Italian GP BAR Friday note

Olivier Panis "Today wasn't the best start we could have had to the weekend. We have to do more work this evening and in the morning to improve the car and make us more competitive. However, we do have reasonable balance so that's a good basis...

Olivier Panis
"Today wasn't the best start we could have had to the weekend. We have to do more work this evening and in the morning to improve the car and make us more competitive. However, we do have reasonable balance so that's a good basis to improve the car. We just need to find more grip through a good overall set-up."

Jacques Villeneuve
"I'm using a new chassis here this weekend and the car is much better to work with. We're not quick enough yet though so we've still got quite a lot of work to do before qualifying. We'll continue to try different options in Free Practice tomorrow as there is still the potential for improvement."

Malcolm Oastler, Technical Director
"It's always difficult to draw too many conclusions from Friday's running but it would be fair to say we're a bit off the pace. Having said that, we've been in this position before on a Friday and had a good result by Sunday afternoon. So, we'll keep working on the car set-up with a positive frame of mind and see what we can achieve."

-BAR

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve