VALENCIA TESTS, July 17-19 2001 Wednesday July 18, 2001 Temperature: Air 35Â° - track 53Â° Weather: Very hot Track length: 4.005 kilometres Driver: Kimi Raikkonen July 17; Nick Heidfeld July 18-19 Nick Heidfeld - 88 laps = 352.44 ...
VALENCIA TESTS, July 17-19 2001
Wednesday July 18, 2001
Temperature: Air 35° - track 53°
Weather: Very hot
Track length: 4.005 kilometres
Kimi Raikkonen July 17;
Nick Heidfeld July 18-19
Nick Heidfeld - 88 laps = 352.44 kilometres
Team RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS continued its three-day test programme at the Valencia circuit in Spain today, in readiness for August's Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. Nick Heidfeld took over the driving duties, setting the day's fastest time of 1m14.385s in the course of 88 laps.
Jacky Eeckelaert (Test engineer): "Today we continued yesterday's programme of mechanical set-up for Hungary. After analysing all of the data from a wide range of set-ups yesterday we are now running the optimum set-ups. We believe that during the course of yesterday's tests we went a long way to solving the traction problem that hampered us at Monaco, a circuit that is very similar in its technical requirements to both the Hungaroring and Valencia."
Nick Heidfeld: "We did a lot of laps today, and I am encouraged by our performance and the fact that we had a completely trouble free day. The car felt good and the traction was certainly better in the tight corners. The Bridgestone tires that we fitted were very efficient to help us through the program."
Name Chassis Laptime Nr of Laps
Nick Heidfeld Sauber Petronas 1m 14.385s 88
Patrick Lemarie BAR 1m 15.302s 75