Brazilian GP BAR preview

THE CIRCUIT -- Autodromo Jose' Carlos Pace, Brazil "Interlagos is a very different track to that of Melbourne and Malaysia. It is very bumpy circuit despite the re-surfacing that has taken place. There are two long straights, one past the pits and...

THE CIRCUIT -- Autodromo Jose' Carlos Pace, Brazil
"Interlagos is a very different track to that of Melbourne and Malaysia. It is very bumpy circuit despite the re-surfacing that has taken place. There are two long straights, one past the pits and the other along the back of the circuit. Then there is the tight infield complex followed by the long climb to the start/finish line. The weather here is very changeable - it swings from bright sunshine to threatening rain.

LAST YEAR
"A good result in qualifying with both cars in the top ten although the session was disrupted by circuit problems and heavy rain showers. The team managed to miss the worst of the rain and Ricardo Zonta eventually lined up in 8th position with Jacques Villeneuve just behind in 10th. The race however was to be disappointing for both drivers with Jacques Villenueve suddenly stopping on the circuit during the first half of the race due to mechanical problems. Ricardo Zonta finished in 10th after being hindered by a loose wheel nut, which resulted in an early pit stop, slowing him down.

Craig Pollock, Team Principal and Managing Director
"The team have done an extremely good job between races having three cars in Barcelona for the test in preparation for Brazil. We feel well prepared so it is now up to the engineers and drivers to find the set-up and make sure that we get the performance from the car. I am looking forward to a good showing and perhaps getting our first points here."

-BAR

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Ricardo Zonta