European GP: Arrows Saturday notes

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.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen

"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."

Enrique Bernoldi

"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."


Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Position: 15th
Best Time: 1:32.144
Chassis No: A23-01
T-Car Chassis: A23-04


Enrique Bernoldi
Position: 21st
Best Time: 1:33.360
Chassis No: A23-03

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Enrique Bernoldi , Heinz-Harald Frentzen