MF1 Valencia test notes 2006-02-14

Test summary Tiago Monteiro Tiago Monteiro kicked off the team's second test with the M16 at Valencia with a program that included set-up work, tyre testing and control system evaluations. We made considerable progress in these areas and will ...

Test summary Tiago Monteiro

Tiago Monteiro kicked off the team's second test with the M16 at Valencia with a program that included set-up work, tyre testing and control system evaluations. We made considerable progress in these areas and will continue exploring these areas with Christijan Albers tomorrow.

Tiago Monteiro:

"We worked through a number of different set ups, improving the balance throughout the day, and I am pleased with the tyre testing we completed. The car's handling is improving all the time and we are learning a lot. I'm pleased with the progress we have been making with the new car since we began testing last week."

Test summary Makus Winkelhock

Today's session was intended as a familiarisation for Markus and a chance to complete more mileage with the team following his test at the end of last year in Jerez. He did a good job covering a number of planned test items and the team is pleased with his progress.

Markus Winkelhock:

"The car felt really good and I gained more experience after the test in Jerez in December. I feel more and more confident in the car and it was nice to get experience with the V8 engine. The circuit has a lot of slow corners for a Formula One car, although I tend to prefer the fast corners. I had a really good day and enjoyed being with the team again."

Giorgio Mondini ran a limited number of laps in the EJ15B-03 in preparation for a full day of testing tomorrow.

Tiago Monteiro
Chassis: M16-02
Engine: Toyota
Fastest Lap: 1:12.93
Number of Laps: 86
Distance: 343km

Markus Winkelhock
Chassis: EJ15B-03
Engine: Toyota
Fastest Lap: 1:14.30
Number of Laps: 87
Distance: 347km

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