OrangeArrows drivers, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Enrique Bernoldi, finished today's two hour-long free practice sessions for the Brazilian Grand Prix in 11th and 12th positions respectively. The team had a relatively trouble-free day with just a...
OrangeArrows drivers, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Enrique Bernoldi, finished today's two hour-long free practice sessions for the Brazilian Grand Prix in 11th and 12th positions respectively.
The team had a relatively trouble-free day with just a recovered spin for Enrique and a brief sideways moment for Heinz-Harald. The drivers were closely matched, their respective fastest times being just four thousandths of a second apart.
"We had a very progressive, trouble-free day today. We made a lot of changes to the car throughout the two sessions in order to improve the balance. We are getting there but there are still improvements to be made so we will work hard on that this afternoon."
"The car feels okay here. We went through the usual programme of evaluating tyres and working on our race set-up. We made a lot of progress but there is still room for improvement."
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows
"A pretty good day for us today. We got through all the work we needed to do and will now spend the afternoon going through the data. The times were competitive during this morning's session but both drivers feel there are still advances to be made. I'm relatively happy with our pace today and we've shown we can be reliable in hotter conditions than this so our main aim now is to improve the balance of the A23s further in order to get maximum pace tomorrow and on Sunday."
Weather: Hot, mainly sunny.
Maximum ambient temperature 32C
Best Time: 1:16.375
No. of laps: 30
Chassis No.: A23-01
Best Time: 1:16.379
No. of laps: 34
Chassis No.: A23-02
T-Car Chassis: A23-03