Bridgestone Motorsport completed its first winter test this week at the Spanish 4.73km Circuit de Catalunya with the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Sauber Petronas teams running four cars between them. Tuesday and Wednesday presented the teams...
Bridgestone Motorsport completed its first winter test this week at the Spanish 4.73km Circuit de Catalunya with the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Sauber Petronas teams running four cars between them.
Tuesday and Wednesday presented the teams with uninterrupted dry tyre test conditions whilst this morning's wet but drying conditions enabled a limited amount of wet tyre testing. Ferrari's Luca Badoer was consistently the fastest man on track over the three days setting the top time of the week on lap 58 of 68 on Day 2 (Wednesday).
Hisao Suganuma, Bridgestone Motorsport Technical Manager:
"We had a large tyre test programme to get through this week with Ferrari and Sauber and thanks to their hard work, we managed to achieve most of it despite this morning's damp conditions. This is only the first test of the winter period and I am encouraged by the amount and quality of the information we have come away with. There have been some interesting results this week relating to both development compounds and constructions and we are looking forward to utilising this data so we can move forward to the next stage of development."
Looking ahead to Bridgestone's second test at the Spanish circuit of Jerez, where Jordan Ford will be in action for their first winter test alongside Ferrari, Suganuma added: "In addition confirming this week's results, there are of course more development specifications to try out for the first time in Jerez. We had approximately 20 specifications and in the region of 1,200 tyres to try here in Barcelona and with Tokyo sending them over to us thick and fast we can expect the same again next week! Overall, it's been a good week and we've enjoyed being trackside again."