<pre> EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX Free practice - 22.06.01 NÂ°22 Jean ALESI Prost Acer AP04 nÂ°06 NÂ°23 Luciano Burti Prost Acer AP04 nÂ°05 Mulet - T- car : Prost Acer AP04 nÂ°02 (set for Jean Alesi) Jean Alesi : P9 -...
<pre> EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX Free practice - 22.06.01
N°22 Jean ALESI Prost Acer AP04 n°06 N°23 Luciano Burti Prost Acer AP04 n°05 Mulet - T- car : Prost Acer AP04 n°02 (set for Jean Alesi)
Jean Alesi : P9 - 1:18:352 - 47 laps :
"We spent the first part of today's practice working on race set-up, running on high fuel levels. This gave us a lot of positive datas. Then this afternoon we concentrated on tyre choices for the qualifying session and the race. The car has shown a high reliability today and I have been able to set some good times. I am confident the work done and the information gathered will allow us to have a competitive car this weekend."
Luciano Burti : P20 1:20:094 - 30 laps :
"This is another new track for me to learn. Luckily, the balance of my car has been pretty good from the start this morning. With only a few changes we made between the two sessions, it was even better this afternoon, and I could improve my lap times a lot. Unfortunately I had an engine problem which put a premature end to my first practice day at the Nürburgring'. The pity is that I did not have time to test the balance of the car on new tyres. However we'll have plenty of time tomorrow morning to recover this little delay, and I am confident we can do a good job because we have already a very good basis."
Alain Prost :
"Today has been overall very positive for our team. Our car behaved very well on the tracks which hosted the last two Grands Prix, and, as we have not introduced any important modification on the cars for this race, we were really looking forward to see what we would be capable of doing here. The Nürburgring is a specific circuit that looks like no other and we are satisfied with our overall performance today, as we have been able to complete the usual Friday work without difficulty. Luciano's engine problem, which unfortunately cost him some time on the track, has been identified and solved. Therefore the encouraging performance achieved today gives us confidence we can be competitive this weekend and our objective will be to improve our positions on the grid. It is the main aspect we have to work on now."