The OrangeArrows team had a day of mixed fortunes in Germany today. Heinz-Harald Frentzen qualified his A23 in 15th position on the grid after finding a way to improve the balance of the car that had been an issue all weekend. His team-mate, ...
The OrangeArrows team had a day of mixed fortunes in Germany today. Heinz-Harald Frentzen qualified his A23 in 15th position on the grid after finding a way to improve the balance of the car that had been an issue all weekend. His team-mate, Enrique Bernoldi, will line up in 21st position for tomorrow's European Grand Prix.
"I was still suffering from the understeer we have had all weekend so 15th was as much as I could do today. For some reason I am still losing time in sector one which is frustrating. We did a lot of work between free practice and qualifying and found some ways to improve the balance so we managed to jump a bit higher up the timesheets. Tomorrow should be a good race as I enjoy racing at the Nurburgring and our race balance is better than qualifying trim."
"We couldn't get the balance right today which is a disappointment. I was only two tenths of a second off Heinz this morning but really lost out to him in qualifying. I also came across traffic on my last run which was better but 'ifs' don't count for anything so I have to look forward now to tomorrow's race which I hope will have a better result."
Graham Taylor, Chief Race Engineer, OrangeArrows
"We're a bit disappointed with Enrique's position as he should be closer to Heinz but, having said that, he was going a lot faster on his last run before he hit traffic. Heinz struggled all morning with balance but we came up with a compromise for qualifying which helped him to beat our immediate competition."
Best Time: 1:32.144
Chassis No: A23-01
T-Car Chassis: A23-04
Best Time: 1:33.360
Chassis No: A23-03