Hungarian GP BAR notes

After the disappointment of finishing out of the points at the German Grand Prix two weeks ago, the Lucky Strike Reynard BAR Honda team arrived at the Hungaroring keen to put in another competitive performance. Drivers Jacques Villeneuve and...

After the disappointment of finishing out of the points at the German Grand Prix two weeks ago, the Lucky Strike Reynard BAR Honda team arrived at the Hungaroring keen to put in another competitive performance. Drivers Jacques Villeneuve and Ricardo Zonta did a considerable amount of running during the first day of practise for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, but neither man was completely happy with the set-up of his car. Both felt that although the overall chassis balance was acceptable, grip levels were not high enough on the tight, twisty 3.972-km track. Further simulation work will take place at the team's UK headquarters tonight with a view to improving the cars' performance tomorrow. Jacques Villeneuve:
"The track here doesn't seem to suit our car, but we''ve just got to keep trying hard. Funnily enough, I've never been that quick here in Hungary, but in the races the car has run pretty well, so hopefully we can do something this weekend. It's not an easy curcuit, but I quite like it since there is a nice rhythm between the corners. The track is like Monaco in that it picks up grip in the course of the weekend as more rubber goes down." Ricardo Zonta:
"It has not been a very productive day. In terms of set-up, the car just wasn't as consistent on new and old tyres as it should have been, with the result that we had to make bigger changes than normal to balance the chassis. We are also lacking overall grip. It's not clear which tyre compound will be the better option here and we didn't get a chance to do a direct comparison today. Hopefully, we can improve things tomorrow."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Ricardo Zonta