Malaysian GP BAR Friday notes

Sepang, Friday 15th March 2001 - The Lucky Strike Reynard British American Racing Honda team had a relatively trouble free morning and afternoon session in the first day of practice in the lead up to the 2nd race of the season. Jacques ...

Sepang, Friday 15th March 2001 - The Lucky Strike Reynard British American Racing Honda team had a relatively trouble free morning and afternoon session in the first day of practice in the lead up to the 2nd race of the season.


Jacques Villeneuve "We had a very hard day and it was very hot. We had some engine problems in the first half-hour of the morning session but we fixed that and then started working on the car. We were a little bit lost in the set up but it got better towards the end, although we are a bit behind right now."

Olivier Panis
"We changed many things on the set-up and tested two different tyres although we have not yet decided which one we will use tomorrow. The car balance is good and so is the baseline. I am confident going into the race because the car is very consistent and the team have done a good job. We still have some work to do for tomorrow but everyone is working hard."

Malcolm Oastler
"We spent today carrying out a bit of work on set-up and evaluating tyres. We had no major problems with the cars but we still have more work to do. We feel that we are reasonably competitive looking at the times and are optimistic going into the weekend."

Craig Pollock
"A pretty normal Friday for us although we still have a lot of work to do overnight. We were struggling a bit on set-up so that set us back a little. All of the teams looked very close today so it will be a very interesting qualifying session tomorrow."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve