Belgian GP Arrows Saturday notes

Jos Verstappen "What can I say? I was running on intermediates from the start and was making steady progress. The plan for my last run was to do two timed laps. On my first flying lap I was blocked by Irvine so we decided I should do a slow lap...

Jos Verstappen
"What can I say? I was running on intermediates from the start and was making steady progress. The plan for my last run was to do two timed laps. On my first flying lap I was blocked by Irvine so we decided I should do a slow lap and then another quick one at the end but it went wrong as I missed the chequered flag by about three seconds! I have to say this is my worst ever qualifying result but I'm pleased to say we are in the race tomorrow."

Enrique Bernoldi
"I started on wet tyres for my first run as it was marginal as to whether wets or intermediates was the way to go. I switched to intermediates for my second run and was able to improve a lot over my two timed laps. The track was steadily improving but it was still too early to run until the end of the session so I went in for more tyres and a fuel top-up. Unfortunately I was called onto the weighbridge with only five minutes to go so by the time I got back to the garage, time was very tight. The team changed my tyres but ran out of time for refuelling. My last flying lap was looking very good but I ran out of fuel at the Bus Stop Chicane so naturally I am very very disappointed."

Graham Taylor, Chief Race Engineer "Well, we are pretty devastated by that result. Enrique was on a superb lap at the end of the session, knocking a lot of time of his splits. We could only hope that he had enough fuel to finish the lap and he nearly made it too. I think we can all learn a lot from today, and will now work hard to make sure we are fully prepared for tomorrow's race."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi