Zeltweg, 23rd July Eddie Irvine: ninth, 1.13.883, 41 laps Mika Salo: sixteenth, 1.14.608, 32 laps Jean Todt "We have worked on finding the right set-up for the race. Both drivers used only one set of tyres each. We are happy with the ...
Zeltweg, 23rd July
Eddie Irvine: ninth, 1.13.883, 41 laps Mika Salo: sixteenth, 1.14.608, 32 laps
Jean Todt "We have worked on finding the right set-up for the race. Both drivers used only one set of tyres each. We are happy with the overall performance of the car. Mika lost control of the car, spinning off into the gravel. He was unable to continue and therefore missed the last part of the afternoon session. But anyway, he did a good job. I think it is looking good for tomorrow."
Eddie Irvine "This was an usual Friday, doing a lot of laps on old tyres and with heavy fuel load, so I am not bothered about my time from today. The car is pretty much the way it should be. There are a few minor improvements we can try tomorrow morning. We made a good step forward before my last two runs this afternoon, but traffic and old tyres meant we did not see the difference on the watch. Tyre choice will be straightforward here. I like this circuit and it is fun to drive."
Mika Salo "The morning session went very well. We made a lot of changes to the car and improved it a lot. This afternoon, we continued to improve and also did some pit-stops practices which was useful as everything is new to me here. Then unfortunately, I made a small mistake and lost control of the car in a high speed corner. I was trying something different for the first time. It was part of the learning process. Unfortunately, it cost me forty minutes of practice time. But generally, I am comfortable with the car now and I think I can have a very good weekend here. There are still a few changes I want to try on the car tomorrow morning, which should make it better for qualifying."
Chassis: Mika Salo chassis 195, Eddie Irvine chassis 191 Temperatures: air 18-16 C, track 28 C