Belgian GP Arrows Friday notes

Spa-Francorchamps - OrangeArrows drivers, Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi, finished today's two hour-long practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix in 17th and 20th positions respectively. Jos Verstappen "We spent the morning adjusting...

Spa-Francorchamps - OrangeArrows drivers, Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi, finished today's two hour-long practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix in 17th and 20th positions respectively.

Jos Verstappen
"We spent the morning adjusting the set-up of the car and finished up reasonably happy with the balance in the dry. The rain came just as we began our tyre programme so that made it a little difficult for us. While the track was wet we took the opportunity to try out the different wet tyres. All in all we stayed on the black stuff so I don't have any complaints."

Enrique Bernoldi
"I wasn't happy at all with the chassis balance first thing this morning but we did make some big improvements just before the rain began. Unfortunately this stopped me from trying out the new set-up on new tyres. The balance we achieved in the wet was okay though so I'm quite happy but we have a lot to do before qualifying."

Graham Taylor, Chief Race Engineer, OrangeArrows
"The weather has always been a huge factor at Spa and today was no different. We didn't manage to get a pure back-to-back run on the grooved tyres because of the changing weather so we will have to do that tomorrow morning. We did discover the crossover point between the wet and the intermediate tyre which is useful information. Both drivers made big improvements in the balance of their cars in the dry so we can be pleased about that."

Weather: Overcast with intermittent showers. Maximum ambient temperature 16°C.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi