San Marino GP: BAR Friday notes

FREE PRACTICE - Friday 12 April Jacques Villeneuve "The car was very difficult to drive today. The less grip there is the more you can see your problems. We're not getting enough downforce and we're having a very difficult time bringing ...

FREE PRACTICE - Friday 12 April

Jacques Villeneuve

"The car was very difficult to drive today. The less grip there is the more you can see your problems. We're not getting enough downforce and we're having a very difficult time bringing temperature into the tyres. I think we're going to struggle to make the car competitive this weekend."

Olivier Panis

"It wasn't an easy session that's for sure. I'm disappointed to see that some of the problems we had in Brazil are still in evidence here today. The team have to take a good look at the problems we experienced in practice and really focus on finding a solution. Otherwise, we aren't going to progress."

David Richards, Team Principal

"Our performance in the wet conditions today has shown up some of the inherent weaknesses in the car, which are currently being addressed by Geoffrey and his team. These will not provide us with a quick fix but hopefully we can look forward to a drier weekend than we've experienced today."

Geoffrey Willis, Technical Director

"Today was a very difficult day for us. Both drivers struggled with oversteer and lack of grip, and it's going to take a lot of work to make the car perform any better in these conditions. The wet weather brought out the worst in the car today and amplified its weaknesses."


Driver/Chassis


Jacques Villeneuve: 004/06
Position: 15th
Best time: 1:40.787 (39 laps)


Olivier Panis: 004/04
Position: 17th
Best time: 1:41.565

T-car: 004/03

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve , David Richards