After a good start in the morning practice session when Giancarlo Fisichella posted the third fastest lap time, Free Practice for the DHL Jordan Honda team in Brazil produced disappointing results. Fisichella finished the day in 16th position with...
After a good start in the morning practice session when Giancarlo Fisichella posted the third fastest lap time, Free Practice for the DHL Jordan Honda team in Brazil produced disappointing results. Fisichella finished the day in 16th position with his team mate Takuma Sato 19th. The Jordan Honda EJ12s ran trouble free throughout both hours however, and the team is confident that overnight work on the telemetry data will enable it to regain its competitiveness for tomorrow's qualifying.
"This morning everything went very well and I was really pleased with the balance of the car. This afternoon though, we don't seem to have managed to make the progress other teams have made, which is disappointing. The car still felt quite good but just a bit more nervous. I think if we can work from the data we collected to find a good set up for tomorrow we should be able to qualify in the top ten."
"Overall the sessions were productive as we had no problems with the car. The second session, however, was particularly difficult as we couldn't balance the car well and lost a lot of running time making changes in the garage I have already driven on this circuit once before, so at least I know it, but that was only in an F3 car when I came here last December. It is a whole new world of course to drive it in an F1 car and you certainly feel the bumps a lot more!"
GARY ANDERSON DIRECTOR OF RACE AND TEST TEAM ENGINEERING
"We seem to have lost our way a little this afternoon, although it is possible the results have been skewed by teams doing different things with fuel loads. But we've had two trouble free sessions and looked ok this morning, so I think if we do some hard work with the data tonight we can be back up to where we should be tomorrow."
The T car is set up for Giancarlo Fisichella for tomorrow's qualifying.
GIANCARLO FISICHELLA 16th
CHASSIS NUMBER 4
TAKUMA SATO 19th
CHASSIS NUMBER 3