BAR Honda has positive 6 day test in South Africa

KYALAMI, SOUTH AFRICA, February 14th, 2001 - The Lucky Strike Reynard BAR Honda team concluded a successful six day test before the start of the 2001 Formula One season. Jacques Villenueve and Olivier Panis took part in the intensive testing ...

KYALAMI, SOUTH AFRICA, February 14th, 2001 - The Lucky Strike Reynard BAR Honda team concluded a successful six day test before the start of the 2001 Formula One season. Jacques Villenueve and Olivier Panis took part in the intensive testing programme and between them completed over 500 laps of the 4.24 km Kyalami circuit to put more than 2000 more kilometers on the new BAR003.

On the final day of testing the unofficial times were: <pre> Driver Time Laps Ralf Schumacher, Williams BMW 1:19:00 53 Olivier Panis, Lucky Strike BAR Honda 1:20:32 92 Juan-Pablo Montoya, Williams BMW 1:21:01 40

</pre> Steve Farrell - Chief Engineer
"Olivier and David Lloyd continued Jacques and Jock Clear's sterling efforts as they worked through another extensive session for the final day of testing. We have tried a significant number of set-up variations to get to know the car for Melbourne and we feel well prepared for the race. Overall a very productive and successful test".

Malcolm Oastler - Technical Director
"This has been a massive effort by the test team and drivers and to complete over 2000 kms at a test with one car is a measure of their endeavors. The information we have collected will enable us to go to Melbourne better prepared than ever before".

-Bar Racing

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Olivier Panis , David Lloyd , Jock Clear
Teams Williams