The OrangeArrows team completed their final day of testing at Silverstone today with Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi driving. The morning's work on both cars concentrated on tyre tests for Bridgestone while Enrique also worked on suspension...
The OrangeArrows team completed their final day of testing at Silverstone today with Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi driving.
The morning's work on both cars concentrated on tyre tests for Bridgestone while Enrique also worked on suspension set up. Both drivers completed a number of long stints in the car in the morning as they fine-tuned settings. Today was the last opportunity for the team to test parts on the car and work on set up before the British Grand Prix next month.
More mileage on both cars continued through the afternoon allowing the team to complete their programme. Both drivers also carried out endurance testing on the cars' launch control sytems.
Jos was very pleased with the day's work...
"We had a very good day today. We got through the whole of our programme which I am pleased about and I completed 95 laps in total, so we got a lot of miles on the car. The car was very reliable today which is good as we could get a lot of set up work done for the race here in a month's time."
<pre> These were the unofficial times of the day
1 Alex Wurz McLaren Mercedes 48 Laps 01:22.081 2 Mika Hakkinen McLaren Mercedes 58 Laps 01:22.608 3 Rubens Barrichello Scuderia Ferrari 69 Laps 01:22.709 4 Michael Schumacher Scuderia Ferrari 69 Laps 01:23.136 5 Ricardo Zonta Jordan Honda 75 Laps 01:23.170 6 Kimi Raikonnen Sauber Petronas 53 Laps 01:23.413 7 Jos Verstappen OrangeArrows Asiatech 95 Laps 01:23.780 8 Olivier Panis BAR Honda 55 Laps 01:23.807 9 Jarno Trulli Jordan Honda 83 Laps 01:24.184 10 Jacques Villeneuve BAR Honda 61 Laps 01:24.245 11 Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar Racing 91 Laps 01:24.301 12 Ralf Schumacher BMW WilliamsF1 67 Laps 01:24.382 13 Juan Pablo Montoya BMW WilliamsF1 62 Laps 01:24.424 14 Jean Alesi Prost Acer 72 Laps 01:25.167 15 Enrique Bernoldi OrangeArrows Asiatech 78 Laps 01:25.249 16 Luciano Burti Prost Acer 76 Laps 01:25.433 17 R Karthikeyan Jaguar Racing 24 Laps 01:26.136 18 Mark Webber Benetton Renault 49 Laps 01:26.348 19 Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton Renault 26 Laps 01:26.608
The team now heads to Germany for next weekend's European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.