Scuderia Coloni press release
Scuderia On Top At The End Of Jerez Testing
The three-day Jerez test ended on a high for Scuderia Coloni. The Italian team had another very positive day on the Spanish track, posting the second quickest time with Stefano Coletti.
In the morning session the driver from Monaco stopped the clock on a 1’25”670 that meant a safe second place. Stefano could have been even quicker than that but two red flags forced him to abort his two best laps, wasting two of the three sets of softer “option” tyres he had available.
The red flags stroke even harder on Fabio Onidi, who never had the chance to make the most of his fresh tyres and finished with a 1’26”148 that didn’t tell the truth on his potential. Anyway the afternoon brought good news for the Italian driver who boasted an amazing pace on a very worn set of tyres, being second quickest in the second part of the day.
The results of the three days, with a Scuderia Coloni car always in the top spots, were a boost for the team that now aims to keep momentum in the upcoming Barcelona test.
Paolo Coloni: “I’m really happy of how the team worked in this test: the feeling between the drivers and the technical staff was immediately good, and throughout the three days we managed to test a lot of different solutions that gave us some very good directions for the next test in Barcelona.
"I’m also very happy by how the drivers coped with the test, they were really focused and the results clearly showed that: today we could have been even quicker and with both of them. Stefano was forced to abort two flyers because of the red flags, and in both laps he was improving his times. Fabio couldn’t make the most of his fresh ‘option’ tyres for the same reason. Anyway we were on top for the whole three days, we boasted some very good performances both in race and qualifying conditions and we are ready to tackle the next test in Barcelona and the first race in Malaysia”.