An engine oil leak from Frentzen's Benson and Hedges Jordan Honda EJ11 car while in the garage, caused the German to end the first session with ten minutes still remaining. . The rain came just a few minutes before the end of the second hour-long...
An engine oil leak from Frentzen's Benson and Hedges Jordan Honda EJ11 car while in the garage, caused the German to end the first session with ten minutes still remaining. . The rain came just a few minutes before the end of the second hour-long practice session, enabling both drivers to carry out practice starts on the grid with intermediate tyres.
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"I really feel we have done our homework today. We know this track very well from testing here, but it could be wet all weekend so we have to be prepared for all circumstances. Traction control makes a big difference in the wet and we have developed our electronic systems very well. It was only wet on certain parts of the track today, so if it rains more heavily tomorrow it will be the first time this year that I have driven in the wet at Silverstone."
"It was a good practice session with no major problems. I managed to complete a good number of laps as I wanted to check the race condition and balance of the car. We looked quite good so I feel confident for tomorrow - wet or dry."
Tim Holloway, Head of Engineering
"It was a usual Friday, working on race set-up. It was important for us to evaluate the tyres today as we have a new tyre that we, along with the other Bridgestone teams, haven't tested before so feel we've done our homework on these and know which direction to take. Heinz had an engine oil leak this morning which was solved quite quickly although lost him a bit of time, but considering this he did a good job today. Both drivers had different agendas to work through so we will now share the data between the two cars."