MF1 Silverstone test notes 2006-02-28

The team's goals for today were twofold: shaking down the second M16 race chassis for Bahrain; and running through a series of pit stop drills with all the hardware, using the team that will shortly be executing these critical routines during ...

The team's goals for today were twofold: shaking down the second M16 race chassis for Bahrain; and running through a series of pit stop drills with all the hardware, using the team that will shortly be executing these critical routines during races.

Giorgio and Markus finalized their pre-season testing programme in preparation for their Friday driving duties in Bahrain and Malaysia, respectively, while Tiago conducted the remainder of the shakedown.

As always, there is still plenty of work to do ahead of the season's first race, but the team is pleased to have concluded its pre-season build up with another productive and trouble-free test.

Tiago Monteiro:

"Unfortunately, we weren't able to do much hard running today, as it was freezing cold and actually snowed quite a bit! But we did manage to shake down the new car, test out the new gearbox and practice some pit stops and refueling, so it was a pretty useful test."

"As usual, the mechanical components and team members performed flawlessly. Now, everyone is excited and getting ready for the first race in two weeks. Personally, I can say that I'm really looking forward to being in a warm, dry climate again!"

Chassis: M16-03 (all drivers)
Engine: Toyota RVX-06

Giorgio Mondini
Best time: 1:44.178
Laps: 13
Distance: 67 km

Markus Winkelhock
Best time: 1:37.350
Laps: 12
Distance: 62 km

Tiago Monteiro
No time
Laps: 11
Distance: 57 km

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Tiago Monteiro , Markus Winkelhock , Giorgio Mondini