Alex Yoong Minardi Mugello test 2001-08-24

MUGELLO, ITALY, AUGUST 24, 2001 - Magnum sponsored Malaysian driver seemed to sprout wings in his two qualifying runs this morning. He clocked a best time of 1m 27.93s this morning which is more than 2 full seconds from his first visit to...

MUGELLO, ITALY, AUGUST 24, 2001 - Magnum sponsored Malaysian driver seemed to sprout wings in his two qualifying runs this morning.

He clocked a best time of 1m 27.93s this morning which is more than 2 full seconds from his first visit to Mugello early last month.

This compared most favourably with the time of 1m. 26.80s set by Panis in his BAR this morning.

"Panis did a run on new tyres and managed a 1m 26.80s, so Alex's time at barely a second off is pretty dar n good." said Alex's delighted manager, Simon Munger.

Play time is now over for the morning session and Alex will now start testing components for the team later in the afternoon.

Yoong who was running in his re-liveried European Minardi PS01B with enhanced MAGNUM colors surely could not have done his race prospect for SPA or MONZA any harm today.

-AY

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alex Yoong
Teams Minardi