Scuderia Coloni press release
Scuderia Coloni Keeps Momentum In Jerez
4Th Place For Coletti, Onidi 8Th
Another good day of testing for Scuderia Coloni in Jerez, where the Italian outfit took part in the second day of the GP2 collective test, the first event of the 2012 season. After yesterday’s stunning start, with the second place for Fabio Onidi and the ninth for Stefano Coletti, the team kept momentum and was again in the highest part of the timesheet after a very positive day.
Coletti posted the fourth quickest laptime of the whole day with a 1’25”358 that was just four tenths far from first place. An impressive showing from Stefano and the team especially considering that Scuderia Coloni was the only team that didn’t use the softer (and quicker) compound provided by Pirelli, preferring to keep working on the “prime” tyres.
It was a very positive day for Onidi also as Fabio ended the day with a 1’25”505 that put him in 8th place. Exactly as Coletti, also Onidi sticked to “prime” tyres as the team decide to keep all the “option” sets for tomorrow.
Like yesterday the team used the afternoon for some race simulations, and the technical staff was very happy with the pace boasted by both drivers.
Stefano Coletti: “Yesterday I was already very happy with the car, but today the team gave me a car that suited my driving style even better and so I could really push a lot with ease. Apart from my quick laps, I was really happy about the race simulations because our race pace was frankly impressive and we gathered a lot of useful data”.
Fabio Onidi: “Today was another very positive day for us. Maybe the laptime could have been a bit better, but on the technical side we did an amazing job. We tried a lot of different solutions, something that the team had never tested before, and some of them gave us some really good results both in race and qualifying trim. So tomorrow we will evaluate them with the softer compound avalaible and I’m confident that we’ll be really quick”.