News On F1 - Formula 1 News, Results, Information and Statistics

Formula 1 Store
F1 Tickets, Tours, Gear
F1 Books
& Biographies

Formula 1 News - December 2005
MF1 Racing - Midland

F1 Merchandise
Main Page
Formula 1 News
2009 F1 Schedule
2009 F1 Line-up
2008 F1 Schedule & Results
2008 F1 Line-up
F1 Team Reports
F1 Teams
F1 Drivers
8 'n' Pole
Register - Submit
F1 Regulations
The Forums
Live F1 Coverage
Motorsport Shop
Motorsport Calendar
F1 Merchandise
F1 Tours
F1 Tickets
F1 Diecast
F1 Videos
F1 Games
F1 Trivia
Past Formula 1 Seasons
2007 F1 Results
2006 F1 Results
2005 F1 Results
2004 F1 Results
2003 F1 Results

2002 F1 Results

2001 F1 Results

2000 F1 Results

1999 F1 Results

1998 F1 Results

1997 F1 Results
Contact Us
Your Say
Diagnosis & Prognosis
By the Heretic
Controversy Corner
The Real Race
By the Quali-flyer
F1 Testing
2006 World Cup

08 December: JEREZ TEST REPORT: DAY 2 OF 5

Tiago Monteiro and Jeffrey van Hooydonk continued MF1 Racing’s test programme today in Jerez, making steady progress and completing 25 and 80 laps respectively. Van Hooydonk spent part of the day familiarising himself with the EJ15B car and tested control systems as well as collecting aerodynamic data. He set an encouraging time of 1:21.61. Monteiro, who was driving the interim EJ15B V8, had a difficult day as he lost a considerable amount of time during the day with some car problems. Testing will continue tomorrow with Christian Albers and Tiago Monteiro.

Tiago Monteiro said: "It was a difficult day for me today but I guess this is what winter tests are for. We had several different problems which prevented us from doing the work we wanted. Unfortunately I was unable to complete as many laps as we had planned. Today was also the first time I have tried the Toyota V8 and obviously there is a big difference. We have a lot of work to do as this changes the balance and the electronics of the car as well as the driving style. Tomorrow I am going to drive both the V8 and V10 cars so it will be interesting to compare them. Although we had a lot of problems, the team has done a great job fixing the car as quickly as possible and I thank them for that."

Jeffrey van Hooydonk commented: "I am really happy with the way the day went today. It was a tough day as this morning it took a long time for the tyres to warm up because of the cold temperature of the track. Then my programme was constantly interrupted by red flags, which made it harder to keep up the pace as I was sometimes sitting stationary in the car for a long time. I was not feeling very comfortable in the car because normally when you do a seat fitting you need time to get used to it. Now I am used to it but unfortunately the day is over. However, I am very satisfied with my first test and now I know exactly what it is all about and I hope in the future I will have another opportunity."

Dominic Harlow, Chief Race & Test Engineer, added: "For the second day of the test here Tiago got his first taste of the V8 car and we continued with our test programme. We had one or two issues that delayed us for a while and there were a lot of red flags with so many cars on the track today. However that is what testing is about though and we have collected more data to work on tonight. Jeffrey did a good job today covering 80 laps in his first major F1 test, and working well with the engineers and the team. We completed some control systems testing and aerodynamic data collection as well as proving some development components. It is always interesting to work with different drivers and we have developed a programme that allows the driver and the team to get a lot of valuable information out of these test days."

MF1 Racing also confirmed today that 2005 Champ Car and F3000 Italia driver Fabrizio del Monte will conduct a one-day test for the team on 10 December at Jerez, Spain.

Jerez - Report and Times - 08 December
Best Lap Times and lap records at Testing Tracks

Latest Formula 1 News from MF1 Racing:

Markus Winkelhock signs as test driver for MF1 Racing (24/01/2006)
Silverstone Test Summary (20/01/2006)
Max Biaggi tests MF1 Racing car (18/01/2006)
Max Biaggi to test for MF1 Racing (18/01/2006)
Jerez Test Notes (10/12/2005)
Jerez Test Notes (09/12/2005)
Jerez Test Notes (08/12/2005)
Jerez Test Notes (07/12/2005)
Tiago Monteiro wins Rookie of the Year Award (05/12/2005)
Russian Roman Rusinov prepares for his first test (24/11/2005)

More news from Midland F1

Back To Top

Web (Forum)

2009 Australian F1 Grand Prix
also Accommodation packages
F1 Tickets
2009 Malaysian F1 Grand Prix
2009 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
2009 Spanish F1 Grand Prix
2009 Monaco F1 Grand Prix
2009 British F1 Grand Prix
2009 Belgian F1 GP
2009 Abu Dhabi F1 GP
MotoGP Tickets
more Motorsport Tours & Holidays
2009 Clipsal 500 package (Adelaide)

F1 Merchandise US

F1 Merchandise UK

Motorsport Magazines

Formula 1 Books

Race Driving Books

Race Car Design Books

Ayrton Senna

Past Formula 1 Drivers