No. 77 Bowers and Wilkins FAZZT Race Team News and Notes * The team was in the top-nine of the speed charts for all three practice sessions. * The team had a mechanical failure with approximately 10 minutes remaining in practice session 2 and...
No. 77 Bowers and Wilkins FAZZT Race Team News and Notes
* The team was in the top-nine of the speed charts for all three practice sessions.
* The team had a mechanical failure with approximately 10 minutes remaining in practice session 2 and they completed an engine change in less than 1 ½ hours before practice session 3.
* Qualifying was moved to Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. to allow some work to be done overnight on the race surface. Qualifying will be preceded by a 15 minute warm-up session.
* Today's qualifying session was changed to a one hour practice session to allow additional practice time for the race.
Alex Tagliani on the Sao Paulo Indy 300 Circuit and Event:"I think the promoters have done a fantastic job to facilitate the travel, the teams, the garages it has all been great. The track itself is a very unique track with the long straightaway, the longest in the series, and it's going to make for a good race and a lot of action. We have little issues here and there with the track but everyone was very good and responsive and said they would get it all fixed overnight. Those are just first year glitches for a new track, in a new city and a new circuit but for the long term it is going to be really good to be racing here in Sao Paulo."
Alex Tagliani on today's practice session: "We were very pleased today. This is the first year for the team and the Bowers and Wilkins FAZZT crew has just been fantastic so far and I'm very proud of the boys and the job they have been doing. The Bowers and Wilkins car has been good. We rolled out and have been in the top-eight pretty much all day long. We finished the day with a very strong car and even though we didn't get a clear lap, I think we're looking to be very strong tomorrow. We'll see where we stack up tonight on the charts but I think we have a very good car for the race tomorrow."
Rob Edwards, General Manager, on today's practice session: "I think for the first day for a new team that everyone should be very happy. I think we have more speed than we showed in the end of the session. The Bowers and Wilkins FAZZT team did a great job with the engine change between the 2nd and 3rd sessions today and as I said I think we all are very happy with how today went."
Allen McDonald, Chief Engineer, on today's practice session: "It has been a pretty good day. The track is really, really challenging and the grip has been coming in quite a lot. We've had a lot of different issues to struggle with today but Alex's feedback has been fantastic and the guys have done a great job with the mechanical issues we have had today. At the end of the day we are very happy and encouraged for tomorrow."
-source: fazzt race team