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Old 02-06-2002, 09:08   #1 (permalink)
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R3 worse than a dodgy shopping trolley

Jaguar need a quick fix before Melbourne
“Both drivers have been hugely disappointed with the new car.” [06/02/02 - 07:46]

The Jaguar team carried out more chassis development and aerodynamic in Barcelona last weekend, progressively incorporating more aerodynamic and rear suspension modifications into the R3 and the belief in the team is that progress is being made in that area. However, since then the team have been noticeably absent from the track amid the fresh news of Steve Nichols leaving his post as technical director.

"We feel we are really making progress on the aerodynamic package," said a team spokesman, "and of course we have a brand new floor in the pipeline which will first be tested in the Silverstone shakedown prior to Melbourne."

According to fresh reports in the Sun, star driver Eddie Irvine is said to be extremely dissatisfied with the new car along with teammate Pedro de la Rosa, both men concerned about it's lack of speed and poor handling abilities.

“Both drivers have been hugely disappointed with the new car,” a team insider told the tabloid. “They agreed that a dodgy shopping trolley was easier to handle.”

Now with only weeks to go until the teams will be packing up their equipment to send to Australia for the opening round of the season, the Milton Keynes based squad will be working overtime to find a quick cure for their stricken machine.






not looking good eh
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Jaysus!.. C'mon Jag.. Don't put your fans through this again.. :oo1:
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That is bad news. It was only 3 or 4 weeks ago I read the jag was showing good signs. Wonder whats gone wrong
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i think the problem is steve nichols...

he obviously was telling everyone how good it was gonna be but then everyone actually had a look for themselves instead of trusting him and they realised what a screwup it was lol

maybe we should all support minardi this year they may even have a better chance than jag of scoring points this season and paul stoddart was quoted as saying last week one of the teams they feel they can beat this season is jaguar

if stoddy thinks minardi can beat jag then they have big problems :(
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maybe these are slightly more promising???

Wednesday's testing times from Valencia:
01: Giancarlo Fisichella – ****** – 1:13.321 – 64 laps
02: Ralf Schumacher – Williams – 1:13.681 – 64 laps
03: Juan Pablo Montoya – Williams – 1:13.749 – 45 laps
04: Nick Heidfeld – Sauber – 1:14.120 – 40 laps
05: Felipe Massa – Sauber – 1:14.274 – 36 laps
06: Marc Gene – Williams – 1:14.449 – 69 laps
07: Jenson Button – Renault – 1:14.668 – 50 laps

08: Pedro de la Rosa – Jaguar – 1:14.868 – 27 laps

09: Jacques Villeneuve - BAR - 1:14.907 - 35 laps
10: Takuma Sato – ****** – 1:16.223 – 50 laps
11: Olivier Panis – BAR – 1:16.226 – 5 laps
12: Enrique Bernoldi – Arrows – 1:16.587 – 15 laps
13: Jarno Trulli – Renault – 1:16.788 – 57 laps
14: Mark Webber – Minardi – 1:17.041 – 44 laps
15: Alex Yoong – Minardi – 1:19.443 – 53 laps

but then again some of those teams are having their first run and you dont know who was actually going for top times and who was testing certain things
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Notice Arrows are already running a decent pace and it was only their first outing.
Now that Frentzen has joined them he did the 8th fastest time in his first run with the team so we know the Cosworth engine is good.

How annoying would it be for Jag if Arrows outpaced them this season, at the moment it looks like it is going to happen.

On another note Sauber would be worth a punt to take out the AGP, running sensational times at the moment.
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now in fridays time jag is ahead of arrows again...

arrows have really only had 2 outings though and are already challenging jag so for a team that only got 1 point last season they seem to be doing ok and if it is just from the new engine then really jag should be doing a lot better

its always been said the cosworth engine is one of the highest revving engines producing power close to that of the top 3 and maybe its true only jag isn't any good lol


sauber wouldn't be a bad bet at all especially after you think about the problems top teams have had in the past there and with williams having plenty of problems in testing and ferrari with a bit of an unknown car and mclaren having so many reliability problems last year it just might happen

heidfeld seems pretty determined also going by this

Heidfeld told BBC Sport Online: "Kimi fitted McLaren's plans better than I did. But no one should forget that I scored more points than him in the 2001 World Championship. I out- qualified Kimi ten to seven and outscored him 12 to nine in world championship points. And now I may be able to prove to McLaren that they got the wrong guy."
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