Jordan Ford worked through its free practice plan of race set-up and tyre evaluation with all three drivers contributing to the programme. Timo Glock crashed towards the end of the second session after experiencing a wheel related problem which...
Jordan Ford worked through its free practice plan of race set-up and tyre evaluation with all three drivers contributing to the programme. Timo Glock crashed towards the end of the second session after experiencing a wheel related problem which the team is currently investigating.
"A fairly positive day as I did a lot of laps and we have benefited from testing here not too long ago to prepare a starting set-up. I'm not quite happy with our balance at the moment: although we have tried a couple of things, we need to make further improvements. Tyre choice is going to be tough although I think we will be stronger on that side than we were in Magny Cours."
"The first practice session was quite good and I worked on a tyre and engine programme. It was difficult to find a good set-up for the car, but I think we are starting to understand which tyre is right for the race. The crash was quite heavy and I think there's a bit of damage for the mechanics to repair but I'm okay."
"Today we tried to improve the balance of the car in these conditions, it's also the first time I have driven here with more rubber on the circuit. We had some little balance problems but we worked quite hard today on tyre comparison tests and with our choice for the race we hope to find a better balance on the slower parts of the circuit."
James Robinson, Head of race and test engineering:
"Our primary concern is what happened to Timo's car this afternoon. We will investigate it further this evening though we are confident that the problem was understood and relates to the increased fatigue loads we are now seeing in 2004. The two race cars completed their normal Friday programme of assessing tyre choice for these cooler conditions and we will have to study the data very hard this evening to know which tyre to pick for Sunday."
Practice session 1: 19th, 1:22.716, 20 laps
Practice session 2: 20th, 1:22.365, 13 laps
Practice session 1: 18th, 1:22.520, 20 laps
Practice session 2: 23rd, 1:22.586, 14 laps
Practice session 1: 20th, 1:23.149, 23 laps
Practice session 2: 21st, 1:22.500, 24 laps