Solid Friday Effort for Great Britain at Eastern Creek Friday 02 February, 2007 -- A1 Team Great Britain had a solid Friday practice at the Eastern Creek International Raceway ahead of Sunday's seventh round of the 2006-07 A1GP World Cup of ...
Solid Friday Effort for Great Britain at Eastern Creek
Friday 02 February, 2007 -- A1 Team Great Britain had a solid Friday practice at the Eastern Creek International Raceway ahead of Sunday's seventh round of the 2006-07 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at the Australian track with Oliver Jarvis running in the rookie only session in the morning before handing over to Robbie Kerr for the afternoon's official practice session.
Jarvis posted the ninth fastest lap time in the hour-long rookie session, the first half of which saw heavy drizzle greet the 18 nations opting to venture out on the 2.4-mile circuit before conditions later improved and a dry line emerged. Switching to a dry set-up for Kerr's outing in the afternoon, the team improved the pace of the car throughout the session in preparation for Saturday's qualifying run.
"I'm not 100 percent happy with the session. I don't think that where we ended up on the timesheets reflects our true speed here in Australia. At the end of the afternoon session we were fast and setting equal times with New Zealand, France and Germany who we're fighting with in the championship. The important thing is that we're moving forward with the set-up of the car which will hopefully bode well for Saturday's qualifying effort."
"I really enjoyed myself out there on the circuit. It's the first time I've driven the A1GP car in the wet but it handled well and this is an absolutely fantastic track, it'll make for a great race. I had to perform all the usual team duties of bedding in brakes and discs, which was made slightly harder by the weather, but we're getting to grips with the circuit and making progress. I think the car will be in good shape come Sunday's races."
-credit: team gbr