F1 Today: Another week of Barcelona tests

F1 Today: Another week of Barcelona tests

Post by Marco Miltenbu » Sun, 14 Dec 1997 04:00:00

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Saturday, 13-Dec-97
Yesterday was the fourth and final day of testing this week at
Barcelona. It was quiet at the Circuit de Catalunya thi week as only
Williams and Tyrrell were testing.

Tyrrell had a very succesful test for four days wit both Jos
Verstappen and Tora Takagi in a 025X chassis, a 1997 chassis changed
in accordance to the 1998 regulations. Both Verstappen as Takagi
surprised the team with good times with weren't really that far behind
the two Williams. According to Jos Verstappen, the car has
surprisingly much downforce and is balanced very well.

Williams had both 1998 drivers, Jacques Villeneuve and Heinz-Harald
Frentzen behind the steering wheels although the World Champion did
not drive on Thursday. Testing was ended early on Friday for Tyrrell
when it started to rain. Williams decided to continue testing on
Goodyear wet wheather tyres.

For a complete overview of all results of last week test, see this



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