After the incredibly good testing session the Orange Arrows team had at Circuit de Catalunya last week, today's practice session back at the warm and dry circuit in Barcelona for Pedro de la Rosa and Jos Verstappen was slightly more eventful,...
After the incredibly good testing session the Orange Arrows team had at Circuit de Catalunya last week, today's practice session back at the warm and dry circuit in Barcelona for Pedro de la Rosa and Jos Verstappen was slightly more eventful, with the drivers finishing 22nd and 16th respectively. Pedro completed 9 laps, before spinning off into the gravel, with Jos achieving 28 laps.
Pedro de la Rosa
Car No 18
Chassis No 3
Best Time 1:25.189
"I made a mistake before the last hairpin and braked a little bit too late. The rear end snapped away and I couldn't catch it back and then the car stalled when I went off so I couldn't recover. It's not a big problem because it's Friday, as long as I don't make the same mistake tomorrow and we also know this circuit very well so my lack of laps today is not a problem for me or the team. I just have to forget it though and get on with the job, but we collected useful information in the few timed laps I did such as the best tyres to use tomorrow. The important thing is qualifying tomorrow, not today's time".
Car No 19
Chassis No 4
Best Time 1:24.451
"It was a very difficult situation today, as the track was completely different to last week. We tried some changes on the car to adapt to the circuit, but didn't achieve too much today, but still the car feels very good and we know what to do as we have a lot of experience on this track. I had a minor clutch problem with my car but it will all be sorted out for tomorrow. We'll have to wait and see how the circuit is".
"Today we tried all the things that we hadn't managed to do in testing, including falling off the track. Hopefully tomorrow will be back on track in all senses of the word".