Barcelona: BCN Competition race one report

HIROKI YOSHIMOTO (car 6) - Did not finish (19 laps) ERNESTO VISO (car 5) - Did not finish (18 laps) A really hard weekend for the team so far. Technical problems still not allowing us to show the real performance. On Friday's journey...

HIROKI YOSHIMOTO (car 6) - Did not finish (19 laps)
ERNESTO VISO (car 5) - Did not finish (18 laps)

A really hard weekend for the team so far. Technical problems still not allowing us to show the real performance. On Friday's journey both drivers had problems in the engines which doesn't allow them to complete a good qualifying. On today's race, Ernesto Viso was doing a really good race when he had to stop because a gearbox failure. In his first lap he moved up 5 positions and he was so close to the points zone. Hiroki Yoshimoto, with problems in the engine since the formation lap, has to start the race from the back of the grid. After this, he has to stop due to electric problems

Enrique Scalabroni (Team Principal): "We had two different problems during the weekend. First was concerning the engines. The guys were working until 2 o'clock in the night, changing the injectors and the spark plugs because the engines had a bad performance during Friday's journey.

We still don't know what was the problem and in Yoshimoto's car the problem is not solved yet. Concerning Viso, it was a gearbox failure. The gearbox doesn't respond when Viso was working the pads and maybe the gearbox is damaged because of this.

We also checked that the tyres were not working in the same way that they work in the tests we made 3 weeks ago here in Montmelo. We have seen that some cars were affected with this problem but not all of them. We still don't know what was the problem.

Tomorrow, in the sprint race, it will not be easy starting from the back of the grid".

-bcn-

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Ernesto Viso