Wirdheim pleased to make a difference

Wirdheim pleased to make a difference

Jaguar's Bjorn Wirdheim is pleased to be making a contribution to the team in his role as official third driver in Friday practices of race weekends. The 23 year-old Swede joined Jaguar just prior to the season and had his first taste of track ...

Jaguar's Bjorn Wirdheim is pleased to be making a contribution to the team in his role as official third driver in Friday practices of race weekends. The 23 year-old Swede joined Jaguar just prior to the season and had his first taste of track action in Melbourne.

Bjorn Wirdheim.
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"I am really enjoying my time at Jaguar Racing and I am pleased to know that my Friday practice is really making a difference to the team and Mark and Christian," he told the team website.

"Although we don't get long out there on track, or certainly as long as I would like, I am making the most of getting to know the R5 and getting to know some of the circuits in more detail."

Wirdheim works mostly on tyres so race drivers Mark Webber and Christian Klien can concentrate on the upcoming race. "A lot of my time is spent focusing on tyres to help the team make their choice in time for Saturday and I know that this is a big step forward for the team from 2003 when the drivers were racing and testing all of the time," he explained.

"I have been training this week with our physician and this really helps me as I have made some good improvements since I joined. The temperatures that we will be driving in next weekend will be a big change for me and I am hoping that I will be prepared for it."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Bjorn Wirdheim
Teams Jaguar Racing