Free Practice for the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix got underway at the A1-Ring today. The circuit was very slippery to start with and the two hour-long sessions saw quite a few spinners out on the track. OrangeArrows drivers, Enrique Bernoldi and...
Free Practice for the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix got underway at the A1-Ring today. The circuit was very slippery to start with and the two hour-long sessions saw quite a few spinners out on the track.
OrangeArrows drivers, Enrique Bernoldi and Heinz-Harald Frentzen, finished the day's running in 6th and 13th positions respectively.
"I'm pleased with our results from Free Practice. Everything went okay for me apart from a puncture towards the end of the first session. I sat out the last few minutes so we could save the tyres. The car certainly feels well balanced here so I'm happy about that."
"It was basically a good day today. I had an 'off' at the last corner during the second session which unfortunately broke the floor. The team did a good job replacing it and I was able to get out again before the end of practice but didn't have quite enough time for a flying lap. I'm feeling optimistic. We've still got a bit of work to do but I'm hopeful we'll have a good weekend."
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows
"Fairly happy with today as we got all the work done and the times are pretty much what we expected. Heinz had a problem during the second session, which meant we had to change the floor of his A23 but otherwise he made steady progress. Enrique did a good job today and he too made steady progress. We'e looking forward to tomorrow and will spend the morning working on our qualifying set-up."
Weather: Partly cloudy and warm.
Maximum ambient temperature 20C.
Best Time: 1:11.244
No. of laps: 28
Chassis No: A23-03
Best Time: 1:11.743
No. of laps: 29
Chassis No: A23-01
T-Car Chassis: A23-02