Imola (Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari) The European season got off to a soggy start today. Heavy rain before the morning practice session made for a waterlogged track at Imola, home of the San Marino Grand Prix. OrangeArrows drivers,...
Imola (Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari)
The European season got off to a soggy start today. Heavy rain before the morning practice session made for a waterlogged track at Imola, home of the San Marino Grand Prix.
OrangeArrows drivers, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Enrique Bernoldi, finished the two hour-long free practice sessions in 6th and 18th positions respectively.
"I think we had a progressive session this morning and a generally progressive afternoon, apart from a couple of little incidents that cost us a bit of time. Generally I'm pleased about the pace we have here and it's good to finish the first day in the top six. We have made some small modifications to the car since Brazil, which has moved us in the right direction. I feel there is still more time to come and I'm looking forward to the qualifying session tomorrow."
"We had a very strange day today. Whichever way we went on the set-up the car stayed the same so we have a lot of work to do this afternoon to try and figure out what happened. Having said that, we did start to make a bit of progress in the second session."
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows
"Obviously we're pleased that Heinz-Harald was quick today. Enrique struggled a bit but was a lot better during the second session. The afternoon session was strange as almost nobody went quicker and the circuit was drier than it was this morning. With the weather conditions we had, we were able to learn a lot about the intermediate tyres. Last, but by no means least, I'd like to say thank you to the team for working so late last night in order to give us predominantly trouble-free running today."
Weather: Heavy rain before morning session then intermittent showers. Maximum ambient temperature 11C.
Best Time: 1:39.158
No. of laps: 27
Chassis No.: A23-01
Best Time: 1:41.730
No. of laps: 28
Chassis No. A23-02
T-Car Chassis: A23-03