Spanish GP Arrows Saturday notes

OrangeArrows drivers, Enrique Bernoldi and Jos Verstappen, will start tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix in 16th and 17th places respectively. A solid performance at the Circuit de Catalunya saw Brazilian, Bernoldi, pip his Dutch team-mate to the post...

OrangeArrows drivers, Enrique Bernoldi and Jos Verstappen, will start tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix in 16th and 17th places respectively. A solid performance at the Circuit de Catalunya saw Brazilian, Bernoldi, pip his Dutch team-mate to the post and he will start the race just ahead of Verstappen. Their qualifying positions are identical to those from the last two Grands Prix.

The return of traction control has given the teams a lot of work to do in preparation for this race but all the new electronics on the A22s have worked well today.

Enrique Bernoldi:
"Well it looks like it's 3-2 to Brazil! I'm happy with that although my last lap could have been quicker but I had a bit of a slide. The whole session went according to our plan. We didn't actually change much on the car between each run, it was more a case of me getting into the flow and slowly improving. I enjoy this track so hopefully we'll have a good day tomorrow as I'm looking forward to racing here."

Jos Verstappen:
"We tried very hard today. We always knew this would be a tough circuit for us but having said that we have definitely improved the aerodynamic package a lot since Imola which is a good sign. I had a really good second run but span on my third as my brakes felt different. When I came back in we bled the brakes which solved the problem but I think I may have damaged the floor when I went off so was unable to improve on my last run. We've got a lot more work to do but have definitely made a step in the right direction."

Mike Coughlan:
"We're pretty disappointed with our positions today. We certainly have made improvements but are still half a second away from the top of the 'second division', then a full second from the bottom of the 'first division'. Engine reliability has been good and we're very pleased that all our new electronic systems have worked flawlessly."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Enrique Bernoldi