Sauber Paul Ricard test notes 2005-05-13

Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test at the Circuit Paul Ricard today. Jacques Villeneuve covered altogether 119 laps in chassis C24-05 to set best times of 1:27.011s and 1:02.596s respectively. Giampaolo Dall'Ara (Race ...

Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test at the Circuit Paul Ricard today. Jacques Villeneuve covered altogether 119 laps in chassis C24-05 to set best times of 1:27.011s and 1:02.596s respectively.

Giampaolo Dall'Ara (Race Engineer):

"Until Alexander Wurz's accident we could run our planned programme, but as a result of this we all had to return to the short track layout which was a big disappointment for our team."

"It completely mixed up our programme and we needed to find a compromise, but at the end of the day we managed to complete the test. Unfortunately Jacques ran wide at one point and hit hard a kerb of another track layout. This damaged the car too much to continue, so we were forced to finish earlier today."

"Although we missed some running I think the test this week was not too bad overall. We were able to make our Michelin tyre selection for Montreal and found a reasonable set-up. However, the car's performance still needs improvement."

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: C24-05
Total 119 laps, 514.144 kilometres
Best time short track: 1:02.596
Best time long track: 1:27.011

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Alexander Wurz
Teams Sauber