Sauber Magny-Cours testing recap

NEVERS MAGNY-COURS TESTS April 3-5, 2001 Wednesday April 4, 2001 Circuit Magny-Cours, France Weather: Cold and Wet - Driver: Kimi Raikkonen Track temperature: 11 degrees - Air temperature: 12 degrees Distance: 68 laps, 289 kms Team RED...

NEVERS MAGNY-COURS TESTS
April 3-5, 2001
Wednesday April 4, 2001

Circuit Magny-Cours, France
Weather: Cold and Wet - Driver: Kimi Raikkonen
Track temperature: 11 degrees - Air temperature: 12 degrees
Distance: 68 laps, 289 kms Team RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS continued its three-day test in Magny-Cours today, where Kimi Raikkonen worked through the planned schedule on his way to the fastest lap time of 1m 26.69s in the morning and overall second quickest in the afternoon with 1.23.73s. Nick Heidfeld will complete the test tomorrow.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Test Team):
"We had another good day today, focusing mainly on developing our traction control system in readiness for the Spanish GP. Because of the weather we were also able to do some further testing with full wet and intermediate rain tyres, and at the same time did some valuable work on our radio system. We also used these two days of testing to do development on the break systems in combination with wet tyres."

Kimi Raikkonen:
"We had a useful day today, and I learned a lot about traction control, and was able to gain more experience of the value of the rain tyres in varying conditions. Now I'm really looking forward to Imola, and to challenging for some more points."

<pre> Name Chassis Laptime Nr of Laps

Jean Alesi      Prost-Acer      1m 23.70s  65
Kimi Raikkonen  Sauber Petronas 1m 23.73s  68
Juan Montoya    BMW Williams    1m 24.98s  86
Marc Gene       BMW Williams    1m 26.16s  91
Jos Verstappen  Arrows Asiatech 1m 27.53s  55

-Sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Jean Alesi , Nick Heidfeld , Kimi Raikkonen , Marc Gene
Teams Sauber , Williams