MF1 Jerez test notes 2006-07-20

Comments from the MF1 team after the second day of testing at Jerez Dominic Harlow, Chief Race and Test Engineer: "Tiago continued to look at some suspension updates today, ran a tyre programme in preparation for one of the upcoming events,...

Comments from the MF1 team after the second day of testing at Jerez

Dominic Harlow, Chief Race and Test Engineer:

"Tiago continued to look at some suspension updates today, ran a tyre programme in preparation for one of the upcoming events, and covered some more aerodynamic tests. The conditions were very hot, similar to what we have just experienced in France, and is what we can probably expect at the coming three races. Unfortunately, as is often the case at these busy tests, we lost a lot of time to red flags today."

Tiago Monterio:

"It was a pretty useful test in the end, as we tried the new rear suspension and it proved quite a good upgrade. We also ran a tyre program for the next few races and once again, it was very positive, as we found some interesting info and set ups."

"The day was amazingly hot and some of our runs were trashed by red flags, but our times are really not bad at all, considering our fuel loads. We were pretty close to the pack today: I finished 13th, but I was only 2 or 3 tenths away from 8th."

"Testing days are so important and of course, we always wish we could have more. We do a pretty good job of maximising the time we spend on the track, though."

Tiago Monteiro
Chassis: M16-01
Engine: Toyota RVX-06
Fastest Lap: 1:19.286
Number of Laps: 76
Distance: 329 km

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Tiago Monteiro