Minardi Monza test notes 2002-09-06

KL Minardi Asiatech driver, Alex Yoong, returned to the cockpit for the fourth and final day of the Formula One test that has been taking place at the Monza circuit this week. Despite morning rain, the Faenza squad completed its...

KL Minardi Asiatech driver, Alex Yoong, returned to the cockpit for the fourth and final day of the Formula One test that has been taking place at the Monza circuit this week. Despite morning rain, the Faenza squad completed its technical programme by early afternoon. Yoong continued the chassis set-up work and software evaluation that has been the focus of the team's attention ahead of next weekend's Italian Grand Prix, and also spent some time carrying out simulated qualifying runs, recording a highly creditable fastest lap of 1 min 26.540 secs in the process. The KL Minardi Asiatech team now goes into the final Grand Prix of the European season encouraged by the useful information gained during this intensive test session.

ALEX YOONG

"It was good to do a few qualifying runs today and to get my head back into driving the car. I was pleased I managed to do some dry running, because it looked as if it was going to be very wet for the whole morning. Luckily, it dried up towards the end of the session and we got some runs in."

ALEX VARNAVA, Race Engineer

"Overall, it has been a satisfying four-day test session for the team. This morning, we found something we believe has contributed to the technical problems we've experienced in the last couple of days, so that's a pleasing development. Alex did well today - he settled in and produced some consistent laps. Towards the end, he put in his very best times, which were quite comparable with those Mark (Webber) recorded yesterday."


Driver: Alex Yoong (MY)
Chassis allocated: Minardi PS02/01
Laps completed: 23
Fastest lap: 1 min 26.540 secs

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alex Yoong
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