Austrian GP Arrows Saturday notes

OrangeArrows drivers, Enrique Bernoldi and Jos Verstappen qualified in 15th and 16th positions respectively for tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix. The first practice session this morning went well for the team with both cars showing promise....

OrangeArrows drivers, Enrique Bernoldi and Jos Verstappen qualified in 15th and 16th positions respectively for tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix.

The first practice session this morning went well for the team with both cars showing promise. Enrique continued with his programme during the second session. Unfortunately for Jos, just ten minutes into the session, his car had a rear suspension problem which caused him to go off the circuit. Still needing to scrub tyres for qualifying, he jumped into Enrique's car for the final few minutes of the session.

Enrique Bernoldi:
"I'm pretty happy with that. I had a problem with my tyres this morning in that I flat spotted one from a qualifying set so we didn't have that totally sorted. Nevertheless we progressed throughout the session and I'm quite happy with the final result."

Jos Verstappen:
"Well first of all I'd like to thank Enrique for the use of his car this morning! Qualifying did not go well for me today, mainly because of my accident this morning. The car is definitely better on scrubbed front tyres but we lost a lot of time this morning and couldn't scrub enough sets. Having said that the car felt a lot better on my third run but on the first flying lap I got traffic and on the second I went off. I think I've had a good dose of bad luck lately as we should be at least in the top 12 but I still feel optimistic about tomorrow."

Mike Coughlan:
"We should have done better today as we have had much better pace all weekend. We're a bit disappointed but tomorrow's another day and there's a long, hard race to come. We don't expect any problems during the race so we'll work hard tonight and hope for a good result tomorrow."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi