Jarno Trulli 7th 1:18.133 39 laps Heinz-Harald Frentzen 19th 1:19.988 17 laps Both Frentzen and Trulli worked methodically through their race set-up programmes, commenting that the cars felt very consistent although track conditions were very ...
Jarno Trulli 7th 1:18.133 39 laps
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 19th 1:19.988 17 laps
Both Frentzen and Trulli worked methodically through their race set-up programmes, commenting that the cars felt very consistent although track conditions were very slippery with a low grip level
Frentzen returned to the cockpit feeling very well and fit to drive. His EJ11 sustained minor damage to the left bargeboard when he missed the chicane and ran over the kerb during the first session. The German was then unable to improve on his morning's time, causing his unrepresentative nineteenth place, when early into the second session he spun into the gravel at the last corner and lost forty five minutes of valuable car set-up and running time.
Jarno Trulli enjoyed a more productive day, finishing in seventh place
"I am quite happy with the car's consistency and the work we have achieved today by running through the race set-up programme. During the first session the car felt well balanced and, although we tried some further adjustments in the second hour, we couldn't find any significant improvements to fine tune the balance. We will analyse the data this afternoon and plan our direction for tomorrow, as there is still some work to do. We looked competitive from the first outing this morning, which is usually a good sign, although we'll have to wait until tomorrow to be sure.~
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Car 11
"It feels good to be driving again and I feel fit and well. The first session was productive, but unfortunately I was unable to finish our planned car set-up schedule as I braked too late coming into the last corner, causing me to spin and stall in the gravel. As a result I lost the majority of the last session which was a great shame. The car's rear feels a little nervous under braking at the moment. We now have a lot of work to do tomorrow to make up for lost time."
Tim Holloway, Head of Engineering
"It was a mixed day. Jarno worked through a very good proportion of the work in preparation for the race and is looking in good shape. Heinz lost most of the second session when he span off at the last corner, which makes things quite difficult for him now with an increased workload tomorrow. Both cars are running well and it was a relatively trouble-free practice session from a technical viewpoint."