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managed to get three laps just at the end of the day on Monday in
order to ensure that the revised pedal and seat belt positions were
Tuesday was the first day of the official FIA test and aging the
start was delayed due to poor visibility, but the track was considerably
drier than on the previous day although still damp. Olivier took
this time to familiarise himself with the track and settle into
the car. A slow but confident start witch also improved witch each
Olivier completed 23 laps in total on his first day on used tires
and although his time posted was the slowest of the day, felt that
he had done a competed job although he say that his driving position
was perhaps not the one that was the most comfortable in the car
and modified the steering wheel closer to him, this certainly reduced
the fatigue in his upper arms for the following day.
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had his second session in the car in the afternoon of Wednesday,
whilst the track was not at its best as far as lap times were concerned
Olivier set out to improve on his performance from the previous
day. With the modified steering he felt more able to position the
car and when given the run on new tyres was able to improve his
laptime by around two seconds, this indicated to he could certain
feel the improved grip level available the new tires
response to the direction given by fellow drivers and his engineer
was positive and his interest in his performance was encouraging,
over all he performed beyond expections while still keeping the
car within a safe and maximising the track time available.
there is any criticism to be made it is that Olivier´s overall
fitness is in need of some attention.
Hamprecht ( Teamowner ):
" Olivier did a respectable job, because he comes from a category
with the half of the power
he found with the F3000 car, and on one of the most difficult Circuits
we can find. He never
risked the car and tried to get much as possible of experience.
All in total I will say he showed
more professionalism than we could expect "
Boyle ( Teammanager ):
" Olivier was very professional with everybody, and he made
a clever job without any big mistakes. If he had more kilometres
on this track, he could do a better laptime. But anyhow
we always had confidence when he went out "
Funke ( Car Engineer ):
" I was surprised of the professionalism of Olivier, with such
less experience on Single Seates, and his young age. His way of
interest and work out on the car impressed me. His laptime will
improve quick when he get´s more kilometres, but physically
he has to improve much more. The car took a lot of power of him,
witch limited him a bit to much."