Malaysian GP: Arrows Friday notes

Free Practice for the 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix got underway at Sepang today in sweltering temperatures. OrangeArrows drivers, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Enrique Bernoldi, set competitive times during the first of the two hour-long ...

Free Practice for the 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix got underway at Sepang today in sweltering temperatures.

OrangeArrows drivers, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Enrique Bernoldi, set competitive times during the first of the two hour-long practice sessions. They ended the day's running in 13th and 15th positions respectively.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen

"My day was trouble-free apart from a little software problem this morning but that didn't delay us for long. In general we have managed to collect good information for Sunday, concentrating on the balance of the car and race set-up. It's very hot out there but that hasn't caused us any problems. There is still room for improvement but we are making good progress."

Enrique Bernoldi

"If it hadn't been for the spin I had halfway through the second session I would have had a very good day today. The car felt very good during the first session and I was able to set a good time. We were steadily improving during this afternoon's session but my spin ended that. All in all, I am pleased with the progress we've made and happy that the car feels much better here than it did in Australia."

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows

"We've had a pretty good day today. Heinz-Harald's car had a software problem this morning which delayed him very slightly and Enrique's car stopped out on the track at the end of that session. Aside from that, we didn't have any other technical problems. Judging by the fuel loads we were running I'm reasonably happy with our pace. I'd rather we had completed more miles but you can't have it all!"

Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Position: 13th
Best Time: 1:40.576
No. of laps: 27
Chassis No.: A23-01
T-Car Chassis: A23-03

Enrique Bernoldi
Position: 15th
Best Time: 1:41.095
No. of laps: 19
Chassis No.: A23-02

Weather: Very hot and humid.
Maximum ambient temperature 35˚C.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Enrique Bernoldi , Heinz-Harald Frentzen