Japanese GP Arrows Friday notes

Free Practice for the final Grand Prix of 2001 got underway at sunny Suzuka today. The OrangeArrows team had two trouble-free sessions, finishing with Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi in 19th and 20th positions respectively. Jos Verstappen "I...

Free Practice for the final Grand Prix of 2001 got underway at sunny Suzuka today. The OrangeArrows team had two trouble-free sessions, finishing with Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi in 19th and 20th positions respectively.

Jos Verstappen
"I had a very good session today and actually got a lot more work done than originally planned. I'm happy with the work we got through. We still need to find more downforce but overall I'm pretty pleased as we know which way to go on set-up and I always enjoy this track anyway."

Enrique Bernoldi
"We got some good work done today including learning a lot about the tyres. We've gradually improved our set-up from our starting point this morning but it still needs a little work. This is my first time at Suzuka and I have to say that I enjoy the circuit very much. It's a real challenge as it has a good combination of corners and I'm looking forward to getting back onto the track tomorrow."

Graham Taylor, Chief Race Engineer
"We had a good, reliable day today. Enrique did well to quickly get to grips with a circuit that is new to him and both drivers did very good tyre compares. We can look forward to tomorrow as now we have the tyre balance sorted out we can fully concentrate on our qualifying set-up."

Chassis
Verstappen: A22-06
Bernoldi: A22-04
Spare (Verstappen): A22-01

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi