Mika Salo - Car No. 24 Position: 5th, 1m39.066s, 36 laps completed Chassis: TF102/04 "It was a reasonable day. We did a lot of work on car balance and we found some good things. We have made some progress already since Australia, and the car...
Mika Salo - Car No. 24 Position: 5th, 1m39.066s, 36 laps completed Chassis: TF102/04
"It was a reasonable day. We did a lot of work on car balance and we found some good things. We have made some progress already since Australia, and the car feels better. The track is still very slippery though, which hasn't helped anybody. We will have to work tonight to change a few things before qualifying tomorrow."
Allan McNish - Car No. 25 Position: 11th, 1m39.982s, 28 laps completed Chassis: TF102/05
"We had a few problems in the first session with an electronics glitch, which restricted our running. We got quite a few laps done in the second session and generally the car is not too bad. The tyres seem to be reasonably stable. We need to balance the car a little bit better with the tyres but it certainly looks as though Michelin have bought two good sets this weekend."
Keizo Takahashi Technical Co-Ordinator
"Although Allan had some technical trouble with the electrics in the first session, the team has got a satisfying result under the very high temperatures. It indeed helped us a lot that we had tested here last year with the TF101, and we will continue to fine tune car set-up before tomorrow."
Weather: Hot, humid and hazy.
Temperatures: Air - Min 32C, Max 36C
Track - Min 36C, Max 45C, Humidity 58% (session 1), 45% (session 2)
T-car : Chassis TF102/02 set up for Allan McNish