Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez today. Vitantonio Liuzzi covered 60 laps in chassis C23-05 to set a best time of 1:18.931s. The team will be testing again from 24 to 26 November in ...
Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez today. Vitantonio Liuzzi covered 60 laps in chassis C23-05 to set a best time of 1:18.931s.
The team will be testing again from 24 to 26 November in Barcelona.
Willy Rampf (Technical Director): "Vitantonio used the morning to familiarise himself with the car. He coped with the driving and the different set-up possibilities astonishingly soon. His work and feedback concerning the car handling were pretty good and useful for the engineers. Furthermore, his lap times were quite constant and improved steadily. In the afternoon he was able to participate in the Bridgestone tyre programme in preparation to the Chinese Grand Prix. "Overall I have to say that considering that it was just a one-day test he managed this work really well."
Vitantonio Liuzzi: "It was a great day for me and I feel very happy. Driving a Formula One car doesn't happen every day. "In the morning the track conditions were not the best otherwise I'm sure I could have been quicker, but in the afternoon it improved and we were able to complete our programme. "I felt really good in the team. It was important for me to do this test, to understand how this team works and to run as many kilometres in a Formula One car as possible."
Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Thursday, 16 September 2004
Temperature: Air 33?, Track 47?
Number of laps: Vitantonio Liuzzi 60 laps, 265.680 kilometres
Track length: 4.428 kilometres
<pre> Names Chassis Lap times Laps M. Schumacher Ferrari 1:16.920s 83 V. Liuzzi Sauber Petronas 1:18.931s 60