Sauber Imola test notes 2005-02-20

Team Sauber Petronas continued its three-day test at the Circuit Enzo e Dino Ferrari today. Jacques Villeneuve covered 9 laps in chassis C24-01. Felipe Massa ran only the installation lap in chassis C24-02. Jacky Eeckelaert (Chief Race ...

Team Sauber Petronas continued its three-day test at the Circuit Enzo e Dino Ferrari today. Jacques Villeneuve covered 9 laps in chassis C24-01. Felipe Massa ran only the installation lap in chassis C24-02.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Chief Race Engineer):

"Originally we had planned for Felipe to test Michelin tyres for the Imola race in April, and Jacques was supposed to run a race simulation. However, due to the bad weather conditions and in consequence the cold track surface the tyres didn't reach the necessary operation temperature."

"Under these circumstances testing had been too dangerous and moreover pointless. We will see tomorrow morning if the weather and track conditions will allow us to complete our test."

"Nonetheless we are happy that we didn't have this situation yesterday already, but that we were able to run a lot of laps to gather valuable data."

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: C24-01
9 laps, 44.397 kilometres

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C24-02
1 lap (installation lap), 4.933 kilometres

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari , Sauber