US GP: BAR Friday notes

BAR Honda Lucky Strike Friday practicea reports Jacques Villeneuve "We got off to quite a slow start today because the track was still drying at the beginning of the session. The infield section here is hardly used so the asphalt is always...

BAR Honda Lucky Strike Friday practicea reports

Jacques Villeneuve

"We got off to quite a slow start today because the track was still drying at the beginning of the session. The infield section here is hardly used so the asphalt is always very slippery. We were struggling to find rear grip throughout the session but we did quite a few runs to try different things and basically just worked through the problem. I managed to get one good lap on new tyres before it got too slippery. Last year's race wasn't very good for us so I'm pleased we've got off to a good start today. During the last few races we've frequently been the best of the Bridgestone runners after Ferrari and our qualifying has been improving so let's hope we can carry today's progress through to the race on Sunday."

Olivier Panis

"During both sessions I suffered from massive oversteer. We tried to find different solutions but nothing seemed to work. I think we will have to strip the car down completely in order to see if we don't have a more fundamental problem that we cannot see on the data. I think there is a lot of work to be done this afternoon."

David Richards Team principal

"Jacques had a very positive session so our main concern is getting the best out of Olivier's car for tomorrow. We have a lot of work to do this afternoon to find the problem and try to bring him higher up the grid in the qualifying session."


Driver/Chassis
Jacques Villeneuve
BAR004/06
Position: 5th
Best lap time: 1:15.035 (40 laps)


Olivier Panis
BAR004/08
Position: 18th
Best lap time: 1:15.941 (34 laps)
T-Car: BAR004/09

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve , David Richards
Teams Ferrari