Doornbos limits mileage in Suzuka

Robert Doornbos enjoyed a quiet start of the Japanese Grand Prix in today's free practises. At a wet Suzuka International Racing Course the Red Bull Racing driver completed only ten laps and finished the day in 25th position. The most work for...

Robert Doornbos enjoyed a quiet start of the Japanese Grand Prix in today's free practises. At a wet Suzuka International Racing Course the Red Bull Racing driver completed only ten laps and finished the day in 25th position.

The most work for RBR was done today by third driver Michael Ammermüller, who evaluated the Michelin tyres and assisted by finding a suitable set-up for Sunday's 53 lap race.

Just like last week in Shanghai, the wet conditions in today's free practise sessions more or less limited the track action for most teams and drivers. In the opening session, Doornbos only drove a single installation lap at the wet 5807 meter long track.

Separated over two runs, Doornbos completed nine laps in the afternoon in order to finish 25th. At a drying track the 25-year old Dutch ace mainly focussed on evaluating the set-up of his RB2.

Robert Doornbos: "As if I enjoyed a day off! David and I limited our mileage today in order to save tyres for tomorrow and Sunday. As Michael did rack up some good miles, we will now have a look at his data. I think we already have a quite a reasonable idea where we are, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow!"

-credit: www.robertdoornbos.com

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Robert Doornbos , Michael Ammermüller
Teams Red Bull Racing