DHL Jordan Honda carried out a productive Free Practice at Indianapolis, working on race set-up and tyre comparisons. Takuma Sato lost much of the second session after a spin onto the wet grass, but overall both drivers are happy with the EJ12's ...
DHL Jordan Honda carried out a productive Free Practice at Indianapolis, working on race set-up and tyre comparisons. Takuma Sato lost much of the second session after a spin onto the wet grass, but overall both drivers are happy with the EJ12's balance and are optimistic about tomorrow's qualifying.
"It's been quite a good day. We've done a lot of work for the race with fairly high fuel loads so I'm pleased to be 7th quickest and I'm quite confident about tomorrow. I know it's going to be tough because the gap between me and other people is tight but I think it is possible to be in the top ten."
"The car set-up was very competitive straight away this morning which was good. I was hammering down the historical Indianapolis circuit immediately! It is fun to drive, especially the banking section, but in a Formula One car there's not much to that because it's really just a straight. There are some interesting corners in the infield, which I think are good to drive, and they suit our car. It was a shame that I couldn't complete the second session but tomorrow will hopefully be a much better day."
GARY ANDERSON, DIRECTOR OF RACE AND TEST ENGINEERING
"This morning we were in better shape than in the afternoon. We focussed on race set-up work and evaluating tyres. We changed something on the car in the break and then lost the balance a little bit because it didn't suit the front tyres, but changing it back during the session would have taken too long. The car seems quite positive with a reasonable set-up, and with the fuel loads we ran I'm quite happy with where we are. Takuma made a mistake this afternoon and went on to the grass, which was wet so he was more or less a passenger after going off the track. He couldn't get back as the car was damaged so he lost some set-up time, but hopefully we can recover in the morning."
GIANCARLO FISICHELLA: 7th 1:15.209
CHASSIS NUMBER: 6
TAKUMA SATO: 17th 1:15.659
CHASSIS NUMBER: 4