British GP Arrows Friday notes

The OrangeArrows team had a good start to it's British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone today. Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi finished the day's Free Practice sessions in 15th and 16th places respectively. Jos Verstappen "We got all our...

The OrangeArrows team had a good start to it's British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone today. Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi finished the day's Free Practice sessions in 15th and 16th places respectively.

Jos Verstappen
"We got all our work done today which is always good. We tried out the two different tyre compounds and I have to say there is not much difference between them, especially on longer runs. We think we know which ones to choose for the rest of the weekend. I'm pretty happy with the car as we made a few changes and it steadily improved the balance. We've got all the information we need and that's what Friday is for so we're quite happy."

Enrique Bernoldi
"My comments really match Jos' today. We got all our work done, know what to do about tyres and generally developed throughout the sessions. I went off at the end as the track was pretty slippery and I was on the dry tyres but we did get some track time in the rain which will help our preparations for the wet weather we may have this weekend."

Note that Enrique Bernoldi's car is being run by his new Race Engineer, Stefano Sordo. Stefano takes over from Graham Taylor who is now OrangeArrows' Chief Race Engineer.

Graham Taylor, Chief Race Engineer, OrangeArrows
"We've had a productive day today, mainly concentrating on getting a good balance for the cars. Jos and Enrique have both tried out the different tyres and we feel we have a conclusion with regards to choice. Jos did a practice start in the dry session and Enrique did one in the damp conditions which will give us some useful data to look at. All in all a good day and it's a good feeling to see both cars running reliably."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi