Jaguar Monza test notes 2002-09-05

The Jaguar Racing team continued its preparations for next weeks Italian Grand Prix with Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa again undertaking testing duties in Monza. And it was the Jaguar R3 of Pedro de la Rosa who was quickest of all...

The Jaguar Racing team continued its preparations for next weeks Italian Grand Prix with Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa again undertaking testing duties in Monza.

And it was the Jaguar R3 of Pedro de la Rosa who was quickest of all 15 runners, the Spaniard managing an impressive lap time of 1m22.745s from 56 laps of the circuit. His time placed him ahead of Coulthard's McLaren and the Williams duo of Pizzonia and Montoya.

As was the case for yesterday's session, both drivers worked on fine-tuning the R3 set-up and balance, testing tyre compounds and accumulating valuable track time. Although it is difficult to read anything significant into testing times, the team is confident that the track will play to their strengths come next weekend.

"We undertook engine and tyre evaluation programmes and worked on the set-up and balance of the car," commented Pedro afterwards. "The car feels quite good around Monza but nonetheless it is futile reading into testing times."

Eddie managed just 10 laps of the circuit due to a mechanical failure but the problem will be rectified in time for the final half-day of testing for the team tomorrow (Friday).

"Tomorrow we are going to concentrate on simulating race milage and so far the test has been quite encouraging in the run up to next weekend's grand prix," added Pedro.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Pedro de la Rosa
Teams McLaren , Williams , Jaguar Racing