B.A.R Honda complete first test in Spain

Circuit De Catalunya, Barcelona Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda took to the track for a fifth and final day today in order to complete this first test of the season. Although delayed by fog for the early part of the morning, Olivier was still able to...

Circuit De Catalunya, Barcelona

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda took to the track for a fifth and final day today in order to complete this first test of the season.

Although delayed by fog for the early part of the morning, Olivier was still able to put the new car through its paces in the afternoon. Completing a full race distance in the BAR004, his fastest lap time of the day was a 1.20.492 on lap 83.

"I still feel really positive", he commented at the end of running. "Today we managed 84 laps with one long race distance run and there were no problems. The car felt really stable. The team have done an excellent job this winter and I feel confident. We've been quite conservative with the engine this test, but the reliability is there and that's important."

Anthony Davidson drove for his fourth day today, once again in the BAR003, with the focus on both tyre and chassis set-up work. Anthony completed 54 laps, his fastest time being a 1.20.865 on lap 37.

This has been a very positive first test for the team and they are optimistic that they will be able to build on the progress made here this week when they return to Spain next Thursday. Running a 3-car test at the Valencia circuit, they will be continuing with development work on the BAR004. Newly signed test driver Ryo Fukuda will also make his debut for the team.

- www.BAR.net

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Anthony Davidson , Ryo Fukuda