QUALIFYING 13th April 2002 Imola (Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari) Qualifying for the 2002 San Marino Grand Prix produced a mixed bag of results for the OrangeArrows team in Imola today. Heinz-Harald Frentzen claimed 13th spot on the grid after...
QUALIFYING 13th April 2002 Imola (Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari)
Qualifying for the 2002 San Marino Grand Prix produced a mixed bag of results for the OrangeArrows team in Imola today. Heinz-Harald Frentzen claimed 13th spot on the grid after making good progress throughout the hour-long session. Team-mate, Enrique Bernoldi, qualified in 20th place after having to switch to the T-Car when his race car had an engine problem on its first run.
"Well, not a bad result. I think we have shown again today that we have potential. The balance still isn’t 100% as it should be for qualifying but that situation should improve soon. The car is generally better in race trim, more competitive, so I’m looking forward to having a good race tomorrow."
"I lost my first run and a set of tyres along with it. I wasn't happy with the balance of the T-car so that slowed me down later on. I was a bit quicker on my last run but was held up which is a shame as I feel I could have beaten both the Jaguars today."
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director, OrangeArrows
"Slightly disappointed. Heinz-Harald did a good job today, however we feel we should be in the top 12, hence the disappointment. The Bridgestone tyre looks strong for the race. I'm concerned about the problem Enrique had at the start of the session but we'll have to look at the data to find out what went wrong there."
Weather: Partly cloudy with some hazy sunshine.
Maximum ambient temperature 19C.
Position: 13th Best Time: 1:23.862
Chassis No: A23-01
Best Time: 1:24.808
Chassis No.: First run A23-03
Remainder of session A23-02 (T-Car)