Free Practice for the 2002 Monaco Grand Prix began today on the narrow streets of Monte Carlo. The first session began with a damp and slippery track which caught a few drivers out early on. The OrangeArrows team had a fairly uneventful day and...
Free Practice for the 2002 Monaco Grand Prix began today on the narrow streets of Monte Carlo. The first session began with a damp and slippery track which caught a few drivers out early on. The OrangeArrows team had a fairly uneventful day and made solid progress, concentrating on race set-up.
Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Enrique Bernoldi finished the practice sessions in 13th and 21st positions respectively. Heinz was running in the T-Car today in order to preserve his race car in the slippery conditions.
"I had a good, constructive day today. We were focusing on balancing the car for the race and doing the usual tyre evaluation and we think we know which way to go there. We learnt more about the car at Paul Ricard last week and that will help us here. All in all a very normal Friday for me."
"I was running with a heavy fuel load this morning so was not able to set a quick time. During my first run on new tyres we had the engine problem so that was disappointing for me as we had been making good progress. We lost half of the second session so have a bit of catching up to do tomorrow."
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows
"A fairly normal Friday for us. Enrique was unlucky not to be able to play with the tyres this afternoon. I'm pleased that we completed a lot of laps and got both cars home relatively unscathed."
Best Time: 1:21.005
No. of laps: 45
Chassis No: A23-01
T-Car Chassis: A23-02
Best Time: 1:23.150
No. of laps: 31
Chassis No: A23-03