Jaguar Barcelona test notes 2003-01-23

The Jaguar Racing team wrapped up a satisfactory three-day test session at the Circuit de Catalunya with both drivers in action. Antonio Pizzonia continued to put mileage on the new R4 chassis for the second day running whilst Mark Webber ...

The Jaguar Racing team wrapped up a satisfactory three-day test session at the Circuit de Catalunya with both drivers in action.

Antonio Pizzonia continued to put mileage on the new R4 chassis for the second day running whilst Mark Webber continued behind the wheel of the R3C. The Brazilian completed a satisfactory 63 laps of the circuit in setting a quickest time of 1m18.349s.

"Today has been an okay day," commented Pizzonia. "The aim of the Barcelona test has been to shake down the Jaguar R4 and get as much mileage on the car as possible and learn as much on the new car, the new engine and new Michelin compounds as possible."

With the new season a little over a month away, there's little respite for the team who move on to Valencia for another three-day test session next week.

"We walk away from Barcelona with an encouraging first impression but nevertheless we are still far from clear where the R4 stands relative to the competition," added Jaguar Racing spokesman Nav Sidhu. "The R3C is continuing its development programme concurrently and is focusing on the new engine and other 2003 parts. Whilst we are content with what we have achieved so far there is still a considerable amount of work and development to do before we are happy."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Mark Webber
Teams Jaguar Racing