Japanese GP: Jordan Friday notes

DHL Jordan Honda had a straightforward and productive Free Practice session in Suzuka, working on race fuel loads to check tyre durability. Both drivers are satisfied with their car set-up and feel positive about tomorrow's qualifying. GIANCARLO...

DHL Jordan Honda had a straightforward and productive Free Practice session in Suzuka, working on race fuel loads to check tyre durability. Both drivers are satisfied with their car set-up and feel positive about tomorrow's qualifying.

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA

"Today was quite good and I am in the top ten, which is our target for tomorrow. The car looks okay, although we have got some adjustments to make on the set-up. But we know the direction so I'm confident about our chances in qualifying."

TAKUMA SATO

"Not bad. It's always nice to have a run in front of a big crowd and the massive support here is very good. The car is working okay but Suzuka is so technically challenging for the tyres and chassis set- up, it's difficult to get the balance. We found a decent set-up today and we'll carry on the work tomorrow."

GARY ANDERSON, DIRECTOR OF RACE AND TEST ENGINEERING

"There were no real problems for us today, which is good. We worked on fuel loads for the race and tyre durability and we're pretty happy. Takuma had a spin on the corner just before the underpass; he recovered well, but flat-spotted the tyres so he didn't get a long enough run on one of the types. Giancarlo got a reasonable run on them however, so it was no major drama. The car is a little bit nervous and the drivers would like it to be more comfortable to drive through the S bends, so we've got a bit of work to get a more stable balance."


GIANCARLO FISICHELLA
10th 1:36.744
CHASSIS NUMBER: 6


TAKUMA SATO
13th 1:37.196
CHASSIS NUMBER: 4

-jordan-

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