Comments from the Jordan team after Friday practices for the European Grand Prix Timo Glock: "It was a good two hours' work today. We didn't have good grip on the track in the first session as it was a little bit dirty and the car was quite ...
Comments from the Jordan team after Friday practices for the European Grand Prix
"It was a good two hours' work today. We didn't have good grip on the track in the first session as it was a little bit dirty and the car was quite nervous. It improved after the first twenty minutes of the session and the car was quite good, although we stopped early because we had to make a repair to the floor of the car."
"The second session was really good with long runs and some good results for the tyres and at the end I did a low fuel run which wasn't too bad. I made a mistake at the first corner and locked up the wheels, which affected the rest of the lap, with vibrations as the tyre was really quite damaged. Overall thought, a positive day with a good job done by the team; Oliver (Knighton, Timo Glock's engineer) and the mechanics."
"As the lap times show, it was a pretty hard day for us, doing homework on tyres and brakes. I'm sure other people were running varied fuel levels so it is difficult to judge exactly where we are. My feeling about the car is not good in terms of the balance today and it has not been as good as the last couple of races so we have to work hard to improve that tomorrow. The car is difficult to drive and it's difficult to get the tyres working for one lap. I imagine other teams also have a similar problem with tyre grip on a single lap, but we have some work to do."
"Today was about understanding how to set up the car and understand a little bit about the tyres ready for tomorrow. I think we are going in the right direction with set-up but we do need to see if we can find a little bit more grip and downforce."
James Robinson, Head of race and test engineering:
"At Nürburgring it is very important to be on the right tyre for the race as it's a circuit that you can race at, and that is what we have been focusing on today. We will have to look at the data very carefully to decide which way to go in terms of tyres for the rest of the weekend. It was a good day from a mechanical point of view with no problems and we got through our programme of concentrating on getting a good race car."
Practice session 1: 17th, 1:33.925, 15 laps
Practice session 2: 18th, 1:32.080, 29 laps
Practice session 1: 18th, 1:33.971, 10 laps
Practice session 2: 23rd, 1:33.175, 20 laps
Practice session 1: 20th, 1:34.488, 15 laps
Practice session 2: 24th, 1:33.393, 17 laps