Spyker MF1 Silverstone test notes 2006-10-11

In preparation for his Friday testing drive at the Brazilian Grand Prix; Venezuelan Ernesto Viso braved poor weather conditions at the Silverstone South Circuit. The team was able to complete a number of laps and be satisfied at completion of...

In preparation for his Friday testing drive at the Brazilian Grand Prix; Venezuelan Ernesto Viso braved poor weather conditions at the Silverstone South Circuit. The team was able to complete a number of laps and be satisfied at completion of their day's programme. The test continues tomorrow with Markus Winkelhock and Christijan Albers taking over the driving duties.

Ernesto Viso:

"Despite very difficult rainy conditions I think we did some good work. I really enjoyed my first run in an F1 car and I am looking forward to Brazil. The factory team and the whole Spyker MF1 test crew have been fantastic and really have worked hard. They weren't scared of getting wet to keep sending me back out of the garage!"

Dominic Harlow (Head of Race and Test Engineering):

"Ernesto did a good job today, familiarising himself with the team and the car`s control systems. We began to accumulate mileage on some development gearbox parts and several control systems development items. Despite the bad weather Ernie impressed the team with his enthusiasm and approach and I`m sure he will make a very useful contribution to the programme in Brazil in ten days time."

Colin Kolles (Team Principal):

"Ernesto did very well today. The conditions were not great but I understand that he handled the car well and his feedback to our test engineers was excellent. He has helped Spyker MF1 Team with some important development work that we were undertaking. I have watched Ernesto closely in GP2 this season and have been very impressed with his performances, I look forward to seeing him drive at Interlagos and have little doubt that he is ready for the challenge."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Christijan Albers , Markus Winkelhock , Colin Kolles , Ernesto Viso