Brazilian GP Friday McLaren notes

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX -- FREE PRACTICE Sao Paulo, Friday 24th March, 2000 Mika Hakkinen Chassis 01 David Coulthard Chassis 02 T-car Chassis 03 The West McLaren Mercedes team finished today's practice for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix...

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX -- FREE PRACTICE
Sao Paulo, Friday 24th March, 2000

Mika Hakkinen Chassis 01
David Coulthard Chassis 02
T-car Chassis 03

The West McLaren Mercedes team finished today's practice for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix with both cars in the top three. Mika Hakkinen was fastest with a time of 1:15.896, nearly half a second quicker than anybody else on the circuit, while David Coulthard was third with 1:16.606. Mika completed a total of 30 laps and David did 24 laps.

MIKA HAKKINEN
'The team has done a great job and we made a lot of progress with the car during today's running. However we will not see the real potential until tomorrow when we run in maximum trim. I'm happy with the way things are going and feel comfortable that we can qualify well.'

DAVID COULTHARD
'We experienced a couple of problems with the rear of the car, which meant that we lost some time in the second session so I didn't get as many laps as I would have liked. Otherwise we went through a pretty normal Friday programme and with Mika and me in the top three we are looking forward to tomorrow's qualifying.'

RON DENNIS
'Relatively troublefree practice save for David missing some laps with a small problem.'

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Mika Hakkinen
Teams Mercedes , McLaren