Malaysian GP Arrows Friday notes

OrangeArrows drivers, Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi, finished today's two hour-long practice sessions in 15th and 18th places respectively. A difficult first session cut the track time for Jos and Enrique but the team made up a lot of...

OrangeArrows drivers, Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi, finished today's two hour-long practice sessions in 15th and 18th places respectively.

A difficult first session cut the track time for Jos and Enrique but the team made up a lot of time this afternoon after an engine change for Jos and a hydraulics change to solve Enrique's clutch problem.

Jos Verstappen
"First and foremost I want to thank my mechanics for doing a fantastic job. The engine change we had to do between the sessions was the fastest they have done so far. The sensor problem in the first session basically lost us this morning's track time so this afternoon was spent evaluating tyres. We're still a long way out on set-up so there's a lot of work to be done there but hopefully we can make up for lost time tomorrow."

Enrique Bernoldi
"We had a problem with the clutch this morning which cut our track time. This afternoon we managed to do a lot more laps which is necessary for me to learn the circuit. I would also like to thank my mechanics for their speedy work in these difficult conditions. Like Jos, we still have to do our set-up work and hope to find more pace tomorrow."

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director
"We're disappointed we lost the first session today but we recovered well. We concentrated on tyre comparisons this afternoon and are looking forward to getting on with it tomorrow."

Guy Audoux, Asiatech
"After their curtailed morning session, both drivers had an industrious afternoon in Sepang's intense heat. They covered around 20 laps each providing the team with valuable information for tomorrow's sessions."

- Arrows F1

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi