Comments from the Jordan team after Friday practices for the Brazilian Grand Prix Timo Glock: "It was not easy for me at the beginning because I had to learn the circuit, another new one for me. The car was quite nervous at the rear and it...
Comments from the Jordan team after Friday practices for the Brazilian Grand Prix
"It was not easy for me at the beginning because I had to learn the circuit, another new one for me. The car was quite nervous at the rear and it felt like I was fighting it too much, it was difficult to drive. We have to find a better set-up for the car and although I think we know what to do in the dry, I think the forecast for Sunday is wet, so it's difficult to say! We have some work to do tonight and tomorrow to improve things."
"I had a difficult start this morning, with the balance of the car making it difficult to drive, especially going over the bumps where the rear was very nervous. But we made a couple more changes than usual between sessions and then further changes before I started the long runs and they all worked well. We made some very good improvements during the day and the car was much better in the afternoon than the morning. We still have some improvements to make before tomorrow and I'm confident we know which direction we have to go in that respect."
"It was a good day for me and I had fun. I was really hoping for dry weather because the last two times I drove the car, in Suzuka and the test in England, it was in wet conditions. It was dry as I hoped and both sessions went well. I helped the team with tyre choice data and at the end they got me on a qualifying set-up which was another first for me. I put in a good time and I am happy, also because my sponsor Muermans is here this weekend so it's been a really good day."
James Robinson, Head of race and test engineering:
"It was a normal free practice Friday for us. Today's focus was totally on tyres as it was very important to look at both Bridgestone compounds, taking into consideration conditions for today and tomorrow as well as the threat of rain on Sunday. As always, we are going to study the data very carefully tonight in order to know which one to choose for the rest of the weekend."
"We had no technical problems with the car and it was a productive day for the drivers with Robert doing a very good lap time on lower fuel at the end of the session. Unfortunately Timo had a radio problem causing him to back off in the second sector during his last run on fresh tyres, so he couldn't maximise his potential. Nick did a solid run and it's good to see that yet again we are closer to the front cars with only nine tenths of a second between us and P8."
Practice session 1: 20th, 1:15.414, 12 laps
Practice session 2: 19th, 1:13.114, 24 laps
Practice session 1: 23rd, 1:15.647, 18 laps
Practice session 2: 22nd, 1:13.966, 24 laps
Practice session 1: 18th, 1:14.966, 27 laps
Practice session 2: 13th, 1:12.345, 27 laps