Benson and Hedges Jordan Honda gained productive results and useful information as it worked through a race set-up programme during the two, sixty-minute practice sessions Both Frentzen and Trulli completed a good number of laps, commenting that...
Benson and Hedges Jordan Honda gained productive results and useful information as it worked through a race set-up programme during the two, sixty-minute practice sessions
Both Frentzen and Trulli completed a good number of laps, commenting that their EJ11 cars were well balanced, although further work is required to achieve the optimum brake settings for this circuit
rentzen's tyres picked up dirt on his final run in the closing minutes of the second session, causing him to spin into a tyre wall in the first sector. Damage was sustained to the rear bodywork and suspension
"We had a trouble free session and learned a lot about the car and set-up for this circuit, although are struggling to find the best set-up for race conditions. The car's balance is good and I think, as usual, we will be quick during qualifying. There's still some work to do though to find a more suitable race trim. The new brake ducts we are running work very well, so this is a positive step forward."
"We had no technical problems today and were making good progress with car set-up until my accident in the closing minutes of the second session. I think my tyres picked up debris from the track, as I didn't break very hard into the corner but lost the rear and spun into the tyre wall backwards causing damage to the rear bodywork and suspension. It happened in exactly the same place where I had my accident in 1999. The car's balance and handling is very good, but we have a bit more work to do to fine tune set-up for the race."
Tim Holloway, Head of Engineering
"Today we've been working through the standard Canadian race preparation and set-up, although this circuit is a bit different in the sense that it's very much about the brakes. The track conditions were good today and the tyres appeared consistent. The damage to Heinz's car looks quite extensive so we have a lot of work to do for qualifying tomorrow, but look in good shape in terms of reliability."
- Jordan Grand Prix