Le Castellet, 16 March 2006 Official Test GP2 Series day one Temperature 14C in the morning - 11C in the afternoon Clear sky in the morning - cloudy in the afternoon The day was totally dedicated to the set up without looking for a flying lap.
Le Castellet, 16 March 2006
Official Test GP2 Series day one
Temperature 14C in the morning - 11C in the afternoon
Clear sky in the morning - cloudy in the afternoon
The day was totally dedicated to the set up without looking for a flying lap. Both drivers followed a programme compiled by the technicians to collect the greatest possible amount of technical data, specially about tyres performance. So today Trident Racing engineers, not the stopwatch as it normally happens, ruled.
GIMMI BRUNI # 26
53 laps - best lap 1.13.810
"Considering the programme we had to follow, at the end of the day I can be satisfied even if some minor problems stole a bit of continuity to my job on track. But now, more than of technical issues, I would like to dedicate some loving words to a friend of mine who died some days ago because of a road accident. His name is Pietro Saitta, he was an excellent kart driver who one day gave his overall as a present to a young rookie. I was that young rookie and there will always be a special place in my heart for Pietro. I'm looking forward to dedicate him a victory".
ANDREAS ZUBER #27
51 laps - best lap 1.13.960
"It has been a productive day especially considering the amount of data the engineers have been able to collect on every sector of the car. We did not try to set a flying lap but just to pick up data and data which will be useful tomorrow to achieve a fast lap. Personally, even if I did not force, I had the chance to drive for some miles which is good to increase my feeling with my car. So I'm satisfied even if I did not try for a good chart position. This will be my goal for tomorrow".