SATISFACTION AND FRUSTRATION AFTER FIRST TEST
Le Castellet, 20th February 2005 - After the fastest time set by Alx Danielsson yesterday the Team was optimistic for Maldonado's test today. Unfortunately the young Venezuelian crashed during the morning session. Even if the team pushed hard to rebuild the car Maldonado could only drive 5 laps at the end of this day and did not have the opportunity to use new tyres.
Jean-Paul Driot, CEO of DAMS : "Apparently Pastor is not responsible of this morning's crash, it is a shame because we have lost one day of testing. Any way I keep in mind that the team adapted very quickly with the car, Alx was impressive yesterday and I am sure Maldonado will have the opportunity to show his great potential at Barcelona this week."
Next test : Barcelona, 23 & 24 February <pre> Paul Ricard Test Day 2 - World Series 2005 - World Series Nissan car
DRIVER TEAM BEST LAP LAPS 1. Robert Kubica (POL) Epsilon Euskadi 1.16.795 88 2. Simon Pagenaud (FRA) Saulnier Racing 1.17.125 54 3. Eric Salignon (FRA) Saulnier Racing 1.17.283 33 4. Marko Wilnhelhok (AST) Draco Multiracing USA 1.17.371 48 5. Alex Zuber (AST) Carlin Motorsport 1.17.788 104 6. Giorgio Mondini (ITA) Eurointernational 1.17.865 99 7. Patrick Pilet (FRA) Jenzer Motorsport 1.18.222 49 8. Stefano Proetto (ITA) Interwetten 1.18.257 97 9. Robert Antinucci (USA) RC Motorsport 1.18.472 96 10. Ernesto Viso (VEN) Cram Competicion 1.18.669 90 11. Pastor Maldonado (VEN) DAMS 1.18.696 36 12. Raffaele Gianmaria (ITA) GD Racing 1.19.012 92 13. Alex Ciompi (ITA) Avelon Racing 1.19.461 61 14. Colin Fleming (USA) Jenzer Motorsport 1.19.820 25