing 1:50.7 9. J.De Pourtales Scuderia Famà 1:51.0 10. R.Sperafico ADM 1:50.5 11. P.Boss JVA 1:51.5
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