A rather stunted qualifying session at Albert Park today resulted in OrangeArrows drivers, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Enrique Bernoldi, taking 15th and 17th positions respectively on the grid for the 2002 Australian Grand Prix. Spots of rain...
A rather stunted qualifying session at Albert Park today resulted in OrangeArrows drivers, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Enrique Bernoldi, taking 15th and 17th positions respectively on the grid for the 2002 Australian Grand Prix.
Spots of rain began to fall at the start of the hour-long session before it began to rain progressively heavier. This resulted in the majority of the drivers only getting in one or two flying laps in good conditions.
"We only got in one proper run today. I had a small problem on that run with fuel pressure so the times would have been better later on if the rain had stayed away. There is not really anything else to say as it's hard to know where we would be if we had done a full session. I hope we can have a good race tomorrow and put on a bit more of a show for the spectators here."
"I lost my first run today as the red flag came out as I was beginning my first flying lap. Everything went to plan on my second run and we decided that for the next run I would do two flying laps. Unfortunately we never got the opportunity to do that so I have to settle for 17th. It's by no means the end of the world though, we will just have to work very hard in the race tomorrow."
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director
"We planned to get all our runs completed as soon as possible this afternoon as we knew there was rain on the way. Unfortunately the red flag delayed things a little and it meant each driver only did one proper run. Enrique had a bit of traffic trouble on his flying lap and Heinz-Harald had a problem with fuel pressure but nothing serious. We could have and should have been faster today but there's nothing we can do about that now so we'll turn our attention to tomorrow's race."
Best Time: 1:29.474
Chassis No.: A23-01
T-Car Chassis: A23-03
Best Time: 1:29.738
Chassis No.: A23-02