tewart-Ford News 99-02-23

The Stewart-Ford team's preparations for the Brazilian Grand Prix continued last week when Rubens Barrichello and Johnny Herbert continued their excellent start to the 1999 Formula One season by topping the timesheets at the conclusion of the ...

The Stewart-Ford team's preparations for the Brazilian Grand Prix continued last week when Rubens Barrichello and Johnny Herbert continued their excellent start to the 1999 Formula One season by topping the timesheets at the conclusion of the three-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Barrichello produced a lap time of 1:20.48secs, the fastest of the test and the fastest at Barcelona this year while team-mate Herbert, meanwhile, had a best lap of 1:22.02 to be second quickest of the 10 drivers taking part in the test.

Following the grid fires in Australia a lot of work was done to solve this particular problem including two successful simulated hot starts. The team did suffer three engine failures. Most of the time, the engines ran to higher revs than raced in Melbourne and as a result a great deal more data have been accumulated.

At the moment the Stewart-Ford team is planning a shake down at Silverstone before going to Brazil.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Rubens Barrichello