Super Nova Racing Estoril test report

FIA International Formula 3000 Two Day Official Test at The Estoril Circuit, Portugal 13th & 14th February 2002 Super Nova Racing have been testing the new Lola B2/50 car for the first time over the last three days at the Estoril circuit in ...

FIA International Formula 3000
Two Day Official Test at The Estoril Circuit, Portugal
13th & 14th February 2002

Super Nova Racing have been testing the new Lola B2/50 car for the first time over the last three days at the Estoril circuit in Portugal. So far the team have only received their first car from Lola and therefore the testing time was split between drivers.

On day one of the official test (Wednesday), Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais ran in the car and finished fourth at the end of the morning session but during the afternoon session he set the quickest time, which put him third fastest overall after day one.

Italian Giorgio Pantano ran during the morning session of day two and finished the session seventh quickest. During the afternoon Tiago Monteiro took over and also finished seventh in the session.

Team Manager, David Sears:- "We successfully tested three drivers on a short list for the Super Nova Formula 3000 team for this season and all of them acquitted themselves very well. Each driver was given a morning and an afternoon and had to share the same car as most teams are waiting for their second cars to be delivered.

Sebastien Bourdais was quick on Wednesday afternoon while Giorgio Pantano was quickest in the late part of the morning session today. Tiago Monteiro got to grips with the new Lola F3000 car very well considering his experience.

Super Nova will have to decide this weekend who will drive for the team in 2002 as there is another two-day test scheduled at Barcelona next Tuesday and Wednesday. As the Team Principal I have to make a tough decision in the next couple of days."

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Series F3000
Drivers Giorgio Pantano , Tiago Monteiro , Sébastien Bourdais , David Sears