Arrows Saturday Qualifying OrangeArrows will start tomorrow's 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix from 11th and 16th positions on the grid. Heinz-Harald Frentzen achieved his fastest time towards the end of the session after steadily improving his A23 ...
Arrows Saturday Qualifying
OrangeArrows will start tomorrow's 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix from 11th and 16th positions on the grid. Heinz-Harald Frentzen achieved his fastest time towards the end of the session after steadily improving his A23 throughout qualifying. Team-mate, Enrique Bernoldi, had a tough session and will line up 16th on the grid.
"I think we can be happy with the progress we have made since Australia. The car handles a lot better and I know we are now on the right path. I'm still not 100% happy with the balance of the A23 but it is a good achievement after such a short period of time in the car. We are definitely moving in the right direction so we need to keep up the momentum."
"I was happy with my first run and the time was good but I made a mistake on my second run. I think we went the wrong way with set-up for the third run. The balance wasn't right and I went off onto the grass. We went back to a modified version of my original set-up at the end but the earlier runs cost us. I'm disappointed because, even though I was in the T-Car, I had a good morning today and was hoping for a better position."
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows
"We're still not getting all the speed we could out of the A23. P9 or P10 was definitely possible today as the cars in those positions are definitely beatable. We're only just beginning to see the potential of the car as this is really the first time both drivers have had trouble-free runs. We are still learning about the car and also learning how Heinz-Harald works and what he wants from us. I'm pleased with the progress."
Weather: Hot and humid. Maximum ambient temperature 33C.
Best Time: 1:37.919
Chassis No.: A23-01
Best Time: 1:38.284
Chassis No.: A23-03 (T-car)