Austrian GP BAR Friday notes

A-1 Ring, Spielberg, Austria - Friday 11th May 2001 - a problem free session for the Lucky Strike British American Racing Honda team during the morning and afternoon free practice in Austria as they prepare for round six of the Formula One World...

A-1 Ring, Spielberg, Austria - Friday 11th May 2001 - a problem free session for the Lucky Strike British American Racing Honda team during the morning and afternoon free practice in Austria as they prepare for round six of the Formula One World Championship.

Jacques Villeneuve:
"It was not too bad. The car seems to be running strong, it has been running strong all day so I am relatively happy. We did not manage to do a quick lap when everybody else was doing quick laps so we did not achieve our best time. I am happy with the balance of the car although we still have some work to do."

Olivier Panis:
"We have had a productive day. We were able to make some set-up changes and achieve a good balance, however we still have some work to do for the qualifying session tomorrow. At the end of my second run I put on some new tyres and unfortunately I made a small mistake and spun. I am happy with end result today and I am feeling positive for tomorrow."

Malcolm Oastler:
"We were doing our usual Friday thing and having both cars in the top ten is a good result. We had no problems with the cars, Olivier made a small mistake at the end and spun, but that is no real concern. We managed to carry out some constructive work on tyre evaluation for tomorrow as well as some launch control work, so it was a very constructive day."

Craig Pollock:
"We had a trouble free Friday. It was a productive day for us and we are happy to be running fairly quickly. Both Jacques and Olivier are happy with today's performance and both managed to find a good balance. With some good work overnight we will be looking to be competitive in qualifying tomorrow."

- BAR

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve
Teams British American Racing