Olivier Panis "It may look like I'm pay-per-lap, which of course is not true! 66 laps is a great day's running and very positive for the team. I wanted to explore as many different options as possible and this obviously helped me to finish...
"It may look like I'm pay-per-lap, which of course is not true! 66 laps is a great day's running and very positive for the team. I wanted to explore as many different options as possible and this obviously helped me to finish 8th today with a race set-up I'm very comfortable with so far. Bridgestone have provided a good tyre for this race so we're in a good position to start working towards qualifying now."
"Obviously 21st is not where I should be today but I didn't get enough running to improve the set-up. I struggled with a lack of grip this morning so we changed a few things during the break which took a little longer than expected. I was late out for the second session and lost a lot of running time, so we have no idea where we are overall. Olivier had a better day and seems to have found a good set-up. I haven't had enough time to improve the set-up so we have a lot of work to do to find what we need for qualifying."
David Richards, Team Principal
"We've made a positive start to the weekend and I'm pleased that Olivier has had such a good day. However, we still have a lot of work to do to put Jacques where he should be. We now need to make good progress in practice tomorrow to ensure we are in the best possible shape for qualifying."
Jacques Villeneuve: BAR004/07
Best time: 1:12.574 (44 laps)
Olivier Panis: BAR004/04
Best time: 1:11.382 (66 laps)
Track: 21-29 C
Air: 19-21 C