The European Grand Prix weekend got off to a mixed start for the OrangeArrows team at the NÃ¼rburgring today. Whilst Enrique Bernoldi made steady progress, Jos Verstappen lost track time due to a hydraulic problem. Verstappen and Bernoldi...
The European Grand Prix weekend got off to a mixed start for the OrangeArrows team at the Nürburgring today. Whilst Enrique Bernoldi made steady progress, Jos Verstappen lost track time due to a hydraulic problem.
Verstappen and Bernoldi finished the two free practice sessions in 16th and 17th places respectively.
"We had a very hard day today. We didn't get much done in the first hour of practice as the power steering was playing games. This meant we had to change a lot on the car to run again so we also lost the first quarter of the second session. We did a lot of short runs, adjusting the car to the circuit but to be honest we haven't really learnt a lot today."
"We made good progress today doing a lot of laps and slowly developing the car. We've made our tyre choice and generally worked on race and qualifying set-up. The car felt better on each run so I'm pleased with the work we've done today."
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows
"Enrique went through his programme and is now reasonably happy with the car. We tried out different aero configurations and are happy with the way things are going. Jos suffered from a lack of track time due to a hydraulic problem this morning so we've still got a lot of work to do before qualifying."