Japanese GP Friday Arrows notes

The Arrows Team finished todays Practice for the Japanese Grand Prix with its drivers Pedro de la Rosa in 14th and Toranosuke Takagi in 18th position. Sporting a new-look helmet at his home race, Tora did not experience any major problems with...

The Arrows Team finished todays Practice for the Japanese Grand Prix with its drivers Pedro de la Rosa in 14th and Toranosuke Takagi in 18th position. Sporting a new-look helmet at his home race, Tora did not experience any major problems with his car. Pedro finally found himself on a track, which was familiar to him and where he had scored victories in the past racing in Formula 3000.

Pedro de la Rosa: " I am very happy with my result and we were finally able to show that we are capable of producing good results. When I went out after my installation lap this morning I felt like I was at home and it felt very good. I realise that Fridays results are not of great importance, nevertheless I am pleased for the team who made a good effort in setting up the car. I still believe that I can be faster during tomorrows qualifying."

Toranosuke Takagi: "I had some oversteer problems and as at the last Grand Prix, the track was very slippery. However, we had no reliability problems and I feel very confident about tomorrows qualifying."

Tom Walkinshaw: "I am very pleased with our drivers performances and I am sure will do our best to be competitive during tomorrows qualifying."

Chassis Numbers: Car 15: Takagi 02 Car 14: de la Rosa 04 Spare: 05, set up for Takagi.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Tora Takagi , Tom Walkinshaw