MF1 Silverstone test notes 2006-06-13

Comments from the MF1 team after day one of testing at Silverstone Dominic Harlow, Chief Race and Test Engineer: "Fabrizio shook down the team's test chassis and conducted a series of control systems and aero tests to begin our programme for...

Comments from the MF1 team after day one of testing at Silverstone

Dominic Harlow, Chief Race and Test Engineer:

"Fabrizio shook down the team's test chassis and conducted a series of control systems and aero tests to begin our programme for this week. He proved himself very competent during his first full circuit test for us in 2006, and we look forward to working with him again at the Hungaroring, where he will be the team's third driver at the Hungarian Grand Prix."

"Tiago took over the car for the afternoon session, but our planned tyre programme was obviously disrupted by the weather. We did, however, complete some wet setup work which could be useful, given the sometimes unpredictable 'sea climate' in Canada."

Fabrizio Del Monte:

"I was happy with my work today. My times could have been better, but I wanted to drive well inside my abilities so as not to take any undue risks with the car. Now, I am looking forward to helping the team improve further when I drive for them on Friday in Hungary."

Tiago Monteiro:

"I was unfortunate with the weather today, that's for sure! It's too bad the rain couldn't wait until after my session was over, but that's OK. We managed to make a couple of outings in the dry before running a short control systems programme in the wet, so the day was still reasonably productive."

Fabrizio Del Monte / Tiago Monteiro
Chassis: M16-01
Engine: Toyota RVX-06 G0118
Fastest Laps: Del Monte: 1:26.05 / Monteiro: 1:23.54
Number of Laps: Del Monte: 67 / Monteiro: 20 (Team Total: 87)
Distance: Del Monte: 344 km / Monteiro: 103 km
(Team Total 447Km)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Tiago Monteiro