Webber in flames again

Jaguar Racing's difficult Monaco Grand Prix weekend continues. But among their various challenges there is a definate vein of promise, as Mark Webber proved when he went third quickest in the first Saturday practice session. Mark ...

Jaguar Racing's difficult Monaco Grand Prix weekend continues. But among their various challenges there is a definate vein of promise, as Mark Webber proved when he went third quickest in the first Saturday practice session.

Mark Webber.
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Unfortunately Webber got to complete only four laps of the second session before he was halted by a repeat of the engine fire he suffered on Thursday.

"We don't yet know if it's the same cause as on Thursday," said Dr Mark Gillan, the team's head of vehicle performance. "It's keeping us pretty busy. The boys had a busy Thursday night/Friday morning re-fettling Mark's car without the need to change engines and therefore not incurring a grid place penalty. It looks like they'll have some more work to do this afternoon, though the damage is nowhere near as bad as on Thursday."

Christian Klien at least got to complete his scheduled programme and was 16th in the first session and 13th in the second. "We're makling progress with the car and I'm quite pleased with its set up," he reported.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Christian Klien
Teams Jaguar Racing