Jarno Trulli - 1st - 1:38.846 - 39 laps. Heinz-Harald Frentzen - 7th - 1:40.197 - 29 laps. Jarno posted the fastest time in sector one of 25.142 seconds on lap 36. Both practice sessions proved to be completely trouble free for Benson & Hedges ...
Jarno Trulli - 1st - 1:38.846 - 39 laps. Heinz-Harald Frentzen - 7th - 1:40.197 - 29 laps. Jarno posted the fastest time in sector one of 25.142 seconds on lap 36. Both practice sessions proved to be completely trouble free for Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda.
'Today I had a good day. It was my first totally trouble free session in a long time and I just hope that I have a similar day tomorrow and not a repeat of Melbourne. I am confident that every time I step in the car I can push to one hundred per cent. I am also satisfied because we don't appear to be too far from McLaren and Ferrari which is good progress. It's good news to see that our car is reacting much better on this track this year, as last year we weren't so competitive here. It seems we have taken the right direction in the development of the car's performance and I'm happy for myself and the team. But as always, it's only Friday and as I said let's just hope for the same trouble free running for the rest of the weekend.'
'It was a very routine Friday practice for us as we concentrated on the usual set-up work. The heat is immense and will play a big part in the outcome of Sunday's race. If it's as hot as this then it will easily be the toughest race of the year.'
Tim Holloway, Head of Engineering:
'Today was a very good day for us. We tested a lot of different things and have gained strong conclusions from the work we carried out which is pleasing and productive. The cars proved reliable, even in these high temperatures and the tyres were very consistent which made it much easier to work on chassis balance.'
- Jordan Grand Prix