French GP Arrows Friday notes

This morning's free practice session at Magny Cours went according to plan for the OrangeArrows team as Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi completed a good number of laps, steadily working through their planned programmes. Unfortunately at the...

This morning's free practice session at Magny Cours went according to plan for the OrangeArrows team as Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi completed a good number of laps, steadily working through their planned programmes. Unfortunately at the end of the session, Bernoldi's car stopped out on the track with a suspected gearbox problem.

The start of the afternoon session brought new dramas as Verstappen's engine failed on his first run. Once Bernoldi had got through his programme, Verstappen took his car in order to finish his work for the day.

Jos Verstappen
"We got some really good work done this morning, trying out various aerodynamic parts and adjusting the car to get rid of the small amount of oversteer we had. I had an engine failure during my first run this afternoon which spoiled our data a bit but I was able to get some track time in Enrique's car at the end of the session - Thank you Enrique!- so I could do my tyre compare. I did two lots of four laps and we were able to gather some very good data so I'm pretty happy."

Enrique Bernoldi
"This morning's session went pretty well for me. We were concentrating mainly on set-up but had a good starting point from the data we have from testing here. I lost the start of the afternoon session as my gearbox was still being fixed, did some runs then gave my car to Jos."

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows
"Well first of all we're very grateful to Enrique for lending his car to Jos. I know it's hard! Losing a car meant we had to stay on high tanks so low-fuel running will have to wait until tomorrow morning. Tyre choice is easy so that's all done and now we're hoping for a trouble-free day tomorrow."

-Arrows

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi